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      PhotoBucket are no longer permitting 3rd party hosting   01/07/17

      As most of you are now painfully aware, Photobucket (PB) are stopping/have stopped allowing their members to link their accumulated years of photos into forums and the like, which they call 3rd party linking.  You can give them a non-refundable $399 a year to allow links, but I doubt that many will be rushing to take them up on that offer.  If you've previously paid them for the Pro account, it looks like you've got until your renewal to find another place to host your files, but you too will be subject to this ban unless you fork over a lot of cash.   PB seem to be making a concerted move to another type of customer, having been the butt of much displeasure over the years of a constantly worsening user interface, sloth and advertising pop-ups, with the result that they clearly don't give a hoot about the free members anymore.  If you don't have web space included in your internet package, you need to start looking for another photo host, but choose carefully, as some may follow suit and ditch their "free" members at some point.  The lesson there is keep local backups on your hard drive of everything you upload, so you can walk away if the same thing happens.   There's a thread on the subject here, so please use that to curse them, look for solutions or generall grouse about their mental capacity.   Not a nice situation for the forum users that hosted all their photos there, and there will now be a host of useless threads that relied heavily on photos from PB, but as there's not much we can do other than petition for a more equitable solution, I suggest we make the best of what we have and move on.  One thing is for certain.  It won't win them any friends, but they may not care at this point.    Mike.

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  1. @Head in the clouds. Correct, you just use the dialog box to enter your image hyperlink. For image size I usually use the smallest of the three 'large' options. If you have a computer screen of very high resolution, that size still shows decent quality whereas it will always be displayed correctly for smaller-resolution screens. If necessary, it will be automatically reduced. I think that's due to a forum software update of some months ago. The new method may take a bit of getting used to, but is faster and user-friendlier when you've gotten the hang of it. Not only can you simply enter an image link by just copying and pasting it into the dialog box, the same applies with Youtube videos. Just copy the video link and paste it into the dialog box: the video will be displayed within the new post. Hope the above solves your problem. If any issues remain, feel free to describe them in this topic or send me a PM.
  2. Solid machining @CrazyCrank, looks good! It seems you've gained control over your lathe quite swiftly.
  3. Unfortunately you seem to have become a victim of the Photobucket monster. Hopefully you'll find a way to host your pictures elsewhere...
  4. I'm not sure what you mean exactly @billybookcase and to whom you are replying, but I can see that you have formatting below your avatar: There are tags that should not be there. I'm talking about the repeated "br" text which, in HTML, is code for a text break. There are two kinds of tags: those between < > and those between [ ]. On most forums (among which Britmodeler) only the latter ones are used in general. Nowadays when you want to insert an image, you should not use any such tags. You simply post the image hyperlink and the image will present itself automatically. If you need more help with this, feel free to PM me.
  5. Wow that's a nice model!
  6. Which reminds me... I forgot to mention that Flickr also hosts videos. I always use Youtube for that though, due to its slightly higher upload and processing speed. But Flickr does facilitate it.
  7. @Vince1159 All my own Flickr-hosted photos from 2011 to 2017 are currently online. I don't know why yours are not, probably a good idea to contact their service center.
  8. Unfortunately the image is not showing here @Diggers11. I see this:
  9. Sure please move this to where you think it's most relevant and useful @Mike. Photos on Flickr are okay, no problem, I think I have unlimited webspace on Flickr. However if it is in some way more convenient to you or for the forum, feel welcome to copy them.
  10. That's why I use that screen resolution. Some monitors will feature larger resolution, some lower. If you have a 1991 640*480 VGA monitor and choose to post your images in that resolution, all other (modern) monitor owners will complain that the pics are too small. Best to use a happy medium.
