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Old 10-16-2018, 12:57 PM
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JT. I’m sorry, I initially misunderstood your question. Yes, some of those are pics that seem to have uploaded into my album as opposed to the thread I was on.
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^^^^Same for me. I just checked and all the pictures I have tried to insert into a post are in the Album. Multiple copies every time I have tried. I also went back to my July 20 post in the For Sale section and tried to insert one of the images already downloaded. It did not work anymore. So I tried to upload from the Album, did not get the message when my cursor was over the Upload button. But all that happened was that the screen updated and no image went into the post.
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Originally Posted by Bigredwing View Post
^^^^Same for me. I just checked and all the pictures I have tried to insert into a post are in the Album. Multiple copies every time I have tried. I also went back to my July 20 post in the For Sale section and tried to insert one of the images already downloaded. It did not work anymore. So I tried to upload from the Album, did not get the message when my cursor was over the Upload button. But all that happened was that the screen updated and no image went into the post.
This is what appears to be occurring:

The buffering that has been implemented has altered the speed of appearance of photos, with slower soft or blurry loading, and there is a misunderstanding of how photos are uploaded.

Uploads place the image file on the IB servers, not immediately in the forum post document. This is why you find multiple images when you take a later look at your stored images, one from each perceived incomplete upload (unnecessary burning of IB server space and bandwidth).

The posting of the image into a forum post must wait for the IB servers to fetch the image file from IB servers, and the recent code changes that buffers partial image loading slows the speed of loading that image into the post dialog box. You don't see the image in the dialog box, because of the bandwidth clamps imposed by the recent IB code change, and you give up to go back and load another image (and each dropped request is another dropped token that consumes IB bandwidth).

The big problem that IB's IT Staff needs to recognize is that each multiple image upload and image fetch is consuming bandwidth, slowing the IB servers. The "fix" to soft load images, as a means to speed up other parts of the forum transmission, is actually slowing down the throughput because of the multiple network requests for multiple image fetch and refetch as the blurred images load and update (as if users are hammering F5 refresh requests, in a denial of service campaign). The new code changes may speed the forum software, but the multiple network requests for each image are taxing and slowing down the throughput in and out of the servers. The problem is not forum software, but the increased network bandwidth demands required from the recent forum software changes (something few people have experienced in the past fifteen years of excess bandwidth headroom).

The short term solution is patience, to wait for IB servers to fetch and load the uploaded image into the post dialog box. Network and server traffic control is random and not deterministic, not FIFO with requests, so some image fetch requests occur fast and others will be slow.

The long term solution is to buy more bandwidth into and out of the server provider facility (or get the facilities and bandwidth providers to improve their services).

The other IB controlled short term solution is to let users request complete image uploads with one network token request, rather than the soft image loading that demands multiple token requests and consumes excessive network bandwidth.
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Old 10-16-2018, 02:23 PM
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Thank you for the explanation. I will try again later and give it more time.
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PS: How do I delete junk pictures in the Album. I just tried and cannot find a delete button. Tks.

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Old 10-16-2018, 08:00 PM
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Thank you 63, that makes a lot of sense.
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:03 PM
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Bigred, go to User CP upper left of the page. Scroll down to albums. Click on albums which will bring up all your individual pics. Click the pic and you’ll see a delete icon on the lower right of the pic. I went through and deleted all my many duplicates
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by ls3zob View Post
Bigred, go to User CP upper left of the page. Scroll down to albums. Click on albums which will bring up all your individual pics. Click the pic and you’ll see a delete icon on the lower right of the pic. I went through and deleted all my many duplicates
Thanks brother!
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Originally Posted by ls3zob View Post
Thank you 63, that makes a lot of sense.

Understand that information is not from within and is based on quite a bit of speculation. The lazy loader feature (blurred images until ready to view) was released last Thursday - while the upload issue has been known to exist for some time prior. But that's not the purpose of this thread.

The team is investigating and continuing to work on the issue. There has been a few issues, recently, and progress has been made. Please allow more time.

Thanks.
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:42 AM
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^^^^Same for me. I just checked and all the pictures I have tried to insert into a post are in the Album. Multiple copies every time I have tried. I also went back to my July 20 post in the For Sale section and tried to insert one of the images already downloaded. It did not work anymore. So I tried to upload from the Album, did not get the message when my cursor was over the Upload button. But all that happened was that the screen updated and no image went into the post.
this described my situation to a "T" (except I don't use the FOR SALE section)
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Old 10-17-2018, 04:11 PM
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I haven't had any problems specifically related to posting photos (I don't use "albums" - just upload directly from my hard drive [SSD], with Windows 10 and Edge), but when I try to post text and a photo, sometimes the photo works but the text portion doesn't, and I have to go back to "Edit" and re-type the text portion and add it. Hope you guys get this figured out - it worked fine until the photo-posting process was "improved".
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Old 10-20-2018, 11:32 AM
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Still can't load from Iphone. Some seem to go to the albums but it's all such a mess now hard to figure out
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Old 10-20-2018, 11:48 AM
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Can’t we just switch to the old way of uploading pics that worked well? Seriously, this is getting stupid now. What percentage of users are effected? It must be a small enough percentage for the site owners not to care. If I pay to become a lifetime member can I get my photo privileges back?

Perhaps it’s time to hire an outside IT firm to figure out the problem here.

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Old 10-20-2018, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by ls3zob View Post
Can’t we just switch to the old way of uploading pics that worked well?

It worked well for the decade it was developed and designed. Technology advances and people access and use the Internet differently than they did in 1999, nearly 20 years ago. 20 years in tech is very dated.
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It must be a small enough percentage for the site owners not to care.
This is not true.

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If I pay to become a lifetime member can I get my photo privileges back?
No, it does not change how the process works. There is no simple switch to change to make things work or work as legacy. This is software and at some point legacy features can't be supported.
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Seriously, this is getting stupid now.
I agree this is frustrating. I personally don't experience the issue whenever I upload on CF or the sister sites that use the same code. But I receive a lot of feedback, complaints, off-the-wall comments, etc., that make up for it!

Seriously, the tech team is aware of the issue and has been working on it.
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:20 AM
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I still think this whole situation is bs, but have to hand it to you JT, at least you care enough to answer, and thoroughly answer at that.
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Old 10-21-2018, 04:33 PM
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Thanks JT. If there is anything you need a user to look at or try please PM me.
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Old 10-21-2018, 08:43 PM
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Well this is irritating! I have had this happen many times over the last several days. Requires me to start upload over.


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still doesn't work for me; 10/23/2018
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Old 10-24-2018, 11:44 PM
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Hasn't worked for me in a long time. Doesn't act the same every time either.
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Just had it nail me and I was using a GIF from this site. with this link: [im g]http ://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.corvetteforum.com-vbulletin/792x664/80-animaiton_d5a34cec0b4141033ed0b185aaddbe 3d27b064cd.gif[/im g]

I down loaded the GIF to my desktop, uploaded it to another server I use (www.jaxvette.com) linked the picture to my server and instant picture. The CF picture showed when I looked back in with advanced edit but would not display when I hit save and tried to look at the finished post.

It went through the normal upload procedures and hit 100%, I clicked upload and waited and nothing else happened. The GIF is 2.2 megs in size and shows the ackermann effect on the steering geometry of the C7.

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still not working for me... 10/30/2018
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