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My computer will not let me post a pic. It times out after a while, after I have choosen it and then try to post it.
Hope I have made my self clear? Probably as clear as mud?
Melody helped me another time when it done it also.
Where do I look to correct this?
I should say I am pretty dumb when it comes to computers, but my son can help me, if and when I can get him down to visit.
I've had it lock up on my when the file size of the pics is too large. Even though the site downsizes pics a bit automatically when you upload, having a file size that's too large to begin with can cause it to get hung up. And if you're trying to upload more than 1 pic at once the problem probably becomes even worse. I'd try either just posting one at a time, or downsize your pics a bit before you try to upload (or do both)
The hanging up with larger file sizes can come & go--maybe it depends on how much traffic is on the site at the time. Just to test things out, I'd try taking a picture and downsizing it a lot and try posting just that one. If that still doesn't work then there's maybe some problem on your end, but if that works then it probably is just that you've tried to post large pics at times when lots of other people are doing the same thing so things get hung up.
DG has been messed up for a long time. Either their membership has outgrown their server system or their dedicated server system has been neglected. What once was a single click access has become a double and sometimes a triple click seemingly at random times. Exiting a post or forum can take several seconds. I am not a paying member anymore so I can't complain.
I also can't post pictures since the change to five pics either and I have to double click on everything and it is so slow to send when I used to post pictures. I'm getting disgusted too. Melody acted like she had never heard of the problem before. Nothing has changed on my computer.
Lots of time the up load speed is a lot lower than the default number. Mine always says 448k and network speeds are never that consistent. I didn't have any problem uploading 2 pictures of around 1 meg the other day. I have seen more than once where the actual bottle neck was from the server at the ISP my computer is connected to to the outside world.
My DSL is 3 meg down and 512k up and that is the max speed, not actual speed. Even when I had 5 meg fiber, the normal max file transfer speed was 400k-500k. The thing to keep in mind is the line transmission rate is in bits and files are in bytes with 8 bits per byte. As Doug said, the final speed is determined by how many different servers are passed thru, how many people are using that ISP and how elaborate the ISP setup is. A common ISP connection to a major telco CO would be a DS-3 which is 28 DS-1s. DS-1 is T-1 @ 1.544 mbs. Sounds like a lot of bandwidth until one considers there may be 1,000 active users at any given time with some users being business power users.
One can speed up the process of posting pictures by scaling down the file size before transmission. I think DG scales them down before filing them so that slowdown can be avoided.
DG does scale down pics to some extent, but with today's high resolution cameras it can really help to downsize them a bit yourself first, otherwise things can sometimes get hung up while uploading. (especially if you're uploading multiple photos)
My camera automatically scales to a JPG file, so don't have to worry about size. I should say it is the program that I am using, I think that is the correct thing.
Can someone tell me where to find out on my computer the dsl connection that I have thru my server. I am so stupid when it comes to computers. Have taken classes etc., but something hasn't connected in my brain.
Jpg files can be large. I have only a 6 mp camera and the jpg file size is 3 mb. Higher resolution SLR camers can be much larger. Set your camera to max resolution, take a pic and save it to file. You can see the file size then. Of course, the camera can be set to lower resolutions also.
To check your DSL connection as it is set up on your computer, not your actual speed, go to:
Network & sharing center
Click onto your modem--mine is a Westell DSL router
Connection information--you can see up and down speeds and your IP address in addition to other irrelevant information. If you are using a wireless router, you may have additional steps but the general process is the same. I am using an AT&T modem/router combo.
At&T has internet sites which will run speed tests but they will register the speed at the immediate time and may not be relevant to a busy time.
You should also be able to access your modem / router by entering 192.168.1.1 into a browser. If it asks for a login it is typically admin and the password is password unless someone has changed it. If that doesn't work the default login should be printed on the bottom of the device.
I have been a member of Dave's Garden since June 2003. I probably won't renew because of all the problems that I have had in replying to a thread, posting a thread or a photo. When I have composed the text or attached a photo and click preview I usually get a time out and nothing is sent. In addition to that there are several of my favorite forums that I can't access. Central Midwest Gardening is an example.
I would suggest using the "contact us" link at the bottom of any page to contact the admins. At a minimum they should be able to help you access the Central Midwest & other forums you're having trouble getting into. The picture posting is something I've seen others complain about too and I'm not sure they can do much about that but it's worth getting in touch with them.
Replying to a thread and uploading a photo are two different issues. Rocco, can you tell me which thread(s) you're having problems posting to, and approximately what time of day? (And were you also trying to upload a photo or was it just text?) We may need more details, such as which browser you're operating if the problem is strictly in getting text to upload.) Neither Melody or I can replicate the problems mentioned here, but we are aware that a few people are experiencing problems and we want to help. We just need details and your cooperation to try to troubleshoot the possible causes and situations that you're encountering.