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Old 09-18-2017, 07:32 AM
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How do you insert pictures into a message on this site
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:43 AM
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You can't.

You need to put your picture up on some other site, wherever you can, and then you can post a link to it here.
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:44 AM
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You don't. Images are disabled on these forums. You need to host it on a site like imgur, Flickr, or a similar site and post the link here.
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Old 09-18-2017, 07:44 AM
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SDMB does not allow images to be displayed within a post, but you can link to anything on the web. The FAQ has some suggestions.
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:20 AM
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You can't.
Actually, ASCII images are allowed.
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:19 AM
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Actually, ASCII images are allowed.
Ah, they're 1980's style "pictures."
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:06 AM
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Tapatalk will host pictures, so if you use the app you can simply upload the picture into your post. It will be visible in the post on the Tapatalk app but will appear as a link if viewing the board through a browser on tablet or PC.

It's nice because you don't have to deal with a hosting site. I will use Tapatalk for that function alone, even if I'm viewing the boards with a browser. That is- I will open the Tapatalk app, upload a picture as an edit to a post or to a new post, and then go back to the browser.
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:14 AM
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Tapatalk will host pictures, so if you use the app you can simply upload the picture into your post. It will be visible in the post on the Tapatalk app but will appear as a link if viewing the board through a browser on tablet or PC.

It's nice because you don't have to deal with a hosting site. I will use Tapatalk for that function alone, even if I'm viewing the boards with a browser. That is- I will open the Tapatalk app, upload a picture as an edit to a post or to a new post, and then go back to the browser.
I don't recall seeing any links to Tapatalk-hosted pictures. Got any example posts you can point to?
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:53 AM
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You don't. Images are disabled on these forums. You need to host it on a site like imgur, Flickr, or a similar site and post the link here.
Nitpick: USER-posted pics are disabled.

But advertisers have total freedom there. [Avast ye white whale...]
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:59 AM
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I don't recall seeing any links to Tapatalk-hosted pictures. Got any example posts you can point to?


Sure.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...0c035745f0.jpg

Here's a cool pic from the partial eclipse.
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:03 AM
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Here is an older post where I shared the same (or similar?) photo, in case you wanted an example of a post in the wild.

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...5&postcount=34
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Old 09-20-2017, 06:28 PM
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I don't recall seeing any links to Tapatalk-hosted pictures. Got any example posts you can point to?
Wondering if you found the examples I posted helpful.
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Old 09-20-2017, 07:16 PM
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Yes, thank you.
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Old 09-20-2017, 07:48 PM
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For those using a desktop browser there's also a userscript to view images directly in posts here.
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:24 PM
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Wow. That's been around awhile, huh? Cool
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:39 AM
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Only bad people insert messages into posts.
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:36 PM
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It seems Siam Sam forgot his own sig advice. Messages, pictures; whatsa da difference?

Last edited by LSLGuy; 09-22-2017 at 07:36 PM.
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:13 PM
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You don't. Images are disabled on these forums. You need to host it on a site like imgur, Flickr, or a similar site and post the link here.
Or, you CAN add your picture to your public profile by going to UserCP / Your Control Panel (on the left) / Edit Profile Picture (it's the third line down from "Your Profile").

I've said it before but... I sure wish everyone would add their photos to their personal profile instead of linking to some offsite photo host or relying on Arnold Winkelried's moribund SDMB Picture Gallery.


However, I don't know if guests can add a profile picture.

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Old 09-23-2017, 01:25 PM
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It seems Siam Sam forgot his own sig advice. Messages, pictures; whatsa da difference?
I swear that said "pictures" when I posted it. I blame the switch on the Board's new look.
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