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Does anybody remember when we could post pictures in our posts?


That lasted about a week in the beginning of the message boards.

I remember you could post photos of any size. There were a few interesting pictures at first but then, geez, someone posted a giant photo of someone vomiting explosively. It didn't take long for that feature to be disabled.

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I remember that. The same thing happened with the posting time when trolls began to post over and over.

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Remember that seemingly endless thread full of pictures of Jennifer Love Hewitt?

The feature was removed in about mid 2000. People had begun posting porn, and the vomit pics, but the straw that broke the camel's back was when a troll posted some particularly offensive anti-semitic political cartoons in the soapbox. The picture linking feature was removed a few hours later.




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Re: Does anybody remember when we could post pictures in our posts?
by GlennME
Sat Feb 18 2017 13:46:01
Remember that seemingly endless thread full of pictures of Jennifer Love Hewitt?
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Someone had a 8x10 headshot in their sig

Jennifer Love Hewitt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_Love_Hewitt

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Too bad the Boss here can not post a photo of his desk in his signature
to show how bizzy he iz all day and night
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I don't remember that feature at all... it must've been a short-lived experiment.

I have mixed feelings about posting pictures within the body of a post. I'm checking out some of these alternate IMDb sites that have sprung up, and already some of the threads are sort of crowded and congested because people have loaded large picture files into their posts. It takes a lot more scrolling and navigation just to get through threads on those sites, especially if you're browsing on a small laptop.

But OTOH, the IMDb method (whereby we can only post a clickable link) can lead to problems as well. If the link isn't identified, or incorrectly identified, it can take you to a place you don't want to go (or that your virus software might not even allow you to go). Also, when I click "back" to return to the thread, I find I have to reset the "nest" feature again.

I wish there was a way to post a clickable link AND have an accompanying small thumbnail automatically appear right next to it that previews what that link will take you to. That way you reduce clutter, and viewers can make a decision as to whether they want to click the link or not.


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