How do I? Upload a file.

Discussion in 'Tech Support, General Q&A, Site Feedback & More' started by PheonixKingZ, Sep 2, 2020.

  1. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

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    Aug 9, 2020
    I know how to actually upload a file, but when I try to, it says “We have had trouble uploading your file” or something along those lines.

    Is there a size limit? Or is it just my bad WiFi kicking in?
     
  2. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    At one point the limit was 500k, but I just tried an 800k image and it seemed to work, but a 1.2M image didn't (says "The uploaded file is too large"), so guessing they may have upped the limit to 1M.

    If you're getting a different error message, then the file size may not be the problem.
     
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  3. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

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    A Kentucky Living Nature.JPG
    Ok, so that one worked. I think it may be my wifi? Not 100% sure... :confused:
     
  4. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

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    Ok, along the same lines... is there a "tech" Moderator on here that could better answer my questions?

    I am wanting to upload a photo i took of one of my knives, as my avatar. What is the size limit? Is there a size limit?
     
  5. KingMC

    KingMC The Pun-isher Super Mod Moderator Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    We don't have a "tech" moderator, I spend the most time in the Tech Support subforum of the supers but it's not my assignment or anything.

    Here's what I found from the mouth of the site owner, first one from 2 years ago and second one from 9 months ago:

     
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  6. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

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    Do you know an easy, online photo resizer?
     
  7. KingMC

    KingMC The Pun-isher Super Mod Moderator Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I use Imgur for image hosting, never need to resize any images if you don't upload the files directly to BF anyway.

    So no, I don't.
     
  8. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    Does it put any strain on the servers when you use imgur?
    It's what I do 95% of the time, because my pictures are to big anyway.

    @PheonixKingZ , use imgur. Incredibly easy with the mobile-app.
     
  9. KingMC

    KingMC The Pun-isher Super Mod Moderator Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    No, the image's data is hosted on another server entirely, not related to BF, so all BF is doing is querying Imgur's server for the image data and displaying that instead. No storage on BF needed, just a single query line.
     
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  10. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

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    Ok, i found free resizer, and it works perfect! I was able to change my avatar. :)

    I will look into imgur - seems like it has a lot of... other stuff in it.
     
  11. Rykjeklut

    Rykjeklut Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    May 23, 2018
    Cool. Then I'll keep doing that.
     
  12. Sos24

    Sos24 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 14, 2018
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  13. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

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    Nice knife... did you use imgur?
     
  14. Sos24

    Sos24 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 14, 2018
    Thanks. I used Flickr. I finally figured out that the Flickr app does not let you choose BBC Code so you have to use the actual website.
     
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  15. jlauffer

    jlauffer Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 11, 2016
  16. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

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    Ok, good. I haven’t quite figured out how to copy the URL and then paste it here, but I will figure it out sooner or later. ;)
     
  17. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
    For the forum software to process it properly, you need the web address of the picture file ending in either jpg or gif.
     
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  18. Sos24

    Sos24 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 14, 2018
    Go to the photo you want to post in your photostream on the Flickr website, click on the turn arrow icon.
    The box has four options (share, embed, email, BBCode). You want to copy the “BBCode” link.
    On the forum, in your reply box, just paste the “BBCode” in the box, do not use the image icon in the taskbar.

    [​IMG]FBE26413-9578-4479-A00E-5E120329E1CF by PheonixKingZ ., on Flickr
     
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