Posting Images and other Forum Problems

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Robertus Maximus
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Re: Question on, Posting of Images/pictures

Unread post by Robertus Maximus » Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:42 pm

allynh wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:39 pm
- Are we no longer able to upload images the way we did on the old Forum.

I've looked at the FAQ page and it says:
Can I post images?

Yes, images can be shown in your posts. If the administrator has allowed attachments, you may be able to upload the image to the board. Otherwise, you must link to an image stored on a publicly accessible web server, e.g. You cannot link to pictures stored on your own PC (unless it is a publicly accessible server) nor images stored behind authentication mechanisms, e.g. hotmail or yahoo mailboxes, password protected sites, etc. To display the image use the BBCode [img] tag.
As JP Michael showed above, you can post an img if you have a link to some web site, so that does work.
As of 2020-02-03 17:30 GMT, I am still unable to upload images via the 'Attachments' tab as I was able to do in the v2.0 Forum. I have tried various file formats and attempted to upload an image previously uploaded on a v2.0 Forum thread with no luck.
Not everyone may wish to use a publicly accessible web server.
Just a thought...

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Re: test post

Unread post by JP Michael » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:42 pm

Image attachment test:

Fig. 1. Doppler Radar 'Zone of Cancellation'
[Edit] yes, img attachments are not working right now.

Im getting an error message attached to this post:

"You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post."

I tested posting outside of the announcement forum and it is the same. Mods will need to tweak attachment permissions in the ACP.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

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Bug report

Unread post by Zyxzevn » Sun Sep 25, 2022 12:34 am

If I click on top-left link ""
I go to the old forum.
I think it would look best to have links to "" and to the new forum.
Maybe looking like buttons:
[] [ Forum]
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Re: test post

Unread post by nick c » Wed Sep 28, 2022 1:38 am

It probably would be best if the red "" logo should, when clicked, sends you to the Thunderbolts Homepage. There already is a link to v2.0 below the logo, so using the logo as another v2.0 link is redundant.

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Forum problems

Unread post by Phorce » Sat Feb 18, 2023 9:07 am


Could not find a dedicated forum section for this. I just had problems posting a GIF and the forum kept on saying it could not find the image dimensions. So I tried to upload but the upload size is very low, around 600K. Also the forum is a bit antiquated although I appreciate thunderbolts has limited time and resources. These days it’s expected that you can post social media links and an automatic preview would come up and all this kind of thing. There’s some much more advanced forum options these days, many of them free, the names escape me but I’ll try and come back with them ! :)
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Re: Forum problems

Unread post by nick c » Sat Feb 18, 2023 4:47 pm

This has come up before. I will eventually merge this thread with that.
I have been informed by the people who run the technical side of this forum that images cannot be posted.
The setting is that only Administrators can post images, it is built into the forum and cannot be changed. As an Adminsitrator or Moderator I cannot change it, and apparently nobody can.
I can post images but only other Administrators can see them, so that is pretty much useless.

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Re: Posting Images and other Forum Problems

Unread post by Archonix » Wed Mar 29, 2023 11:40 am


This sounds like a permissions problem. In the admin control panel, you need to look under the Users and Groups tab. Click on "Group Permissions" on the menu to the left. This should show you a screen with a dropdown that lets you look up usergroups. Select "Registered Users" and click "submit". On the next screen, click "Advanced Permissions", then on the tabs that appear click on "Post". Check if the group has permission to upload files and download files. If not, set these to yes and click submit.

It's possible you have different group names than the default, given you've upgraded a few times. You can repeat this process for any groups that you want to be able to view attachments.

You can also change this permission on a per-forum basis under the Forums tab.

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Re: Posting Images and other Forum Problems

Unread post by nick c » Wed Mar 29, 2023 2:54 pm

Hi Archonix,
This week the forum is being transferred to another server so any changes in the ACP will have to be put on hold.
I will try again after that work is done.

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Re: Posting Images and other Forum Problems

Unread post by Cargo » Sun Apr 02, 2023 12:28 am

I'm late to the party, but just saying, I could see the image. I like php also.

And, I don't believe allowing users to upload images is good. But being able to link out via whatever method should be allowed within reason.
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