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Discussion in 'Encyclopedia Dramatica Collaboration' started by Sublime, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Sublime

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    Okay, I know I can be a dumbass when it comes to computers, but before I did anything with EDiting I read through the ED:101 to try to understand what I was doing before I did it. First edit: updating a link. Done. My second edit would involve adding a picture, but that's where I got stuck. I followed the uploading rules exactly, except "try to upload pics under 150 kb", I had a hard enough time getting it to be 350kb without the picture being too small or pixellated. Even then I thought it would be okay, because under the file uploader it says "Maximum File Size: 2 mb". But when I uploaded the .jpg, it came back as an error:

    Upload warning

    File extension does not match MIME type.

    So, I tried to upload the .png (slightly bigger). Same thing.
    Am I doing something fuckingly stupid? I mean, I'm not trying to upload a .tiff or anything weird. These are .jpgs and .pngs, which are listed as permitted file types. Also I tried to get the the picture under 150 kb but doing that makes it too small. A little help would be greatly appreciated.

    For reference, I'm trying to add a picture to the Gyo Edit article. The Death Stench Circus picture is gone and I was going to add one of my own. I did change the link to the manga at the bottom - it linked to onemanga.com which removed Gyo after it was licensed. I changed it to manga123.com which still has it hosted.
     
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    Oh god.
    it's still doing that ?

    I could not fix it no matter what.
    I ended up asking Zaiger to do it for me.
    They have GOT to fix that.
     
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    Fuck, a bug? Damn. @zaiger, can you help me?
     
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    Not a bug.
    We are just doing something wrong.
    I was too stupid o understand how to do it right.

    Maybe you will have more luck.
     
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    Damn. Okay. Still need Zaiger or someone's help to figure it out then, because I'm too stupid too, apparently.
     
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    Can you post the picture so I can try please.
     
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    I am having the same problem as well. I am trying to add some new photos to an article, but I get the same message every time. I even manually checked the MIME type of the image I was uploading, and it was .jpg- so I have no idea what I am doing wrong. Is this something wrong with ED?
     
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    [​IMG]

    .jpg, 227 kb
     
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    Thanks for uploading it for me, Zaiger. I added to the page. Now I feel useful. :)
     
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    This is an issue that has been happening sporadically for a while now. It will work fine for months and then randomly will start not letting people upload images, and then fixes itself somehow.

    If you want you can post the images here and I can upload them for you. It doesn't seem to affect admin accounts as much as it affects normal users.
     
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    If you upload a .png, you have to name the filename on the wiki as a .png or it won't let you upload it.

    Sometimes a file won't actually be a jpg, or a png even if you have it named as a .png or .jpg and may actually be another type, but what ever you're using to open the image won't complain.

    Like, you can rename a .png to a .jpg and it should still open, but if you try to then upload that .png to the wiki, it will not work, as it's a just a png in disguise.

    An easy way to solve it is to open it in what ever image editor you use, then use Save-As and make sure you explicitly specify the file type when saving it then upload it to the wiki.

    The nice thing about imgur is that it will automatically convert the file for you when it uploads... as you can see http://imgur.com/7H8Rh MediaWiki doesn't have that kind of capacity.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Just name the files with the file type in the name...

    Like, if you are uploading a gif file name it-

    BigSinningPenises.gif
     
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    Are people really stupid enough to manually delete file extensions before uploading?
     
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    No no, that's not what I mean.

    When you choose what name you would like to call the file on the site (Destination filename) you have to name it "name.file-type".
     
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    Oh I never use that.

    He should just rename the file as he downloads it :derp: