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  1. #21

    Re: Is it really that difficult to get a website that is a little more user friendly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlett View Post
    .Robert, I take pics on I-pad or I phone also and I donít mean this to sound like a smartAss remark but I just take my pictures for the site with the phone or iPad upside down, works perf every time. John
    No offense taken, John. Since I can't even remember if I tied the boat to the dock, I would get a hodgepodge of orientations. I also hate posting from my phone for obvious reasons as well as the inability to edit. Maybe I could solve the problem and just stand on my head taking pics.
    Semper Siesta
    Robert Clarkson
    ASLAN, 1983 55C #343
    Charleston, SC

  2. #22

    Re: Is it really that difficult to get a website that is a little more user friendly?

    I'm a web developer, but in no way affiliated with sams. In the past I have created, grown and managed several forums MUCH larger than sams, and several the same size as sams.

    Not trying to be too harsh with the OP but using a forum as your image hosting location is akin to using your hatteras as a ski boat. It's like using a wrench to loosen a phillips head. Will it work, yeah, maybe, kinda, but it's not the correct tool for the job.

    Cmon man, it's 2019, get you an image hosting service and while you're at it figure out what video hosting service you want to use as well. Sign up for said service and pay their annual/monthly fee.

    To answer you question 'is it complicated', hell yes it's complicated. The wide array of image formats, sizes, orientations coupled with all the different devices that are used to take said pics, not to mention making the upload and organization process easy enough so non-tech saavy people such as yourself can actually use it. Then on top of that, server space and bandwidth become HUGE expenses. And for a free forum to just absorb those costs is not fair. So yes, just b/c it's 2019 doesn't mean that creating a service such as that has magically become 'easy' or 'cheap', it's harder and more expensive than ever.

    And to the people asking sams to charge a fee.... do you really want this forum to die overnight???? I want it to be easy and free for people to come here and answer questions and share experiences.

    BoatDiesel is a completely different animal. But think of what the membership on boatdiesel would be like if it were free....? I'd guesstimate it would be 10x the size it is today. Sometimes I post a question there and it is weeks before it's answered. Here on sams we get responses within a few minutes usually.

    As a second note, why would you EVER want a free forum to be the central hosting location of your image hosting? What if sams shuts down tomorrow? Your images go bye bye. It's like saying you are not going to use your bank to hold your money anymore, you just gonna let the owner of the jiffy store around the corner hold all your cash for you.
    Last edited by rustybucket; 06-27-2019 at 08:42 AM.
    1986 52C Hull #391 8v92TI

  3. #23

    Re: Is it really that difficult to get a website that is a little more user friendly?

    Some forums actually do accept externally linked pictures to avoid broken links in case the external hosting site goes down or away. Yacht Forum for instance which is very successful site

    As to posting pics upside down I ve never had the issue but since I never post them directly since they have to be resized I am guessing the resize app corrects the upside issue. I am using the Resize It app on my iPhone

    And you donít need to open pics on your computer to rotate them. iOS built in photo app lets you do that
    Miami, FL
    1970 53 MY #325 Cummins 6CTAs
    2014 26' gaff rigged sloop
    2007 Sandbarhopper 13
    12' Westphal Cat boat

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