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Great Lakes / Welcome to the Great Lakes Region
« on: June 05, 2009, 06:01:02 pm »
Welcome to a discussion area for Adventure Cycling members and non members to meet, organize rides, and discuss cycling issues relevant to their region.  Please keep posts in this section pertaining to the Great Lakes states (MI, IL, IN, WI, OH).

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General Discussion / Posting Images to Forum
« on: March 20, 2009, 05:52:28 pm »
Adding photos to your post is an excellent way to illustrate a question or reply.  Uploading photos directly to the forum takes up a great deal of space, therefore, we ask that you link your photos from another location if possible.  This is a brief tutorial on how to post photos to your thread, without taking up space on our small server.  To do this, you must link to a photo that is already loaded somewhere on the web.  

Step 1: Upload your image to photo sharing site, or your personal web server.  There are a number of free services that are built for this very purpose, such as Photobucket.

Step 2: Once you have loaded your image to an image hosting service, you can obtain a URL (which can also be referred to as a 'web address', or 'direct link') for this image.

Step 3: Start a new post in our forum and type your message.

Step 4: When you are ready to paste your image into the message, click on the "insert image" button.  This is located in the second row of buttons above your message window.  If you scroll over each image for a few seconds, a message will tell you what that button does.

Step 5: This will place two sets of brackets in your message that will provide the following code:
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[img][/img]
Step 6: Paste the URL of your image immediately after the first [img] with no spaces, and your image will appear when you post the message.

This will take a little more time than uploading your photos to the forums, but it saves us some space, which will in turn help the forum run smoother for you.  Thanks for taking the time to read this.

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