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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #675 on: November 01, 2020, 01:09:37 am »
There is no warning on uploading a large image that will break the size of all images in the thread, so how was I to know? A security warning when you then break that limit is also not very helpful.
I agree it's not very helpful that the forums warning messages don't properly indicate what your 'security' problem was. Like others mention it may have to do with the images size and maybe there are clues in the SMF forum specs as to what limit you exceeded.
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #676 on: November 01, 2020, 01:22:51 am »
In these discussions of image size, I always wonder what is acceptable over time, with ever more powerful mobile platforms and broadband access.

The size limits used to be more stringent - 1MB per file IIRC. I agree that having a security error is less than ideal and the limits shouldn't be that high if it causes an aggravation with a large number of users. Question is: how representative is the number of posters in this thread? Is it really a majority that cares for for the extra computational effort? Or is such limitation perceived as too stringent and hinders the adoption of this forum by new members?

I sure went through the extra effort to reduce images when the previous limits were in force and try to keep doing this even now - unless the subject of the discussion begs for image quality (the microscope discussion, for example).

Regarding storage space, this is much better than those posts with image servers that go down and the image context is completely lost. So, in a way, we have it much better now, large file or not.
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #677 on: November 01, 2020, 03:12:36 am »
There is no warning on uploading a large image that will break the size of all images in the thread, so how was I to know? A security warning when you then break that limit is also not very helpful. But thanks to you all for berating me for trying to add information in the simple form of a picture to the thread I had started. It really makes me feel welcome as a new poster - I guess there isn't a :sarcasm: icon either.

The problem is that some people need to upload large images. e.g. large high res teardown photos. But most people do not need that high for ordinary posts, but the setting has to be made to allow for those few that need it. I can't edit the message that gets displayed that's embedded in the forum. Well, I probably could edit it, but I'd have the go into the forum code to do it.
The easiest way is to use imgur and paste the embed code rather than upload the image directly here.
 

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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #678 on: November 01, 2020, 03:15:12 am »
There is no warning on uploading a large image that will break the size of all images in the thread, so how was I to know? A security warning when you then break that limit is also not very helpful.
I agree it's not very helpful that the forums warning messages don't properly indicate what your 'security' problem was. Like others mention it may have to do with the images size and maybe there are clues in the SMF forum specs as to what limit you exceeded.

It may be because the individual image size is set the same and the title size and it's getting confused or something. I'll change it.
 

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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #679 on: November 01, 2020, 04:02:16 am »
There is no warning on uploading a large image that will break the size of all images in the thread, so how was I to know? A security warning when you then break that limit is also not very helpful.
I agree it's not very helpful that the forums warning messages don't properly indicate what your 'security' problem was. Like others mention it may have to do with the images size and maybe there are clues in the SMF forum specs as to what limit you exceeded.
It may be because the individual image size is set the same and the title size and it's getting confused or something. I'll change it.
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Be interesting to know what you find.

If it had happened to me I would've tried to post it some other way as 3.5 MB is well within forum limits.
Never had issues with pics straight off an iPhone or camera which I then shrink down to a few hundy KB using MS picture manager but here I store everything locally.
Maybe it's a Google drive bug ?  :-//
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #680 on: November 01, 2020, 05:40:27 am »
FYI, there is no security check on file uploads, that feature is disabled.
 

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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #681 on: November 08, 2020, 08:55:12 pm »
I've just had the "Your attachment has failed security checks and cannot be uploaded. Please consult the forum administrator." error that has been bothering some others.

It was a single 386kB JPEG photo, freshly taken on my phone, cropped with my usual tools, all things I do regularly on here with no problems, and it wasn't accepted. Took a new photo and uploaded un-cropped at 747kB and it went through. Definitely something screwy going on here.

The final, successful post is here: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/repair/cleaning-glue-residue-from-screen/msg3316856/#msg3316856 if anyone wants to dig in log files proximal to that posting.
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #682 on: November 08, 2020, 09:06:35 pm »
MarkMLl mentioned in a thread yesterday that he got the "Your attachment has failed security checks and cannot be uploaded. Please consult the forum administrator." error trying to add a second photo to a post.  Apparently the first one was fine but the second refused multiple attempts.

