Why

Started Oct 18, 2012 | Discussions
Peter71951 Contributing Member • Posts: 553
Why

How comes that insert an image from your computer doesn't work. Even the smallest picture (about 25 kb) failes.

There is nothing wrong with my computer.

Peter

Labe
MOD Labe Veteran Member • Posts: 7,560
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doesnt work for me either.

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expressivecanvas
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I just tried it too...   It won't work for me either.

When DPReview launched this new forum, I wrote a post stating that there are too many unprofessional mistakes in the new design...  ie, navigational elements were missing, among many other basic things which are basic functions.  I concluded that it was very obvious that whomever put together the new forum was inexperienced and had never tested it correctly before making it public.  In other words, very unprofessional.

Don't get me wrong, I honestly do like this new design and new forum.  Function, however, should not be crippled in any way once you decide to publish the new site for public use!  And, it is clear that some basic functions are still not working.  Images not loading correctly, nor loading at all, should never happen in a photography forum!  Those who can manage to insert/embed images in their posts are experiencing very noticeable file compression ruining their images.  This should never happen in a photography forum!  Launching a new website with navigational woes should never happen for any website!

As I have stated before, I did not sign on here to be a website editor or proof-reader.  I did not sign on here to be a website troubleshooter.  It has been a couple of weeks since the launch of this new forum and some basic function is still  crippled.  How unprofessional is that?

As I mentioned above, I do like the new design and if all functioned correctly, this would be a pleasurable site to visit.  For the past two weeks, however, I feel like I am visiting a high school web design class project.  Enough is enough DPReview.  If you plan to be taken seriously by your very serious advertisers, and hope to be taken seriously by your potential and current consumers (consumers of Amazon as well as consumers of your advertisers), you had better get your act together and publish a professional, functional website.

Patrick

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Odd, I just tried it here and it works, but the same photo has been 'preparing for upload' for five minutes into my gallery.

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Do people really spend $700 on a camera so they can take a picture of a duck?

OP Peter71951 Contributing Member • Posts: 553
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Some of us can and some of us cannot. Could it be that dpr select the persons that can and cannot? Or am I getting paranoid?

Peter

PAUL TILL
PAUL TILL Veteran Member • Posts: 9,286
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Peter71951 wrote:

How comes that insert an image from your computer doesn't work. Even the smallest picture (about 25 kb) failes.

There is nothing wrong with my computer.

Peter

If you see a picture below it works fine on my end!

Paul.

OP Peter71951 Contributing Member • Posts: 553
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Yes Paul, I've seen that you are one of the chosen ones who can.

Peter

OP Peter71951 Contributing Member • Posts: 553
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Holy cow, I have become one of the chosen ones too. (HS30 picture of an antique clock)

Peter

PAUL TILL
PAUL TILL Veteran Member • Posts: 9,286
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Peter71951 wrote:

Holy cow, I have become one of the chosen ones too. (HS30 picture of an antique clock)

Peter

Awesome (not) DPR please take away Peters ability to post pictures.

Paul.

OP Peter71951 Contributing Member • Posts: 553
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OK OK, maybe you like one of my birdpictures better.

btw I found out what causes this. When you first insert the picture(s) than followed by the text it works. The other way around it doesn't work.

Peter

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Peter71951 wrote:

Some of us can and some of us cannot. Could it be that dpr select the persons that can and cannot? Or am I getting paranoid?

Peter

It's this flaky site. Yesterday I was able to upload from my PC to a post in the morning, then in the PM I couldn't. I could however upload to my gallery in the PM but not in the AM. For awhile in the PM I couldn't get any images into a post (not from my PC, not from my gallery, not from a link) and then later on it started working again.

Just a buggy site I think.

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expressivecanvas
expressivecanvas Contributing Member • Posts: 865
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Well, this didn't work from me up until now, but I will try again...

It took about 20 clicks before it finally acknowledged I wanted to post this photo, but it eventually worked.  However, I'm not sure I would say that it "worked"...  it should work the first time I click on the button!

Patrick

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