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Unread post by Freda » Wed May 09, 2007 7:18 pm

Hit Ctrl F5, Michelle, that is the only way my pic updates :)
Hope this helps.

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Updating of highlights

Unread post by Bernie » Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:19 pm

I am frustrated! If I post a highlight it appears at the bottom of the Forums page under my name but with the previous photo. I have read all the posts in this thread - opened a new tab, hit F5 so many times it is scared of me, even turned my computer off and started it up again - to no avail!! It still shows the old photo under my name.

Am I just dof?

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Re: Updating of highlights

Unread post by gwendolen » Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:42 pm

Bernie wrote:Am I just dof?

Surpresses the urge to say yes .... :twisted: :lol: :twisted:

Seriously, It doesn't have to be on your side, Bernie. The webcam server or the server in Pretoria could be slow, causing the problem.

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Unread post by arks » Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:51 pm

A good technique is to always refresh the webcams page before you click on the "save as latest highlight" button, that way you know that you are posting the current pic — altho there can always be the occassional time-lag error. Another good trick is to "refresh" by clicking on the "webcams" tab rather than on your browser's "refresh" button — particularly after you have posted a highlight — as this apparently re-opens the webcams page and does not cause the posting of an empty pic.
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Unread post by wingman » Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:39 am

Just a quick question why sometimes the pics page comes up with a heading saying something to the effect of : show this or post as a new highlight, but on the majority of times it is absent. I find when this heading is in place it is the best and fastest route to post a highlight but otherwise it is a long winded process so I tend to skip posting the sighting as I dont always have time.

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Unread post by Stark » Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:08 am

I only see it when I'm logged into the forum.

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Unread post by DuQues » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:15 am

Correct! Only when you are logged in you can post a highlight.
Not posting much here anymore, but the photo's you can follow here There is plenty there.

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Unread post by MonikaIlona » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:36 am

Just a question : why are web cam pictures with interesting animals like buffalo, buck or birds replaced by empty pictures - am I missing something ? :) :wall:

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Re: Web Cam Question

Unread post by MATTHYS » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:54 am

Hi MonikaIlona,
Please read here :
Snow Zee wrote :
I am not sure how this works but often there seems to be a few seconds difference between whats shown on the cam and the actual highlight.

This means I might press on highlight but by the time the highlight is registered, the next picture, without an animal on it, has come up and being registered instead.

So Mielies, posting a pic not showing animal activity on it isnt necessarily a malicious act, sometimes its just the way the technology involved seems to work.

Scot wrote:
There will still be `accidents` I know - I got a blank the other day, and I had been right there when the creature appeared on screen.

We have all posted 'empty pics' at times. :wink:
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Re: Web Cam Question

Unread post by MATTHYS » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:24 pm

MonikaIlona and AKwada please read Highlight Troubles, too . :D
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Thanks, Arks - this is quite right - it is how form submission works.

If you refresh the page after submitting any form on the web, the browser will alert you that it is going to send the info again and that is where the users need to pay attention. This can happen even when shopping online, so do not ignore these alerts! Select the "Cancel" option of the alert.

Or instead of refreshing the page after submitting a highlight, rather click on "Go" in the address bar. That way it will reload the page, without taking prior activity into consideration when reloading the page.
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Unread post by Imberbe » Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:52 pm

:lol: Oh yeah! :redface:

Tip: First click on the Webcams button before posting. This will ensure that you have the latest image. But remember, if you do it again after posting, it will replace the image you have posted with a new one!
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something weird...

Unread post by homer.s » Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:33 pm

a few times already - i can see animal on cam, the date and hour are updated, but when i press to save as latest highlight, the pic appears empty - with no animals at all...

so first of all sorry for presenting empty pics...
but i have no idea why this is that happening...

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Re: something weird...

Unread post by CuriousCanadian » Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:34 pm

Hi :D....

The server might refresh just as you hit submit....I always refresh just BEFORE hitting submit to make sure it is still the pic I want and not empty space....
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Unread post by RuanSlons » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:54 pm

Why would someone save a highlight with no animal? :huh:

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Re: Webcams

Unread post by Emily86 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:56 pm

Welcome, this is not done on purpose it is a mistake that happens to us all. It can happen if the cam updates at the same time as a forumite is saving the highlight and so the animals that they saw and are trying to save have moved off, best thing to do is refresh the cams again before hitting the save as highlight button :thumbs_up:
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