unable to attach pics? (Read 337 times)

pewpewgoesthegun

unable to attach pics?
« on: December 22, 2022, 10:34:40 AM »
Anyone else having trouble attach pics to posts now? Gives me the error:

An Error Has Occurred!
Your attachment couldn't be saved. This might happen because it took too long to upload or the file is bigger than the server will allow.

Please consult your server administrator for more information.

The pics are <1MB each, so maybe something server side?

Flapp_Jackson

Re: unable to attach pics?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2022, 11:40:44 AM »
Anyone else having trouble attach pics to posts now? Gives me the error:

An Error Has Occurred!
Your attachment couldn't be saved. This might happen because it took too long to upload or the file is bigger than the server will allow.

Please consult your server administrator for more information.

The pics are <1MB each, so maybe something server side?

What are you using?  TapaTalk, Brave, Chrome, Safari, FireFox?.  Tablet, phone, computer?

Some have reported this problem with TapaTalk, but were able to use a PC or Mac web browser.
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pewpewgoesthegun

Re: unable to attach pics?
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2022, 12:14:31 PM »
What are you using?  TapaTalk, Brave, Chrome, Safari, FireFox?.  Tablet, phone, computer?

Some have reported this problem with TapaTalk, but were able to use a PC or Mac web browser.

Using Brave, tried on mobile and PC. haven't run into this prior to yesterday, but will try a diff browser later

Flapp_Jackson

Re: unable to attach pics?
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2022, 12:40:18 PM »
Using Brave, tried on mobile and PC. haven't run into this prior to yesterday, but will try a diff browser later

Good to also know the format (gif, jpeg, png, ...) and file sizes.

I never upload to the forum.  I upload to a free image storage site (cloud account) like imgur.com, and post the image's associated link. That not only uploads easier for me, I can edit the file size, crop the image and perform other changes.  When I paste the link, instead of a thumbnail inside my post, I get the actual image displayed inline with my comment.

This also helps prevent the forum's server from hitting its storage limit with a bunch of large files uploaded, which is one cause for being unable to post images.

Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.  -- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

I need some new conspiracy theories. All my old ones turned out to be true.

Hamburger Helper only works if the hamburger really wants to be helped.

pewpewgoesthegun

Re: unable to attach pics?
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2022, 04:00:14 PM »
Good to also know the format (gif, jpeg, png, ...) and file sizes.

I never upload to the forum.  I upload to a free image storage site (cloud account) like imgur.com, and post the image's associated link. That not only uploads easier for me, I can edit the file size, crop the image and perform other changes.  When I paste the link, instead of a thumbnail inside my post, I get the actual image displayed inline with my comment.

This also helps prevent the forum's server from hitting its storage limit with a bunch of large files uploaded, which is one cause for being unable to post images.

Yeah, I think I'll just end up using imgur until it's sorted out.

For the record, I was attempting to upload jpgs anywhere from 0.5-2 MB. I'd guess the server is out of space since it almost instantly returns the error, but pure speculation on my part. Thanks Flapp  :shaka:

Flapp_Jackson

Re: unable to attach pics?
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2022, 04:23:01 PM »
Yeah, I think I'll just end up using imgur until it's sorted out.

For the record, I was attempting to upload jpgs anywhere from 0.5-2 MB. I'd guess the server is out of space since it almost instantly returns the error, but pure speculation on my part. Thanks Flapp  :shaka:

 :geekdanc: :thumbsup:
Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.  -- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

I need some new conspiracy theories. All my old ones turned out to be true.

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oldfart

Re: unable to attach pics?
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2023, 04:39:54 AM »

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The server is full.
For future reference, I've found that it is helpful to reduce the size of the picture before posting.
It uploads faster and displays faster. I try to keep file size under 100kb. It's usually sufficient for people trying to sell stuff.
For my stuff, I use the "postimage" service.
It seems to be pretty good for forums. It can reduce the size of your pix for you so that it displays fast.

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