Do you use Meetup and upload multiple photos regularly, but hate doing it?
Meetup has an multiple-photo feature that uses Adobe Flash, but as you can expect of Flash it’s not particularly reliable or stable. There no reason to put up with Flash’s nonsense—HTML5 includes a multiple-file upload control, well-supported by the latest Web browsers. Unfortunately, despite my posting a wishlist item (please vote!), Meetup has done nothing to support it.
So I did it myself: if you use Chrome or Greasemonkey/Scriptish for Firefox, install this user script: Meetup: HTML5 multiple-file upload for photos.
- Go to the “Old Upload Form” for your Meetup group or album. This can be tricky to get to, but the URL looks like: http://www.meetup.com/GROUPNAME/photos/upload/
- Make sure you’ve selected the right album.
- You should only see one file upload widget (the “Old Upload Form”, before this script, had 10).
- Click it, and you’ll notice you can select multiple photos you want to upload. Go ahead and do so.
- After you’re done selecting and dismiss the widget, the page will now tell you which photos you’ll be uploading.
- Click upload to start uploading photos.
Enjoy uploading your photos without Flash’s crashing, errors, or mayhem!
A note: if you use Firefox, you won’t be able to know how much you’ve uploaded (unlike Chrome, Firefox has no built-in upload progress meter). Try the Upload Progress add-on to keep tabs on your uploads.