Announcing Upgrade My PC Please! Learn how to win a $500 upgrade package

By Julio Franco ยท 62 replies
Aug 29, 2017
  1. DELTAprime

    DELTAprime TS Rookie

    Hey Julio I'm trying to add a IMGUR short URL to my entry but your system flags the URL as spam. Any suggestions?

    EDIT: Ok, I just added the IMGUR short URL as a reply, hope that counts towards the competition.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2017
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  2. Neojt

    Neojt TS Addict Posts: 230   +59


    Thanks for the reply. that link gives me
    TechSpot Forums - Error
    You do not have permission to view this page or perform this action
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  3. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,783   +1,057

    Yes, that works perfectly.
  4. Phr3d

    Phr3d TS Guru Posts: 404   +85

    I'm so tempted to send pitchurs of my NUC5i5 just so you all can have a laugh..
  5. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,783   +1,057

    Thanks for replying again!! If not for you I wouldn't have noticed there was a mistake on user permissions for registered users that were confirmed (not newly registered), so many TS regulars probably got the same error message.
    Issac and fidgetwidget like this.
  6. DJnRF

    DJnRF TS Rookie Posts: 16

    When I was young and just starting my work in the electronics field, my boss gave me a bit of advice for when I could not find the solution to a problem. He said: "when you get tired looking for the Sublime, look then to the ridiculous." Well, that worked well over many years. However, what the never mentioned was how to cope with a problem when you had no money for what 'might' work, and were working with an item that was obsolete in the minds of the 'Sublime' thinking of the day. All these 'Giveaways' mean nothing to me when I have what is considered to be obsolete, and have gotten to the point where the costs of anything greatly exceed my SS income. To even attempt to enter into such contests as this would only serve to elicit laughter from those trying to decide a winner, and consider it a total waste of time. I have found ever since I became an old Senior that I can waste too much time on things where I may not have much time remaining.
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  7. Seether1992

    Seether1992 TS Rookie

    Well Imgur seems to work rather well .... just wish I could figure out the issue with the grainy textures in my photos....
  8. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,783   +1,057

    Before or after uploading to Imgur? Maybe their compression is harsh but at least works unlike our own forum's upload tool which got overwhelmed rather easily :eek:
  9. Seether1992

    Seether1992 TS Rookie

    Yeah compressions likely the issue , but I have also heard tales of the S7s camera having some ... oddities when it comes to picture quality (Same can be said of some other S Galaxys like the S4)
  10. Fudgsicle

    Fudgsicle TS Rookie

    I keep getting an error that says "please enter a value using 100 characters or fewer." when trying to submit.
  11. dickdon71

    dickdon71 TS Member Posts: 40   +22

    Does the $500 limit take into account the inflated prices in AU? Upgrades might be hampered by the higher prices of components in Australia.

    Then again, I think the winners will most likely be in US. Good lucky fellow techies. Any other fellow Aussies here?
  12. Davepr

    Davepr TS Rookie

    Is weird I cant see other Entry I only can see mine?
    Whiskey201 likes this.
  13. Neojt

    Neojt TS Addict Posts: 230   +59

    Works like a charm now

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  14. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,783   +1,057

    We do take that into consideration, otherwise going over budget would be overkill and that's the main reason we've kept season 1 to only a handful of countries, so we can make sure we can buy the hardware for the winner and that prices more or less reflect the market.

    As for AU vs. US, last night we narrowed down the first 5 PCs for episode 1 and two are AU based, just based on the quality of the submissions, not geo location. It should be said however, that there are still many great entries that will make it to the series in later episodes, we're still going through the hundreds of submissions.
    wONKEyeYEs likes this.
  15. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,783   +1,057

    That's how it should be :)
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  16. Fudgsicle

    Fudgsicle TS Rookie

    I need help submitting my entry cause whenever I try to submit I get an error that says "please enter a value using 100 characters or fewer." I don't know what part of the forum that needs to have 100 characters or fewer. is it where I talk about the history of my computer? other information that might be helpful?
  17. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,783   +1,057

    I've been trying to figure this one out, no real fix yet as it seems to be limited to you at the moment (or other users who didn't report it and just left). Looking at troubleshooting Xenforo the main reason this happens is a title that is too long (subject of a new thread or submission) or when you attach a file with a filename that is excessively long.

    My suggestion for now would be to submit your entry with a condensed version of the text and once the post is live you can edit it or reply to it with more information.
  18. dickdon71

    dickdon71 TS Member Posts: 40   +22

    Is there a way to know if your submission has been reviewed or not? I'm not how to improve the quality of my submission.
  19. Fudgsicle

    Fudgsicle TS Rookie

    yeah it seemed like it was the title. I dont know how but I guessed my keyboard might've glitched out and was typing in the title when it was supposed to be in "give us the history of your pc"
  20. Davepr

    Davepr TS Rookie

    Can I ask why the thread of "Upgrade my PC" say Private? that means I can see other Entry for the content
  21. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,474   +218

    I love the idea. Won't participate, but it's cool, and it was nice to be introduced to Hardware Unboxed. I enjoyed the little I saw of Steve's work there.
  22. kingjeff

    kingjeff TS Rookie

    Looking forward to this!
  23. uREJT

    uREJT TS Rookie

    Cool idea! Would love to submiit my oldie build because I plan to upgrade but I am from Poland.
    fidgetwidget likes this.
  24. pootymack

    pootymack TS Rookie Posts: 19

    Odd that this thread just became visible to me.
    fidgetwidget likes this.
  25. namesrejected

    namesrejected TS Guru Posts: 398   +301

    I could use a few replacement vacuum tubes.. A few of them are starting to get old.
    Dustyn likes this.
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