New forum feature: Upload single photos

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A new feature has been added to the forums. You can now upload a single photo to a post. This service is provided by a third party, but this third party does not have access to any personal data.

You can use the feature by selecting the "Add image to post" link appearing immediately below the area you enter your post text in. Photos can be up to 4MB, as a smaller image will be displayed with the post forum, and users can click on the photo to view a larger version (with advertising). The feature adds the necessary code to display the image (only the line of code will appear in the area you type in, but once submitted your photo will appear to yourself and other users viewing the post).

Please note: You can’t add a whole series of photos, aka an online photo album of your day’s walk, although this may be a future possibility. This feature is for uploading single photos.

Example only of how code will appear in your post (when you are typing it) when using the photo uploader feature (you can ignore how this code works, the feature ads the code automatically):


Newspaper article

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The following article concerning the new Gray’s Hut appeared in the regional newspaper the Port Pirie Flinders News.

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The Port Pirie Flinders News (ciculation of 15,000) is distributed to the following areas: Flinders Ranges (Hawker, Quorn), Port Augusta, Clare & Gilbert Valleys, Burra, Peterborough, Port Broughton and the Copper Coast.

New forum feature: Avatars – Personal Images

You can now upload what is called an Avatar – a personalised image that appears beneath your username on all your posts in these forums. Do so by editing your profile, the Avatar section is at the bottom of the profile page. Please note restrictions apply to the maximum size of the image (max width and height 80 pixels, max file size of 100KB). Choose a favourite image, photo, icon etc to create your image, and resize it (you can resize an image by using a photo editing program or a free online service such as Create Avatar).

How do I show an image below my username?
There may be two images below a username when viewing posts. The first is an image associated with your rank; generally these take the form of stars or blocks indicating how many posts you have made or your status on the forums. Below this may be a larger image known as an avatar; this is generally unique or personal to each user.