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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2003 9:23    Post subject: On-forum vs off-forum picture hosting ... Reply with quote

The on-forum picture hosting is really intended for illustrations of technical articles, where it is important not to lose the pics ...

Not only is the format of the on-forums hosted pics in the post quite poor, it uses our storage and band-width, hence costs us (me) money - in addition, every time the on-forum-hosted pic is viewed, it affects the page-load speeds for everybody browsing the forums.

Off-forum hosting is better for a number of reasons ...

  1. It uses their storage
  2. It uses their bandwidth
  3. The picture format is a better format in the post
  4. The page refresh speed for other users is unaffected by the size of the pic.

My favourite (off-forum) picture host is Photobucket <-- Click to link

It even gives you the code to show the pic in your post Wink

PLEASE - don't use the on-forum picture hosting either to simply add a picture to a 'general' post, nor as a way to get around any anti-spam measures preventing URL links in posts.

Thank you.

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Simon
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