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      06-22-2015, 07:36 PM   #1
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Please abide.
I'd make this a sticky !

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I'd make this a sticky !

It IS already a sticky.
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I'd make this a sticky !

It IS already a sticky.
Perfect!

Doesn't show up on iOS sry.

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thank you for this..
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thank you for this..
Your welcome guys!

It still amazes me how much these guys bitch when I cite them in the last fews days for having no pictures. Guys keep reporting the FS threads with no pics and I will cite them and delete them - until they comply.

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Your welcome guys!

It still amazes me how much these guys bitch when I cite them in the last fews days for having no pictures. Guys keep reporting the FS threads with no pics and I will cite them and delete them - until they comply.

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It's not the place of the moderator to make up rules for a section or the site. That's an admin function. Have the admin post rules, until then you're out of bounds. If the reports bother you, start suspending accounts for misusing the report function - as that is not its purpose either.
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It's not the place of the moderator to make up rules for a section or the site. That's an admin function. Have the admin post rules, until then you're out of bounds. If the reports bother you, start suspending accounts for misusing the report function - as that is not its purpose either.
Stop whining. Practically every car forum in existence has this rule, and then some.

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No pictures, No FS ad!!


Please abide.
Can you please add the picture must be actual, not a stock photo from the web. Not an actual pic how do we know if they really have what they say.

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Can you please add the picture must be actual, not a stock photo from the web. Not an actual pic how do we know if they really have what they say.

Thank you
That is the way I have been enforcing it. Its pretty much common sense to have a real pic of the item you are trying to sell. There are only a few FS threads that I have let slide... bc the parts they are selling are kind of hard to photograph like DP's or mid pipes. As long as I see they are trying with a real photo... I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. But any ad with no photos will incur an infraction and get deleted be me.

Some members wanted the forum members user name written on something IN the photos posted in the FS thread. I think that's a little too much.

I just hope forum members keep posting real pictures and keep things legit here. It is all up to YOU guys to report the offenders. Just send me a PM or report the posting via the red flag under the user's name.

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What prompted me was the wheel and tire add for bfg r-1 and apex arc 8 fs.
PM me the link(s)... I will take a look-see.
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PLEASE remember guys... No pictures posted in your FS ad and I will delete it!
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Seems like 50%+ of the ads here are missing photos. I've reported a few, but some more proactive enforcement both by mods and community members would be really nice for everyone. Zero excuse to not have photos of your stuff in 2016.

If you have trouble uploading your photos using the forum's internal hosting, which has some annoying dimension and file size restrictions, try one of these:

1) an OS-based resizing tool, such as https://imageresizer.codeplex.com/ for Windows.
2) A cloud-based resizing tool, such as http://resizeimage.net/ . Scaling your photo down by 50% should do the trick.
3) imgur.com as an alternative hosting site

You'll have better luck selling your stuff, and buyers won't have to say, "Hey lazy bones, can I actually see what you're selling?"

Finally, if you see an ad without photos, report it. The icon is just to the left of the appreciate button, and your reason can simply be "no photos."

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Seems like 50%+ of the ads here are missing photos. I've reported a few, but some more proactive enforcement both by mods and community members would be really nice for everyone. Zero excuse to not have photos of your stuff in 2016.
All you guys need to do is send me a PM or click the yellow flag to report that posting/thread. I'll do my best to take care of it.

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Seems like 50%+ of the ads here are missing photos. I've reported a few, but some more proactive enforcement both by mods and community members would be really nice for everyone. Zero excuse to not have photos of your stuff in 2016.
You're correct, in 2016 there is no excuse for not having a photo of something, but that's far from the problem. The problem is Bimmerpost. The mobile app is buggy when uploading photos and that's frustrating after you've typed out 2-3 paragraphs on a smartphone. The current internet platform also has a fairly small size constraint for photos. Any photo taken on a smartphone within the last 4-5 years will be larger than what this website allows.

But the biggest problem of all is that there is no built in auto resize feature on the desktop platform which means that each photo must be resized to be within the pixel and size limits manually.

Example of what that means for the user: If I take a photo of a part on my phone and the mobile app doesn't work (doesn't upload photos) you must do the following:
1. Sync it to Google Drive or whatever "Cloud" backup system you use
2. Wait for the photos to sync to your cloud service
3. Download it to your PC/Mac
4. Resize it on your computer and hope it's within the KB and pixel restraints.
5. Recreate the thread you were trying to create on your mobile phone (but couldn't post because the photo upload didn't work)
6. Upload photos (again, hoping you got the pixel size under the limit and under the max KB)
7. Post thread.

This seems easy and straight forward but lets just step back a moment and realize that this is 2016, and as easy as it is to take a photo of something, it sure is a pain in the ass to get it on here.

My Advice:
-Clean up that mobile app!
-Implement an auto resize feature here. The mobile platform has it, why doesn't the desktop?
-Let's not immediately report posts without photos. I've typed up a thread on the mobile app many times only to get an error when I try to upload photos. So rather than discard the entire thread I just typed up with my 2 thumbs, I'd prefer to put a note saying that photos are on the way or will be uploaded tonight without having to worry about the damn thing getting reported.

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Bimmerpost doesn't write the forum software. vBulletin does. Your feedback about mobile-friendliness is right on, but getting that fixed is a bit more complicated.

For now, mobile users should probably host on imgur and link to their gallery. Or even better, use Google Photos and share a link directly from the app. Works wonderfully on both Android and iOS.
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Bimmerpost doesn't write the forum software. vBulletin does. Your feedback about mobile-friendliness is right on, but getting that fixed is a bit more complicated.

For now, mobile users should probably host on imgur and link to their gallery. Or even better, use Google Photos and share a link directly from the app. Works wonderfully on both Android and iOS.
Yup, I meant vBulletin couldn't think of the name. Will try the link sharing next time
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