Hi Napa Valley Patch bloggers, readers, users

Trying to upload a photo but getting an error message? Your photos may be too large for our newly upgraded system. It's easy to fix that. Just run your photos through a photo processing software program like Photoshop or iPhoto, and change the file size from "large" to "medium." Then click on "file" and then "export" to place your photos back on the desktop in the new size. Then upload as before. If you need help with this, email me at keri.brenner@patch.com. Thanks!
Unfiltered Steve Simoneau June 13, 2013 at 01:41 PM
Loui Loui, it's called false pretenses and misleading claims. While I understand it's not the editor's or tech's fault, releasing a product to the public as "New with better features!" shouldn't mean that it comes with glitches, bugs and frustration. And unlike Google+ and FB, Napa Valley Patch didn't "come out", we had a NVP that was working perfectly fine and Corporate Patch decided to upgrade. Can you imagine the ether-riots if FB did an "upgrade" full of glitches and bugs"?
Ash Leigh June 14, 2013 at 01:08 AM
Every time FB updates, there are glitches all over the place. Privacy settings default, as well as most things. I always have to go back in and change all the settings (again and again). Do I complain, no. I accept the FREE SERVICE and move on with the new format and new ways. Most people just complain and complain. They say, "I'm leaving and never coming back." By the time a few months rolls by, everyone is back, happy, accepts the new ways, and moves on. I'm on and surf multiple network sites, blogs, newspapers, a lot of crap on the internet. Some for work, business or personal use. Sites change all the time, get used to it. There might have been a reason behind this site changing that we aren't aware of. Maybe it had to be done, who knows? Complaining about it won't get the old format back.
Unfiltered Steve Simoneau June 14, 2013 at 01:54 AM
Actually, Loui, I left FB two years ago and haven't been back since. And while Patch and FB may be "free" services they rely on users to exist. It's a symbiotic relationship, so both sides must be content for it to work efficiently.
MICHAEL WILSON "TEA PARTY 2014" June 15, 2013 at 01:24 PM
I am With USS on Facebook I have never Been there. I use the Patch and a few Blogs I also have my own Website. Facebook has gone into the censorship business, from what many are telling me.
Amy Larson June 15, 2013 at 02:18 PM
I also vote with my time and money (spend CASH at locally owned businesses). I don't use cell phones (I don't sound crazy now telling people that Verizon et al are selling everyone's info out to the government) or Facebook (ditto). Patch is a special website, because you can reach a lot of people that you could actually see in the real world. We're a relatively small town, so there is a bit of a monopoly on news (or I would go elsewhere). Like U.S.S. states, it needs to be mutually beneficial, let the free market work. I waited to "complain" for what seemed like a reasonable amount of time for Patch to get it together, and now I gave some feedback. Fixing things one article at a time sounds tedious. I am finally receiving email updates for this article. Keri, you have my sympathy through this. I understand corporate making unpopular decisions that the "little people" have to clean up. You want to be focused on journalism, and instead have to deal with this nonsense. Bad for everyone.


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