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Old 12-28-2013, 06:14 AM   #1
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How to include pics in your posts

Over the past few years, the pace of growth of ADV has put a strain on the servers running the site. Attaching images directly to a post requires disk space to store them, and processing capacity to serve them up. To help keep the site running fast and error free, the ability to attach images directly was discontinued.

Everyone can still include pictures in their posts. To do so, you need to first choose a photo hosting site, load your pictures there, and then link them in to ADV. There are several photo sharing sites out there. Most of them will allow you to show your pics to the world. Ease of use varies among sites.

Think about using SmugMug. Baldy owns SmugMug and it's a nice way to send a little love back to the man that provides ADV free of charge.

Sites like SmugMug and Photobucket specialize in image hosting. They do the image resize thing automatically, allow you to post many images per post, and you can post to other message forums. They don't use ADVrider's disk storage or bandwidth, which helps keep ADVrider fast.

In addition, with SmugMug, you get real online albums you can arrange, customize, use for family, travel, hobbies, etc. You can tag any album at SmugMug as part of the ADVrider community, and it will show up with other member's galleries in the ADVrider community home page, most recent on top.

Photobucket offers limited free accounts and easy upgrade to more capacity for a nominal yearly fee. SmugMug offers a free trial and full accounts for a nominal annual fee.

Once you have an account, you can use the IMG button, , that you see above the area where you type when you post. The image button let's you specify an Internet address (URL) to identify the image.

Here is a tutorial at SmugMug that should answer your Qs.

Clear as mud?

Q: "But... But.... I followed your directions to link to a photo exactly from some other photo sharing site and it didn't work!? Computers really piss me off."

A: Some sites don't appreciate you linking to their images, so they block it. Be sure you have the ability to link images externally, and it is turned on for the image or gallery you are attempting to use.

If you want to test linking images into the site - use this thread: Need to TEST something? Do it HERE


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Old 09-27-2014, 08:12 PM   #2
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"You may not post attachments"

What are the restrictions the stop me from posting photo's to a thread I want to start?

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