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View Poll Results: What to do with inline images ?

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  • Leave the [ IMG ] tag enabled.

    3 33.33%
  • Leave the [ IMG ] tag enabled, but remove the convenient button the the forum User Interface.

    5 55.56%
  • Disable the [ IMG ] tag completely, and thus also kill the option to add inline Videos.

    1 11.11%
  • Don´t know what the [ IMG ] tag does, and don´t care either.

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Thread: Images on the forum - Allow Inline or not?

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    Question Images on the forum - Allow Inline or not?

    The inline images have caused quite a few discussions, and some even have trouble seeing them.

    So in the spirit of the forum, I´m gonna ask for your opinion on the matter.

    Our options are:
    1. Leave the [ IMG ] tag enabled.
    2. Leave the [ IMG ] tag enabled, but remove the convenient button the the forum User Interface.
    3. Disable the [ IMG ] tag completely, and thus also kill the option to add inline Videos.

    If option 1 or 2 is the preferred solution, I´ll create a post with a detailed tutorial on how to use the Attachment option instead.

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    I'd like the functionality retained - so see little point in removing the icon, not that would matter to me anyway as I always type code.

    As mentioned previously - I am a big fan of in-post placement of image for a number of reasons - but mostly because :
    I don't like viewers,
    I like to open images & links in seperate tabs,
    I like to compose posts sequentially (text>image>text>image>text>etc)
    I like the fact non-members can still use the forum to it's full potential without needing to sign up...

    but I also accept the want of this forum, so now do the whole attached-image thing.

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    Why is it that in option 3, eliminating the [IMG] tag also eliminates the option to insert videos? Are they together? As an administrator, I would like to have fewer issues with in-line attachments that don't work and need to be replaced with regular attachments, but I don't want to see the videos eliminated. About option 2, I thought we had done this in the past, but I still see that we continue to have issues with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfredo Medina View Post
    Why is it that in option 3, eliminating the [IMG] tag also eliminates the option to insert videos? Are they together?...
    Behind the scenes the inline Videos use the [ IMG ] tag, and it´s one of a very few things that I´ve not been able to find a solution for (Lot´s of other forum admins have been trying too, and according to the vB developers it can´t be done... Maybe in a future release... but not now)

    So yes, if we disable [ IMG ] tags, the inline videos are gone too....

    And yes, we´ve tried option 2 before, but with the new UI the buttons came back - And as Snowy pointed out, removing the buttons won´t solve the issue completely, since you´d still be able to type in the [ IMG ] tag :P

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    i voted #1 leave it as it, but i've never had a problem...
    Last edited by elton williams; August 17th, 2011 at 10:31 AM.

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    I havnt had any problems viewing or downloading anything ever.

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    I'm one of the guys that can't see inline images at work, because IT has everything blocked. Sometimes I can't even see my monitors.

    However, I'm the minority. If I really need to see something, I can use my phone or wait until I get home. So I voted for number 1 as well. No use in handicapping the entire community for just a few people.

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    Option 4) Disable [img] tag but allow attached images to be viewed as inline images...? I actually got RFO to do this one time but can not remember how and when I came back it was changed to an attachment. It looked something like
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    [img]Attachment 123[/img]
    I should clarify. I think the reason people are not allowed to see inline images is because while they are allowed to see RFO the domain containing the image may not be allowed. However, if the image is hosted by RFO also then they should be able to see them... unless this is NOT the issue that people are having viewing inline images?

    The other issue is of course mobile viewing of inline images. I'm not sure how tapatalk handles this.
    Last edited by rkitect; August 17th, 2011 at 03:48 PM.

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    I encourage the use of regular attachments instead of in-line/URL attachments because of the following reasons:

    • In-line attachments sometimes relate to sites with advertisements, or sites that do not display the image properly. Several times, instead of the image, what I see is a frog inside a cube of ice (literally).
    • In-line images are most of the times either tiny or huge.
    • Most of the times, when I click on an in-line image, I am forced to log on again, even when I am logged on.
    • Some users cannot see in-line/URL attachments because of IT restrictions.
    • Regular attachments (with Go Advanced > Manage attachments) don't go to any websites, don't show any frogs, show a thumbnail with good size, don't ever require to login again, and are visible to all the users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dzatto View Post
    I'm one of the guys that can't see inline images at work, because IT has everything blocked. Sometimes I can't even see my monitors.

    However, I'm the minority. If I really need to see something, I can use my phone or wait until I get home. So I voted for number 1 as well. No use in handicapping the entire community for just a few people.
    Dude, I'm one of those people... that hurts! We have rights to you know...
    Seriously, it doesn't work for me at all. I get the "you are logged out"-screen every time. And I'm my own IT guy with no knowledge of blocking stuff whatsoever.

    I don't mind it. But I can't respond to those messages. Simple as that.

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