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mark bailey
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14/09/2020 4:09 pm  

Hey Folks - Heads up.

As part of our 5000 sub celebrationaries (WOOP!) - this week we'll all be getting...drum roll pls...

New superfast dedicated host for The Guitar Making Academy!

Yawn...

OK might sound boring to you but it is very exciting to us as it means we are making excellent progress!

We've been super busy here since we started our livestream - but I've also noticed the site getting slower due to the extra numbers of visitors and growing vast archive of images (cheers folks!). This is all absolutely totally awesome but does affect how fast the site loads - I want to give you all the best possible experience so we have decided to get our very own dedicated host. Did I mention it is going to be super fast?  Let's see...The Team have assured me we can always switch back if it is rubbish...make sure to let us know won't you?!

The plan is to switch over sometime Wed's PM - Fingers x'd - Check out 'Workshop Wed' livestream@1pm on the day for more news!

New way to upload images - IMGUR

As part of our mission to speed up the site and improve things for everyone we are advised to start using IMGUR to embed pics - all current images should stay as they are but you will no longer see the same 'attach files' and 'my media' buttons. Instead you can just embed files directly from Imgur (or any other image sharing site).

This will also help to future proof the site and keep it alive for the new comers!

If you are already using Imgur then you are good to go - if however (like me) you are not really sure what this means - don't worry - there will be another post to follow with more info... 

Measure twice, cut once...


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tv1010101
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14/09/2020 4:35 pm  

New superfast dedicated host for The Guitar Making Academy

Great news Mark!!

🙂

 

we are advised to start using IMGUR to embed pics

Imgur is - IMHO - probably the best of the currently-free web hosts for images.

Photobucket is awful, Flickr recently introduced a limit on the number of images you can host for free, but Imgur continues - for now at least - to be FOC.

It's easy to embed from there to here.

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14/09/2020 7:35 pm  

I look forward to the new and improved guitarmaking.co.uk forum. I, sure the gang her will test it thoroughly and let you know if there are issues...


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Bill Flude
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16/09/2020 6:55 pm  

Seems to have worked - lots faster on first look!

Measure once........
Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


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Bill Flude
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16/09/2020 7:17 pm  

Just tried to add a picture from Flickr as I have a paid for account - got two images.......

Measure once........
Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


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Bill Flude
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16/09/2020 7:17 pm  

Can’t edit on my iPad....

Measure once........
Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


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tv1010101
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16/09/2020 7:25 pm  

Just tried to add a picture from Flickr as I have a paid for account - got two images.......

You've got some extra (ie unnecessary) bits of HTML in that post @frocesterbill, so I'm guessing it might be related to which link you chose from Flickr?

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16/09/2020 7:26 pm  

Can’t edit on my iPad....

Nor from Safari on my MacBook, running OS X

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16/09/2020 7:27 pm  

https://flic.kr/p/2jHewfa

Measure once........
Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


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Bill Flude
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16/09/2020 7:28 pm  

So just link from Flickr......

 

 

Measure once........
Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


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Bill Flude
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16/09/2020 7:29 pm  

Hopefully some of you recognise the pic - it is the ‘Magic Place’ from 2017.....

Measure once........
Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


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16/09/2020 7:29 pm  

Feels quicker to me Mark. 👍


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tv1010101
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16/09/2020 7:32 pm  

So just link from Flickr......

That looks like it @frocesterbill

👍 

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Bill Flude
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16/09/2020 7:43 pm  

Well that’s sorted......

Easier than uploading as before as all my pics end up in Flickr anyway....

 

Measure once........
Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


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tv1010101
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16/09/2020 7:49 pm  

Errrrrmmmmm

It looks to me like any images that we previously uploaded to the site have now disappeared?

Look in the "my media" link and see if you see anything listed ... anything that was linked from there into a post has disappeared from the post ...

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