I’ve just tried to add some photos to my “Fairoaks to Annemasse – Video” post. First, I got a “upload failed” error, now I can’t see the button to allow me to edit the post at all.
Chris, it has been my repeated experience that the “drag and drop images” feature works well when creating a new thread but not when editing an existing one.
What browser (type, version, etc) are you using, Chris, and what app (Windows Explorer?) are you dragging/dropping from?
I frequently do the drag/drop while editing a previous post. I use Firefox. Chrome also works. I have not been able to replicate these issues. I have found some issues in drag/drop but they are more subtle e.g. a 300 second overall timeout on a multi-file transfer, which means that transfers of many files need a fast internet connection. It’s documented in Posting Tips now. But I/we have not been able to replicate a failure of drag/drop simply because a post is being edited. Hence the need for the information.
In any case you can just send me the pics and I will do it for you.
I have just retested image drop into a previously submitted post, with Firefox and Chrome, latest versions, and can’t make it fail.
This is with a Windows File Explorer as the source, Windows XP SP3.
With FF, the progress bar % figure doesn’t work properly; it goes from 00% to 80% (or some other figure) but the upload works.
With Chrome, the progress bar works great.
So if somebody finds issues with drag/drop of images into a previously submitted post, please let me know the system details (here or by email) so we can investigate.
I haven’t tested with IE (well not today) because there are so many versions and XP is limited to IE8. I have IE10 on a win8 tablet (in the aircraft) so at a push could test that. Same goes for the Android versions of FF, Chrome or IE; I have those on a 4.4.2 Samsung tablet.
Please note that without this information, there is really nothing we can do.
To be clear, this is what I am doing:
Mac OS X 10.10.3, Safari 8.0.6 but I also tried Google Chrome. I tried both drag and drop and selecting the images with the ‘Upload Image’ button.
I’ll try adding the photos to a new post on the thread.
Thanks for the info Chris. I can recreate that environment (indeed, it’s exactly what I’m running by default) so I’ll try it and see. I suspect it might be ok for Peter because he is an administrator/moderator, but I’ll try it as a normal user.
Photos successfully uploaded to new post on same thread.
This is a post, without a photo initially. Will add one with an edit.
Ok, we have recreated the problem. Standby for a fix.