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Old 07-18-2018, 08:39 AM
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Far from, itís a moving target.
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Old 07-18-2018, 12:17 PM
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I REALLY wish this site would be upgraded to the latest version of vBulletin. This version is over a decade old. The newer versions handle photos WAY better.

[ed. http://www.vansairforce.net/articles...ums/images.htm for why I don't host photos. If anyone would like to start their own photo hosting site, please do!!! I certainly don't want to. The space requirements and complexity of image/video/360 panos/VR/podcasts/etc is growing exponentially - I don't need that burden to add to my current workload. Again, if you would like to take on the task, I'm your biggest fan!!! As this thread demonstrates, image hosting can be a challenge. Upgrading vBulletin won't change that.

Please give the link a read - the problems and scales are more difficult than you might imagine. There is nothing simple about it. v/r,dr]
I was referring to how much better the newer versions of vBulletin handle embedding images from URL's. Not in hosting the images internally. In this old version we are using the image URL tags are cumbersome, don't handle scaling very well, and as we have seen time and time again, can be confusing for many users of the forums.

The newer versions (heck even the version thats going on 5 years old now) makes embedding linked images super easy. No need to worry about hosting the images themselves, as just about every image hosting service out there works with how vBulleting embeds.

I run several vBulletin sites on my co-located servers. In more modern versions of vBulletin, a user can simply drag and drop an image from services like Flickr, Imgur, Google Photos, etc into a vBulletin post and it will create the BB code to link and scale the image correctly automatically, in true WYSIWYG fashion. The image is hosted with whatever service the user prefers (eg Google, Imgur, Flickr, Facebook, etc), and vBulletin simply builds the href for the photo. Nothing is hosted on the actual vBulletin site as far as the photos are concerned.

Not to mention, markdown and even ASCIDoc is also supported in newer versions. I'm a huge fan of markdown. [ed. Thank you for the clarification, Lynn. v/r,dr]
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Old 07-18-2018, 12:43 PM
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While on the subject...a test, please.

If you can't see the photos in this thread, let me know:

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...ad.php?t=22931
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Old 07-18-2018, 12:46 PM
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While on the subject...a test, please.

If you can't see the photos in this thread, let me know:

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...ad.php?t=22931
Works great here Dan. Glad to see your photos are coming back! I had a bunch of your threads bookmarked for future reading to take advantage of the knowledge you shared when I got to that point in my build (Im still a good ways away...STILL).

Good to see you got them on your own domain :-) Thats about the best way to assure your photos never disappear. I do the same with my www.theskunkwerx.com domain/server.
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Old 07-18-2018, 12:58 PM
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Feel free to email me off-list, for a secure image hosting site.

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Old 07-18-2018, 01:10 PM
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I've updated all the fiberglass threads with high view counts, and I'll get others done as time permits.

If someone is dying to see the photos restored in a particular thread, just send an email.
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Old 07-18-2018, 06:08 PM
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If someone is dying to see the photos restored in a particular thread, just send an email.
Any thread that had picasa/etc. images linked.
Any thread that has halie images linked.

I'd love to go back and update any posts i've made with links to the photos moved to a new site. Unfortunately there's no way to search for them.
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Old 07-18-2018, 06:31 PM
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Folks should learn how to use a photo editor and simply reduce images to no more than 800 pixels wide for VAF so they don't cause annoying page overflows.
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:59 AM
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Folks should learn how to use a photo editor and simply reduce images to no more than 800 pixels wide for VAF so they don't cause annoying page overflows.
I think i've posted this before in other photo threads, but for anyone who hasn't seen it, this image resizer has to be the easiest way for a user to resize before uploading: https://www.bricelam.net/ImageResizer/

That said, resizing is something that can be done trivially on the server where the images are hosted... It could happen at time of upload, anything that comes in gets resized to 800 or 1000 pixels wide and no more than 100kB each.
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:08 AM
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I think i've posted this before in other photo threads, but for anyone who hasn't seen it, this image resizer has to be the easiest way for a user to resize before uploading: https://www.bricelam.net/ImageResizer/

That said, resizing is something that can be done trivially on the server where the images are hosted... It could happen at time of upload, anything that comes in gets resized to 800 or 1000 pixels wide and no more than 100kB each.

Thats exactly what the newer versions of vBulletin do. You can scale and resize images directly in the post while you are making it, and it converts all the photo size, location in the post, anchors and URL/href into the proper BB code when you hit "Submit".

This version we are on was released over a decade ago, which is a millennia ago in software. I don't even think vBulletin is still offering support and/or patches for vulnerabilities for it.
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