THIS POST WAS UPDATED ON DECEMBER 23, 2010 TO REFLECT CHANGES ON PHOTOBUCKET:
(the new information is posted at the end of this message in red)
A number of Veterans indicated that they are now regular followers of the Milton Legion Blog – and many have mastered the art of getting through the system to the Photobucket Albums where the parade and ceremony photographs and videos are located. However, some have indicated that they are having trouble finding the photographs. I hope this posting will help solve that problem.
Although there are a FEW photographs on the Milton Legion Blog itself, the vast majority of the photographs and all the videos are on a separate site called “Photobucket” (http://photobucket.com/). You can go to that site directly and then search for the “Milton Legion” but it is best if you follow the links that are within the individual blog postings.
If you want to go directly to the main Photobucket Page for the Milton Legion Blog it is located here:
There you will notice there is only ONE IMAGE and that is says “Please Read Me“. That image explains that the Milton Legion Photobucket Site is made up of a number of folders and sub-folders and so if you do not see any images on the page you have to look for the directory of the sub-albums. They used to be on the left side of the page but I see now they are on the right side and that you must scroll down the page. That change just took place this weekend as part of their site upgrade, so the notice is no longer correct. It appears this is all to make more room for advertising, which is what pays for the free Photobucket account.
At the bottom of the list of albums and sub-albums (on the new site) is a link called “View All Albums” and you can click on this to get a complete list of all the albums in a new POP-UP window. That is good – once you get there, but I can no longer link to that window so you have to get there on your own! However, once you get there you can see all the PUBLIC ALBUMS and then click on one of those links (use the scroll bar on the right to see all the albums). Unlike the old process you can now go directly to a sub-album, such as the HALTONVILLE 2010 under REMEMBRANCE 2010.
Just in case anyone is having trouble and wants to get to the REMEMBRANCE 2010 albums directly, here are the direct links that you can click here to end the misery!
Evergreen 2010: (78 photos, 5 videos)
Haltonville 2010: (96 pictures, 4 videos)
Victoria Park 2010: (196 pictures, 5 videos)
In most instances the VIDEOS are at the end of the list and they have a TRIANGLE / ARROW (Play Button) in a circle in the middle of the image. All the DIRECT LINKS to the videos are also in the individual postings previoulsy made to the Blog.
If you are looking at all the IMAGES in a folder on the Photobucket site you are seeing only the THUMB PRINTS (small versions) of the photographs. To see the larger image you must LEFT CLICK on the image. For a number of other options (such as to SAVE or PRINT the image you must RIGHT CLICK and then chose the option. Please also note that at the top of the page is an option to VIEW AS A SLIDE SHOW so you can click that and just sit back and watch all the pictures (but you must still later select the VIDEOS). Once in the slide show you can use the Computer Mouse to make changes to the way (size, speed, etc.) that you see the show.
When I started this post this evening it was just to explain how to use the basic system on Photobucket. I did not know they had changed (upgraded) the whole system so this was a learning experience for me as well! If anyone has any questions, you can post them as a COMMENT at the bottom of this topic, send me a direct e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or come talk to me in the Club Room.
As soon as we get an Internet Link set up within the Legion I can bring my Laptop and demonstrate all of these processes. Until that time, we have to do it with written instructions only.
Good Luck to all, and Enjoy!
UPDATED INFORMATION December 23, 2010:
Once you are in any one of the ALBUMS you can go to any of the other albums without going back to the links. For example, if you were in the 2010 Album for the Evergreen Cemetery Service you would be here:
Now if you look in the TOP LEFT HAND CORNER of that page you will see the words in large text EVERGREEN 2010. Immediately above that you will see smaller text that says “miltonlegion’s album / Remembrance 2010”. If you click on the “Remembrance 2010” it will take you to the main folder for the 2010 ALBUMS – and you will see all the albums in the LOWER RIGHT of the page (you may have to scroll down the page depending on the size of your screen). If you chose instead to click on the “miltonlegion’s album” you will see a listing of ALL THE MAIN SUB-ALBUMS on the site. Choose any one of those and you can go to the next level down, and from there the next level further down – and so on to the bottom.
When they changed the layout of the site a few weeks ago my READ ME notices lost their value as the instructions were wrong. I have now removed those and so if you go to an ALBUM that is EMPTY you should now see an IMAGE of the recent SUB-ALBUMS. You can just click on one of those.
This morning I have also added a SHARE button that now appears on the BLOG below each post. If you move your cursor over that you will note that it now shows an option to E-MAIL, PRINT or TWEET the post. That way you can e-mail any post directly to someone you want to see that information. If you PRINT the post you will also get all the side banners which may mean you end up printing more than just the page you want. If you want to be able to print copies of posts later, the best way is to SIGN UP for the blog notices. This OPTION is on the RIGHT BANNER of the Blog, immediately under the image of the HALTONVILLE CENOTAPH. Just enter your e-mail address and you will get a message asking you to confirm that you want to receive updates by e-mail. You can then save, print or forward that e-mail. You can OPT OUT at any time in the future.
Hope that helps – please pass this around to the other lads if you know their e-mail addresses, or forward it to any family members – actually to anyone you think will find this information valuable.