Originally posted by kayemod
.....I keep on seeing comments from useful long-term TNF contributors that they'd love to post pics, but can't understand the system. In my own case, it's largely a hatred of ImageShack and PhotoBucket, possibly a bit irrational, but there we are.....
I can certainly understand that... some have been around a long time and frequently mentioned they'd like to post pics but can't work it out...
The problem, the real problem, seems to stem from the fact that they don't understand how the system works. That the photo has to be uploaded to a site, then the cue is sent from their post to retrieve it and put it up within their post.
Once you understand that, it's an easy process. Whether or not you use Imageshack, Tinypic, Photobucket or any of the others is a matter of personal choice.
Just why you 'hate' them I don't understand. They're sitting there ready to hold your pics for all time if you want them, and at no cost. But there is an alternative.
You probably have webspace with your ISP deal... you can use that if you want. It's a bit trickier, but once you understand it (that word again!) it's a piece of cake. I know one of my ISPs allows 30mb of storage, that's an awful lot of pics. Many only allow 5mb, some 10mb. What are the terms of your ISP deal? Is it worth pursuing that to find a way around your problem?
The simplest way of explaining why you can't upload to this site is that it would increase the bandwidth usage of the site enormously. That costs money, you (and I) get to use the forums free. I know, others do it, but do they have the traffic of this site?