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A request to TapaTalk users re Photos

Post by gaf1958 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:28 pm

As a TapaTalk user myself, I’ve found that the add photo functionality is both simple and, well simple...

But is it? I discovered that it’s not quite as straightforward as I had thought when I quoted one of my own posts (as you do Image). When I did so, instead of the photo that I’d been wanting to see in the resultant post, was a filename, but no photo. I’d quoted other people’s posts with TapaTalk hosted photos - and they’d either worked just fine or had given me a result like the one I’d just seen.

So what was the defining factor I wondered. Looking at the line of gibberish (an attachment string) it seemed that all of the unsatisfactory quotation results were from attached files (the paper clip icon Image seen in the image below). They work just fine - the first time. Quote that post though and the result is a useless filename.

If you use the little “mountain” icon Image, you are inserting a photo using the same formatting as if you used the forum’s own imaging tools from a web browser or using the standard IMG tags from Imgur or any other web hosting device. Quoting a post created using the little mountain icon gives the results you would expect - to see the original image included in the quoted post.

So please, TapaTalk users - images only using the Imageicon, not the Image icon... Image

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BTW, I have on occasion used a workaround when quoting posts with attached images - I screen capture the image (full page), save it to my camera roll, then insert it into the quoted portion of the post in place of the “attachment string” using (of course) the Imageicon... Image
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Re: A request to TapaTalk users re Photos

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Re: A request to TapaTalk users re Photos

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gaf1958 wrote:This post is created using the Image
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When quoted this is the result...
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Re: A request to TapaTalk users re Photos

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Re: A request to TapaTalk users re Photos

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gaf1958 wrote:This post is created with the Image
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Re: A request to TapaTalk users re Photos

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:53 pm

A very similar issue to the one I raised in this thread, Gary.

I hardly use TapaTalk at all, so that would not have occurred to me. Thank you.
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Re: A request to TapaTalk users re Photos

Post by Thegreyman » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:20 pm

Good advice there Gary.

I noticed recently that Tapatalk had been a bit sneaky and started only permitting a very poor resolution photo to be uploaded unless you upgraded to Tapatalk VIP. For thge £4.99 per annum I did it and also you don't get ads. Previously though you could upload better quality photos even with their free app.

The other benefit of Tapatalk photo uploads to the forum is that they don't flip between portrait and landscape as they seem to do if I take a photo on my iphone then put on the forum via the forum hosting (attach files, place inline) facility.
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Re: A request to TapaTalk users re Photos

Post by Mikkei4 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:27 pm

But do we want or need photos repeating when we do quotes and that quote is then quoted?

Wasn't there a thread fairly recently that criticised the continual repetition of photos when making a comment like "that's nice" or similar?
How many times do we need to see a watch photo if it's just being quoted from the post before?

Just refer to the watch by name when congratulating somebody re. their new purchase or watch of the day ?

Just a thought.

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Re: A request to TapaTalk users re Photos

Post by Amor Vincit Omnia » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:32 pm

Mikkei4 wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:27 pm

Wasn't there a thread fairly recently that criticised the continual repetition of photos when making a comment like "that's nice" or similar?
Probably me as well! Indiscriminate and unnecessary quoting is a bit of a bugbear of mine. By the way, I quoted your post to show which sentence I was referring to but trimmed the rest.
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Re: A request to TapaTalk users re Photos

Post by Mikkei4 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:37 pm

^ :clap:

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Re: A request to TapaTalk users re Photos

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:40 pm

I use TapaTalk VIP (cost of £0.77 per month with no adverts) most of the time to upload photos and have worked out they need to be <3MB in file size.

Always use the 'Mountain' icon and then 'insert inline', to get them spaced out or placed where I want them within the text, otherwise they just appear at the bottom of the post (below my signature).

On the rare occasion that I upload a picture using the forum, I will usually then save the photo to my phone and reload it via TapaTalk.

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Re: A request to TapaTalk users re Photos

Post by scooter » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:47 pm

Mikkei4 wrote:
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^ :clap:

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Re: A request to TapaTalk users re Photos

Post by gaf1958 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:27 pm

Mikkei4 wrote:But do we want or need photos repeating when we do quotes and that quote is then quoted?
That is all too frequently true Mick and I am in complete support of trimming unnecessary text (and photos) when quoting, but in a long thread, such as our watch of the day threads or the FLE discussions, it is often necessary for a quote to include an image to provide context for a comment. Otherwise you need to scroll back and forth to make sense of a comment; I frequently can’t be bothered once I scroll back far enough for TapaTalk to have to load the next thread segment...
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Re: A request to TapaTalk users re Photos

Post by nbg » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:50 pm

I have also noticed that Tapatalk has reduced the resolution of pics. I think that is ok, as I know what any watch I like looks like. I am more interested in the setting of the pic, rather than a boring at a desk, at a keyboard boring “wrist shot”. :silent:

Hence I like Gary’s beach shots more than a high resolution close up wrist shot with zero context.

I think it’s good that the image disappears when re quoted.

Far too many don’t trim their quotes and there are a few serial offenders on Tapatalk who always requote, which ends up being rather tiresome.

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Re: A request to TapaTalk users re Photos

Post by Thegreyman » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:28 am

nbg wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:50 pm
I have also noticed that Tapatalk has reduced the resolution of pics. I think that is ok, as I know what any watch I like looks like. I am more interested in the setting of the pic, rather than a boring at a desk, at a keyboard boring “wrist shot”. :silent:

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