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@  lollyh : (15 June 2018 - 03:11 PM)

Ha!!! What's all this happening here.not on for a week & I feel left behind. :clap: a :clap: :clap: :clap: good to see everyone back on. :thanx:

@  DiscoMoose : (15 June 2018 - 06:56 AM)

yay!!! :clap: :ratgiggle: :yay: :ggmr:

@  raggedtoothg... : (13 June 2018 - 11:10 PM)

Must admit I haven't tried in a long time so maybe it was working sooner.

@  Caryn : (13 June 2018 - 10:52 PM)

:yay: for Ratanoogans showing up again!! :D

@  Caryn : (13 June 2018 - 10:51 PM)

I've been lucky, using the "internot" address I've been able to access without the virus warning for months. But there was no one else around :ratsad:

@  raggedtoothg... : (13 June 2018 - 09:28 PM)

It let me log in again! Yay :happydance:

@  ronelrat : (11 June 2018 - 03:34 PM)

Same!

@  CindyR : (11 June 2018 - 12:28 PM)

First time I could actually get in without it screaming VIRUS as me!!

@  CindyR : (11 June 2018 - 12:27 PM)

Well hallo all!!!!

@  ronelrat : (10 June 2018 - 10:02 PM)

Yay. I could sign in on Tapatalk and access forum from my phone!

@  Tails : (10 June 2018 - 02:45 PM)

we are now on TAPATALK :D

@  Tails : (10 June 2018 - 01:06 PM)

yaaaay for internet again haha

@  Caryn : (05 June 2018 - 01:36 PM)

Hope it can be sorted without losing anything. Crossing fingers!! :D Arrrggh, I finally have internet after two weeks of a faulty line, so I'm interneting myself to a standstill right now :P

@  Tails : (28 May 2018 - 10:13 PM)

i love you all and thanks for still coming back to RN xx

@  Tails : (28 May 2018 - 10:13 PM)

hi guys. short of redoing the whole forums im not too sure on how to rid us of this probem we're having. Im sorry Ive been so absent, but i guess ill explain shortly in a post one of these days. i am going to put a lot more effort into sorting this out, and hopefully in doing that we wont lose any information.

@  Caryn : (16 May 2018 - 11:01 AM)

How strange :blink: I get to the usual full site :/

@  DiscoMoose : (15 May 2018 - 01:36 PM)

Ah... makes sense about the warning page. So glad she found a workaround, so as not to scare of potential new forum peeps... still, if I visit ratanooga.co.za I get only a 'hello' on the page *blush*

@  Caryn : (13 May 2018 - 05:48 PM)

Tails created the alternative forum address to get around that big red warning page, hence the redirection. No idea what's going on in general though, haven't heard from Tails in ages :( The main Ratanooga.co.za website though is still up and running as per normal.

@  DiscoMoose : (11 May 2018 - 03:24 PM)

I was also not so down with the big red virus warning the forum was making (i knew it was safe, but it disturbed my sense of loving things that are orderly) - so i'm happy that's gone. Some other observations: why is the forum redirecting to internot.co.za? what is happening to ratanooga.co.za? the page source over there is just a single 'hello'...? hmm curiouser and curiouser... ;)

@  DiscoMoose : (09 May 2018 - 12:00 PM)

I've been missing in action *blush* happy to be back though :boogie: once a regular always a regular I guess :Kiss:


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Uploading directly to this forum is disabled (to save server space). To post images, you will have to sign up for a free account at Photobucket

Our forums allow a maximum of 10 images per post, to save on load times for those on dial-up, and bandwidth for those on not on uncapped ADSL.

Please keep images a maximum size of 800x800 in size!

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Helpful Hint: There is also another way to make the files extra small if you want to try it. If you're using Windows XP or Vista, go to your pictures folder in your PC and select all the photos you want to upload, right click on them, choose "send to mail recipient" in the popup menu and then a window should appear asking you if you want to make pictures smaller or keep original sizes. Select "make them smaller", click OK and wait for the email to pop up with the attached pictures. Then on the email message go to file, save attachments and save the pictures in their new smaller form back to your hard drive (do not choose the same folder you got them from or they'll rewrite over the original photos though). They should be super tiny and resized to 640 x 480 pixels which means it's faster to upload to Photobucket and easier for other forum members to load and view once you've posted them.

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(do not choose the same folder you got them from or they'll rewrite over the original photos though).

Whenever forced to use that program or others like it, I always make a copy of the images I want to edit in another folder and work with those - you often get unfortunate "oopsies" like this and lose the original. :(

I have learnt the hard way that the best thing to do first with any file you're editing is File>Save As> Some_New_Name.xyz before doing *anything*.

