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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:06 am    Post subject: Why I cant post screenshots? Reply with quote

I understand no uploading to forum server bit why there is no option to use external forum picture hosting services?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do you think you cannot use an external host? You can use the url tag to link to off-site resources.

Note that some users will react negatively to screenshots of text. Screenshots of actual graphic windows are fine. Terminals should have their text copied and posted inline.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do I do that?

I tried
Code:
[img]link to img[/img]
but couldn't post screenshots.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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[url=https://.../image.png]see this image link[/url]

I don't believe there's a particular need for it to be displayed on these forums, interested users will click.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ionen wrote:
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[url=https://.../image.png]see this image link[/url]

I don't believe there's a particular need for it to be displayed on these forums, interested users will click.


At least one user had a need to post a screenshot and couldn't :)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:51 pm    Post subject: ><)))°€ Reply with quote

There simply has not been a feeling of need to have them displayed here directly, since, like mentioned, interested parties can follow the URLs instead.

I personally feel displaying images inline clutters threads unnecessarily, and if I were to show them here at all, I'd probably still resize them to something rather small, so one might still need to click them to really view them (my personal opinion, not that of the whole admin/mod team).

I'd still probably rather not enable them at all though.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C1REX wrote:
At least one user had a need to post a screenshot and couldn't :)

People running Gentoo are supposed to be resourceful and creative. :P
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To end with threads full of "this image doesn't exist" or little poney pictures?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not giving an option?

Most hosting sites generate links with small thumbnail anyway.
Broken links to pics aren't any less annoying if it's just a link.

There would be very few instances where ot would be useful but it these cases it would simply help. Otherwise it wouldn't affect anybody anyway.


It's as simple as re enabling img code.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hu wrote:
Note that some users will react negatively to screenshots of text. Screenshots of actual graphic windows are fine. Terminals should have their text copied and posted inline.

This is why, this option would be abused immediately.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We don't have stickers or down-voting either.. not a big loss IMO, I like how it was in 2004.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you guys know what random people will like or will abuse or if it will be good or bad for the enjoyment of using the forum and gentoo in general?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look how many members abuse the "quote" button and fill threads with unnecessary quotes. We do not need images added to it. That's the real world, some people have faster fingers than brains.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The moderators have a hard enough time cleaning up spam posts, if img tags were enabled they'd have to spend even more time getting rid of dodgy "adult" images some would spam across the forums.

If you need to link a screenshot, just host it on a 3rd party website and use the url tags to link it in your post. That's how it has always been done here.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C1REX,

We all hate copy typing from an image that could have been posted as text.
Copy typing is prone to errors, so images should be discouraged.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The forums are currently 100% accessible from a minimal livecd, which doesn't have a GUI. It would be preferable to keep it that way.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good arguments I didn't expect.

I've got the point.
Thank you :)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C1REX wrote:
How do you guys know what random people will like or will abuse or if it will be good or bad for the enjoyment of using the forum and gentoo in general?
The feature was once enabled and was subsequently disabled.

However, search was not disabled and still works to a degree.

Problem with images in the sigs
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And about the use of ascii art?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:33 pm    Post subject: Re: ><)))°€ Reply with quote

Chiitoo wrote:
I personally feel displaying images inline clutters threads unnecessarily
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is better to not enable inline resources (e.g. images) because of information security reasons
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