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Old 12-08-2020, 07:27 PM   #1
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Why can't we upload images from our PCs to PMs?

In the discussion forums, there is the option to upload and attach images from our PC's to the threads, but that option isn't available in private messaging.

Curious as to why?

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Old 12-10-2020, 10:37 AM   #2
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I just tried it and you are correct. Its something that I am not sure the admin can change?
But this is very old software and should this forum move on to something else, you will clearly have that option and many more.
Verticalscope is the software used here.
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Old 12-10-2020, 04:37 PM   #3
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I just tried it and you are correct. Its something that I am not sure the admin can change?
But this is very old software and should this forum move on to something else, you will clearly have that option and many more.
Verticalscope is the software used here.
If that happens, yes. It would be nice to share pics (of food, of course) privately.
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Well, as far as I know, no one has complained about receiving dick pix on this forum. So, maybe not having pix in the PMs is a good idea.
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Old 12-10-2020, 06:11 PM   #5
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Well, as far as I know, no one has complained about receiving dick pix on this forum. So, maybe not having pix in the PMs is a good idea.
That's... not what I was talking about.

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Old 12-10-2020, 06:19 PM   #6
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Just to add, I get what you're saying, that some random person can come along and start spreading porn through pm's.

So, okay, I get it. Nevermind.
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In the discussion forums, there is the option to upload and attach images from our PC's to the threads, but that option isn't available in private messaging.

Curious as to why?
It's a bit more hassle, but you can host on a place like imgur then embed in your PM via the img icon and insert the address.
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Old 12-10-2020, 11:04 PM   #8
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It's a bit more hassle, but you can host on a place like imgur then embed in your PM via the img icon and insert the address.
I thought of that, but it's really not that huge of a deal. It's just I was wanting to share a pic of a dish of mine with someone in PM's and wasn't able to, which is what prompted me to ask why we couldn't.

Although taxlady's response took me aback a little bit, I understood her point. It's just something like that never even occurred to me, so I was a bit stunned with her answer.
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Old 12-12-2020, 05:09 PM   #9
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It's a bit more hassle, but you can host on a place like imgur then embed in your PM via the img icon and insert the address.
Don't all images have to be hosted somewhere else on the web first anyway before being posted on open forums?
(I don't see an option here at DC to post images directly from my hard drive or phone) I just see the image icon above the reply box that requires a url, which means the picture has to first be hosted elsewhere before being posted here.



I use https://postimages.org/ , which is free and easy with or without registering a membership.
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Old 12-12-2020, 06:05 PM   #10
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Don't all images have to be hosted somewhere else on the web first anyway before being posted on open forums?
(I don't see an option here at DC to post images directly from my hard drive or phone) I just see the image icon above the reply box that requires a url, which means the picture has to first be hosted elsewhere before being posted here.



I use https://postimages.org/ , which is free and easy with or without registering a membership.
See right next to the smiley up top, the little paper clip? That's the icon to use in order to upload images from your pc or phone.

That option is missing in private messages.
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Old 12-12-2020, 06:12 PM   #11
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Thanks. Now I understand the reason for your question. I'm on and/or have been on about a dozen different boards and this is the only one that has a different icon for uploading from a hard drive than from a hosted 3rd party.

A test:
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Name:	marble2.jpg
Views:	81
Size:	41.0 KB
ID:	44404
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Old 12-12-2020, 06:20 PM   #12
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Thanks. Now I understand the reason for your question. I'm on and/or have been on about a dozen different boards and this is the only one that has a different icon for uploading from a hard drive than from a hosted 3rd party.

A test:
Attachment 44404
It took me the longest time, when I first started posting here, to find that blasted attachment icon
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