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Introducing our own image hosting!
« on: May 02, 2020, 06:49:36 AM »
And now for something completely different.

After all the debacle of online image hosting and the disappearance of most of the images that our site linked to, I decided to offer you all free hosting for any images you'd like to share on the site or anywhere for that matter.

Now that the site is on our own VPS I have quite a few giggly-bites going spare and the boy said I can attach a network drive he'd give me of many terry-bites if I needed. That means in laymen terms that it's unlikely it would stretch our site storage to any great degree and we have a failsafe if it did. We also get unlimited bandwidth so there is no "bill" for the images being loaded/rendered.

The link to the our image site I'll add below and if you'd like an account I'll just manually set you one up with your username and PM you the password so you can change all your details to suit - but it is self hosted you only needed to change your password and profile stuff (there isn't that much) for it to work just fine. You can ignore the name and address stuff.

There is no particular need for anyone to use it if they don't wish to, but I will be putting things like six's avatar over there so sigs and avatars might be a good idea to reside there.

Have fun.

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Re: Introducing our own image hosting!
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2020, 09:55:21 AM »
Thanks very much.  This will make things considerably easier.

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2020, 10:20:06 AM »
Thanks very much.  This will make things considerably easier.

I often can't be bothered to add images to a post as it's a cumbersome process with some of the free image hosts online.

When or if you need to use it, just post here and I'll set you up an account. I have tried some stuff in the admin area and images load super quick.

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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2020, 12:27:23 PM »
Nice addition, smokes! I'll likely hit you up for an account in the near future but am currently occupied with another "project" right now. :D
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2020, 12:30:34 PM »
Nice addition, smokes! I'll likely hit you up for an account in the near future but am currently occupied with another "project" right now. :D

I'll set you up an admin account just so you still have full access to everything site related. You never know, I might get corona'd.
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2020, 12:58:58 PM »
I'll set you up an admin account just so you still have full access to everything site related. You never know, I might get corona'd.

Drunk on skunky beer? We can’t have that.
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2020, 04:43:14 AM »
Drunk on skunky beer? We can’t have that.

Certainly not before 4pm.

I added an image to the ugly mug thread using our image host and it was super quick and easy. The one thing it doesn't have is a image size editor built in so I have updated the resizing mod here so that things like huge monitors (cough) will fit on screen.
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Re: Introducing our own image hosting!
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2020, 11:49:55 PM »
Set us up access Smokes  :) :)

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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2020, 02:43:21 AM »
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Re: Introducing our own image hosting!
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2020, 05:54:04 PM »
Hi, Imgur just rejected my password and said I have to give them my phone number.

golly that noise!

(Request for access)
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« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2020, 07:05:45 PM »
Hi, Imgur just rejected my password and said I have to give them my phone number.

golly that noise!

(Request for access)

Created. You should have received a PM from me with your account info. Please don't forget to change your password.
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Re: Introducing our own image hosting!
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2020, 09:15:07 PM »
I me'd again.
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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2020, 09:17:47 PM »
I'm not sure what that means but...congrats?
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Re: Introducing our own image hosting!
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2020, 12:20:13 AM »
I find ways to make things not work.
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« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2020, 10:32:53 AM »
I find ways to make things not work.

"Admin" top right corner.
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« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2020, 08:14:33 PM »
Thank you, I put up an image of a flashlight.
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« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2020, 08:05:15 AM »
Thank you, I put up an image of a flashlight.

Was it meant to go in a thread? I'm sure you know this but all you need to do is copy the image address over here and use the img tags:

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« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2020, 06:41:40 PM »
My usual log in was rejected.  Was I supposed to have a different p/w?  I didn't find any PMs re this.  Thanks.

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« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2020, 04:00:25 PM »
My usual log in was rejected.  Was I supposed to have a different p/w?  I didn't find any PMs re this.  Thanks.

Sorry six. Are you saying you want an account set up on the image host?
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« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2020, 05:50:24 PM »
Yes.  Please.  I somehow thought we automatically had one, but, yes.  I tried to log in and it didn't recognize me.

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« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2020, 03:44:44 PM »
Yes.  Please.  I somehow thought we automatically had one, but, yes.  I tried to log in and it didn't recognize me.

Sorry for the delay. It's up and running for you now (check your messages).

Don't forget your admin is top, right corner. It's easy to miss.

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« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2020, 12:18:05 AM »


So I uploaded a test image and feel stupid because I haven't a clue how to post it, now that it's been uploaded.  I assume one clicks the photo image in the list of tools above this frame and inserts code into it, most likely the info in the url, but that doesn't seem to work.  So I'm stymied.
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« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2020, 07:59:56 AM »


So I uploaded a test image and feel stupid because I haven't a clue how to post it, now that it's been uploaded.  I assume one clicks the photo image in the list of tools above this frame and inserts code into it, most likely the info in the url, but that doesn't seem to work.  So I'm stymied.

Just copy the address of the image into the [IMG] tags. Like this:

[img]https://imghost.diasfora.co.uk/albums/6pairsofshoes/IMG_2725.jpeg[/img]


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« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2020, 08:00:28 AM »
Here it is:

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« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2020, 08:39:11 AM »
That's just what I did, and nothing happened.  Maybe you have some special skills.  ???
Let me try it again..



I did it again just now, and all I see is blank space.  I'm going to leave the code embedded in this post so you can look at the source and see if there's something wrong with it.  Thanks.
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« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2020, 01:06:33 PM »
You're linking to the image in the gallery/album rather than the actual image itself.

This bit: index.php?album=6pairsofshoes&image= is causing the problem.

If you click on the image so it shows outside your account panel (your admin link should disappear), then copy the address and it should look like this:

https://imghost.diasfora.co.uk/albums/6pairsofshoes/IMG_2725.jpeg

Paste that in the img tags.

You'll then have to click "back" where the image is in your browser to get back to your panel. Or just reload it.
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« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2020, 10:52:12 PM »
Thanks.  I didn't realize that I needed to take that extra step.  This is very helpful.
I altered the post above and the image appeared.

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« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2020, 05:00:26 AM »
Thanks.  I didn't realize that I needed to take that extra step.  This is very helpful.
I altered the post above and the image appeared.

If you keep all your images in the "6pairsofshoes" album and don't create a new one, all you ever need do is use that address and just change the image name at the end. If you create a new album, the part before the image would need to be changed too. Like this: ....imghost.diasfora.co.uk/albums/new_album/new_image.jpeg

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