artphoto by splunge
artphoto by TheophileEscargot
artphoto by Kronos_to_Earth
artphoto by ethylene





Mecha Wiki

Metachat Eye


IRC Channels



Comment Feed:


13 February 2016

Does anyone know how to post pix here from imgur?? i don't but that would sure help our Photo Friday.
Here are some rather crude instructions. I hope it will help.

Copy the address of the image. I control-clicked on the image to copy the image address. In this case the image address is

≡ Click to see image ≡

From the posting area on metachat, click the image button to get this handy window to paste your image address into.

≡ Click to see image ≡

Paste your image address after the http:// with no space in between. Hit OK when your done.

≡ Click to see image ≡

It should look something like this.

≡ Click to see image ≡

Now you just need to add a bit of code so your image knows how big it should be in the area it has to work with. Add width="100%" after the image address and the quotation mark, but before the forward slash and closing bracket.

≡ Click to see image ≡

Here is the post previewed with the entire image visible.

≡ Click to see image ≡

I'll check back in the a.m. to see if there are any questions. :-)
posted by -t 13 February | 04:00
Ack, it's broken. I forgot there was no editing after posting. :-(

Let's try this again. Maybe someone can delete the first posting?
posted by -t 13 February | 04:05
I've just moved the instructions here to simplify things.
posted by -t 13 February | 04:35
I think I'm just going to give up on posting pictures to MeCha. If I have to hack in HTML to my post, I'm probably not going to do it.
posted by octothorpe 13 February | 08:55
Easier way is:

Right-click, select 'view image'. The image will open in a new tab (in Firefox it does, anyway)

Copy image link from the address bar

Click the 'image' button from the MeCha menu below the comment box

Paste the entire link into the box

Hit okay

posted by Senyar 13 February | 09:00
That's what I did and somehow people couldn't my picture.
posted by octothorpe 13 February | 20:54
octothorpe, it seems like your image was too large for mecha's layout so while it shows up, it gets clipped. If you don't want to add the width=100% in the code maybe you can scale it down before uploading to imgur?
posted by Firas 15 February | 06:22
I think that I'm just giving up on posting images to Mecha. It looked fine in preview so I had no way to know it was too big. I give up.
posted by octothorpe 16 February | 08:02
Hmm okay. One last workaround would just be to post the imgur link (as a link, not an image.) That way people can click-through to see your pic.
posted by Firas 16 February | 20:56
Photo Friday: Creativity || What up?