Incidentally, people should remember that opening and saving the same .jpg over and over is not the same as opening and saving a word document; it's more like photocopying photocopies, generation after generation (you lose quality as it's re-compressed every time you save, losing information each time [jpg is a "lossy" compression algorithm]); if you find yourself frequently editing the same pictures, use a non-lossy format like .tif or even .bmp instead. Output the final "shared" image as a .jpg (and save a copy as a .tif too if you think you'll ever come back to it and need to re-edit!).
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Updated the how-to :)

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:ratangel: RIP: Maxie "my Maxibon", Pepper "my Pepsicola", Intel "The Original Fragile", Apple "my Fadapple", Linux "my Beautiful Girl", Feyrith "my Banana-Face", Xeon "my Old Cronky", Ramoth "my Badgerboo", Orlith " my Orly-whip"/"my Orlyball", Wirenth "Wormy"; Vignette "Figgy Pudding"; Iso "Iso 1000 / Hamster Rat"; Macro "The Fats"; Oscar ("my little lion"), NiMH "Nimble-Thim/Nimbelina", Pidtjie "Pidjtie-Poodle", Thyme "Teecky", Brie "my Broo", Cinnamon "Cinna-mom", Three "Wheel Tail",Treble "Trebbest / Buddahbelly", Cotton "Cottonball"
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Just thinking it might be worth adding that you don't HAVE to have a photobucket account, it will work for pretty much any publicly viewable image (like photos you have uploaded to facebook / instagram, I would imagine Picasa, if you have a Wordpress blog you can upload the photos to the Library and use the URL without even putting the image in a post - I haven't tried it on Ratanooga yet but I have a signature image on my gmail done like that... etc), you can get the direct link by right-clicking and selecting "Copy image location" (Not 'copy link location'), or in the case of Wordpress, go to the Library to get the direct link.

 

I'm not sure how easy it would be with Twitter and Flickr photos these days with their current interface - I think Flickr is protecting copyright by not allowing easy access to images...

 

Just in case anybody would find any of these options easier... :)  (I suppose not everybody floods their facebook with rat pics like I do :ratgiggle: )

 

Obviously still go through the process of making the file smaller...


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Yea I used to have instructions for the other web hosting sites, but it got complicated trying to keep it all up to date with all the changes etc so I stuck with just Photobucket. Anyone is welcome to use any method of posting pics of course, but I'm not going to teach them how to use each method lol

 

Flickr is often blocked on work networks, so I don't recommend them.


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:ratangel: RIP: Maxie "my Maxibon", Pepper "my Pepsicola", Intel "The Original Fragile", Apple "my Fadapple", Linux "my Beautiful Girl", Feyrith "my Banana-Face", Xeon "my Old Cronky", Ramoth "my Badgerboo", Orlith " my Orly-whip"/"my Orlyball", Wirenth "Wormy"; Vignette "Figgy Pudding"; Iso "Iso 1000 / Hamster Rat"; Macro "The Fats"; Oscar ("my little lion"), NiMH "Nimble-Thim/Nimbelina", Pidtjie "Pidjtie-Poodle", Thyme "Teecky", Brie "my Broo", Cinnamon "Cinna-mom", Three "Wheel Tail",Treble "Trebbest / Buddahbelly", Cotton "Cottonball"
tag #ratanoogarats on your rat photos on Instagram!


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:yay: I finally figured out what the signature is...I'm a bit slow on the uptake. Blame it on age( haha) or busy life. That sounds better. How do I make them smaller? Like some who have lots of ratties pics in little squares at the bottom? Don't laugh!! :thanx:
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You need to edit the pictures yourself before you load them to Photobucket.  Microsoft Photo Manager, Photoshop, etc are all software programs that will allow you to change the images down to signature size by editing the pixels if you have them :)

 

Otherwise PM me if you have any trouble and I can resize them for you and email them back for you to re-upload to Photobucket


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Thanks birthday girl, I'll see if I can download either of those onto my iPad. Do I then just reload the same pics onto photobucket? Will if change the original? I still have a lot to learn. Hope I'm making progress though :loopy:
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Always remembered, always in my heart, RIP my children: Sandy (our first ratty love) Pepper, Mickey, Snowy, Cloudy, Kellogs, Snoekie, Thing 1, Wotnot, Thing 2, Mischief, Monty, Barney, Seamus, Dolores aka Dilly, Jerry, Brian, Alfred, Patches, Stewie, Squeak, Bubble, Treble, Hayley, Onyx, Milo, Roxie, baby Bailey, FiFi, Bass, Bangerang, Emo, Nibbs and Roo :bigeyecry: :ratangel:

RIP my doggy loves: Andy and Toffee, loved and missed forever :cry:

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A very small and quick program to download is PLiska Image Resizer and it's free on the web.  Microsoft Photo Editor comes with Windows only and Photoshop is not free.

