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.

Mt Lofty Ranges Fire Danger Season Extended

The CFS announced today that the Fire Danger Season for the Mt Lofty Ranges would be extended from April 30 to May 31. No other Fire Ban Districts are affected. The Heysen Trail passes through 4 Fire Ban Districts, as detailed below (and on

Fire Ban District showing the dates when each Fire Danger Season ends (and when Heysen Trail sections opens)
1. Mount Lofty Ranges – extended to May 31 (normally 30 April)
2. Adelaide Metropolitan – 30 April (no change)
3. Mid North – 30 April (no change)
4. Flinders – 15 April (no change – Heysen Trail section there is now open)

CFS News Item web url:

Logbooks Now Available

The logbooks that have been listed in the website shop as Coming Soon have been delivered and are now available.

The logbook comes in two parts, this Southern Logbook, and also a Northern Logbook, providing an easy way to log your progress, make notes, keep a diary or keep a record of photos. It is structured to complement the official Southern Guide, you will note similarities enabling easy reference between the logbook and the guide book. The aim is for you to refer to the guide book for navigation and information, and record the journey in the logbook, as you complete various Trail sections. Price: AU $14.90

Shop web link: Southern Logbook
Shop web link: Northern Logbook

Opening of the Walk Season

Sunday, April 15, 2007

At Beaumont House, Burnside (in the grounds of Beaumont House, Glynburn Road – near corner Dashwood Road).

Official Opening at 1.00pm and featuring walks on the Pioneer Womenâs Trail.

Displays include walking areas, gear and clubs.

Come ânâ Try walking, short guided walks available from 10.30 am to 2.00pm.

Friends of Onkaparinga are organising tea/coffee and sausage sizzle.

View Beaumont House for a small fee.

Organised by Women of the Bush and Walking SA.