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Old 07-13-2017, 06:54 PM   #1
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Photobucket images - not for forum use

Recently the image hosting service Photobucket changed their terms of use for account holders and no longer allow embedded images to be displayed on forums. As a result the forum had many threads lose their photo documentation.

Moving forward we will disallow links to Photobucket and ask that you store your images with the posted text that they were intended to augment, here on the forum.

Forum members can store images posts and threads using the attachment option found in the advanced reply editor or in photo albums set up in individual profiles. There is no cost to store images here and this will ensure that your content is not diminished by an image hosting service changing their minds about how your content is handled. Thanks for understanding
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Old 07-14-2017, 07:22 AM   #2
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Attachment option, explained

As a refresher, especially for those who haven't used our Attachment option, this is from post no.7 in our Forums 101 thread. I included the "IMG" info because it is an attractive option if you want to "re-post" an image already in another thread or photo album on this site.

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You can directly upload images to a post or embed images that are hosted elsewhere.

To upload an image from your computer:
  • Click reply and scroll down to bottom of text box.
  • Click "go advanced" add text to message window and then scroll down.
  • Click "Manage attachments" A separate window will pop up.
  • Click "browse" Then select the file to be uploaded. Be sure that the photo is appropriately sized. 1600 x 1600 pixels (or smaller) and no more than 100K. You may select several photos to upload at the same time by repeating the last step.
  • Click "Upload" After pics have loaded close the pop-up window
  • Click "submit reply" to mount the text of your message - photos will automatically appear at the bottom of your post.

About attachment storage limits

When you upload a copy of an image file (or other attachment) it is stored on our servers. There are some restrictions on how much data can be stored.

Registered members have unlimited storage space for images posted to threads and posts. We highly recommend that you reduce file sizes before uploading them to posts and threads, however, in consideration of those with slower internet connections.


How to embed an image stored on another site:
You can do this by using image tags. Upload the image to a service like imageshack and then copy the URL of the image and put that between [IMG] tags. That will work well, as long as the host site stays in business and doesn't disable your image for overuse of bandwidth etc.

You can also paste in the location of a photo stored here in a photo gallery.

To do this: Paste the url of the image into your post. Then add the following code on either side of the url (with no extra spaces):

[IMG]url here[/IMG]

The image will appear where the url was in your text.

We have an automated way to do all this - click on go advanced and then select the image icon from the tool bar in the reply editor. A box will pop up asking for the url of the image you want to embed. Fill out the box and post your reply.
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:28 AM   #3
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Are "Flickr" links allowed? I have MANY on here. Just so much quicker and easier than attaching pics/vids etc here.
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What a bummer (from photobucket). I don't think I'll be using photobucket again!
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What a bummer (from photobucket). I don't think I'll be using photobucket again!
Stopped using them a long time ago because of forum regs. Makes sense. If you post a pic with PB or 3rd party and later delete the photo from the 3rd party host, it also disappears from your post. Many readers of these forums who come in a year or two later than your post may miss a GREAT pic.

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