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Can we add a category or section?

Discussion in 'Questions About/Issues With the Site' started by Tom H, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    What do you mean by "restoration images...." Like where perhaps I did my Blue Boy restoration from a starting point until finished ? or TheGreen1 getting restored and the V6 installed & the Dynamat&LizardSkin ???
  2. Alpine 1789

    Alpine 1789 SAOCA President Platinum Level Sponsor

    Thanks for doing this Greg! I suspect the Gallery is a tremendously underutilized resource; this may represent the start of something really valuable! I do have one question. The last category on the left side of the page is Restoration Guides. I didn't read your original instructions well enough and assumed the images would be there. However, when I click there I get this message:

    SAOCA Forum - Error
    You do not have permission to view this category.​

    Is there anything there, or is this just a holding tank for later use?
  3. hartmandm

    hartmandm Moderator Platinum Level Sponsor

  4. Greggers

    Greggers SAOCA Vice President Platinum Level Sponsor

    Because there's more than a gig of photos, I had to do them in batches (and even at that, the system bogged down with each batch). It looks like one or two batches were uploaded even though I didn't think they went through. Total images are 1096, but the folder on my desktop only has 757. I'll probably just have to delete them all, start over, and reupload them in eight batches of 100 or less. Stay tuned.

    That's where I originally tried to place the albums specific to restoration, but that's when I found out that's not currently possible. I've deleted that category for now.

    I'll created an album (which currently should be unavailable to nearly everyone) and see if I can grant you access to upload (without granting the same access to the world). Because these restoration guides are specific to a single individual's restoration, it wouldn't make sense for just anyone to upload to an album for someone else's restoration (and if I recall, I can't grant access based on username).
  5. hartmandm

    hartmandm Moderator Platinum Level Sponsor


    If you create an empty album for my photo collection and grant me permission, I'll see if I can upload the current set of photos, and then I'll be able to add more over time as well.

  6. Greggers

    Greggers SAOCA Vice President Platinum Level Sponsor

    I went ahead and deleted the old photos and re-uploaded them myself. The total is 757 as it should be. I'm pretty sure I've granted you access to upload more files to that folder.

    As for the JonPiz collection, I've created an empty album and have granted you access to upload to it. I found that 100 photos at a time worked nicely. 200 or 300 should also work OK. Too much more than that and the site would just sit there doing nothing.
  7. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    Are you aware that articles such as Ian's feature on tools, radios, etc. along with other articles with great info covering the cars and tech tips are no longer available for general viewing. It was available in previous years prior to this new site. This means a lot of good info covering what was original on the cars or some of the older mods and repairs is lost but the current work being done to their cars by others seems to be a priority. The new owners should be able to access this correct info concerning the cars. These articles contain answers and show details to many of the questions being asked recently. Why can't you make this info readily available or is it that you don't know these articles exist?
  8. Greggers

    Greggers SAOCA Vice President Platinum Level Sponsor

    Everything that was on the previous generation of the site (last year at this time) is on the current generation. In fact, some long-dormant stuff that was previously hidden was resurrected.

    So if there are articles that are missing, I don’t know they exist.

    Are you talking about the articles under Feature Articles & How To’s? Page two has an article about radios and another about tools. Those were among the hidden items that were resurrected last winter. They seem to be missing the images. Perhaps that’s why they were hidden in the first place.

    If you have access to the images or can recreate them from your own collection of radios/tools, please let me know.

    And if you have additional information on other articles you’re referring to, I might be able to find them.
  9. Alpine 1789

    Alpine 1789 SAOCA President Platinum Level Sponsor

  10. Greggers

    Greggers SAOCA Vice President Platinum Level Sponsor

  11. 65beam

    65beam Bronze Level Sponsor

    Maybe you should do away with the arrow and insert "NEXT PAGE". Don't assume that it shows on all monitors. Some older guys use large print.
  12. hartmandm

    hartmandm Moderator Platinum Level Sponsor

  13. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Thanks Much for your generous work to keep the SAOCA up front!
  14. dwolff706

    dwolff706 Gold Level Sponsor

    Thanks Mike,
    these uploads are a treasure trove of information and greatly appreciated.

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