2015 State of the ClassicCougarCommunity.Com

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Re: 2015 State of the ClassicCougarCommunity.Com

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Post by G Dub » 21 Jan 2015, 22:16

I've never had a problem with logging in or getting logged out. I just hit the book mark, and it goes right to the forums.
I don't do Facebook, so I'm not familiar with what might be on there Cougar related.
I'm not actively doing my Cougar build yet, and the Mustang will probably be first when the time comes, but this is the only car site I visit on a daily basis to read the posts.
I haven't been to the other Cougar site since all the BS was going on a few years back. Probably missing out on a lot of good info, but just no desire to go there at this time. This site is working fine for me.

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Re: 2015 State of the ClassicCougarCommunity.Com

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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 22 Jan 2015, 15:36

I actually visit both Cougar sites still, as well as other similar sites, usually a few times a day for a break from data crunching. I do prefer CCC, but sometimes the questions I have fit better on other forums.

I have no problems with the Login, or being logged out ~ always check the "remember me forever" box.

I feel Pictures are fairly straightforward, but we still often see new people having trouble posting pics. I'm not sure how difficult it would be to implement a "drag and drop" feature that would automagically down-size the image to conserve space & bandwidth. If a person wants to post a high-resolution pic they could still do it via a hosting service.

I think some sort of "up-rate" or "down-rate" system would be nice. Alot of times I'll read a post that I agree with or a picture / update that I like, but it seems impractical to make a post that says "I agree with that!", or "awesome pic." But a "thumbs up" might be nice.

That's all I have, for now - minor things for sure.
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Re: 2015 State of the ClassicCougarCommunity.Com

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Post by xr7g428 » 22 Jan 2015, 20:03

Jay and I are trying to see if we can find a better way to handle the images. The main problem is that the down sizing needs to occur before we get the file. This is where the cubic money of Facebook comes into play. They can throw serious server and network power at the problem, money no object. Maybe we can find a clever way to give you a little widget for your desk top that will down size to what you need.

I do like the thumbs up idea. I have no idea if it is possible. Likes are a quick way to say atta boy.
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Re: 2015 State of the ClassicCougarCommunity.Com

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Post by 1969XR7Vert » 23 Jan 2015, 09:25

xr7g428 wrote:Jay and I are trying to see if we can find a better way to handle the images. The main problem is that the down sizing needs to occur before we get the file. This is where the cubic money of Facebook comes into play. They can throw serious server and network power at the problem, money no object. Maybe we can find a clever way to give you a little widget for your desk top that will down size to what you need.

I do like the thumbs up idea. I have no idea if it is possible. Likes are a quick way to say atta boy.
Is there a problem I don't see with letting Photobucket (or similar) do the heavy lifting (storage) for people wanting to post pictures? Are a lot of people still having trouble with how to link/embed in postings with content from their PB account?

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Re: 2015 State of the ClassicCougarCommunity.Com

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Post by mo2872 » 23 Jan 2015, 11:16

1969XR7Vert wrote:
xr7g428 wrote:Jay and I are trying to see if we can find a better way to handle the images. The main problem is that the down sizing needs to occur before we get the file. This is where the cubic money of Facebook comes into play. They can throw serious server and network power at the problem, money no object. Maybe we can find a clever way to give you a little widget for your desk top that will down size to what you need.

I do like the thumbs up idea. I have no idea if it is possible. Likes are a quick way to say atta boy.
Is there a problem I don't see with letting Photobucket (or similar) do the heavy lifting (storage) for people wanting to post pictures? Are a lot of people still having trouble with how to link/embed in postings with content from their PB account?

It's so easy, even an ECI can do it...
I'm in agreement with Bob here...... :eek2: .....if he can do it, and I can do it.......Photobucket is the "Hooked on Phonix" for photo posting.......
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Post by 1967 S Code » 23 Jan 2015, 12:11

1969XR7Vert wrote:
xr7g428 wrote:Jay and I are trying to see if we can find a better way to handle the images. The main problem is that the down sizing needs to occur before we get the file. This is where the cubic money of Facebook comes into play. They can throw serious server and network power at the problem, money no object. Maybe we can find a clever way to give you a little widget for your desk top that will down size to what you need.

I do like the thumbs up idea. I have no idea if it is possible. Likes are a quick way to say atta boy.
Is there a problem I don't see with letting Photobucket (or similar) do the heavy lifting (storage) for people wanting to post pictures? Are a lot of people still having trouble with how to link/embed in postings with content from their PB account?

It's so easy, even an ECI can do it...
Bob I thought the same thing. I do realize that not everybody is tech savvy so thats why I think a video tutorial showing different steps for posting pictures would help.
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Re: 2015 State of the ClassicCougarCommunity.Com

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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 23 Jan 2015, 16:15

mo2872 wrote:
1969XR7Vert wrote:
xr7g428 wrote:Jay and I are trying to see if we can find a better way to handle the images. The main problem is that the down sizing needs to occur before we get the file. This is where the cubic money of Facebook comes into play. They can throw serious server and network power at the problem, money no object. Maybe we can find a clever way to give you a little widget for your desk top that will down size to what you need.

I do like the thumbs up idea. I have no idea if it is possible. Likes are a quick way to say atta boy.
Is there a problem I don't see with letting Photobucket (or similar) do the heavy lifting (storage) for people wanting to post pictures? Are a lot of people still having trouble with how to link/embed in postings with content from their PB account?

It's so easy, even an ECI can do it...
I'm in agreement with Bob here...... :eek2: .....if he can do it, and I can do it.......Photobucket is the "Hooked on Phonix" for photo posting.......
I agree with you guys. I only brought it up because it seems there is always someone asking how to do it, or saying they are having trouble posting pics. :think:
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Re: 2015 State of the ClassicCougarCommunity.Com

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Post by xr7g428 » 23 Jan 2015, 16:44

I think that most folks, given adequate instruction, can open a free Photobucket account, remember the password and user name, and select and upload the images, and then open both sites, copy the link and hit the IMG button after they open the full editor. Then paste the address in between the IMG tags. Cake.

Or thy can drag the image over to the comment box and be done. LOL!
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Post by G68 » 23 Jan 2015, 18:16

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I use a Pentax photo program called ACDSee that very easily re-sizes photos so they will be accepted by the website. I usually have to downsize them to about 20% of the original. It is super easy to do. I re-size and save with a letter behind the original Image # and I don't lose the quality of the original.

I couldn't resist adding a picture from back in 2012...
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Post by xr7g428 » 23 Jan 2015, 18:30

What about posting links. I got a phone call from an individual that prefers to remain unknown asking for the ability to hide the link and to insert a highlighted phrase instead. Is this something that you folks would use?
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