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 Posted: Thu Oct 2nd, 2014 05:54 pm
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I agree that forums are the best way to communicate in our hobby, of course I think FREERAILS is one of the better.

We have a broad selection of members covering many of the interests that we as members can relate to. Should a post appear that is offensive be assured the administrators will be right onto it and it will be deleted. The administrators check in severals times everyday.

As a point of interest over the last 6 or so years I can not recall having to delete a post or ban a member. It would appear that we are just a nice bunch of people.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 3rd, 2014 04:09 am
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Many years ago when I first started putting photos online, I used a free photo hosting site. After about a year the company went belly up and shut down the site. At least all my photos were also on my computer, but a lot of people were uploading directly from their cameras and lost everything because they had no backups.

Then I went to another free service, hosted by Epson. They too ended up shutting down the site. And why not? It costs them tons of money, which they weren't making back. There's no free lunch, folks.

So I learned my lesson. I paid to get my own website. It doesn't cost very much per year. And since I have a Mac, I was able to produce my own website quickly and easily using iWeb.

I keep backups of everything. If the web-hosting company I'm using folds, I can just move everything to another company's server. My website address remains the same.

The only downside is that there is a little work involved in posting updates to my site.



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 Posted: Fri Oct 3rd, 2014 06:04 am
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Here's my 2 cents on the subject of FB,

Regarding having to see stuff that folks post that you don't really care about, it is easy to "un-follow" any of your "friends" without them ever knowing. Just mouse over their name and a box will pop up. One item in the box is the word "following"; if you click it, it will turn "follow". (in other words, it's a toggle switch.) The nice thing about this is they don't get any notification about what you've done, unlike an "un-friend", so when you see them out in public it's all, "Hey! How ya doin'?" etc. No social repercussions.

Having solved that problem, I've found some groups within FB that share some of my interests, like https://www.facebook.com/groups/On30MODELER/ The nice thing about these groups is that posts to the group seem to be shared only within the group.

that's it,
Dennis aka JawboneFlats



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 Posted: Fri Oct 3rd, 2014 11:34 am
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JawboneFlats wrote: Here's my 2 cents on the subject of FB,

Having solved that problem, I've found some groups within FB that share some of my interests, like https://www.facebook.com/groups/On30MODELER/ The nice thing about these groups is that posts to the group seem to be shared only within the group.

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So what is the difference of posting on a forum then to that of posting on FarceBook?

My personal view on that is people still don't know or care to know how to post pictures. Then when they try to post a picture on a forum they are totally lost and ask the question of how to post pictures. Then you explain it to them and they still don't get it. They come back with a comment like, "Well on Facebook all you need to do is up load the picture and it's there." I usually tune out as soon as I get an answer like that. I'm still a firm believer of being able to control my own process in doing things, be it up loading pictures or other things.

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 Posted: Sun Oct 19th, 2014 10:41 pm
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Hi guys, I have just stumbled onto this topic surfing Free rails , my son wants me to start up my own FB,don't think so, prefer forums.

Talk about posting pics using other web sites I use to use photo bucket till some of my pics started disappearing and a friend from from another forum lost all his holiday pics from a trip to the US, wasn't a happy camper, he had no back-ups .

I came across image shank, at the end of this month you will have to pay a fee for uploading pics to their web site.

I am thinking of joining Flicker to load pics onto the forum as they are free, will that be good way to go .

Love this forum and has taken a while to catch on.


Tony. :s: :apl:

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 Posted: Mon Oct 20th, 2014 01:40 am
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Hi Tony,

I've seen many use Flicker. Should be Ok. I think eventually all sites might be asking for donations.

I host my own pictures on my web site. Ya it costs but I don't have to worry about pictures disappearing unless the whole ISP goes down. That hasn't happened in all the years I've been on. Good luck.

Bernd

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 Posted: Mon Oct 20th, 2014 03:55 am
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Hi Bernd, thanks will set up an account in Flicker and give it a go, I do back-ups every couple of months on the lap top to a USB stick will get a USB hard drive one day.

Want to set up an account on you tube also, got some video I want to up-load from the new iPhone6 which is pure awesome, worth buying.

My son has three of them he uses, one is for game darter as he is a heavy gamer and other two for other stuff.

Tony.

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