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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:07 pm 
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It is a shame as there are a lot of restoration threads and other useful posts that have been created by people who are no longer on the forum. The threads are really spoilt by not having the pictures that are being referred to.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:55 pm 
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If you can find the image on googledrive and identify the file name you can share it using BBCode

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but if you use the shareable link as a BBCode you get this instead.
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Current Cars - Valencia Blue 69 Vitesse Mk2 Saloon since 1991 and a Sprint engined TR7. Have had several Dolomites over the years.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:58 pm 
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Just checked in over at Retro-Rides and the admin is going for self-hosting:

"I'm still working on our image hosting stuff, it is pretty close now, has image resizing in it now and I'm looking to re-host the photobucket pictures so we're not reliant on that platform continuing to work for us to be able to fetch pictures from it. I'm also working on the account set up etc. I will need to look at some kind of paid options even if it just to offset my costs a bit, but that will need to be worth people actually spending on, so I'll draw some triangles and open some spreadsheets and work that out."

I notice that a lot of PB pictures are now displaying again, I wonder if they have relented temporarily?

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Current fleet: Triumph Dolomite Sprint '75, Daihatsu Fourtrak, Honda CG125, Yamaha Fazer 600, Shetland 570

Disposal fleet: Golf GTi 16v MK3 Anniversary, Tiger Avon (unbuilt)

Past fleet: Triumph 2000, Lancia Beta Coupe, BL Mini Clubman, Austin Metro, Vauxhall Cavalier MK1 & MK2, Renault 18 D, Rover 216 GSI, Honda Accord (most expensive car purchase, hated it on pickup from dealer, was made out of magnetic metal as only car I've ever been crashed into, 4 times), Golf GTi MK3 16v x 3


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:19 pm 
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I notice that a lot of PB pictures are now displaying again, I wonder if they have relented temporarily?
I've used the ~original thing on a few and it's worked. Dunno for how long though! I'm getting an email from PB every few days, but they can shove it!

Do you have any ideas about the relative merits of getting your own domain Raf?

Steve

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:55 pm 
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I have a couple of domains, one is my own surname .com, they are basically remnants from when I was the technical director for an ISP nearly 20 years ago, when the internet was a lot more like the wild west! One of the companies I used to use to have contact with back then (haisoft.net) is still going, they were an odd Anglo French lot, really above board though so I'm going to use their pricing for argument's sake.

Basic hosting of 1GB storage and 5GB transfer a month, with forum sized pictures of roughly around 500KB each, will give you 10,000 views of one picture a month, for £36 a year.
Next level up is 10GB storage and 50GB transfer a month, oddly enough is 100,000 views a month, for £75 a year.

So prices are not silly money, and the benefits are your pictures never go walkies and you have complete control, no ads with the benefit of your own content and domain name if you choose to. As to the merit for just personal hosting of images on their own I'm not so sure, there are a lot of free hosting sites around still, though I strongly suspect that the tide is turning and the free sites are just not making money on advertising alone and will go paid for eventually.

There are benefits though for a club like TDC to host images I think, mainly around historical items such as restorations etc. People come in and out of TDC as much as there are long standing contributors and members. You only have to look at the old archive board to both see a lot of names long gone as well as those still around, but the greatest loss of a lot of those posts is that the images are also no more. That great post that explains exactly what you're after with some great pearl of wisdom that says "and here it is explained in a picture" which is just a broken link image is, well, frustrating as much as it is a loss to the greater body of work that the TDC forum is from a reference point of view, let alone historical.

Gone on a bit...

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Current fleet: Triumph Dolomite Sprint '75, Daihatsu Fourtrak, Honda CG125, Yamaha Fazer 600, Shetland 570

Disposal fleet: Golf GTi 16v MK3 Anniversary, Tiger Avon (unbuilt)

Past fleet: Triumph 2000, Lancia Beta Coupe, BL Mini Clubman, Austin Metro, Vauxhall Cavalier MK1 & MK2, Renault 18 D, Rover 216 GSI, Honda Accord (most expensive car purchase, hated it on pickup from dealer, was made out of magnetic metal as only car I've ever been crashed into, 4 times), Golf GTi MK3 16v x 3


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 11:02 am 
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Just goes to show how long it's been since I used Internet Explorer.

I used to be able to download web pages to view offline later, which included
sub-pages.

Can't seem to find that function.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:24 am 
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I've started to edit the PB links. I've just done Mark Gibson's Sprint resto thread and I've started on my own epic resto thread. There should be more PB links coming back.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"I can help you stop smoking in bed. Buy a water bed and fill it with petrol." - Bob Monkhouse OBE (1928-2003)


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:27 am 
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I've started to edit the PB links. I've just done Mark Gibson's Sprint resto thread and I've started on my own epic resto thread. There should be more PB links coming back.
Dave I already made the changes last week so there were no changes to be made. I'm not sure what if any changes you have made to my thread but please don't pass off someone else's work as your own, it's not cool.

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1961 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier
1980 Dolomite Sprint project using brand new shell
1993 Mazda Eunos Roadster JDM S-Special Type II
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:36 am 
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I noticed that most of them had been done but there were still a few that needed editing so I did them.

I'm sorry for giving out the wrong impression. :oops:

Edit: I think it was the posts made by others. Users can edit their own threads so as you've said, you have already editied your own posts.

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Toledo Man

West Yorkshire Area Organiser & forum moderator
Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"I can help you stop smoking in bed. Buy a water bed and fill it with petrol." - Bob Monkhouse OBE (1928-2003)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:55 am 
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I've just found out that the images now won't show even with the "~original" fix (it was working last night). I've just tried it with with an old version of IE and Chrome on my work PC.

Bar-stewards!

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Toledo Man

West Yorkshire Area Organiser & forum moderator
Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"I can help you stop smoking in bed. Buy a water bed and fill it with petrol." - Bob Monkhouse OBE (1928-2003)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:51 am 
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Mine work fine. BTW there's a nifty Chrome plugin that displays the images automatically, though of course it might not work forever.

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1961 Chevrolet Corvair Greenbrier
1980 Dolomite Sprint project using brand new shell
1993 Mazda Eunos Roadster JDM S-Special Type II
2015 BMW 118d Sport


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:38 pm 
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The work PCs here are running Windows 7 with IE 9. I installed Chrome so I can view webpages properly. We've only just got Office 2016! When I get home I'll see what it is like on my Windows 10 PC with Edge.

Edit: I'm back home on my Windows 10 desktop PC and I can see the photos in Edge. It also works in IE 11.

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West Yorkshire Area Organiser & forum moderator
Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

Check my blog at http://triumphtoledo.blogspot.com

"I can help you stop smoking in bed. Buy a water bed and fill it with petrol." - Bob Monkhouse OBE (1928-2003)


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