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image uploading policy on the forum

Postby cieply » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:46 pm

Hey,
I used to include some pictures in posts but my photobucket had been "downgraded" (they don't allow free "hosting" any more). Because I had chosen them in a past for being reliable in comparison to other image sharing sites I had put quite a few images there. Now it's question of the past again and there still is the question of what to do with these images. Can they be uploaded to the forum? I know some people do that but I wanted to ask before. Although the images are rather small - I specially optimised them, and they are used only for forum purposes it's still a data to be kept so how your policy regarding that looks like?
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Re: image uploading policy on the forum

Postby Arokhs Twin » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:18 pm

Hi yes you can upload images to the site on the attachments tab. File sizes are limited to 1mb and images can be no more than 1280x1024 otherwise they will be displayed as a text link instead. I have a 1TB per month bandwidth allowance on the server's internet connection and we hit nowhere near 10% of that. Disk space is only 5Gb though with 500Mb allocated to the forum attachments hence the file size limits and it will also keep page load times to a minimum. As always I am not responsible for any lost data due to server failure, accidental deletion etc so I will suggest that users don't upload anything they do not have a backup of.

I would prefer it if users could upload images to their own webspace and / or shared cloud storage and link to it if possible.

You would be surprised how much this site takes up; there's the databases, backups, temp directories, system logs as well as the web pages themselves; at the moment we are at nearly 3Gb of usage.
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Re: image uploading policy on the forum

Postby cieply » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:11 am

I guess. I know how big databases can be.
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