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Uploading Images for Online Auction Items



Have you considered adding an image such as a digital photo or a scanned image to accompany your item? The advantage of displaying an image with your item is that it gives the potential bidder a more personal view of your auction item(s), it's the next best thing to having it right in their grasp. Some people will hesitate to bid on an item unless it has an accompaning image for them to view, others just like to view listings with images out of sheer curiosity. If their curiosity is sparked enough they'll place a bid. Having an image can also greatly increase the chances that someone will want to buy what you are trying to sell!

If you're not sure how to upload an image of your item on to Quad-Cities OnlineŽ Auction or you have been unsuccessful in your attempts, feel free to bring the photo of your item down to the Moline Dispatch Building (1810 5th Avenue) and we'll be more than happy to scan the image for you. If you have an auction item that you need an image of, you can bring the item down and we'll take the image for you...no charge! It's a free service we're happy to provide to our users. This is only if you are uploading to the Quad-Cities OnlineŽ Auction and not other internet auctions. Please call, 757-5037 or E-mail info@qconlineauction.com if you have any questions.

Users of Online Auction Services, such as Quad-Cities Onlie Auction and E-Bay, frequently request the ability to upload photographs and/or descriptions of items they are selling. Unlike some auctions, The Quad-Cities OnlineŽ Auction allows for users to upload images directly to the server. Most online auctions offer the ability to set a link to a photograph of your item that you are auctioning so that others can see what they are bidding on. While your Quad-Cities OnlineŽ dial up account does give you this capability through the use of the personal web site space, there are a few items that need mentioning

The Web Site Space Must First Be Created



If you are a Quad-Cities OnlineŽ Subscriber, instructions for setting up and creating your Personal Web Page are available from the tech-support web site. The information provided guides you through the process of creating a directory and then uploading files to that directory.

There must be an INDEX.HTM file in your web directory



A file named INDEX.HTM serves as the main page for any Quad-Cities OnlineŽ personal web site. Even if you do not plan on using your web space for anything other than uploading auction images, you must have the index file present in your web directory. If the file is not present, then the server will not recognize the directory as a valid web site and the directory with all its contents will be automatically deleted.



A blank INDEX.HTM file is automatically created when you request a directory to be made for you. You have full access to change this page or to leave it blank. If you accidentally delete your INDEX.HTM, you should upload a new one before the end of the day or else all information uploaded to that directory will be deleted.



Once this file is uploaded you will have a valid space on the web server to which you can upload your needed files.

The address of your files



After you have uploaded your files to the server, you can access them from the web using the address of http://users.qconline.com/~USERNAME/FILENAME (Note: there is no www in front of the address).




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