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gordonm888
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Bozdarkoz
July 29th, 2019 at 3:52:32 PM permalink
TinyPic.com has announced they are closing their site "in 2019." They have done free image hosting for many years, and announced that they are closing their site because revenue from advertising is not enough to sustain the site.

Many of the images posted previously on threads in this WOV forum will go dark/disappear when tinypic.com goes off the internet. I know that every image I have posted on this forum will disappear from my old posts, because I have always used tinypic.com.

So, I think there are multiple issues.

1. Loss of previously posted images in the WOV forum. Think photos in trip reports, photos of casinos chips. Many of my mathematical posts used png images of spreadsheet results that will be lost.

2. Are other free image hosting sites available for the future of the WOV forum? And likely to stay free and available for the long-term?

3. Can/should the forum software be modified to allow people to directly post images in the future without using a third-party image hosting site?
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ThatDonGuy
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July 29th, 2019 at 4:27:08 PM permalink
I always use Imgur for any photos I have
AxelWolf
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July 29th, 2019 at 4:30:34 PM permalink
Quote: gordonm888




3. Can/should the forum software be modified to allow people to directly post images in the future without using a third-party image hosting site?

♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
GWAE
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July 29th, 2019 at 7:06:34 PM permalink
I wonder how much hosting it would be to add that feature? I dont think there are that many pics on here but if there was hosting they may get flooded with 1000s of pics to overload them maliciously.
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EvenBob
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July 29th, 2019 at 8:29:38 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

3. Can/should the forum software be modified



No. I don't want to see hundreds of
pics of slot jackpots and what people
had for dinner at the casino or what
their hotel room looks like. Hint:
They all look the same.
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AxelWolf
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July 29th, 2019 at 9:03:33 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Quote: AxelWolf

3. Can/should the forum software be modified



No. I don't want to see hundreds of
pics of slot jackpots and what people
had for dinner at the casino or what
their hotel room looks like. Hint:
They all look the same.

I don't really want to see all that either but I don't have to look.

Just like I don't care what you or anyone ate for breakfast. I don't have to read it.

There are some things worth seeing or posting. I haven't posted some of those things B/C it's a pain in the ass.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
tringlomane
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July 30th, 2019 at 12:13:26 AM permalink
Imgur is pretty good.

You can also download the tapatalk app, join any forum that uses it. Add pictures as inline text and reformat the code to manuslly with this forum.

If the photos are on your phone you can use the tapatalk app to host them.

First click the square under photos, files.



Then pick "gallery" as your source.



Select your picture(s).



Hit "send".



Now the pic is loaded.



Touch the pic and hit insert inline.



Copy and Convert the photo url into the format supported by this forum manually.



RS
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July 30th, 2019 at 12:19:07 AM permalink
Quote: tringlomane

Imgur is pretty good.

You can also download the tapatalk app, join any forum that uses it. Add pictures as inline text and reformat the code to manuslly with this forum.

If the photos are on your phone you can use the tapatalk app to host them.

First click the square under photos, files.


That font tho. Oof.


Personally, I've always used tinypic when posting a picture and will mourn the loss of their services. May they rest in peace. Gone but not forgotten.
tringlomane
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July 30th, 2019 at 12:38:24 AM permalink
Quote: RS

That font tho. Oof.


Personally, I've always used tinypic when posting a picture and will mourn the loss of their services. May they rest in peace. Gone but not forgotten.



That font is my font. That's my phone font, which you obviously do not like. Haha It will be in the font you have selected for your phone.
GWAE
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July 30th, 2019 at 4:26:29 AM permalink
There are times that I would like to post a pic but it is such a pain. For those of you that post pics often do you do it from phone or computer?
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