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Offline bharat

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Direct upload photos on the forum
« on: January 18, 2018, 04:56:05 AM »
I would like to check if there is a way to upload pictures directly to the site? Found this mod: https://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=205 is there something else?

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Re: Direct upload photos on the forum
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2018, 05:02:54 AM »
Direct upload to me suggests attachments... what exactly are you hoping to achieve that attachments can't do?
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Re: Direct upload photos on the forum
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2018, 05:10:23 AM »
I don't really like that picture is under the message and also the size is small if you use attachments.

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Re: Direct upload photos on the forum
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2018, 05:13:06 AM »
Also the folder where all the attachments are gets full pretty fast.

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Re: Direct upload photos on the forum
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2018, 05:29:27 AM »
I don't really like that picture is under the message and also the size is small if you use attachments.

It does that to avoid messing up the layout and to save bandwidth by only showing a small version but you can click on it to see it full size.
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Re: Direct upload photos on the forum
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2018, 05:30:30 AM »
Also the folder where all the attachments are gets full pretty fast.

Considering that it will hold the image, its thumbnail plus all of your avatars, this is not surprising.

So what are you hoping to achieve, putting the pictures on another server instead?
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Re: Direct upload photos on the forum
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2018, 06:20:26 AM »
I don't really like that picture is under the message and also the size is small if you use attachments.

It does that to avoid messing up the layout and to save bandwidth by only showing a small version but you can click on it to see it full size.

Well, if I remove the size restriction then pictures look the same size, the only thing I prefer them to be in the message window and not under it.

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Re: Direct upload photos on the forum
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2018, 06:22:21 AM »
Our members upload a lot of pictures that's why I am thinking if this option is really good.

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Re: Direct upload photos on the forum
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2018, 07:32:14 AM »
So you force them to use more bandwidth, nice. Also there are options for putting attachments in posts.
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Re: Direct upload photos on the forum
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2018, 07:41:29 AM »
Also there are options for putting attachments in posts.

Which options are you talking about? I am really for direct upload in posts.

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Re: Direct upload photos on the forum
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2018, 07:45:42 AM »
Look around for "inline attachments", it's a useful mod.
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Re: Direct upload photos on the forum
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2018, 07:50:35 AM »
Are you talking about these ones:
https://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1179

https://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=3770

Are they the same or there is any difference? Which one is easier in use?


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Re: Direct upload photos on the forum
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Re: Direct upload photos on the forum
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2018, 07:55:55 AM »
I was actually thinking of https://github.com/Spuds/SMF-ILA

You know, you could set up a test forum and try them out and see which works better for your needs.
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Re: Direct upload photos on the forum
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2018, 08:01:27 AM »
I tried to upload this mod to see how does it work but got a message that this file is empty.

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Re: Direct upload photos on the forum
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2018, 08:06:53 AM »
I installed the one which I posted earlier but can't figure out how does it work. Can you please explain me?

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Re: Direct upload photos on the forum
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2018, 02:49:07 PM »
for the last time, Bharat -- and you have been told MULTIPLE TIMES!!! -- Mod specific questions should be asked in the thread dedicated to supporting that specific mod.
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Re: Direct upload photos on the forum
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2018, 01:39:23 AM »
I still have a lot of users use attachments, which is not my preferred method.

I installed SMF Gallery - which I love and then bought the pro version, and encourage people to use that instead. 

Use of a gallery allows easy embedding of images within the text etc, and the same image can be used in various places throughout the forum without taking extra space.


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Re: Direct upload photos on the forum
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2018, 02:10:04 AM »
If I don't buy pro version will it work the same way?

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Re: Direct upload photos on the forum
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2018, 01:02:54 PM »
Go look at the support thread for that mod. It has a link to the pro version which will show you the differences:

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for the last time, Bharat -- and you have been told MULTIPLE TIMES!!! -- Mod specific questions should be asked in the thread dedicated to supporting that specific mod.

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