  11. Agree, however that way you cannot control image size.
  12. For those who are interested, I posted a brief guide to use Flickr with Britmodeler here.
  13. I noticed some threads where people asked for a comprehensible guide to using Flickr, mainly due to the recent Photobucket drama. I'll give it a try. Introduction Having used Flickr for 6 years now (pro account) I never had any big problems with it. Very incidentally an upload server has been down (never had any previously uploaded photos been unavailable for viewing) but it is usually swiftly repaired by Flickr's staff. One problem they have been having is their use of an onsite photo editor. That thing has been unavailable for months due to bugs. A new one is currently being developed. The pro account costs $50,- per year. No ads, unlimited storage, advanced statistics, et cetera. I think the free account offers 1 gb. of data but I'm not sure; also not sure about traffic limitations but I only know that my photos (on a pro account) have always been online as far as I'm aware. No guarantees that Flickr will always be great, up and running, but this post is just for those who are looking into the website, its facilities and its workings. How to upload photos to Flickr Once you've signed up, you can upload your photos to Flickr. If the photos are on your harddisk, you can choose 'upload' at the top right of the screen (the cloud with the arrow): Click 'choose photos and videos to upload', select a few of them and click 'upload photos'. To view your uploaded photos, move your mouse button over the 'you' submenu and click 'photostream'. Of course there's a multitude of options you can use, such as sorting photos into maps (for example, one map per project) or seeing statistics. An alternative way to upload photos is by using the (free) Flickr app. I use that 95% of the time. On my iPhone I just select the photos I'd like to have uploaded (to enter the photo gallery from the app, hold the 'camera' image for one second; if you just tap it you can make a picture but I never use that feature), choose 'next' and 'post'... all selected pictures are now brought online. How to use Flickr-hosted photos on Britmodeler To share the photos on Britmodeler, you only have to copy the image link. Keep in mind though that Flickr facilitates the use of different image sizes. So you'll have to fetch the correct link. Choose 'share photo' on the bottom right of the screen (the 'arrow' icon). You then get a screen that looks like this: Here, choose the size (in the example I chose 'Medium 375x500 pixels' but usually I'd choose 'Large 1200x1600', don't worry if it is slightly too large because the forum will automatically reduce it). Then, use the key combination "ctrl-c" to copy the link to the computer's memory. If you have a mac, use "cmd-c". On the forum, go to your thread, post a reaction and use the key combination "ctrl-v" to paste the link into the text field. If you have a mac, use "cmd-v". Finally, select and delete all BBCode before and after the link. That's a short bit of text starting with "[ url" and ending with "img ]" before the link, and all text from "[ /img" after the link. Selecting by pressing and holding your left mouse button, then deleting the selected parts, works fastest for me. In all, taking one photo and having it on the forum typically takes me less than half a minute. I hope this is of any use to some.
  14. @CrazyCrank Thank you for your like. To all others who sometimes check this topic out, any comment, suggestion, motivational speeches or simply likes are always welcome. They make me feel as if I'm writing these topics for a(ny) audience If you have no comment whatsoever, feel free to tell me so 274. The drill for the 0,6mm. cilinder part (=0,4mm.). 275. 276. 277. To cut off the cilinder I push a needle into the hole so that I can use some force on the pliers, after which I use nippers to cut off a bit. Then I'll file the end flat. 278. Triangular part #52 (on the drawing wrongly shown circular) is a cilinder simply filed to shape. 279. Parts #22 and #23 I've decided to make in one piece. It's a lot of sculpting, filing and cutting... 280. ... and bending!281. A couple of 0,35mm. holes are drilled.282. Ready:283. Interim result: 284. A total of 64 pieces of metal and paper are now this carburetor. Yellow markings mean 'ready'. 285. As promised, a more elaborate view of the subassembly at the end of phase 2. Totaal aantal bestede uren tot nu toe: 114.
  15. I must say you're trying very hard to break that rule. On a different note, I hope I'm not to blunt to share a friendly request to all the people who have been reading / viewing / following this thread. I have noticed that the number of reactions in this thread is inversely proportional to the quality of the build. Still this topic was viewed numerous times. I understand that not everybody finds time to write a comment, that several of you are just too awestruck by the high level found here to even touch their keyboards and that many others simply don't want to just say "amen!" and "incredible!" upon seeing something like what is presented here. But nonetheless, for a builder it is often very motivational to get a reaction, short or long, indicating what you think of the progress. For me personally that's even one of the reasons to post build updates in my own thread. So please, go ahead and make that small comment. I'm sure it will delight Dan, even if he is a master builder. Or if you don't know anything to say, you can always show your appreciation by clicking 'like'. Thanks!