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by admin
17 Aug 2018, 6:36pm
Forum: About these boards
Topic: Image Uploads improved
Replies: 0
Views: 8897

Image Uploads improved

I've written some custom code that makes uploading images to include in messages much easier. You can now upload images straight from your phone or camera, and the Forum will re-size them automatically to save disk space. The code also reads any EXIF orientation data from the image file, and automat...
by admin
17 Aug 2018, 4:52pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Manual resizing photos prior to upload is NO LONGER NECESSARY
Replies: 40
Views: 31125

Re: Resizing iPad photos (to less than 256 Kbytes)

Aha, we can read the EXIF orientation data in the original image. And then rotate and/or mirror the image accordingly.

Does it work now?

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by admin
17 Aug 2018, 3:33pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Manual resizing photos prior to upload is NO LONGER NECESSARY
Replies: 40
Views: 31125

Re: Resizing iPad photos (to less than 256 Kbytes)

Lovely, resized down to 205.97KiB on the server, no trouble. Thanks for testing! :)
by admin
17 Aug 2018, 3:27pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Manual resizing photos prior to upload is NO LONGER NECESSARY
Replies: 40
Views: 31125

Re: Resizing iPad photos (to less than 256 Kbytes)

I've modified the Forum code so that uploading images is much easier. :) You can now large upload image files up to 5 megabytes in size (should be enough for most digital camera JPEG files) and the images will be re-sized automatically on the server to a smaller size to preserve disk space. I haven'...
by admin
17 Aug 2018, 2:17pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: time wasters on forum when selling
Replies: 12
Views: 7426

Re: time wasters on forum when selling

It's odd that phpBB doesn't have a feature to resize large images on upload. However I think I might have found a patch that would do it...
by admin
15 Jun 2018, 12:58pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum changes my wording
Replies: 74
Views: 22332

Re: Forum changes my wording

Indeed, the moderators (I am not one of them) do an excellent job. They try hard to be impartial and fair, but sometimes it can be difficult to know where the boundaries are: when not sure the moderators consult each other to see what the consensus is. The automated word-censoring is not implemented...
by admin
12 Jun 2018, 4:55pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum changes my wording
Replies: 74
Views: 22332

Re: Forum changes my wording

Sheesh, folks, the phrase "mountains out of mole hills" springs to mind. Is this really causing you significant problems? I'm sure that the moderators will re-consider the current list of rude word replacements. I can't promise that anything will change, though. That really depends on why ...
by admin
12 Jun 2018, 2:23pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum changes my wording
Replies: 74
Views: 22332

Re: Forum changes my wording

The volunteer moderators moderate this Forum, in order to keep it a pleasant and useful place for discussion about cycling-related matters. The moderators often discuss issues amongst themselves, and sometimes with Cycling UK. The banned words list is a crude tool, but one that the moderators find u...
by admin
12 Jun 2018, 12:49pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum changes my wording
Replies: 74
Views: 22332

Re: Forum changes my wording

The important distinction is that " Br*x*t**rs " concisely describes a group holding a view I would say the opposite, and that is where the problem lies. The term tries to describe a well-defined group of people, yet it cannot: there is a whole spectrum of views on Brexit. In fact trying ...
by admin
12 Jun 2018, 12:05pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum changes my wording
Replies: 74
Views: 22332

Re: Forum changes my wording

"They", the people who decide what is unacceptable for this Forum, are the volunteer moderators. Brexit is, as we all know, a highly emotive subject. As such we prefer that discussions about it focus on the actual practicalities and not on the "tribes" of people commonly imagined...
by admin
23 May 2018, 6:30pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Data protection law coming in
Replies: 17
Views: 10864

Re: Data protection law coming in

For them to use this number for (e.g. appt reminders) they do need consent, as that is a change in the reason for holding the data. Consent is only one of six situations where personal data may be legitimately processed. The GP may process personal data: to protect the vital interests of an individ...
by admin
23 May 2018, 11:56am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Data protection law coming in
Replies: 17
Views: 10864

Re: Data protection law coming in

There is a lot of (sometimes deliberate) misunderstanding of the GDPR requirements. As drossal says, explicit consent is only one of six valid situations where organisations can process personal data. The other situations are basically common sense: roughly-speaking if the person is going to be surp...
by admin
14 May 2018, 6:30pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: General error accessing new posts
Replies: 12
Views: 7581

Re: General error accessing new posts

Found the problem. The system log file rotating (house-keeping) was failing, so slowly but surely the disk was filling up. Then a database backup (quite probably the Forum) used up all remaining space before deleting earlier backups. I've fixed the log rotation, so log files won't grow forever any m...