|Posted: June 25 2012 at 20:41 | IP Logged
Appreciate you getting back to me Brian, thanks! On your question: was I trying to post on 15 seperate posts? Answer: nope, though I think get the concept.
On the Catalina thread, you will see I posted the initial 1st 'chapter' for the 'Pump' piece with the intent of going as far as I could with the photo uploads. I know there's some sort of unpredictable Forum upload gatekeeper beyond even the rules in-place. From your note- sounds like your not real sure either. The result so far has been one photo uploaded...a good start as I pretty much assumed multiple posts would be needed to complete the essay. I did something like this some years back on the Catalina forum for a piece about a Marine engine valvejob. I think this was before your time. If I remember right, we did just what you're suggested...loaded the whole thing, text and photos onto a remote site with a link on the thread. It was a huge piece, but Boat US's man at the time pulled it off. You might be able to find it on the tread, 3-4 years back.
Anyway, what I'm hoping to do with this much smaller essay is to post it, in its entirety on the thread doing photo uploads in several chapters over the next week or so. If I can post 7 photos and add the text as I go, I'll be done. That's the plan anyway...I'm hoping the essay will draw some Catalina guys back.
Frankly, I think what you guys decided to do made sense. There were too many posts about things unrelated to boats- forest fires, baby pictures and the like. Nice stuff, just not on subject...and it was growing...ugg.
Appreciate you watching over things...maybe the limited upload thing will work...if not, Maybe we can try the linking thing- Just want to see if the direct method will work if you keep an eye on things at your end.
Roy & Laurie, S.F. Bay Area
'83 280, hardtop, single 305