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Offline Naomi75Topic starter

About Pictures
« on: October 11, 2012, 11:26:33 AM »
Hi I am still in the approval process but wanted to participate in a general forum on the non rp boards. I saw that pictures were allowed but my understanding of how to post them is lacking. *rueful smile* I read that pictures should be uploaded to Elluki first? Gah the site is HUGE and I am trying to navigate it to understand it better while I wait! Ok so I rambled....

My question is: Can I post a picture on a forum that's public while I am still being considered for acceptance? Strictly G rated picture mind you. Thanks!

Naomi R O8)

Offline Avis habilis

Re: About Pictures
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 01:02:23 PM »
Afraid not. Unapproved members can't use the wiki, so you wouldn't be able to post the image.

Offline Naomi75Topic starter

Re: About Pictures
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 01:22:41 PM »
Ok thank you for answering my question I'll just post my response without images! *smiles*

Offline Tamhansen

Re: About Pictures
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012, 01:58:33 PM »
ehm iirc, unaproved members can use hyperlinks though.

I never got the whole put on elluiki thing anyways.

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Re: About Pictures
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 02:02:58 PM »
Images hosted on other servers can be changed to show something they didn't originally (ie; illegal) and the original websites can be compromised, leading to pages on Elliqiuiy being blocked by security features because of the link to the compromised website. Keeping your images within the E server prevents that.

Other image hosting sites are okay though it was clarified, photobucket, imageshack, etc.

Offline Avis habilis

Re: About Pictures
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2012, 02:05:01 PM »
We have had more than one thread recently kick up virus warnings for our members, and the culprits have without exception been images. Therefore, we must ask for the sanity of the staff and the safety of our members' computers that any images that our members choose to display on Elliquiy be uploaded to the wiki before being added to any Elliquiy threads.

We will not be requiring this retroactively (unless a particular link brings up a virus warning) but we will be asking you to do so going forward. If you're not sure how to do this, there is a rather helpful tutorial here.

Edit by Vekseid: Any image hotlinking can cause this, if the target site gets compromised. So jpegs and pngs can also trigger the 'elliquiy.com includes content from hackedsite.com which is known...' warning.

Offline Tamhansen

Re: About Pictures
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012, 02:06:08 PM »
ah ok. Well I use my own secure server to host the images, as I figured that'd save Vekseid some space. Is that okay? Or do I ask him?

Offline Tamhansen

Re: About Pictures
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012, 02:07:06 PM »
Oh. So no then. Shame though cause I use a Loooooot of pictures

Offline Oreo

Re: About Pictures
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2012, 03:02:32 PM »
The wiki has virtually unlimited space, so there is no problem with overloading it.

Offline Tamhansen

Re: About Pictures
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2012, 03:58:34 PM »
meh, it's more the migrating of several dozen pictures I'm worried about. But que sera sera