How to Post a Picture as a Link to a Third Party Hosting Site

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How to Post a Picture as a Link to a Third Party Hosting Site

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Post by Bell 407 » Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:04 pm

How to post a picture as a link to a third party hosting site.

(1) Start a new post.
(2) Click on the Image icon (circled in red below).
(3) The Image tags will appear.
(4) Insert the hosting site URL of the picture you wish to post in between the two tags.
(5) Click submit.

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Post by 87Juliet » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:05 pm

No possibility to upload here direct? My server at work blocks everything even remotely smelling of media sharing...



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Post by Bell 407 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:04 pm

87Juliet wrote:No possibility to upload here direct? My server at work blocks everything even remotely smelling of media sharing...

I know Site Admins wanted to keep bandwidth usage of the site to a minimum hence the decision to use off site links. Will speak to the powers that be.



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Post by Bell 407 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:37 pm

Howzit 87J,

OK, so the powers that be have agreed to try out site uploaded attachments but that bandwidth will be monitored on an ongoing basis. In this regard, the following attachments are allowed on the site:

(1) Documents in Word or PDF format.
(2) Images in gif, jpg, jpeg or png format.

Please note that all file sizes of uploads is limited to 0.5Mb and images must be no bigger than 800 x 800 pixels (rather upload at 799 x 799 to prevent scroll bars). We have also enable Thumbnail Creation of images set to 400 x 400 pixels as this may also be an option for preventing slow page load. We will monitor this aspect and see how it works on the site.

Finally, the total number of attachments per post is set to 5.

Hope this helps.



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Post by 87Juliet » Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:11 pm

Cool, I'll have a go... check the desktop background thread in a few minutes...



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Post by Bell 407 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:12 pm

Will do so Sir.


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