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  • IMPORTANT: Everyone please read before posting another image!

    As you all know we've had significant bandwidth issues on the site due to the excessive posting of images. The problem has to do with the way vBulletin is designed; the default is set to save a copy of EVERY image posted here, even those using an image hosting service or taken from other websites. As a result, it's driven up the cost of our site hosting service, requiring our site sponsor, Rock River Powersports, to pay cash out of pocket to keep the site going, but that can't continue. Fortunately there's a solution, however it requires we all do our part.

    Use an image hosting service or copy a photo's URL from another website, and when you do, click the "insert Image" icon to add the photo. When the window pops up, paste the URL and be sure to **uncheck** the box that says, "Retrieve remote file and reference locally". This will prevent the file from being uploaded to our server and save significant bandwidth.

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    Last edited by Doc_V; 03-11-2020, 03:52 AM.

  • #2
    This forum is now just a place to check out once a week to see if anybody really needs help with anything, the social aspect is dead in the water, come visit RSC FB to see and talk to your friends, we are all there. My 2 cents.

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    • J89k
      J89k commented
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      I dont do social media

    • Jeaston
      Jeaston commented
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      I don't do facebok.

    • roadiemort
      roadiemort commented
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      Not a first world problem for me where you hang your hat,I don't limit where I go on the internet because I don't understand how to use FB to my advantage lol. To each their own.

  • #3
    Yes...what Mort said....I for one appreciate Rock River stepping in to keep this going but it's just cumbersome to use and no good/easy way to post pictures. The RSC FB site is great for pics but too many flakes on there to be as useful as the old RSC Forum for sure. I don't think we can have both.
    LET'S RIDE

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    • #4
      This is where the FBers come to get answers.
      Is the word PICTURE a picture?

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      • roadiemort
        roadiemort commented
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        Lol, some do, But all the gurus on here have moved to FB too and are on both platforms even old Curt lol.

    • #5
      Greetings All,
      Thank you Doc for what you do.
      I'm new to the forum and have benefited from the information I have gathered here.
      I would be happy to donate a few bucks to help keep something like this going and I would have to think I'm not alone, I won't work for free and I wouldn't expect someone else to either.
      I'm a GSXR and GS guy and had no idea of what the XV's idiosyncrasies were until I spent time reading here, and for that I'm grateful. You guys have saved me money and aggravation. I also have no desire to get involved with Facebook.

      Once again thanks, Jeff.

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      • #6
        Thanks, Doc. I thought that problem had been solved. I use Imgur, but I have never seen that window you posted pop up, so I'll just go back to not posting pics.

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        • #7
          Im 100% mobile user. Havent touched a actual computer in months. Also non-face book user. I support all you other non users. So Doc when we post a clickable link, vbulletin goes to that link, copys the pic and saves it? Im not a computer person at all.

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          • Tykes_Place
            Tykes_Place commented
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            That's right. If you don't uncheck that box then the linked image is copied to our site. The logic behind this is if the image is copied then it will stay availablele for us even if the original is removed or offline.

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          • #9
            https://imgur•com/a/W1Tqb84

            I purposely removed the (.) so the link wont work. But so I clear, links like this still save the picture from the original source? So no facebook or craiglist post as well?

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            • #10
              Originally posted by JoeBloShmo View Post
              https://imgur•com/a/W1Tqb84

              I purposely removed the (.) so the link wont work. But so I clear, links like this still save the picture from the original source? So no facebook or craiglist post as well?
              You can use any source just uncheck the box so it doesn't save a copy to the site. The picture will still appear, it just won't create a duplicate and store it on our server.



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              • #11
                If this box is checked by default it would seem the admin, or someone, who has control over the way it is set up could change it to be defaulted to unchecked.

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                • Doc_V
                  Doc_V commented
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                  Yes Ron, you would think it's something simple that one of us admins could fix, but it requires changing the code, and only Rock River Powersports has the authority to do that.

              • #12
                Seems Rock River, the one footing the bill, needs to make a call.

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                • #13
                  https://forum.vbulletin.com/forum/vb...ked-by-default

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                  • Doc_V
                    Doc_V commented
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                    Thx Ron, that's the code I was talking about earlier, Tykes_place and I are aware of it, but like I said, only RRP can make the change. Tykes_Place and I don't have access at that level.

                  • Tykes_Place
                    Tykes_Place commented
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                    Actually it's not something we can do because we are hosted with Vbulletin. They don't allow modifications like that for any customers. To make that change we'd have to be self-hosted.

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