As was mentioned in the preceding page the Ford Truck Enthusiasts' site uses a more complex bullentin board.

Below is the step by step procedure to post on the FTE site, and other boards like it. I also posted instructions on how to create a gallery on the FTE site.

Posting pictures on Internet Discussion Board

First the image you want to post has to be already posted on the internet somewhere. Many sites with discussion boards have galleries that you can upload pictures to(This will be discussed below). You can also upload your images on websites that will allow you to do it for free, do web search for a "free image host". You can also use the precedure below to use images from current web sites. Make sure the web sites you are posting images from will allow you to do so or they may get upset if the image is copy righted.

Right click on the image and click on "Properties"

After the Properties widow pops up highlight and copy the URL of the image

Go to the posting page and click on the image icon .

When the User Prompt window pops up paste the URL of the image you copied

Then click "OK" and your image should be inserted into your post with the neccesary coding.

Creating a Gallery on Internet Discussion Board

Many of the discussion boards I visit on the internet allow you to make an image gallery of pictures of your interest related to the discussion board. When you make a gallery there are a couple of benefits. First, the other members of the board are able to see your projects. Second, it's a place you can upload your pictures so you can insert them in posts you join in on.

The following is step by step instructions on how to build a image gallery, in this case I am using the system used by the Ford Truck Enthusiasts' site. This system is used by many other internet discussion groups.

Click on “User CP”

Click on “Edit Gallery”

Click on “Create Album”

On this page, fill out the boxes for Album Title, Description, Etc then click on “Create Album”

On the next page, you will see the title box, etc with the information that you added in the last step, Click on [Edit]

Scroll down until you the small boxes in the middle of the page, one on top of the other with tabs next to them labeled “Browse”

Click on “Browse” this bring up a window titled “choose file” that lets you search your computer for the location to the pics you want to add to the gallery.
Click on the picture that you want (when you find it)
Click “open”
Repeat repeat the last two steps for the next picture.
On the next page you will see the pics you just uploaded. You can now upload more pics or change the sort order or edit the pics you just uploaded. If you don’t want to mess with them then
Click on [main] at the top of the page to take you back to your main gallery page. You will now see a list of your albums. You can create as many albums as you like in your Gallery.

Last updated on January 1, 2008