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Welcome to the new PSP Forum (2020)

Posted: June 13th, 2020, 3:14 pm
by Admin
Welcome to the new PONTIAC Street Performance (PSP) Forum. The former PSP Forum and most of its content is still around but in an archived state. The URL address for former PSP Forum will be posted very soon, so stay tuned....

As with the former PSP Forum, registration is required to "interact" (participate). If you are a renewing member, you may use your previous user name and more than likely the same password as you had before. You may find that a few more letters or numbers are required in the password. That should not be a problem for most of you. 8-)

One of the things that most of you wanted and could not do easily with the former PSP Forum was posting images easily. Most of you had to engage a 3rd party that hosted the images and then you had to link those picts inside the former PSP Forum for them to appear. Well, that has changed. Nothing is perfect and it isn't but it will be easier to do. Most of you will be able to "drag and drop" images without any 3rd party hosing the images etc. The main caveat is the program limits the size of the image being uploaded and if it's too larger, the program will reject it saying it is "too larger." To make it work, the image needs to be made smaller, that is pixel size, width and height will need to be changed. This task is on you. Below is a small photo for illustration purposes. The size of it is 500 pixels wide by 347 pixels high. Resolution is at 100. This photo was resized years ago on Photoshop and was taken with a digital camera, not a smart phone. Many of us use our smart phones to take pictures and store them--thousands of picts if your are like me. Honestly, I do not know at this time how to upload a photo from a smart phone and don't know how to resize it via the phone, but, like everything it seems, there has to be an APP that will resize photos to smaller dimensions like I've done many times in Photoshop. Okay here is the test photo. It takes up 189kb of space. The program refers to the photo as an Attachment to the post. Several photos may be included. They should all be about the same size.
79TA400.jpg
79TA400.jpg (189.15 KiB) Viewed 2655 times
This photo was dragged and dropped into the box where text is being typed. Below that text box is another box showing the status of the photo. Under "Filename" the name of the photo, in this illustration 79TA400.jpg, will appear. There are two buttons, "Place inline" and "Delete File." By clicking on the "Place inline" button, the words showing the attachment language will appear in the text box. Thereafter, you may see the entire post by clicking on the "Preview" button. Once your post is completed, click on the "Submit" button, and you've published your first post with an image.

More to come on the How to with the new forum. I am learning, and so will you. Enjoy, and don't forget to register. 8-)

Bill Boyle
ye old webmaster

Re: Welcome to the new PSP Forum (2020)

Posted: June 16th, 2020, 9:03 pm
by Marilyn
Your car is beautiful!

Re: Welcome to the new PSP Forum (2020)

Posted: June 17th, 2020, 8:50 am
by rkellerjr
Testing uploading a pic of my '75
Tail of the Dragon
Tail of the Dragon
TailOfTheDragon-PSP.png (253.81 KiB) Viewed 2645 times

Re: Welcome to the new PSP Forum (2020)

Posted: June 17th, 2020, 11:42 am
by Admin
Rich, I've expanded the parameters of the avatar. Let me know what you think now. Also, the YouTube link works just fine as I saw your '75 TA leave the driveway....

What I was trying to do was to emulate my signature too with several of the same picts used before. I have figured out how to run them in a row horizontally, it requires a comma (,) after the last image bracket-- just 3 images permitted. Lots to do yet with permissions etc.
Bill

Re: Welcome to the new PSP Forum (2020)

Posted: June 23rd, 2020, 2:37 pm
by *Lee*
I had to get a little creative to keep my old SN ;)

Re: Welcome to the new PSP Forum (2020)

Posted: June 23rd, 2020, 2:38 pm
by i82much
Board looks great to me!

Re: Welcome to the new PSP Forum (2020)

Posted: June 23rd, 2020, 3:04 pm
by JayS.
Trial Run! Bye Bye corncob2061.Hello JayS... So far so good. Big Improvement! Pics are now SO EASY! Thank you Bill!

Re: Welcome to the new PSP Forum (2020)

Posted: June 28th, 2020, 5:50 pm
by p.rat
Hi everyone. Congrats on the "new" PSP website! Just registered and exploring. One thing that stands out is at the Forum Home page, under the Pontiac Performance section. Even though there is still a subsection for "Firebirds, Formulas, and T/A's", there is no subsection for "GTO, Lemans, and Tempest" or Grand Prix, etc.

