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Feb. 2018
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A guide to uploading images to HUG

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  • A guide to uploading images to HUG

    Good afternoon HUG

    I understand there has been an ongoing problem with uploading images to posts on HUG. I've put together a step by step guide which I hope will help resolve the problem! Do let me know if you have any further issues or have any questions.

    Have a great day,
    Emma
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    Emma Smith
    Brand Manager
    Harbeth Audio UK

  • #2
    AFAIK, the issue has not been with the process of uploading images, rather it has been with resolving why the ability to view those uploaded images seems to vary from user/member to user/member.

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    • #3
      With respect, there are several ways that images can be attached to posts. The way Emma has always attached images seems to result in universal viewability. The proof would be, of course, to put her guide to the test wouldn't it.
      Alan A. Shaw
      Designer, owner
      Harbeth Audio UK

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      • #4
        Hi Emma,

        Thank you for preparing the guide to image uploading. After looking concertedly, I am unable to find the button with the camera icon! So, here I am, trying to apply the first step of your instructions, yet I am failing dismally.

        Please note that I am logged in to my HUG account when attempting this and responding to your post.

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        • #5
          Thanks Emma. It's strange that I can no longer see that PDF link after log in. If I click the link before log in, a blank page is returned. I have tried opening it in different ways without success.
          I am using Chrome in Windows 10. It's the same using Firefox.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by A.S. View Post
            With respect, there are several ways that images can be attached to posts. The way Emma has always attached images seems to result in universal viewability. The proof would be, of course, to put her guide to the test wouldn't it.
            There is no camera icon as described in step 1. See attached pdf screen print. hug-photo-screen.pdf

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            • #7
              There is a camera icon on my screen .... and I've uploaded a screen snap using Emma's approved method.

              So maybe we are zooming in on the core issue. Can anyone see a camera icon when they attempt to make a reply posting to this thread?

              Note to self:

              Emma is in group Channel Moderator
              A.S. is in group Administrator
              IMF+TDL and witwald are in group Registered Users

              This hints at a group permissions issue in VB.
              Alan A. Shaw
              Designer, owner
              Harbeth Audio UK

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              • #8
                Originally posted by A.S. View Post
                There is a camera icon on my screen .... and I've uploaded a screen snap using Emma's approved method.

                So maybe we are zooming in on the core issue. Can anyone see a camera icon when they attempt to make a reply posting to this thread?

                Note to self:

                Emma is in group Channel Moderator
                A.S. is in group Administrator
                IMF+TDL and witwald are in group Registered Users

                This hints at a group permissions issue in VB.
                Only the link icon appears. There is no camera icon next to it.
                Perhaps, for test purposes, you and/or Emma could create new usernames for yourselves in the same group as the typical registered users.
                That might permit you to see firsthand what many of us seem to be experiencing.

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                • #9
                  That would be a logical next step, wouldn't it. Perhaps when we have a few more responses.
                  Alan A. Shaw
                  Designer, owner
                  Harbeth Audio UK

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                  • #10
                    logged in hen choosing "post reply" I can see no camera icon. When I use the "Upload Attatchments" icon I can upload an image
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                    • #11
                      Same for me as well - not able to see any camera icon. Using Windows 10 and Internet Explorer.

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                      • #12
                        I also do not see a camera icon.
                        All I have on the far left side of the bar is a' Post link' icon, and on the far right side ' 'Upload attachments' , 'toggle advanced editor' and 'Add smiles' icons.

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                        • #13
                          OK we have something to work with now. Thanks. It looks like a membership class issue.
                          Alan A. Shaw
                          Designer, owner
                          Harbeth Audio UK

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                          • #14
                            No camera icon for me either.

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                            • #15
                              One more "no camera icon" member.

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