image uploading so tough....(31 posts)
rightly said algotechie...
LH, it is so true that maximum users don't upload photos because of two reasons: they r not having an account on photobucket or don't want to make.
secondly, they r not knowing how to upload photos here. Seriously, i tell u they r most of us. The problem solving becomes a lot easier if it can b seen. Isn't it true??
LH. No big servers are needed. Not every problem has to have a direct solution. Just provide the option of inserting certain HTML tags (like b, i, u, img) in the posts. That's it. Members can upload the photos anywhere. All they need is the URL to the image file. (You can also write a little script that would offer to upload a photo to the user's account in the most popular photo uploading sites. It'll need to have only four inputs for the user: the site where the user has an account - a selection from those you implemented, the user's username on that site, the password if any, and the image from the user's hard drive.)
I know for sure no one from the mods would agree, though the members would. I just couldn't resist.
Well, as what i think, if there is a site like this, not having an option to directly upload photos, sounds aweful. Even in my case, for most of times, i personally don't post my queries because i know that it is hard to express myself without screenshots. I dont want to get myself engaged with creating a new account at one more site(like photobucket). I tell u, if this site manages to provide photo uploading as well, this will b called as investment of dollars, not wastage.
Well, Algotechie, the suggestion didn't get ignored, there has been a response.
When you make a suggestion there is the option you get a positive answer and the option to get a negative one.
It certainly hasn't been ignored.
If you can't handle getting a negative response, I suggest you don't make any suggestions anymore.
That's life's reality: when you want to see happen whatever you have in mind you're bound to get disappointed.
Sometimes people concur, sometimes they don't. Live with it.
And Niks, you're not going to tell me you only 'need' Photobucket or the likes for this site only.
There's plenty of other forums that don't provide the option to upload directly (including the one I created myself) : that's why sites like Photobucket exist.
Next time please think over what you're going to post or suggest so as not to waste moderatortime on discussions like this.
I mean, when no suggestion is ever implemented, even though sometimes it's practical, why even make one? (I meant to ignore SITE SUGGESTIONS altogether, not just this thread. Making suggestions here is not being effective.) The rest of the sections are quite good given the number of members and the myriad array of the problems.
Enabling direct image embedding requires loads of drive space, bandwidth, and dealing with other issues like moderating the images. Otherwise they will simply turn into a spammer paradise.
There's also limited benefit. The users who are tech savvy enough to use images in posts should also be savvy enough to follow the 3 easy steps to upload an image on photobucket.
Suggestions are great. Doesn't mean you will always get what you want. We are already slammed with loads of things to work on.
Hi guys. In the case of Niks, he's using a super slow cellphone connection, so I can certainly see how signing up to Photobucket would be a major pain what with all the advertising.
@Niks, isn't there any other way you can connect to the internet? I'm guessing smoke signals could convey more data than a cellphone dialup connection.
Yes. A photo uploading demand is not practical. The job is best left for the sites specializing in that thing. What I recommended was to provide a dropdown list of the most popular photo uploading sites, wherein the user would choose one and upload the image to the user's own account on that site. That way, HTG simply has to intercept the URL of the uploaded image automatically and display it. A really simple script code isn't it?
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