So, yeah... something screwy seems to be going on with image attachments, even with inline attachments disabled to band-aid that images-overwriting-previous-images issue that cropped up back in June or so after the SMF update.
 

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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #683 on: November 08, 2020, 11:58:38 pm »
MarkMLl mentioned in a thread yesterday that he got the "Your attachment has failed security checks and cannot be uploaded. Please consult the forum administrator." error trying to add a second photo to a post.  Apparently the first one was fine but the second refused multiple attempts.
So, yeah... something screwy seems to be going on with image attachments, even with inline attachments disabled to band-aid that images-overwriting-previous-images issue that cropped up back in June or so after the SMF update.

Yep, no idea what's causing that.  :-//
 

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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #685 on: November 09, 2020, 12:33:17 am »
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #686 on: November 09, 2020, 12:49:34 am »
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #687 on: November 09, 2020, 10:39:27 pm »
Still seeing more new reports of the "Your attachment has failed security checks and cannot be uploaded. Please consult the forum administrator." popping up around the place, like here: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/unable-to-post-images-any-longer/?topicseen
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #688 on: November 10, 2020, 12:16:25 am »
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #689 on: November 10, 2020, 12:20:47 am »
Still seeing more new reports of the "Your attachment has failed security checks and cannot be uploaded. Please consult the forum administrator." popping up around the place, like here: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/unable-to-post-images-any-longer/?topicseen
I have images added without problems.
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #690 on: November 10, 2020, 03:30:44 pm »
Just added a whole load of images and PDF's to a thread and only noted that the number of attachments is now down to 10 from 25 and the maximum file size is 4MB instead of 5MB. All worked fine for me.

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/thermal-imaging/two-new-patients-inbound-)-scott-eagle-attack-firefighting-cameras/

What is annoying is the bug in the forums URL interpretation that messes them up, as demonstrated above ! (It ignores part of the URL if certain characters are present)

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Update : URL difficulties fixed thanks to help from knowledgeable forum members  :-+
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #691 on: November 10, 2020, 04:33:57 pm »

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/thermal-imaging/two-new-patients-inbound-)-scott-eagle-attack-firefighting-cameras/

What is annoying is the bug in the forums URL interpretation that messes them up, as demonstrated above ! (It ignores part of the URL if certain characters are present)

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Not sure why but it shows up as:

[ u r l=https://www.eevblog.com/forum/thermal-imaging/two-new-patients-inbound-]https://www.eevblog.com/forum/thermal-imaging/two-new-patients-inbound-[/url])-scott-eagle-attack-firefighting-cameras/

(spaces added by me)

If the closing / u r l is at the end of the line I'm sure it works:

[ u r l]https://www.eevblog.com/forum/thermal-imaging/two-new-patients-inbound-)-scott-eagle-attack-firefighting-cameras/[/url]

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/thermal-imaging/two-new-patients-inbound-)-scott-eagle-attack-firefighting-cameras/
Keyboard error: Press F1 to continue.
 
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #692 on: November 10, 2020, 06:48:16 pm »
Just added a whole load of images and PDF's to a thread and only noted that the number of attachments is now down to 10 from 25 and the maximum file size is 4MB instead of 5MB. All worked fine for me.

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/thermal-imaging/two-new-patients-inbound-)-scott-eagle-attack-firefighting-cameras/

What is annoying is the bug in the forums URL interpretation that messes them up, as demonstrated above ! (It ignores part of the URL if certain characters are present)

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Yes, SMF has always been this way and there are many links not working because of characters in the URL line that it doesn't automatically accept as part of a URL.
The workaround is to Modify your post and highlight the URL you want to use then use the Insert Hyperlink button.
This places the URL flags entirely over your URL and disregards what characters are in it just as PA0PBZ points out.

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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #693 on: November 10, 2020, 10:54:16 pm »
Thanks chaps  :-+

This has had me scratching my head on many occasions !

