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Posting images on the Oolite forum

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Hi all, what sites are people using to enable the posting of images in their Oolite forum postings (i.e. via the [url] tags)

What pros and cons have you all found with the various options out there?
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Photobucket, for me. I'm not a heavy user, but I can't complain: there is a tendency for it to plaster the (surely by now hopelessly out-of-date?) blinky-flashy "You have 1 new message waiting for you!" banner ads all over the place but the actual mechanics of uploading and linking are pretty easy and straightforward, and seem to work with this forum at least.

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i use tinypic http://tinypic.com/index.php

upload and it gives you a cut and paste for the bbs....
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postimage.org, the least disturbing advertisements what I found.

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For presentation images (ie the screenshots thread), I use Photobucket - barely notice the ads, and it's straightforward to use.
For temporary images (to show a bug etc), I simply use my Box account and link to the pic - even easier.
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http://pomf.se is without advertising, but it's shutting down.
based on the same source code (https://github.com/nokonoko/pomf): https://maxfile.ro/

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A Google (email) account also allows using Google Drive for posting.

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Thanks everyone. Photobucket seems like it will be acceptable enough. I like to avoid Google offerings where I can...they have enough of my info already
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Another vote for Photobucket - but I use a proxy server program to block advertising.

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i use firefox with noscript and adblockplus.... no adds on tinypic at all....
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This thread could be a sticky :)

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Post by Selezen »

I did set up an area on my website that could be used to host images for the forum:

http://daftworks.co.uk/oomages/

Still happy for people to use it as long as it's for the forum.

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