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2024-06-11, 20:02:05
Have you tried the new Drafts feature yet? I just lost a long message today and learned my lesson. It is a good idea to save a draft of any long post you are writing. You can then just keep writing and keep saving a draft, knowing you have a backup if there is a glitch. The draft is automatically deleted when you post the message.


2024-06-08, 18:30:04
For Sale
xman has two very nice 1950's machines available - a green 1950 mk4 and black 1951 mk5 - both in good condition and running well.


2024-06-07, 02:13:36


2024-06-03, 08:23:05
For Sale
Duncan has just listed his green and cream 1957 Dragonfly for sale with spares and documents.


2024-06-02, 08:34:05
Parts avalable
alistair still has parts available - barrels, carburettor, castings - see all listings.


2024-06-01, 18:33:27


2024-05-28, 00:09:46
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Learn all about attaching photos in the User Guide. Any problems with anything please Contact us     Faulty links fixed - 01June2024

Quick Tour of the new Attachments Process

Quick Tour of the new Attachments Process


A quick look at how the new attachment process works for attaching photos and documents to your messages.


3 min 24 seconds



Today we're going to have a look at how the attachment process works in the new software.

This will be a broad overview, not detailed instructions.

It's just to give us an idea of how it all works.

The Attachment Bar

So the attachment process is made via this bar down here.

We don't need to open other options as we did previously.

And there's two methods.

We can either click on this bar and select the files as we did previously, or we can drag and drop them there.

So we'll have a look at the drag and drop method first.

Drag N Drop Method

So the first thing we need to do is to shrink the window so that we can open up File Explorer.

So we'll just do that, shrink it down to half size.

And what we see is that the forum gets scrunched in between the sidebars.

So we can close the sidebars using these two collapse buttons up here.

And there's our target, our drag and drop target.

Now over here we've got some files.

We can load up to 10 files at once, 10 files of up to 7 megabytes.

So let's select from there to here.

And we'll just drag those and drop them down.

And you see those dotted lines that appear?

They're essential for a successful drag and drop.

So we drop them on, and then it starts loading them up one by one.

Attachments Loading

You can see the bar go across as it loads up.

Now we'll expand this back full screen, and we'll restore the sidebars.

And all the attachments have loaded.

We can see up the top here that it's telling us that you have reached the maximum number of attachments allowed per post.

So that's because we uploaded 10 attachments.

And down here on the size bar, we've got 12.

5 megabytes out of a possible 80.

So plenty of size capacity left, but we've just reached the maximum number.

Post the Message

So now if we're happy with those, then we've got our text entered in.

We'll just click Post.

And it goes ahead and posts them.

There they all are.

So that was the drag and drop method.

File Selection Window Method

Now let's have a look at the more traditional click and select method.

And we use the same bar down here, so we single left click on that bar.

Here's our files, so we'll select the same 10 that we uploaded last time.

Single left click on the Open button.

There they are uploading.

Pause for a minute.

Now they're all uploaded.

We have the same message up the top about maximum number of attachments being reached and the same megabyte count at the bottom.

Post the Message

So we'll go ahead and press Post.

There they are attached to our post.

Choose Your Own Method

So which method you choose just depends on your personal preference.

I've actually come to like the traditional file selection method just because it's a little bit more controlled than the drag and drop, which can be a little bit hit and miss at times.

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