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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #694 on: November 13, 2020, 08:48:10 am »
Still seeing more new reports of the "Your attachment has failed security checks and cannot be uploaded. Please consult the forum administrator." popping up around the place, like here: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/unable-to-post-images-any-longer/?topicseen
Just had one of these ^ with an image I've posted without issues before.  :-//

It was taken with an iPhone and compressed with MS Picture Manager where iPhone images are always 90o off correct rotation yet always post correctly.  :-//
However the JPEG filename for this chap had the dreaded [1] in it signifying that it had been saved before. Renaming it wasn't enough to get it accepted by SMF however opening it in MS Paint, rotating it and saving it as a .png had SMF forum SW happy and it was posted.  :phew:
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #695 on: November 27, 2020, 09:10:48 pm »
Still seeing more new reports of the "Your attachment has failed security checks and cannot be uploaded. Please consult the forum administrator." popping up around the place, like here: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/unable-to-post-images-any-longer/?topicseen
Just had one of these ^ with an image I've posted without issues before.  :-//

It was taken with an iPhone and compressed with MS Picture Manager where iPhone images are always 90o off correct rotation yet always post correctly.  :-//
However the JPEG filename for this chap had the dreaded [1] in it signifying that it had been saved before. Renaming it wasn't enough to get it accepted by SMF however opening it in MS Paint, rotating it and saving it as a .png had SMF forum SW happy and it was posted.  :phew:
So likely there is a check in SMF which somehow doesn't accept all JPEGs. I went back to using Flickr instead of uploading pictures to the forum. The ability to put attached pictures inline in posts seems to have stopped working as well.
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #696 on: November 27, 2020, 09:52:49 pm »
a check in SMF which somehow doesn't accept all JPEGs

I wonder if it's anti-NSFW or similar checking. If so, there could be a switch to turn it off.
 

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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #697 on: November 27, 2020, 10:40:22 pm »
Still seeing more new reports of the "Your attachment has failed security checks and cannot be uploaded. Please consult the forum administrator." popping up around the place, like here: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/unable-to-post-images-any-longer/?topicseen
Just had one of these ^ with an image I've posted without issues before.  :-//

It was taken with an iPhone and compressed with MS Picture Manager where iPhone images are always 90o off correct rotation yet always post correctly.  :-//
However the JPEG filename for this chap had the dreaded [1] in it signifying that it had been saved before. Renaming it wasn't enough to get it accepted by SMF however opening it in MS Paint, rotating it and saving it as a .png had SMF forum SW happy and it was posted.  :phew:
So likely there is a check in SMF which somehow doesn't accept all JPEGs.
Who TF knows, SMF seems to have more bugs than some certain brands of scopes.  ::)
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I went back to using Flickr instead of uploading pictures to the forum.

This JPEG bug is not hard to work around as you just need open the file in a pic editing program and save it in another format like PNG.....30s of your time.
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The ability to put attached pictures inline in posts seems to have stopped working as well.
Well yes and you should know how to work around this too and do it as we historically had to before Dave enabled inserting images directly within a post.
I never found it comfortable to use as it didn't always give the result I needed so have always uploaded thumbnails onto the EEVblog server then edited the post to place the thumbnail URL within IMG flags and anywhere in the post that suits. Normally I post with a place keeper that relates to the image I need to insert later in editing like im2, im5 or whatever and delete it after the post is fully edited before saving the edit.
Sure it's a bit of stuffing around but works like a charm as it has always done.
That the first attachment box is also troublesome in SMF adds another level of fun to posting although skipping it and ONLY using subsequent attachment boxes from (more attachments) works perfectly without issue.

Like a crappy piece of equipment we learn to work with what we have to get the result required.  :horse:
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Re: Moderation reports
« Reply #698 on: November 28, 2020, 01:39:14 am »
Nahh. Flickr is just way easier. Select a bunch of images/photos, click upload, browse through them and you can get preformatted links to resized images which are perfect to copy&past into your post. I'm not going to dick around with stuff which only works half; I have better things to do.
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