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Correctly Posting Images to TFP (Attachments Workaround)

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:29 am
by kcin556
Here is how to correctly add images to posts on TFP during the 'Attachments' issue. These same steps are followed for users wishing to link an external images regardless of the 'attachments' functionality.

6/25/18: It appears that the attachments feature is now working correctly. You can upload photos directly from your computer using this feature. If the attachments uploader does not appear to be working, follow the steps below and contact forum administration.

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Re: Correctly Posting Images to TFP (Attachments Workaround)

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:53 pm
by Robert A
I've found that imgur works the best for this. It even gives you the BBCode for the img tags. You don't even have to create an account!

Re: Correctly Posting Images to TFP (Attachments Workaround)

Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:13 pm
by kcin556
Robert A wrote:I've found that imgur works the best for this. It even gives you the BBCode for the img tags. You don't even have to create an account!
I'm hesitant to recommend Imgur (and a few others, for that matter) due to the high frequency of NSFW content on the site, especially because I don't want to be responsible for directing our younger users there. The site actually depicted is Photobucket, which is fairly clean, but still I stayed away from mentioning any specific names in the info-graphic.

However, "Off the Record" Imgur is a perfectly viable and convenient option. Thanks!

Re: Correctly Posting Images to TFP (Attachments Workaround)

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:52 am
by firealarmkid123
Couldn't you put your photos on something like a public shared OneDrive folder and just put the URL on posts instead? I'm a little hesitant using the photo hosting websites as some of the content I've stumbled along on those websites is...well...not appropriate... :shock:

I'd have to see if my OneDrive account is still active though since I made it in 7th grade for school

...otherwise I might very well end up using one of those websites... I know Flickr is a pretty good one but I'm not quite sure that it's free and it's more of a social media outlet than a photo hosting website.

Re: Correctly Posting Images to TFP (Attachments Workaround)

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:32 am
by kcin556
firealarmkid123 wrote:Couldn't you put your photos on something like a public shared OneDrive folder and just put the URL on posts instead?
That would work if you wanted to link photos to posts, however that wouldn't work if you were trying to actually embed the photo into the post. Same thing goes for Google Drive, iCloud, etc. It just has to be set to Public. However, photos linked from email will not work properly.