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beetle496 10-12-2021 05:48 AM

Uploading Photos?
 
Does this forum not facilitate putting a picture in a post? I have seen images, but they were mods/admins.

If have a .jpeg elsewhere, can I have it show up in a message here? Or can I only link to it?

Thanks!

sjard 10-12-2021 02:19 PM

Re: Uploading Photos?
 
Image posting is restricted to SJG Staff members.

Anyone else can only post links to the image. If you do, please leave a good text description of what you're linking to.

beetle496 10-12-2021 06:31 PM

Re: Uploading Photos?
 
If I figure out a public site to upload a photo, can I have the photo display on this forum? I am thinking — Nope!

At the bottom of every page, I just now noticed BB code is on and, sadly, “IMG is off”.

Copy/paste from that page: http://forums.sjgames.com/images/sta.../forum_new.gif

Just shows the URL.

Farmer 10-13-2021 01:43 AM

Re: Uploading Photos?
 
SJG presumably doesn't want to deal with hosting, bandwidth, or questionable content issues.

Does it really matter if the image isn't inline? If you've linked it and described what it is, then people can check it for reference.

beetle496 10-13-2021 06:50 PM

Re: Uploading Photos?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Farmer (Post 2399458)
Does it really matter if the image isn't inline?

Thumbnails attachments would be okay. No, I don’t really need inline.
Quote:

If you've linked it and described what it is, then people can check it for reference.
Yes, but using some other board and then linking just feels wrong. It is what I have done for now.

Parody 10-13-2021 07:55 PM

Re: Uploading Photos?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by beetle496 (Post 2399568)
Yes, but using some other board and then linking just feels wrong. It is what I have done for now.

There's plenty of free image and file hosting services out there you could use instead. Here's a few: imgur, Google Photos, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive.

beetle496 10-14-2021 05:23 AM

Re: Uploading Photos?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Parody (Post 2399576)
There's plenty of free image and file hosting services out there…

My point is that I should not need one more service. I am a bit of a curmudgeon!

Farmer 10-14-2021 05:52 AM

Re: Uploading Photos?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by beetle496 (Post 2399598)
My point is that I should not need one more service. I am a bit of a curmudgeon!

And SJG should not need to host images, which are rarely required on these forums and take up space and cost them money (imagine all the images that might pile up over decades).

Virtually everyone has some sort of cloud storage now. Google, Micrsoft, Apple, Dropbox, and then all the various image hosting sites. There's currently 1,924,328 messages on these forums (well, 1,924,329 once I hit submiit).

The image you linked is 356kb. Let's assume that's repeated 10% of the time people post. That's nearly 67GB. Not a lot by today's standards, but I bet these forums are backed up, and that takes time and money on top of the basic storage. It could also affect indexing and search speeds. And let's face it, most people are bit lazy abouut keeping image sizes down, and then you get people who meme spam and suddently it's a lot more storage and backup and transfer, etc. etc.

This is a free service.

beetle496 10-14-2021 12:30 PM

Re: Uploading Photos?
 
@Farmer — I would argue that your points are more applicable to SJG (as host) than to me, and I do mostly agree. But the services you list have free versions too, so I do not see how that is relevant.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Farmer (Post 2399602)
And SJG should not need to host images…

The lack of images has not been much of an issue over the years, since pictures are not really needed to facilitate conversations around SJG products, and these forums are plenty busy!

Am I correct that this forum is the preferred channel for feature requests?

If so, I respectfully request a miniatures sub-forum under the Car Wars (similar to Cars Wars Old Editions), and that [IMG] code be enable for that sub-forum.

Farmer 10-14-2021 02:55 PM

Re: Uploading Photos?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by beetle496 (Post 2399655)
@Farmer — I would argue that your points are more applicable to SJG (as host) than to me, and I do mostly agree. But the services you list have free versions too, so I do not see how that is relevant.

Huh?

I'm pointing out that SJG shouldn't need to pay to host all your images for decades across millions of posts. All the other services I mentioned are either vast, multinational companies worth hundreds of billions of dollars or derive advertising revenue from hosting.

Just host the images yourself like everyone else.


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