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#1 Seda S.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 03:08 PM

I'm unable to upload pictures from my computer. Also when trying to upload a picture for the avatar it brings the message "Invalid file", though the file is smaller than 80 by 80 pixels and very small also in Kbs.

#2 Seda S.

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 10:05 AM

I tried to do the same on other websites and fora too, and everything was OK. So there must be some problem with this new version of our "Monachos" website. Hasn't any of you had similar problems in recent days?

#3 Michael Stickles

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 01:34 PM

After reading your posts, I tried uploading a picture to my photo album, and I can't do it either. It's a small picture (90x99 pixels), and I tried uploading it in .JPG, .BMP, .GIF and .PNG formats (the largest of which is only 15KB). Every time, it failed, and when I hovered my mouse pointer over the error icon I got a message that the file was not a valid image file. Given that MS Paint can load and edit all of them OK, I assume they're valid image files, so I don't know what the problem is.

I also tried inserting the image into this post, and that failed with the same error.

#4 Rick H.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 01:49 PM

http://www.monachos....40&type=profile

Here's a valid image for you! :D

PS I click on the A/A icon in the upper right hand area of the composition screen, and insert the picture by then clicking on "edit" and then "paste." This is the only way that seems to work.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 03:26 PM

Very nice, Rick! :)

And since I wasn't able to upload any image for my album, while I had already created the empty 'house' for it, the icon of which is like a snowflake (you'll have such snowflakes too, if you create empty albums), I renamed it "First snowflake", then created another empty album and named it "Second snowflake". I wanted to continue this interesting series of snowflakes, but, alas, my profile page shows only two albums, not more :(. I can't have pictures, can't have even many snowflakes on my profile! БЕЗОБРАЗИЕ!!!!!!! :mad:

#6 Rick H.

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 04:12 PM

This probably won't make you feel any better, but I just visited your personal profile to see your collection of snowflakes, and they are not up to view either! Don't despair though, I know Monachos has a crack staff who will take care of this problem.

Also, I'm glad you liked the photo of Mike in my last post, and now for your viewing pleasure I will share a photo of me:


http://media1.picsea...4vFvOccfKWPTD5w

Actually, this is when I was younger, in 1967, when I starred in "Casino Royal."

I learned the other day that "chuffed" means happy/quite pleased. But, something tells me that "БЕЗОБРАЗИЕ" means something different.

#7 Fr Raphael Vereshack

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:45 PM

безобразие- ugly; outrageous. lit: 'without the image'.

This is what my Oxford Russian dictionary has.

But somehow I thought that the old Russians (pre-revolutionary emigres) meant something along the line of 'stupid'. But maybe I was misunderstanding.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 05:46 AM

I can't have pictures, can't have even many snowflakes on my profile! БЕЗОБРАЗИЕ!!!!!!! :mad:


You can have a lot more storage space, more snowflakes and less ads if you are a financially contributing member of the forum.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 05:49 AM

PS I click on the A/A icon in the upper right hand area of the composition screen,


I didn't realize we had a 12 step section on the forum. What a great ministry.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 09:09 AM

You can have a lot more storage space, more snowflakes and less ads if you are a financially contributing member of the forum.


Thank you for your wise remark, Paul, against my joke. I would certainly and with much pleasure contribute financially, if I had the credit card which is needful for that and which I can't obtain now, as my salary is less than $200 which is enough neither for living (if not helped by the other members of my family), nor for having any international card to use in such cases.

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S.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:02 AM

безобразие- ugly; outrageous. lit: 'without the image'.

This is what my Oxford Russian dictionary has.

But somehow I thought that the old Russians (pre-revolutionary emigres) meant something along the line of 'stupid'. But maybe I was misunderstanding.

In Christ- Fr Raphael


Dear Father Raphael,

I looked in a Dictionary printed in 1903 and didn't find the meaning "stupid" for "bezobrazie". The noun "bezobrazie" may be used in different meanings. I looked in several dictionaries, and it seems the Wiktionary is the best for this word: 1) ugliness, 2) deformity, 3) mess, 4) disgrace/outrage/scandal.
http://en.wiktionary...wiki/безобразие

But when "bezobrazie" is used in a way I did it, it is just some expression of indignation and Wiktionary translates it as: Scandalous! Shocking! Disgraceful!. "Bezobrazie!" or "Chto za bezobrazie!" is a very common expression in Russian. But I used it not only to express indignation (well, joking, not seriously at all :)), but also because, as you yourself have written, its literal meaning is "without image" (bez - obraz -ie) (and I was speaking about being 'deprived' of images).

