Another uploading photos issue

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  1. -aggie- macrumors P6

    -aggie-

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    Every time I want to upload a photo, I have to click the paper click icon three times. Why is that? In other words, I click the paper clip, click browse, then upload. Then I click the paper clip and the link to the pic is not there yet. So, I close it, and then when I click the paper clip for the third time, the link is there. Is this just how it works? I've noticed this for awhile, but figured I'd ask a stupid question anyway, since I've yet to see a solution.
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    This has been an issue for a long time.

    What I usually do for inline images is upload the image and when the window changes to show the attachment like this:

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    I click on the filename and a new tab opens with a url similar to this

    http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=187223&d=1249744097

    I then type [attach]187223[/attach] where I want the image to appear.


    I find the paperclip to be too temperamental.
     
  3. -aggie- thread starter macrumors P6

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    Thanks, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't being stupid and there was something I had been doing wrong.
     
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I just preview the post once after attaching photos, and then the paperclip seems to work fine.
     
  5. -aggie- thread starter macrumors P6

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    You lost me. You're not having to click the paper clip 3 times?
     
  6. Doctor Q Administrator

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    #6
    I click Manage Attachments, Choose File, Upload, Close this window, Preview Post, paperclip once.

    Since I have an administrator account, my experience with forum features can obviously differ, but I've run into the same paperclip problems that others have described, so there's a chance that what works for me will work for others.
     

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