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Old 01-19-2013, 10:58 AM   #4252
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Originally Posted by It'sNotTheBike View Post
Too bad ADVrider is unwilling to host photos. If we all paid a yearly subscription
fee to be members of this site there is no technical or economic reason this could
not be done.

Placing responsibility for photo hosting on the individual users means this problem
of broken photo and / or video links will never quit happening.

I would gladly pay c. $20 per year to support photos being hosted directly
on ADVrider, but along with that I would insist on a higher degree of
accountability in the moderation process, and if that didn't come along with
paying a subscription fee I'd walk away from paying any subscription fee.
As it is now, because it is "free" the mods can and will do anything they like,
with zero accountability. Zero accountability doesn't make for nice behavior
on the part of humans, folks.

As long as the site remains configured as it is, its usefulness and value will
be limited.

I don't agree at all. I've been a member since 2004. I subscribe to Smugmug for hosting my photographs. I don't know how many pictures I have hosted there, but it's a bunch. All my motorcycle trips, much of my two son's motorcycle racing, and a couple of the competitions I ran in. I've never had a problem with broken links. I think it works fine just the way it is.

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