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Thu Feb 4, 2021, 12:36 AM

I give up

I have now made my third attempt to post a topic with a picture and for the third time it didn't work. I will relegate myself to just replying to things I guess. This should not be so difficult.

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Reply I give up (Original post)
OldBaldy1701E Feb 2021 OP
elleng Feb 2021 #1
StClone Feb 2021 #2
OldBaldy1701E Feb 2021 #5
OriginalGeek Feb 2021 #6
OldBaldy1701E Feb 2021 #8
OriginalGeek Feb 2021 #9
OldBaldy1701E Feb 2021 #10
Marie Marie Feb 2021 #3
OriginalGeek Feb 2021 #7
turtleblossom Feb 2021 #4

Response to OldBaldy1701E (Original post)

Thu Feb 4, 2021, 12:41 AM

1. Have you tried https://postimages.org/ ?

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Response to OldBaldy1701E (Original post)

Thu Feb 4, 2021, 12:41 AM

2. post link to the image page and let me see if I can post it

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Response to StClone (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 4, 2021, 09:34 AM

5. Well

the point was I wanted to put an image that I have on my computer in my post because my post was about what that image shows. It is not just a matter of posting a pic solely for viewing. I am aware of how one would normally post a pic on here and I also worked in IT for a time, so please understand that I am not just sitting here staring at the pretty lights. I suspect it has something to do with using a Mac, as I have run into this on other sites. (Mac bias is prevalent on the net as MS pretty much controls everything on there... sigh). It might be the platform but I have used it on other sites and it worked fine. (its imgbox.com and the help page did not indicate that there were sites that would not work nor that there was an 'approved' list so...). I was just tired and trying to keep myself from running screaming out into the snow. Life is not going well here and I am getting tired of it. Having to also watch our American society squander a perfectly good opportunity to make adjustments to our culture so that it would be more equitable has just made me even more tired and disillusioned. But I do appreciate the input and I will have to try a few more things to see if my theory is correct.

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Response to OldBaldy1701E (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 4, 2021, 12:35 PM

6. Go here

https://postimages.org/

choose your image from your computer, upload it and copy the "Direct Link" (not just "Link" )

Paste the direct link into any post.



Here's a pic of Get The Led Out Led Zeppelin tribute band from 2013 because they are great and I never got to see the real thing.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 4, 2021, 03:45 PM

8. Thank You

I will give it a try and see if it will work the next time I need to post something.

So, here is a story for you in appreciation of your help. I was in a band back in '90-'91 that played all over the southeast. Our sound guy was a bit older than myself, and he told us that when he was in his late teens he went to a show in Florida (I forget the city, but he lived in and around Lauderdale and Tallahassee). He went to see Zeppelin, who were popular but not a major act yet. He told us that they played some songs and then Plant said, "Okay here is a new song we are doing. It isn't really done yet, but we wanted to play it today." and they went into 'Stairway to Heaven'. He said the crowd was silent, listening to the song and grooving to it. He said the crowd gave them a major ovation, screaming and yelling. (Bear in mind that such behavior was still not really the norm at a non-arena size concert.) I never got to see them either. (I have my own stories, but they start in 1976 when I saw 'The Long Run' tour of The Eagles. They opened with 'Hotel California'... what a freaking show!)

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Response to OldBaldy1701E (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 4, 2021, 04:52 PM

9. COOL!

My money is on Orlando Civic Auditorium, August 31st, 1971

There are a few bootlegs of that show but I don't have any. But since I currently live in Orlando now I want to find it lol. One of the bootlegs is named "Welcome to Disney Land" which is funny because, of course, Disney Land is in California. We have Disney World.


My best shot would have been seeing them in Dallas 1977 but I was a freshman in High School then - at a private christian school with very strict parents and I don't think I even knew who they were at the time.


My first show was the Beach Boys in 1981. Right after I had graduated high school. My step-father begrudgingly let me go but with the stipulation I had to be home by 10pm. I knew full well I would be breaking that curfew and didn't get home until well after midnight - I don't think the opening act, Delbert Mclinton, was even done by 10.

So I took the beating, was grounded for life (again lol) and left home a few months later (not just from that but from many stupid things that asshole did) and haven't been home since except to go to my mother's funeral about 10 years ago.

Did you know there used to be a comic book/game store in Orlando called Enterprise 1701? Cool store. Did I ever see your band? (I have been to thousands of shows in Texas and Florida in the intervening years - have even taken my Granddaughter to a few before covid screwed all that up).

I didn't get to see the Eagles until a few years ago on one of their hell freezes over again again tours but they were absolutely spectacular.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 4, 2021, 08:33 PM

10. I doubt it

We never got to play further south than Jacksonville, but in the 1983-84 school year I did a children's musical theatre tour that got down to Orlando! I have family in Lake Mary as well. I had heard of the store you mention as that family member is also a big ole comic geek like I am.

Now that I think of it, I played in a friends band for the Ho'ike Hawai'i Hula competition in 2013, so if you happened to be there on Saturday morning... heh.

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Response to OldBaldy1701E (Original post)

Thu Feb 4, 2021, 12:42 AM

3. I am able to post a picture in only about one in twenty attempts.

Usually, I just get a long script but no pic so I share your frustration.

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 4, 2021, 12:49 PM

7. Many websites do not allow hotlinking to their images

that's when you click on picture at a website and just copy the URL from your browser. Unless the URL ends with an actual image type file name it won't work. AND even if it does end with an image file name, hotlinking may be disabled by the website administrators so it still won't work.

To get best results, download (or "save picture as" or whatever your browser offers when you right click on an image)
then go to https://postimages.org/ and "Choose Image"


then find the image file you saved and upload it. Postimage will present you with a list of options and all you have to do is select "Direct Link" and copy that link


and paste it into your post.

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Response to OldBaldy1701E (Original post)

Thu Feb 4, 2021, 01:04 AM

4. Just past the full URL (should include a file extension like .png)

For example,

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