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User Info: Calwings

Calwings
2 weeks ago#11
VegaGG posted...
Suggestion:
Allow Gfaqs members to post images from their PC/Device
in .jpeg or .png format

VegaGG posted...
Yes because it bypasses the constant problem of sites going down/ getting blocked.

Other gaming boards have this function too.

I agree with you that this would be an absolute best case scenario. But those images still have to be uploaded somewhere, and I'm not sure if GameFAQs would want to use the extra bandwidth to be able to store images that get posted. Automatically embedding direct links from elsewhere is a fair middle ground that lets the users have image embedding without GameFAQs needing to overhaul the site and get more bandwidth.
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User Info: Notti

Notti
2 weeks ago#12
Please Allen. Purty plz.

*sign*

Please make these 3 work.

http://imgbb.com/

https://prnt.sc

https://snag.gy

I beseech.

I've been burned too often by image hosts evaporating. Give us options. These 3 have been around the web for a long time so I trust them.
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User Info: Notti

Notti
2 weeks ago#13
And yes, IMGTC is still not working for me.
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Part of the problem is that there really are no good image hosts at the moment. Imgur was bad for years (long before they decided to block GameFAQs), and Imgtc isn't reliable enough to count on. But none of the less popular sites have simple, direct linking like the best sites of the past had.

I just tried Imgbb as a test. When you upload an image they don't even give you a direct link to the image, they only provide a copyable link to their landing page with the image on it. You have to go there manually and then click a button to get the direct link. We had a hard enough time getting users to understand how to post links from sites that gave you a link when you uploaded an image; I don't trust that most users would be able to operate a site like this.
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User Info: Hyena 20

Hyena 20
2 weeks ago#15
imgtc has now been down for more than a week.
Where are the admins, and why are they not fixing this so that we have 1 or two more options beyond IMGTC? And don't give me that BS about "no good sites that allow direct linking" Free Republic seems to have zero problem with that (although offsite hosts usually block them eventually, usually because they decide not to allow direct linking for anyone, anymore)
I'm offended by the fact that not a single moderator has posted here. This is site suggestions-- there should be mods crawling all over here, yet there are even fewer than on Hellhole (and they are incredibly elusive on Hellhole unless they simply come in to yell "MIASU!" or some other no-effort BS)

Sadly, that one's out of GameFAQs' control. Imgur themselves decided to break direct linking specifically for this site.


Pretty sure it was more than just Gamefaqs. Their breakoff with Gamefaqs coincided closely with Imgur creating community boards and their own forums. There were signs for months to a years earlier that they were trying to build their own on-site community (a close to a year prior, they were already trying make the image upload button/page harder to find than their community pages)
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User Info: Notti

Notti
2 weeks ago#16
-hotdogturtle-- posted...
Part of the problem is that there really are no good image hosts at the moment. Imgur was bad for years (long before they decided to block GameFAQs), and Imgtc isn't reliable enough to count on. But none of the less popular sites have simple, direct linking like the best sites of the past had.

I just tried Imgbb as a test. When you upload an image they don't even give you a direct link to the image, they only provide a copyable link to their landing page with the image on it. You have to go there manually and then click a button to get the direct link. We had a hard enough time getting users to understand how to post links from sites that gave you a link when you uploaded an image; I don't trust that most users would be able to operate a site like this.


Yup, good direct linking is hard to find. Oh well.

People will figure it out.

Or. GameFAQs could deal with it by converting or allowing the provided embeds?

For instance. Here is an example of the embedding imgbb provides.

<a href="https://ibb.co/qgQST49"> <img src="https://i.ibb.co/GMS6z1k/spock-hand-1024x614.jpg" alt="spock-hand-1024x614" border="0"></a><br /><a target='_blank' href='https://imgbb.com/'>upload</a><br />

GameFAQs could absolutely detect this, and properly allow the embed.

Or maybe the BBcode?

[url=https://ibb.co/qgQST49] [img]https://i.ibb.co/GMS6z1k/spock-hand-1024x614.jpg[/img][/url]
[url=https://imgbb.com/]upload[/url]

or

<a href="https://ibb.co/qgQST49"> <img src="https://i.ibb.co/qgQST49/spock-hand-1024x614.jpg" alt="spock-hand-1024x614" border="0"></a>

Maybe GameFAQs could convert 1 to whichever GFs prefers.

[no, this is not allowing for html or bbcode. GFs can simply take the image host provided embed coding and display it properly in a safe GFs way]

Hyena 20 posted...
imgtc has now been down for more than a week.
Where are the admins, and why are they not fixing this so that we have 1 or two more options beyond IMGTC? And don't give me that BS about "no good sites that allow direct linking" Free Republic seems to have zero problem with that (although offsite hosts usually block them eventually, usually because they decide not to allow direct linking for anyone, anymore)
I'm offended by the fact that not a single moderator has posted here. This is site suggestions-- there should be mods crawling all over here, yet there are even fewer than on Hellhole (and they are incredibly elusive on Hellhole unless they simply come in to yell "MIASU!" or some other no-effort BS)

Sadly, that one's out of GameFAQs' control. Imgur themselves decided to break direct linking specifically for this site.


Pretty sure it was more than just Gamefaqs. Their breakoff with Gamefaqs coincided closely with Imgur creating community boards and their own forums. There were signs for months to a years earlier that they were trying to build their own on-site community (a close to a year prior, they were already trying make the image upload button/page harder to find than their community pages)


My instincts say GameFAQs is picky on image hosting for anti-hacker reasons.
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Hyena 20 posted...
And don't give me that BS about "no good sites that allow direct linking"

So why don't you post some sites then? It would help this suggestion gain traction if we had something specific to support. (And I'd personally like to know a new site to use even if GameFAQs doesn't accept it)
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User Info: Calwings

Calwings
2 weeks ago#19
-hotdogturtle-- posted...
Part of the problem is that there really are no good image hosts at the moment. Imgur was bad for years (long before they decided to block GameFAQs), and Imgtc isn't reliable enough to count on. But none of the less popular sites have simple, direct linking like the best sites of the past had.

-hotdogturtle-- posted...
So why don't you post some sites then? It would help this suggestion gain traction if we had something specific to support. (And I'd personally like to know a new site to use even if GameFAQs doesn't accept it)

I already posted one in the opening post: https://vgy.me/ The only drawback is that you have to make an account to be able to upload, but it's just as good as ImgTC in terms of saving your uploads for later access and giving direct links.
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Calwings posted...
The only drawback is that you have to make an account to be able to upload

This is absolutely the deal breaker. The GameFAQs staff isn't gonna force people to register for some random unaffiliated site just so they can use this site. I understand that Imgtc got preference because it was made by a GameFAQs user, but at least you could upload without an account, so anyone could use it.
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