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Author:  plfinch [ Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:30 am ]
Post subject:  Request Local Forum Image Storage

I am finding as I search the forums for information that many useful images are no longer available, including in my own posts. This phpbb forum does not currently support image uploads so folks place their images on one of the “free” image hosting sites and link to them. As with many free things, what was free yesterday may not be free tomorrow. Many of these image hosting sites have shutdown or significantly changed their terms of service and pricing models.

My preferred image hosting site, photos.google.com, which is not likely to go away anytime soon, does not even work for this forum since google will not provide an absolute file path that this forum as currently configured will accept. That means my images must first be replicated elsewhere before linking in forum posts.

Computer storage is incredibly cheap these days. Please consider this request that Hobie reconfigure this forum to enable image storage. This would ensure post images are available and viewable for many years to come. (And significantly reduce all the “how do include images” posts and comments.) I am well aware of the possibilities for abuse but these can be mitigated.

Peter

Author:  oldyaker [ Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Request Local Forum Image Storage

Hear, hear.

Author:  mmiller [ Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Request Local Forum Image Storage

We have private servers and that is a security, liability, and privacy issue for us.

Unfortunately... IT will not do it.

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