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Read here before posting your Travel Tale : useful tips

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* A great big thank you to everyone who has contributed to this forum for all the effort put into reports and for the lovely pics.

* All trip reports will be kept.

* All 'chat' and the 'oohs' and 'ahhs' will be taken out the thread once the person posting the reports has had good time to read the replies. Please see the Notification

* Sms reports will be removed from the forum if a member posts a new full report on their trip upon return, otherwise the sms reports will also be kept.

* All threads will then be locked - please PM a mod if your thread is locked and you wish to add to it.


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How to post videos
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How to.. Host photos for use with Trip Reports.

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To put photos into Trip Reports (or indeed anywhere on the forums) they first need to be loaded onto an online hosting site.

Two of the most popular one ia Flickr. **Important Changes to Flickr Free account**

If you have any queries or comments please let us know. If you have problems with loading or posting photos, please ask any of the Moderators and we will try our best to help out.

No longer any free PhotoBucket accounts, only Pro

We request members use the The Attachment Method for photos on the forum.
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How To..... Post video's on the forums

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With the upgrading of the Forums during 2015 it became apparent that the old way of posting a video on the forums became redundant.

The following is an example of how to post a video since the "video" button was replaced by " youtube".

1. Select the "youtube" button at the top of your reply post;
2. You will see the following in your post: [youtube][/youtube]:
3. Open the video you want to post and select "Share" in youtube;
4. This will highlight the youtube Link address;
5. Copy the link from youtube and past it between the brackets of point no. 2 e.g. : [youtube]https://youtu.be/dcdz6qsE2jQ[/youtube];
6. The next step is to delete the existing link address from "https" until the character before the actual video code which starts with "d" above.
7. The link address will now look like this: dcdz6qsE2jQ; and
8. If you Preview your post the video will show like this:

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Restriction on photos per page lifted

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Dear all

SANParks has lifted the restriction on the amount of photos posted per page on the forums. We are now in an age where most who access the forums have good connections, and reasonable data cap.

Please do keep in mind that if you flood your travel tale with too many large pics, it could discourage others from reading it as it will take a while to open. Keeping the quality of your photos on internet to a lower resolution also helps with regard to protecting them from being used by other parties without permission.

The restriction on picture/attachment file size will also be lifted in the near future - we will inform you as soon as this is done. In the meantime please keep your photos to a max of 800pix wide.
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Re: Restriction on photos per page lifted

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Dear all

Please note that the restriction on file size has also been lifted. No need to resize your pics before posting them. (from any device; pc/mobile)

A note of caution - it is always a good idea to post photos of a lower resolution on the internet to protect your copyright to the photo.
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Re: How To..... Post video's on the forums

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With problems encountered by our members to post videos I thought it would be better to make use of screen snips to guide members to post videos on the forums. I hope the following tutorial will be of help:


STEP 1: Open your reply post on the forums where you wish to post that will look like the screen snip below.

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STEP 2: Go to your youtube video account where you will find all your video Uploads that will look like the screen snip below.

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STEP 3: Choose the video you wish to share and click on the video. The video will open and at the bottom will show various buttons. Choose the "Share button" as can be seen in the screen snip below.

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STEP 4: When you click on the “share button”, it will highlight the link address as can be seen in the screen snip below. Copy the link address.

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STEP 5: After you have copied the link address in your youtube account, the next step is to post it in your forum reply topic as indicated in the screen snip below.

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STEP 6: This is the most important step for your video to show on the forum topic. Remove the front portion of your video link address as shown in the screen snip below. It is important that only this part of the link address should be removed, which includes the / in the link address as indicated below.

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You will now be left with a shared link address that looks like the screen snip below.

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STEP 7: During this step you should highlight the link address and then click on the “youtube button” that you will find in the Topic buttons as can be seen in the screen snip below.

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By pressing on the “youtube button” your video link address will be completed as shown in the screen snip below.

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STEP 8: The final step is to make sure that when you post your reply that the video will play for everybody to enjoy. To test that the video will work, click inside your post to remove the highlight from the video link and follow this by selecting the “Preview button” that will be visible at the bottom of your post reply as can be seen in the screen snip below.

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The preview of your video will look like the screen snip below and you are now ready to hit the “Submit button” for everybody to enjoy your video.

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