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Guest
on 05/24/2014

I am trying to post an article about alcoholism in classic films and when it came time to post a thumbnail I realized I had a photo of an old bottle I found in the desert. However, I cannot get the photo to register for some reason. Every time I try to publish a sign pops up that says I need a photo, but I'm not really sure what the problem is with the one I have chosen so I can correct it. 


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Mira
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on 05/25/2014

Is it at least 300 by 300 pixels?


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Guest
on 05/25/2014

Ahah! That may be the problem. I will check--thank you. I suspect it is larger, but it could be too large. I didn't think of checking the size. 


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Guest
on 05/25/2014

Apparently that's not the problem. It isn't registering any photo. I've been trying for two days with a dozen different pictures and the sign says there isn't a photo on the page. 


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Guest
on 05/25/2014

I've tried everything I can think of with five different photos and it keeps telling me there isn't a photo in the box. Does anyone know how to make a photo precisely 300 x 300? I can't figure that out, either, but I'm willing to try. The only other thing I can think of is deleting the article and starting over. 


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Guest
on 05/25/2014

I give up. The article will waste away forever in draft-land. I've been through this before with different programs and I have no idea why they suddenly decide not to accept any photo I post, but I cannot waste days of my life trying dozens of photos on a program that doesn't work. Such a shame--I really did like the article and it is one of yet another series I wanted to post here! Oh well. Thank you everyone who took a look and thought about it, but the photo issue, unfortunately, is not a new one to online writers. 


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chefkeem
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on 05/25/2014

Don't give up, Darla. No one else has reported such problems, so it's probably an issue on your part. Perhaps your friends Jo or WChazer can get involved?

I assume you have emptied your browser cache and restarted your browser. This sometimes eliminates sneaky little bugs.


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chefkeem
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on 05/25/2014

You can also email me the pic and tell me exactly where in the article you want it. Then I can try my luck. chefkeem@austin.rr.com


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Guest
on 05/25/2014

It's the thumbnail pic and I can see it, the program accepts it, and when I preview the article it shows it, but when I try to publish it says it's not there. I've tried many photos now in a wide variety of sizes and sometimes it tells me it's the wrong size, but most of the time it says the photo is not there, even though I'm looking right at it. 


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Guest
on 05/25/2014

I just cleared my browser yesterday when I was trying to publish this article, but I suppose I could try it again. 


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Guest
on 05/25/2014

It is telling me the article must begin with text, a table of contents or an image. I have text, an image--I have no idea. 


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WordChazer
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on 05/25/2014

Does your first block of text after the introductory bit go all the way down the page when the zoom is set to 100%? I get caught out with that as I run my zoom at 120%. So what looks like a first text paragraph that's long enough before the first ad break, in-article image or paragraph split isn't acceptable when I zoom it down to 100%.


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Guest
on 05/25/2014

So it might not be the thumbnail? I'm not sure. I've been focused on the thumbnail because it keeps mentioning a picture! Lol! I was wondering if it was discussing something else because I've tried so many, many photos now it seems to me one of them would have worked. I even tried a picture of my grandson eating a cupcake, which of course would not go over well on an article about alcoholism, but the article still wouldn't publish! It has to be something on the page. 


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Guest
on 05/25/2014

I just started over with a new form, added everything fresh, and this is what it says: 

Ooops - a correction is needed

Your page must begin with a text or image module, or a table of contents.

 

Does anyone know what this means? 


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chefkeem
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on 05/25/2014

I'm just guessing here: Did you copy all of your text into the intro space? Did you not write an intro, and then begin your story in a new text module?

The reason we have that rule in place, we want to avoid that people start with an ad. Google doesn't like that.

 


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Guest
on 05/25/2014

No, I did it correctly. I wish you could look at it. I've switched it and changed it and moved this and that forward and backward. I just started completely over in a new form. I had one paragraph for an intro then added a second paragraph this afternoon to make it longer in case that was the problem. I've tried so many pictures it's getting silly. I'm lost. 

 

I need to take a break from this, really. That's probably the biggest problem--staring at the same thing for over six hours your eyes begin to cross! Lol! 


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Simon
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on 05/25/2014

The error message says:

Your page must begin with a text or image module, or a table of contents.

Your article starts with an Amazon module. So ...


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chefkeem
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on 05/25/2014

Send me a message (or tell me here) about which one of your drafts we're talking about. I can access your account and check it out.


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chefkeem
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on 05/25/2014

Oh, Simon checked it already. Thanks.


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Guest
on 05/25/2014

I now have two drafts of the same article. I removed most of the content from the first article so I would not confuse them. 


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