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Paul T31/12/2007 17:31:00
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Hello Everybody

Just for once I wish to be serious and ask you to take a look at our sister site  no for how to build tanks, but for how to build a site.

This is another of Vinnies responsibilities and I have been spending a little time exploring it over the past few days. The format is very similar to our own but what impresses me is the amount of member participation that takes place, the site is buzzing with activity and has new postings coming in every few seconds. Information and general chit chat is passed back and forth with amazing speed and it seems that everyone takes part.

I strongly urge you to visit the site just to see how active it is and then think how we can make our own site better by borrowing some of their ideas.

I know that I have, on occasion and in friendship, given Vinnie a hard time but now I can see what he is trying to atchieve and whilst I am not advocating taking up arms and joining the militaryboys I am suggesting that we as members of modelboats could do a lot more to help ourselves have a truly fantastic site

So make it a New Years resoultion to get involved and do your bit to raise the profile of this site.

All the best


Manxman31/12/2007 19:36:00
440 forum posts
133 photos

HI Paul,

Just had a quick look at the site - opened a month or so before ours, and yes it does have a lot of people participating in such a short time.  But I did find the scrolling of the pages jerky using my mouse wheel, that I just could not center a section for reading without a lot of hassle.  It annoyed me so much that I wont be going back - that said its probably down to the huge amount of responses put up.

Cheers - Ken

Vinnie Branigan31/12/2007 19:40:00
443 forum posts
294 photos
8 articles

Er.....actually Ken, that's a function of your system. Nothing to do with that site or the number of responses.

You really should upgrade from Windows 3.1 y'know? 


David B702/01/2008 09:41:00
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17 photos

hi all

first happy new year to you all

tried to put photo on hear but i failed as well  

Paul you have the knowledge we don't have and this proves it only you can get a photo on to a post so fare

and its driving me nuts trying to do it i Even joined the military site to see if that helped

but no,

 it would be easier to put photos wit text on hear, then you can explain any prob you may have better, a photo speaks a 1000 wards so thy say

you can put photos on on the military site OK

Vinnie please help us out hear

all the best


Vinnie Branigan02/01/2008 11:59:00
443 forum posts
294 photos
8 articles

Hmmm....okay let's give this a go.

Firstly, you have to have uploaded your image to an album first.

Open two windows in your browser.  One with your reply box where you're typing your post, and the other with your album picture from the gallery.

Right-click on your picture....NOT THE THUMBNAIL....the picture.  And  click on 'Copy Image Location'.

Back in your reply, hit the little picture icon above it, and right click in the 'url' box, and choose 'Paste'.

That should do it.


Vinnie Branigan02/01/2008 15:42:00
443 forum posts
294 photos
8 articles

Is anybody going to give it a go?


Paul T02/01/2008 16:00:00
7335 forum posts
1229 photos
2 articles

 Works for me, all I did is copy an image off the internet and pasted it here.

Vinnie is the lost looking one at the back
Vinnie Branigan02/01/2008 16:01:00
443 forum posts
294 photos
8 articles

Well we know you can do it smart alec!


HS 9302/01/2008 16:18:00
91 forum posts
25 photos

I already had look at hs tugs... I also think you have to remove the first picture as well


Len Ochiltree02/01/2008 16:27:00
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We don't all understand tecky speak! whats a browser?, can you run through it as in Janet & John Book 1, I find it a pain having to make images smaller first.


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