Anyway, I'm glad that there is still enough interest to keep PSP going and hopefully this site will grow! There is so much information to be gleaned from the knowledge and experience of it's users that I would hate to see this site "fade away" like so many of our magazines have! Please publish an address to send contributions to help defray costs, as some of us may prefer to not use PayPal.

Re: Welcome to the new PSP Forum (2020)

Posted: June 28th, 2020, 5:52 pm
by p.rat
Just a side-note to my prior, love the pics!!!

Re: Welcome to the new PSP Forum (2020)

Posted: June 29th, 2020, 3:46 am
by Kiwi Mal
Good luck with the new forum Bill. Just testing the photo upload from my phone.
IMG_20200629_193935.jpg
Easy peazy

Re: Welcome to the new PSP Forum (2020)

Posted: July 7th, 2020, 10:22 am
by Brian Baker
Greetings Bill and everyone. I tried registering a couple of days ago but for whatever reason the system didn't like my email address. Today it does. Looking forward to helping and learning on the new page just as we did on the old page.

Re: Welcome to the new PSP Forum (2020)

Posted: July 7th, 2020, 12:50 pm
by Admin
Hey Brian, glad you made it. Efforts to make the forum more secure from uninvited pests caused the program to thwart legitimate enthusiasts. The pests are a nuisance.

Posting photos works pretty easily now. 8-)

Re: Welcome to the new PSP Forum (2020)

Posted: October 31st, 2020, 9:47 pm
by T37racing
Hello Psp,

First, I want to thank Bill...!! you have a great format for a Forum. As it happens I have gotten familiar with many of the members through my twin brother...JayS.

Jays and my history is pretty much the same although Jay has the 77 trans am and when I was car shopping to have a project with my step sons, we ended up buying a 76 corvette(and is way slower then a 77 Trans am). But the corvette is a nice car w 36k and is in my current stable... but I am a mopar and pontiac guy. Jay and I share our 71 T37 project which will hopefully will make it on the do list soon. As it happens the second engine I rebuilt as a teen(w J)was a 70 ram air III that was for a friends 70 black judge. In the 90s we built a 455 d port powered 71 T37 for 1/3 mile dirt track racing. The race car was revived from the dead sitting in a pasture and we had fun wrenching on the only pontiac in a field of chevy's. :D If I find the pontiac photo album I w have to share on one of the threads...SORRY no pontiac photo on my phone.
Ty

Re: Welcome to the new PSP Forum (2020)

Posted: November 1st, 2020, 5:47 am
by Admin
Hi Ty, thanks for joining the PSP forum. Welcome. 8-) It appears you and Jay had a fun time turning wrenches when you guys were teenagers. Working on projects together that is cool.

Your '76 Corvette is similar to my former '77, L82. Chevrolet removed the "Stingray" moniker in '77, for some stupid reason though. CAFE seriously downgraded the cars of the 70s and 80s. Pontiac did a better job IMO and was able to keep more engine power in their TAs until the 400s were all gone. The stock 400 L-78-W72 in my 79, rated at 220 net hp, was far more "aggressive" than the Corvette. The Corvette had other issues and I finally had to let it go. (not enough room to do two car projects) With only 36K on the odometer, you're Vette must still be be fun to drive.

Re: Welcome to the new PSP Forum (2020)

Posted: November 1st, 2020, 8:03 am
by rkellerjr
T37racing wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 9:47 pm
Hello Psp,

First, I want to thank Bill...!! you have a great format for a Forum. As it happens I have gotten familiar with many of the members through my twin brother...JayS.

Jays and my history is pretty much the same although Jay has the 77 trans am and when I was car shopping to have a project with my step sons, we ended up buying a 76 corvette(and is way slower then a 77 Trans am). But the corvette is a nice car w 36k and is in my current stable... but I am a mopar and pontiac guy. Jay and I share our 71 T37 project which will hopefully will make it on the do list soon. As it happens the second engine I rebuilt as a teen(w J)was a 70 ram air III that was for a friends 70 black judge. In the 90s we built a 455 d port powered 71 T37 for 1/3 mile dirt track racing. The race car was revived from the dead sitting in a pasture and we had fun wrenching on the only pontiac in a field of chevy's. :D If I find the pontiac photo album I w have to share on one of the threads...SORRY no pontiac photo on my phone.
Ty
Welcome Ty, we love cars of all stripes, we just favor Pontiac's :D