This happens to me sometimes too, and I upload a few images. I think it's some sort of timeout. When you try to upload the image, it gives some spiel about you not being "authorised" to upload, or some such. There is the blue AEVA logo in that message:Peter C in Canberra wrote:Hi,
I've been trying to upload a picture but it won't go for some reason, even when I cut it down to only 40kb.
When this happens to me, I've often taken a bit of time to prepare the post. This makes it doubly frustrating, since a lot of time seems to have been wasteed. But it need not! I've had 100% success so far with the following procedure. I think that some sort of token or cookie has expired; there seems to be a timeout of maybe 2-5 minutes on it. Preparing a long post, or one of your first with an upload, can easily exceed this timeout.
First, don't panic! Use your browser's facility to copy all to the clipboard (^A for Firefox); if you want to be 100% sure, open up a simple application like notepad and paste the text to it so you know it's all saved. If you have several images to upload, any that went through earlier will still be there with the same name, so no need to worry about that.
Second, use your browser's back button (or alt-left key on Firefox) and start your reply again with the Reply button. Use the Reply button even if you started with the Quote or other button originally. When you start the new reply, it also starts the timer again, so now you have much more time to get that upload working. To get back to where you were, use your browser's paste button (^V for Firefox on Windows). If you weren't editing at the end of the post, use the page up or arrow up keys to get back to where you were.
If the timeout thing happens again, you can repeat this procedure any number of times.
Admins: if that timeout is for real and it can easily be increased, please double it; it's not just me that has trouble with uploading images. If it's something that is inherent in the software or the browser, well the above isn't too bad once you've done it once or twice.
I hope that this helps someone.