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Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

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Dave Eastwood (Gadgetman) - Club Secretary

When using Tech Talk, especially if you or your car aren't so familiar to other club members, it can really, really help to give plenty of background information. As much as you can in fact!


It's always handy to know roughly where you are, at least to the nearest big town. That way, if there's a member near by, they may be able to offer some hands on assistance, or if you need a recommendation of where to get a job done, we can try and find somewhere not hundreds of miles away.


Also often useful, but missed out, are what engine and gearbox you've got, in dependant or live axle, carbs or fuel injection, standard or tuned engine.


Of course with a car picked up second hand, you may not know. Don't panic! Photos are your friend here, the more the merrier! (And if you're not sure how to post them, don't worry, we can help you with that too...)


A picture really is worth a thousand words though, sometimes an experienced pair of eyes has been able to spot a fault in a component that didn't even seem related to the part causing trouble!






When you add an image to a post, you're actually just adding a link to the image and not the picture itself. So the picture first needs to be "hosted" on a web server somewhere. There are a number of free online services that will do this for you, such as Picassa, Flickr, Photobucket etc. Mark has done a very good guide to using Photobucket to add images here 


Alternatively, members can take advantage of the WSCC's very own image hosting service and use the gallery.


Using the Gallery.

If you click the gallery tab at the top of the page, you'll see lots of shots members have uploaded. You will also see a button at the top right of the screen marked "Upload".


(taken from the WSCC help section)


Adding your Images to the gallery
Clicking an upload link or button will take you to the media upload page. This is a two step process.
The first step is to select or create an album (or category) to upload the images into. Once the album or category has been set, you can upload images right away when the upload form reveals itself.
When you have uploaded the images you wish, you click the 'Review & Publish' button which will allow you to rotate the image or edit the image's details.


Sharing Images
Below the image, you will have several options to share it with others, such as Facebook, Email, or Twitter.


Embed Images

Each image has unique HTML and BBCode embed links for you to embed them on your website or within the forums. To display these, click on the "Options" drop down, and then click on "Share Links". From the list in the pop up box that appears, select and copy ALL the text that appears in the box marked Image Link.


Adding a link to your images so they appear within a post

In the post you want to embed the image within, click the little image icon in the toolbar above your post. A pop up window will appear asking for a URL, in the box provide paste the code you copied from the gallery in the last step, hit OK and that's it, all done.

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