How To Post and Add Photos

Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by Hommer, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

    There used to be a thread on how to post a thread and post photos and I'm sure it's still around, I added to it once on how to post from a smart phone. As I recall, the thread was getting outdated a little with the software that is currently used on PCs and I would like to show how easy it really is for those who are having problems creating and uploading photos to your post. A photo is worth a thousand words, and no one wants to read a grand, they had rather hold it.

    First you have to be logged in to your account. Once logged in, you should get a screen that looks similar to this one:

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    In the top left corner, you will notice that the "Home" icon is highlighted. This is your home screen. To the right of "Home" is a "Forums" icon. Click on the Forums icon and your screen will show a list of all the different forums that are available to post in. As an example, if you are seeking advice on a coin that you believe has an error, you should ask your question in the "Error Coins" forum. Click on this forum and you should get a screen similar to this:

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    The forum screen will have all of the other threads created by other members here. It is always best to start your own. Comments containing photos are allowed on other threads, but usually you will get more responses pertaining to your questions or comments if you are the author of the thread. To make a post, click on the "Post New Thread" icon which is pointed out above by the red arrow. You should get a screen similar to this:

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    Click on "Thread Title" and type in the title that you want your thread to have. Then click on the dialog box to post your questions or comments about your coin.

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    Once you have your post worded as you want, please add photos of your coin. Everyone wants to see what it is that you are seeing, and you will get much better responses to your questions or comments if you add a photo.

    Just under the dialog box, there are three icons. Click on the "Upload a File" icon and a pop up similar to this should appear:

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    If you click on the "Choose File" icon within this pop up, a pop up of your stored files and/or photos should appear on the screen.

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    Click on the photo or file that you wish to upload to your post, and then click on the "Open" icon under your files. Both pop ups will disappear and within seconds, depending on your internet speed, your photo will appear under the dialog box. You may add additional photos by repeating the upload a file sequence.

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    Once your photos have been uploaded, you can place them within the dialog box by clicking on the icons beside the photos. If you click on "Thumbnail" or "Create Thread" at this time, your photos will appear as a small photo that is very hard to see. The readers of your thread will have to resize the photos while reading, to see what you are trying to convey. No one likes to do this, so it is best to click on "Full Image" so that your photo will appear as full size. You can click on the icons above the photos and all will appear in a row, or you can place them one at a time in your post by clicking on the icons that are beside each photo.

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    A tip is that where ever your cursor is within the dialog box, is where the photos will appear within your post. Once your post is as you want it, you can click on the "Preview" icon and see how it will appear to others, you can edit it here, or just click on the "Create Thread" icon and you're done. Good Luck!
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2018
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  3. Eddie G

    Eddie G New Member

    Hommer, When I get to the forum I want to post to there is no icon that says post new thread. And when I scroll down I get a message that says `You have insufficient privliges to post here`. I can`t figure out what I`m doing wrong. Thanks, Eddie G
  4. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

    I have no idea, because you posted here. I know most can't post to "For Sale" threads, including me. I am not sure of how certain privileges are granted, maybe @desertgem can help with that.
  5. desertgem

    desertgem Senior Errer Collecktor Supporter

    If it is not an administrative forum, or the classified forums, all members should be able to post. I suspect it is the classified ones, such as 'For Sale'. The newer members do not bother to read the 'stickies' at the top of the list of threads where the rules are posted. Eddies problem is his number of posts ~just the one above currently. A member must have 10 regular posts before they can list in the classifieds. The Stickies threads at the top of that forum explains the other rules. Jim
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  6. Eddie G

    Eddie G New Member

    desertgem, Thanks for replying,I`m not trying to sell something. I`m just trying to post a picture of a mercury dime with errors in the error coin forum.All the instructions I`ve found so far are not helping. For example I don`t see a button anywhere that says post new thread. I have the pictures in the computer but I can`t get them on to the site. Thanks, Eddie G
  7. iceberg

    iceberg New Member

    I am having the same issue, I returned the subscription e-mail and got the confirmation e-mail back.At the top of the page is says I need to return the confirmation e-mail. I was able to set up my profile but not able to add picture to my profile. I can post reply's but cannot start my own thread or post pictures. It's like somehow or another a step has been missed.