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Edited by Seda S., 15 January 2010 - 10:31 AM.


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Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:08 AM

This post is redundant.

Edited by Seda S., 15 January 2010 - 10:35 AM.


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Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:17 AM

This probably won't make you feel any better, but I just visited your personal profile to see your collection of snowflakes, and they are not up to view either! Don't despair though, I know Monachos has a crack staff who will take care of this problem.

Also, I'm glad you liked the photo of Mike in my last post, and now for your viewing pleasure I will share a photo of me:


http://media1.picsea...4vFvOccfKWPTD5w

Actually, this is when I was younger, in 1967, when I starred in "Casino Royal."


Hmmm, so you are a ghost... I could feel something like that, I could feel, just didn't have enough proofs.

Edited by Seda S., 15 January 2010 - 10:38 AM.


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Posted 15 January 2010 - 02:19 PM

безобразие- ugly; outrageous. lit: 'without the image'.

This is what my Oxford Russian dictionary has.

But somehow I thought that the old Russians (pre-revolutionary emigres) meant something along the line of 'stupid'. But maybe I was misunderstanding.

In Christ- Fr Raphael


My understanding of bezobraziye is as you have described; I am surprised "stupid" is given as a meaning. Given this word's literal meaning of "without image" (bez - without, [i]obraz[/] - image, or, dare I say, "faceless", "outrage" or similar displeasing or duplicitous sentiments fit better than "stupid".

Edited by Herman Blaydoe, 15 January 2010 - 02:29 PM.
fixed formatting


#15 Michael Stickles

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 03:02 PM

I was Googling to see if I could find a reference to безобразие used to mean "stupid", and while I came up empty in that, I did come across this nice description of the word at Русский Дом в Норвегии, in a post by a Russian translator and interpreter outlining a "good Russian vocabulary of outrage":

Another strong, though more colloquial, word is безобразие, which means something ugly (literally something "without form") and in the figurative sense anything that is out of order or control. It's usually used in cases when there is some violation of rules, be they laws, contracts or moral codes. То, что сегодня происходит в вооружённых силах -- это просто безобразие! (What's going on in the armed forces today is simply appalling.)


As an aside, I loved her description of what can go on internally during the translation process (from a post further down on the page):

Sometimes when I translate from Russian to English and English to Russian, zig-zagging among cognates, false friends, multiple meanings and connotations, it feels like a violent ping-pong game is raging in my poor brain. I imagine this process as two tiny players (my synapses) wearing ENGLISH and РУССКИЙ pinnies. They are standing on either side of the language table, trying to hit the ball back and forth without knocking down the net between the languages or shooting the ball into the stratosphere. Sometimes the game gets out of control.


In Christ,
Michael

P.S. - Seda - Glad to see the pun was intentional! I love a good pun (or, should that be a bad pun?)

#16 Fr Raphael Vereshack

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 03:12 PM

My understanding of bezobraziye is as you have described; I am surprised "stupid" is given as a meaning. Given this word's literal meaning of "without image" (bez - without, obraz[/] - image, or, dare I say, "faceless", "outrage" or similar displeasing or duplicitous sentiments fit better than "stupid".


Yes; I think you are correct. The online Russian dictionary Ozhegova gives the various meanings as: [I]Extreme ugliness, obscene, disgraceful, scandalous
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It was used in the sense of 'stupid' or a 'ninny' by a bishop who was assimilated and whose first language was English not Russian. He most always used it in a humourous way when things were going hay-wire. This could well have been a stretching of the language though.

In Christ- Fr Raphael

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 03:25 PM

Thanks Mike!

in the figurative sense anything that is out of order or control.



this is exactly the way in which I heard this word being used.

In Christ- Fr Raphael

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 04:13 PM

Dear all,

I'm not certain why some are encountering problems with image uploading at the moment; the new system actually has much better uploading facilities than the old. It is likely some setting I've wrongly configured. However, I won't be able too look into sorting it until the middle of next week. Thank you for your patience until then!

INXC, Dcn Matthew

#19 Michael Stickles

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 04:47 PM

I click on the A/A icon in the upper right hand area of the composition screen, and insert the picture by then clicking on "edit" and then "paste." This is the only way that seems to work.


Forgot to say thanks for that tip, Rick.

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Posted 15 January 2010 - 10:44 PM

It has occurred to me that the equivalent word in Greek to the Russian bezobraziye is
άσχημος (askhemos), with its roots a - without, skhema - form, shape. The word means ugly.




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