 

Once you've resized the images, you'd need to upload them to Photobucket and use the new links to them in your signature and delete the ones you have now.  I would also suggest you rename the resized images before uploading them so that they replace the old ones in the signature area without any hassle.


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Thanks Caryn I'll try that. Crazy for time at the moment though. Appreciate your help :)
My current Ratties: Dove, Marybelle, Rosy, Ivy, Peaches, Plum and Duff (girls) Thunder, Doodle and Wallee (neutered boys) then my intact boys: Rodger and Dodger :ratlol: :tummykiss: :Kiss:

Always remembered, always in my heart, RIP my children: Sandy (our first ratty love) Pepper, Mickey, Snowy, Cloudy, Kellogs, Snoekie, Thing 1, Wotnot, Thing 2, Mischief, Monty, Barney, Seamus, Dolores aka Dilly, Jerry, Brian, Alfred, Patches, Stewie, Squeak, Bubble, Treble, Hayley, Onyx, Milo, Roxie, baby Bailey, FiFi, Bass, Bangerang, Emo, Nibbs and Roo :bigeyecry: :ratangel:

RIP my doggy loves: Andy and Toffee, loved and missed forever :cry:

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Hi guys,

I'm really battling to set up a profil pic and a signature. I'm trying to upload pics from photobucket URL's. With the profile photo, it says something to the effect of "could not contact server" and with the signature it says "You cannot use this image extension"

Can anyone give me a reason for this and how i can fix it?

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Hi Bianca, welcome. I don't have help for you but I've also been getting that 'could not contact server' message when I try change my profile pic. So you aren't alone and it's not because you're new :P
My current Ratties: Dove, Marybelle, Rosy, Ivy, Peaches, Plum and Duff (girls) Thunder, Doodle and Wallee (neutered boys) then my intact boys: Rodger and Dodger :ratlol: :tummykiss: :Kiss:

Always remembered, always in my heart, RIP my children: Sandy (our first ratty love) Pepper, Mickey, Snowy, Cloudy, Kellogs, Snoekie, Thing 1, Wotnot, Thing 2, Mischief, Monty, Barney, Seamus, Dolores aka Dilly, Jerry, Brian, Alfred, Patches, Stewie, Squeak, Bubble, Treble, Hayley, Onyx, Milo, Roxie, baby Bailey, FiFi, Bass, Bangerang, Emo, Nibbs and Roo :bigeyecry: :ratangel:

RIP my doggy loves: Andy and Toffee, loved and missed forever :cry:

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Hi guys send me the link for your images and I'll try sort it out


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:ratangel: RIP: Maxie "my Maxibon", Pepper "my Pepsicola", Intel "The Original Fragile", Apple "my Fadapple", Linux "my Beautiful Girl", Feyrith "my Banana-Face", Xeon "my Old Cronky", Ramoth "my Badgerboo", Orlith " my Orly-whip"/"my Orlyball", Wirenth "Wormy"; Vignette "Figgy Pudding"; Iso "Iso 1000 / Hamster Rat"; Macro "The Fats"; Oscar ("my little lion"), NiMH "Nimble-Thim/Nimbelina", Pidtjie "Pidjtie-Poodle", Thyme "Teecky", Brie "my Broo", Cinnamon "Cinna-mom", Three "Wheel Tail",Treble "Trebbest / Buddahbelly", Cotton "Cottonball"
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Hey

 

Having some trouble uploading images from my photobucket, I clicked on the "image" icon as instructed, it gives me a URL block and when I paste the Direct link it does nothing after I press enter, it completely freezes, I can't cancel or anything, I have to completely exit the window. It says something about settings which has been changed. I have a relatively new Windows, think 7 or 8. I can't paste either...

 

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lol....I typed out the link and it pasted my pic...ignore....seems like I just can't paste onto a post directly from photobucket so I'll just type it out.

 

Technologically impaired, I am :drool:


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Hi guys, I'm not sure where to post this, so I hope here is okay. 

Is there any way to load sound files onto this forum? 

I wanted to ask about the different sounds my rats make and which are good or bad to be hearing. 


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You'd have to upload it to an external site and link it in...not sure which site you'd use though...


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:)Hallo all

I got a laptop a while ago, but can't seem to upload images from it as I used to from my PC? I still use Photobucket, but when I copy the link it freezes and I have to close the entire tab. Any advice?



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The same is happening to me Brigitte

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I'm trying to get photo bucket to work for me, but it won't let me re-size my images. Every time I try, it says there is an error, try again and then it freezes. Any idea how to fix this? 


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