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Gentlemen - sorry I didn't see this until now. The reason that both of you are having the problem you are having is because neither one of you have confirmed your email address. And until your email address is confirmed, posting privileges are limited.

    Please go here and read this thread, it will help explain what the problem is and how you can fix it.
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  9. iceberg

    iceberg New Member

    I did confirm my e-mail address, twice, and received a confirmation e-mail back. I clicked on the above link and it says I do not have permission to read this page.
  10. Eddie G

    Eddie G New Member

    Eddie G here, tried the link. I got the same message as iceberg.`You do not have permission to read this page`. I also resent and received the e-mail confirmation.Still cannot post on any forum.I can read the threads and reply but cannot start my own post.I also read the terms and conditions but how do you agree to them? there is no box to check off on.Something is missing here.
  11. OldFlyByNightUK

    OldFlyByNightUK New Member

    Hello, somewhat like above, we didn't get the bit
    "Once your photos have been uploaded, you can place them within the dialog box by clicking on the icons beside the photos. If you click on "Thumbnail" or "Create Thread" at this time, your photos will appear as a small photo that is very hard to see."
    So created a thread, and sorry, just thumbnails ...
  12. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Eddie, whatever it was, you fixed your problem. You confirmed your email address for your new user name. The first two accounts you opened will be closed. Your new account, @Canopus, is and will remain active.
  13. Canopus

    Canopus New Member

  14. Canopus

    Canopus New Member

    I don`t know what the problem was either,I did the same thing on both accounts but that`s alright.As long as it works. Really nice site this is, I like it.
  15. OldFlyByNightUK

    OldFlyByNightUK New Member

    Hi, I've just managed to add Bigger Versions ...
    I started writing a new thread, then went to "upload a file", browsed my photos, selected one, and then watched a dotted image flicker, showing it was being uploaded. Then nothing. So I closed the upload window. Then I did another the same way. So I did a preview, and no photos! so I posted the entry, and there were little photos underneath.
    I then went to post a reply ...
    Put in minimal text, and did the uploads again, but at that point, there was another button following 'post reply' & 'upload a file', more options !!!!! this is how you do it. Before, the third button was Preview! - could it be my initial post was too long? When I do create another thread, I check again, and come back here ...
    I hope the above is useful, can be followed by others who may have similar difficulties. Alan (& Gill)
  16. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

    Your photos were there, you just need to scroll down to see them. When you are previewing your thread, the photos will appear as text such as this:
    " View attachment 740426 "
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  17. OldFlyByNightUK

    OldFlyByNightUK New Member

    Thank You Hommer ... can I move them & re-size them into my post at that time?
  18. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

    You can, but it is text so when moving them, you have to move the whole text. I myself, learned something while posting here, I cant edit my post after I post to this forum. In my previous post where it says "view attachment", I actually typed in the text as it would appear in your preview dialog box, but the software here actually read it as code. I can't edit that.
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  19. Proof86

    Proof86 New Member

    I am having the same problem as "Eddie G" and "iceberg" (above) have had. What do I have to do to get my email and/or my user ID (Proof86) confirmed? Very confusing for us old guys trying to figure out all this technical stuff. Thanks for any help.
  20. Proof86

    Proof86 New Member

    My bad - it is actually "my account" that needs to be confirmed. How do I do that?
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  21. GDJMSP

    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    Please click on this link -

    - and read what I posted in that thread. It will help explain things.

