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Posting Photos to Message Board.

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#1 hunnybunny


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 12:16 PM

I'd like to upload photos on PC desktop to a message board forum - should I use a hosting site before doing this?

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#2 britechguy


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 02:46 PM

Your query is really impossible to answer.


Most, including this very forum, give a user a set amount of space for attachments/inline photos (regardless of specific media type, actually).  Some forums here allow photos as attachments, others don't, and if you're dealing with any message board/mailing list/forum that does not permit attachments then your only choice is to put the media on a hosting site and link to it.  When you're in the advanced editing for this very forum you see a small icon on the second row of icons that looks like a photograph that will allow you imbed remotely hosted images in your message.


I am of the mind that if you are on a message board/mailing list/forum that allows attachments, and the attachment is really central to the message you're creating and your message would not make sense (or nearly as much sense) if the attachment were not there then you should attach it.  This keeps it tightly bound to your message and it no longer depends upon an external storage source that may or may not be there at some unforeseen point in the future.


Otherwise it's entirely your choice.   Actually it's entirely your choice as I was just offering my perspective on when I attach "on site" versus when I do not.  Also, if where you're participating has an online archive having the media attached makes it a part of the permanent archive for as long as that online archive exists.  Hosted media can and does often go away if you delete the account where it's hosted or the hosting entity goes away for any reason.

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#3 Martel


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 04:36 PM

It would be best to host your pics at either your own site or a picture hosting site.
... you can use photobucket or similar.
That will insure that your pics remain.

Edited by Martel, 21 May 2017 - 10:29 AM.

#4 hunnybunny

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 09:10 AM

Appreciate your responses Britechguy & Martel.

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