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nerudite

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Over the last few days any photos that I attach haven't been showing as a photo in the posts. You have to click on the link to then see the photo. Is this a new thing with cyburbia, or have I somehow inadvertently changed my IE settings? Because if there is a way to get it back to showing the photos (and not the little photo icon with a link), I'd much prefer that...
 

Dan

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I'll have to see what bandwidth consumption is like next month before I consider the return of attached image display in Forum threads. Consider a thread that has two or three 50K images that's viewed about 400 times - that's 30 to 60 megs of bandwidth, depending on the cache settings of the folks viewing. Really not a lot, but it adds up.

If folks complain a lot, I'll return attached image display ... but I'll expect people to buy more Cyburbia t-shirts to help pay for the bandwidth. :)

Of course, you can still attach images, but you have to click to display them.

You can also reference an image on another Web site using vBulletin IMG tags, and display it inline with your post; Cyburbia bandwidth won't be consumed. Many sites, though, don't allow crosslinking images, so an image might not display properly.
 

nerudite

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Is there a way to change the display after... lets say, 21 days? So if you attach a photo it will display in the post for a few weeks and then archive itself. I don't know... just an idea.

Also, does the same bandwidth problem happen if we post to the gallery and then do an IMG link in the post? If it doesn't mess with the bandwidth, I'll probably just start doing that when attaching files.

Oh yeah... and I'm planning on buying some gear before going out to the CIP... especially one of those coffee thermos mugs. I'll need one of those to get me through the affordable housing intensive training sessions I'm going to.
 

Repo Man

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Dan -

Would it work if someone uploaded their image to their personal photo gallery, then use an image reference to have the photo show up?
 

Repo Man

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740eastlake-med.jpg

Nevermind - I answered my own question. Looks like that works fine. I guess if you have a funny picture you want displayed you could upload to the gallery, then delete it after the thread has run its course.
 

Dan

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jtfortin said:
740eastlake-med.jpg

Nevermind - I answered my own question. Looks like that works fine. I guess if you have a funny picture you want displayed you could upload to the gallery, then delete it after the thread has run its course.
Uploading something to the gallery and then referencing it in a post still sucks bandwidth, but it might be appropriate for certain threads; the Cities and Places forum where you have multiple photos in one post, for instance. It shouldn't be a substitute to a plain old post where you just attach one image, though.

vBulletin doesn't have a feature that automatically un-displays the image after a certain period; I don't think any bulletin board package does.

Next month, I'll look at the bandwidth, and see how we're doing.
 

Repo Man

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Maybe you could charge 1 cent per post for all of the Cyburbia regulars, retroactive to when we joined. Bturk would probably fund a year of hosting himself ;)

My guess is that many of the photos that are attached are downloaded from websites, then re-attached because people are unaware of how to reference an image.
 

Dan

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I should pay you guys for posting; you're providing content to the site, after all.

Maybe a grant from the APA ... do they offer such a thing? Hello ... Chicago?
 
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