    Short and sweet this is what happens. A person finds CoinTalk and decides to register as a member. When they do that they provide CT with an email address that they wish to use. And then once they do register the forum software automatically, and immediately, sends an email to that email address you provided. That email sent by CT ask you to confirm your email address, which can do simply by clicking on a link within that email sent to you. Click on that link and your email address is confirmed.

    And once your email address is confirmed you are granted full posting privileges on the forum. But if you do not confirm your email address then your posting privileges are restricted, perhaps is a better term. Some thing you can do, other things you cannot do.

    Seems simple enough doesn't it ? And it is, for the vast majority of people who register with CT. But it also where the problems begin and things become complicated, sometimes very complicated. This is why.

    Whenever an email is sent, like from CT to you, it first goes to your email provider and they then send it on to you. But there are some email providers out there which do not accept emails from CT - any emails from CT. So if CT sends you an email, you don't ever even see that email because your provider blocks it - that email never gets to you, you don't even know it exists.

    This is just one possible explanation of what happens. But make no mistake it does happen. And if it does happen there is simply no way that you can confirm your email address for CT - as long as you are using that email address that you chose to use.

    There are also other things that can happen that can screw up the process. Whenever you set up an email account, you the user, usually decide on what settings you wish to use. Different providers offer different settings. And the settings you decide upon determine which emails you will receive and which emails you can send - and which ones you cannot receive and not send. You may try to send them but they simply won't go out because of the settings you chose to use. So, bottom line, you yourself may be the one who is stopping the process from working because you chose to use settings on your email account that are too strict.

    Another thing that can happen is your own personal security software and or anti-virus software. Similar to your email account you can choose to use settings that are too strict. And some emails will go through and some won't - in either or both directions, incoming and outgoing, or just one or the other.

    Yet another thing that happens is that a person registers with CT, CT sends them a request for email confirmation, but the person decides not to confirm it - for whatever reason they may have - and who knows what the reason is.

    Yet another possibility is that the email from CT is/was sent your SPAM folder by your email software. So look for it there. If it is there fine, click on the link and confirm your email address.

    In the end it doesn't matter what happened or how it happened, it can be any of numerous reasons including many I did not mention. The only thing that matters is that unless you confirm your email address you will not be given full posting privileges on CT.

    And also please understand this - CoinTalk doesn't have any control over any of this, only you do ! Whatever it is that is going wrong, you are the only one who can do anything about.

    So what do you have to do to fix it ? It depends on what is going on at your end as there are several possibilities.

    Scenario 1 - you register, and CT sends you the request for confirmation. You do receive that request. You must then confirm your email address by clicking on the link and or following instruction in that email you get from us.

    If you do click on the link then confirmation is immediate, it happens within a second or so. And you're all set as a CT member.

    If you do click on the link and yet you still don't have full posting privileges then something went wrong on your end. The problem is NOT with CT it is on your end. And only you can fix it. You can try adjusting your settings on the your email program, your security and/or anit-virus software and that may or may not fix the problem.

    Scenario 2 - you register, but you never receive that request for confirmation from CT. And you should receive it immediately - again within seconds. So if you don't receive it then you know you've got a problem. And again only you can fix it.

    So OK, how do you fix it ? There is only one way, you MUST set up a new email account to use with CT. You can set it up anywhere you want (using any provider you want), and that may or may not work. I'm saying that because there IS more than one provider out there where it doesn't work - there are lots of them !

    BUT - if you use one of the free email providers like Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc etc - and you leave the settings at default - in other words don't change anything, it will almost always work just like it is supposed to.

    Once you set up a new email account you must then register with CT all over again, using a new user name and your new email account. Once you do, you will be sent that request to confirm your email address. Do so ! Once you do, you're all set.

    Any and all old accounts you had previously set up on CT will then be closed. Your new one will remain open and active - with full posting privileges.

    As I said - it's complicated ! And this is the only way there is to fix it.

    edit 2/20/18 - If you are still having problems then set up an email account with one of the free providers like Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo. All of them work !
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2018
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