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Les Waste
May 14th, 2003, 02:18 AM
I've noticed that many, many people have red x's where their avatars should be. This is because there is no decent image hosting site that doesn't gouge people, and because this board won't let people use geocities files with .txt extensions as avatars.

I don't know if this is an option, but I've been on other phpBB boards, and some of them have the option of letting people upload picture files for their avatars directly from their hard drives.

Yeah, it would be a strain on bandwith, or something, but you could put big restrictions on image and file size. And I'm sure most people wouldn't mind shrinking down images to small sizes so they can actually have something they want instead of looking for something small enough on other sites and hoping it doesn't turn into a red x.

It would at least cut down on all the red x's here, and there are a lot. :/

Mockery
May 14th, 2003, 03:58 AM
We can't host images because it would indeed take up too much bandwidth quickly. The only way we could do it would be if the people who wanted their images hosted by us were to pay on a monthly basis. But you'd probably get cheaper (or free) image hosting elsewhere. There's tons of hosting services out there anyway , or people who would be willing to host an avatar for you. Everybody has a friend of a friend or whatever...

Tropical
May 14th, 2003, 04:29 AM
http://www.i-mockery.net/viewtopic.php?t=1119 >: >: >:

are my threads of benevolence invisible????

Les Waste
May 14th, 2003, 12:05 PM
Yes :)

Mockery
May 14th, 2003, 12:21 PM
Ah see, there ya go. If somebody needs image hosting, talk to Tropical... he can probably help you out.

http://www.i-mockery.net/viewtopic.php?t=1119

Cap'n Crunch
May 14th, 2003, 08:14 PM
Whoreable told me about www.vi2.com. You just sign up and they have an image uploader there. It is all i use them for. :sneaky

Esuohlim
May 14th, 2003, 09:18 PM
Actually, that's not too bad. I'm using that from now on.

executioneer
May 14th, 2003, 11:04 PM
is the geocities .txt workaround not an option anymore? :/

-willie

Pub Lover
May 15th, 2003, 12:43 AM
Nope. :(

executioneer
May 15th, 2003, 01:28 AM
good thing i'm getting web space again then :lol

-willie

Command Prompt
Nov 11th, 2003, 01:48 AM
picturehost.co.uk

I'm using this until it sucks.

AChimp
Nov 11th, 2003, 01:52 AM
Why don't you dumb fuckers use the space that your ISP gives you? >:

executioneer
Nov 11th, 2003, 09:00 AM
most of them are dialups :rolleyes

-willie

Mike P
Nov 12th, 2003, 03:33 AM
My avatar works fine on Angelfire, but I realize that not everyone is willing to go sign up with them just for one pic. So I'll volunteer myself for hosting, too, even though you'll go to Tropical.

JenMacca
Nov 14th, 2003, 08:06 PM
Another free hosting service you can use is http://www.1asphost.com/. It seems to be the holy grail of free hosting sites as it gives you 100 MB per account, and no restriction on bandwidth. It's the service I now use, ever since I discvered it this past summer. :)