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National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Message Board FAQ

Here you can find answers to questions about how the board works. Use the links or search box below to find your way around.

How to post images

Note: You may prefer the illustrated article on picture management.

This message board manages images in posts by two mechanisms. The preferred mechanism is to attach the image to the message where it is used or to import the image into the user's picture catalog and reference it from there. Either of these approaches copies the image to this message board.

The alternative method is to refer to the image using the IMG vBcode. This alternative causes the reader's browser to fetch the image from the site that is hosting it. That method uses bandwidth on the computer that is hosting the image and should only be done if you have specific permission to do that. It also has the drawback that the image can be deleted or moved without this message board knowing and the content of your post will be damaged.

If you do not have a web site to host your image, the alternative method is not available to you. If you do have images posted on a web site you are free to reference, you can insert the IMG vBcode either by hand or by using the Insert Image Icon at the top of the Post or Edit box.

To use the icon copy the URL of the image, then click on the icon and paste the URL into the text field provided.

To do the same thing manually, enter the following text:


The preferred method of using images in your post is to attach them using the attachment feature of the message board.

There are two ways to attach images while editing a post on the message board.

At the bottom of the edit area in the middle of the Additional Options box, is the button Manage Attachments. Clicking on that button (at any time) will bring up the Manage Attachments Dialog. You have the option to specify an image either by browsing your workstation files to find an image file, or by entering the URL of an image file into one of the boxes that says Upload File from URL. With either of these you may click on the associated Upload button and the file will be copied to the message board. When it has been successfully copied, the filename will be listed below the selection boxes and above the grid describing the attachment limits. There is a restriction that the file names must be unique. That means a second file called "movement.jpg" from a different web page would be the same name and would overwrite the earlier file.

If you then finish editing your post and submit it, the images will be posted as thumbnails in an attachments box at the bottom of the post.

There is an Attachment Icon at the top of the edit window that looks like a paperclip . If you click on the paperclip, it behaves exactly like the Attachment button below the post editing box. However, it has a small dropdown arrow at the right of the paperclip icon.

If you click on the dropdown arrow, it will show a list of the current uploaded attachments and allow you to insert one of them into your post at the current cursor position. The result will look like this: Click image for larger version Name: back.jpg Views: 1 Size: 70.3 KB ID: 17702 where the attachment is posted in line with the rest of the message. You can later post another attachment at a different point in the message. Click image for larger version Name: TowerClockCloseUp.jpg Views: 1 Size: 64.4 KB ID: 17703

Unlike the unspecified attachments, these do not appear in a box at the bottom of the post, but just in the places they are inserted.

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