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jimh425

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Posted: 11/06/19 11:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think some of you must not have used other boards if you think this site is easy to post photos, or you don’t read many threads by new users.

There’s almost never any new user who gets the photo posting right without help.


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Posted: 11/06/19 12:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jaycocreek wrote:

It's really easy and free to join something Imgur and post your pictures from there..Very easy just like photobucket used to be..

And how long will it be before imgur decides to stop sharing for free and all the trip reports many of us have invested time preparing go from showing trip pics to a notice that if you want to see the pics the owner must pay.

Most online forums these days allow you to upload a pic directly from the post screen and that image is then forever available to the readers.

On the other hand, if rv.net decided to update their software odds are this incredible library of info, not just the pics, would be lost so we'd be screwed either way.


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Posted: 11/07/19 12:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DWeikert wrote:

Most online forums these days allow you to upload a pic directly from the post screen and that image is then forever available to the readers.


Those pics have to be stored somewhere, and that storage costs money. It's entirely up to the owner of the site whether the expense is justified or not.


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Posted: 11/07/19 06:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mkirsch wrote:

DWeikert wrote:

Most online forums these days allow you to upload a pic directly from the post screen and that image is then forever available to the readers.


Those pics have to be stored somewhere, and that storage costs money. It's entirely up to the owner of the site whether the expense is justified or not.


What's your point? Have you priced a 1TB hard drive lately?

Either images are part of the forum function or it's a text only service. A hybrid that depends on a 3rd party service is unfamiliar to most users these days. The vast majority of other forums out there don't have a problem hosting their own images.

But as I said. If switching to a platform that hosted images locally meant loss of the info already here, it's not a good idea IMHO.

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Posted: 11/08/19 01:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm new to truck campers but I've had a steep learning curve having purchased 5 of them new in the last 3.5 years. Lots of previous experience with 4 pull behinds prior as we've traveled 10K miles a year since retiring in 2006.

Frankly I got a bit excited discovering this dedicated TC forum but quickly began to have second thoughts about it. I don't understand people's negativity towards someone posting a YouTube video dedicated exclusively to our passion for TCs. Someone made a reference that they are "self-serving". I propose that this isn't always the case. I fell in love with making movies long before the word video was invented. I got my first movie camera when I was 11 years old in 1959 and have been making "movies" for over 60 years now. My YouTube channel is over 10 years old with close to 400 videos. I've never monetized a single video, nor ever made a penny from my hobby. All advertising is banned from my channel as I own 100% of all rights. I've never once asked anyone to subscribe to the channel. I don't care about views or likes or any such BS. I do it for the joy of doing it and simply sharing experiences with anyone who may be like minded. I just don't see how this is self-serving. I have just over 2 years worth of TC travel videos that I mistakenly thought other truck campers might be interested in. I've learned ten times more from watching videos than I've ever learned from any forum or owner's club.

I used to use a third party hosting site for posting photos. It was free and easy. They recently went bye bye as did all my photos. As suggested here, I tried the RV.NET link and had no luck getting photos to display here. It's funny however that the link works perfectly well on other forums such as Truck Camper Adventure. When I posted that information here not a single comment or response from anyone. These are the primary reasons that I've recently contemplated bailing on forums in general.

As a last resort at photo uploading I'm going to try crcr's suggestion ...

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NOTE: Per crcr's information to use "Hot Link for Forums" .... this did not work for me. I switched to "Direct Link" and that was successful.

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Posted: 11/09/19 02:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

YOLY..I have been here many years...and things have changed many times. I will say this..people come and go, but over the years the information...new and old is worth a gold mine. Now that you started to post pictures, well it is worth a thousand words...so cliche. I took photography in high school and was always into the new age of documenting the now...so glad to hear someone who has the same likes..I'm not going away any time soon ..

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Posted: 11/09/19 02:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Here is one from my old days....it really does not get any better than being in nature...boon-docking is all I want to do. Your photo so reminded me of this, we have a connection....so similar....lol. I always look at the picture and want to say "I can frame that"...I am sure you get that..have you or should I say look up camper window with a view?...

* This post was edited 11/09/19 03:03am by KKELLER14K *

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Posted: 11/09/19 09:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello everyone, long time no post.
We are still rambling around in the same 2005 Northern Lite and 2006 F-350, they are both a bit worse for wear, great travels but two tracks and low limbs...


Me - Kim - Spot
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KKELLER14K wrote:

YOLY..I have been here many years...and things have changed many times. I will say this..people come and go, but over the years the information...new and old is worth a gold mine. Now that you started to post pictures, well it is worth a thousand words...so cliche. I took photography in high school and was always into the new age of documenting the now...so glad to hear someone who has the same likes..I'm not going away any time soon ..


Long ago I said "If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a thousand pictures".

jimh425

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Posted: 11/09/19 01:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Travels with Yoly wrote:

Long ago I said "If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a thousand pictures".


But, if you don’t properly introduce the content with a signifcant summary, many won’t take time to follow your link.

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