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    • January 21, 2020 4:42 PM EST
    • AH, but I thought this was a leisure time activity.

    • January 21, 2020 2:25 PM EST
    • I've been slowly resetting options back to their defaults trying to get a bit more speed (and life) out of the forum.  It takes an inordinate amount of time to load, and making it as boilerplate as possible should speed things up. 

    • January 21, 2020 2:00 PM EST
    • Ole BD  sneaking thing in there when we are not looking to see if we notice! 

    • January 21, 2020 12:41 PM EST
    • Just noticed a couple of days ago, topics with 100 posts or greater are in red, the little icon of 2 pieces of paper:

       

      vs.

       

      wonder if there are any other changes...

    • January 11, 2020 1:10 PM EST
    • perhaps he uses the same password in multiple places, and has to change it for that reason, compromised somewhere else.

       

      Not to say this is Tac's situation, but being the computer-savvy guy in my family, I am constantly surprised at how few and how simple and how long my family has used the same password, as well as using the same password for a newspaper site and for their bank login.

       

      The days of using the same password are long gone, and once again, thanks to Bob that we have https: protecting our passwords during login here.

       

      Greg

    • January 11, 2020 1:10 PM EST
    • Bob, it was not an email, it was a header on the log-in page of this site.  It has gone now that I've changed my password.  It could not be copied, something I tried to do so that Ii could post it here for you to see.  It advised me that my password had likely to have been hacked/and compromised via an application or an attempt to log on that had failed.

       

      I'll be changing it again in a minute to something else.

    • January 11, 2020 11:51 AM EST
    • Who/what told you to change your password here?  If you got an email that looks like its either from me, or the site, please forward it to me, because 'that aint right'

    • January 10, 2020 6:21 PM EST
    •    Don't change your password. That way if you post something you later regret, you can always claim someone hacked your password.

       

    • January 10, 2020 4:58 PM EST
    • Hi John;

      Of course we are dangerous!  You should know by now that model trains are habit-forming.  Plus, most model railroaders are crazy; they get possessed by their loco-motives!

      Keep having fun, David Meashey

    • January 10, 2020 3:11 PM EST
    • Very top of this page>Settings> change passwords.

       

       

      Are we a dangerous site?

    • January 10, 2020 3:02 PM EST
    • I've been advised to change my site access password.  I've been here so long now I can't recall how i set it up in the fust place.

       

      Anybody help me out here, please?

       

      TIA

    • January 5, 2020 6:48 PM EST
    • And you can increase the contrasts/sharpness on a pdf, which is sometimes needed when you get a crappy scan (we have to scan stuff for our club and some people never look at the contrast settings).

       

      Greg

    • January 5, 2020 5:55 AM EST
    • Irfanview even has a plug in to open PDFs, then you can re-save the image to other image formats.

    • January 5, 2020 12:31 AM EST
    • I've recommended IrFanView for at least 10 years, lets you change size in pixels and size in bytes. Free, comes in both 32 and 64 bit, and has plugins for almost every graphic type.

       

      Greg

    • January 4, 2020 10:19 AM EST
    • resizing also saves space in your freight shed, so you can add more pictures. I was recommended to use Faststone picture resizer to do all my pictures I add to my freight shed, it works fairly easy

    • January 3, 2020 4:54 PM EST
    • Do remember however, that the large image is still apparently transmitted and then scaled for display.

       

      Over the years, people with very low speed Internet have complained once in a while, so storing the picture in 800x600 helps avoid this, although, again, it's probably a problem for very few.

       

      Progress notwithstanding, on the GScaleCentral forum, I was taken to task by a couple of older guys who claim that their phones are their only data source and they are slow.

       

      So, I resize everything first just in case.

       

      Greg

    • January 3, 2020 2:41 PM EST
    • Travis Dague said:

      When saving photos to your freight shed, what size is used. I would like to be able to get more than ten pics in a file.....It has been a long time since i have used the freight shed and forgot what to do...

      The accepted size in the Forums is 800x640.  The system allows 1024x768 but only if the photo is that size to start with.

      I load photos after cutting them down by 1/2 or more until they are less than 2000 px on the largest dimension, e.g. 1815x846.  Then I tell the 'insert picture' what size I want to see on the page, e.g. 800x640.

      When you insert a photo, the input block asks you for the display size, so you can type anything up to 999 (but no more.)  Or just let it use the original size, as I did here. (1815x1246)

       

       

       

       

    • January 3, 2020 4:57 AM EST
    • Travis Dague said:

      When saving photos to your freight shed, what size is used. I would like to be able to get more than ten pics in a file.....It has been a long time since i have used the freight shed and forgot what to do...

       

       

       I use 800x600 as recommended to me.

       

    • January 3, 2020 2:51 AM EST
    • When saving photos to your freight shed, what size is used. I would like to be able to get more than ten pics in a file.....It has been a long time since i have used the freight shed and forgot what to do...