How to use the Picture Postcard Group
How do I start?
Have a look through the photographs you have. Try to select one (or a few) that reminds you of either somewhere you’ve been or something that you’ve done. Something that you’ve really enjoyed.
Now, go to the Picture Postcards Group in the forum and start a new Topic (ADD TOPIC). Enter a title that says something about your photograph(s).
Either just drag and drop them into the message space (they’ll automatically upload) OR click Choose a File (and follow the instructions in How to Use the Forum – Adding an Image to a Post).
[After you have added an image to a post you will see this in the text box – [attach]126[/attach] This is normal and is the code which will place the image into your Post when it’s viewed in the Forum (the number in the middle will be different for every image)]
Now, importantly – tell everyone about the photographs, the where, the when, the how, for example. The click ADD TOPIC
That’s it! You’ve just sent a Picture Postcard to the rest of the Picture Postcard Group.
What if I want to add some more photographs?
It will depend.
1. If you want to add some additional photographs to a ‘Postcard’ (Topic) you’ve already posted …. just click on the topic and then ‘add a post’ by dropping a new photograph into the Add to the Topic box and then click ADD THIS. You’ll find that when you now click on an image in the Forum the added photograph will be included in the display ‘Carousel’ of images.
2. If you have some new photographs of a different place or activity …. just ADD TOPIC in the Picture Postcard Group to start a new Topic and title and add your photographs and text as before.
How do I delete photographs?
You will need to delete your photograph(s) from your Image Library.
To access your Image Library, go to the bottom of any of your Picture Postcard ‘Topics’ and click on the Choose a file link.
The Library will open. Look for the image in the list and press the Red DELETE button. This will remove the image from the post. If there was any text associated with the photograph then you should remove that as well.
This may leave a blank post on that Topic. Unfortunately the system isn’t able to let you delete that, but it’s not a problem and you can just drop a quick note to Admin and we’ll remove it for you.
NEED TO KNOW STUFF
Because of forum technical restrictions it’s not possible to just delete an image from a post.
For the same reasons it’s not possible for a member to delete a complete POST complete with image(s).
Adding a Tag to your Topic
When you start a new Topic you can add up to 5 tags that once posted will make your Topic easier to Search For.
Tags created will appear in the right hand sidebar together with the number of Topics containing those Tags. However, if you click on a Tag and nothing is listed, it’s usually because you don’t yet have access to the Forum section that it’s been created in eg: Picture Postcard Group.
What happens when I get to my limit of 25 photographs?
If you want to add more then you should remove a few so that you don’t go over your twenty-five.
Please remember though, if you delete an photograph from your personal Image Library then if you have also used in somehere else in the forum then it will be also deleted from that post.
What happens if I upload a photograph that doesn’t meet the guidelines?
We reserve the right to remove it. Depending how far “out-of-the-guidelines” we will either write to you to discuss/ask you to remove it, or we will remove it immediately.
Please note that if we remove the photograph then it will be permanently removed from your personal Image Library and anywhere else that you may have used that photograph in the Forum.
How can I tell people that I like their photographs (or ask about them)?
There’s two ways.
COMMENTS (yes, they’re back!). This time, click on someone’s Topic with the image and simply add a Post with the comment (or question).
LIKES just click on the LIKE button if you don’t really want to say anything but you want to show your appreciation of the image. Your ‘Like’ will appear on their Post and they’ll know it’s from you.
PLEASE REMEMBER … you may put Comments onto another member’s Personal Image topic but YOU MUST NOT post any photographs in their space.
Please look for an answer to your question or issue first in the FAQ. If you’re unable to find any help, please post in the FORUM HELP section of the Forum including full details.