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    1. 12-13-2002 07:37 AM #1
      This is the only forum that I've signed up with, that doesn't have image uploading features, for our posts. Who would like to support my suggestion, on adding an image uploading feature for our posts?


      [Modified by L33TX43RT, 6:38 AM 12-13-2002]

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    3. 12-13-2002 10:28 AM #2
      It's not going to happen, atleast not anytime in the forseeable future. Not only would it require a TON of HDD space but after the staff / moderators having looked at how it works (for other reasons) it would KILL the database speed.

    4. 12-13-2002 11:32 AM #3
      Assuming that there are only 10,000 constant users - can you imagine how much harddrive space that would use?
      Also it would suck down a crazy amount of bandwidth for everyone viewing them.
      Will it ever happen? In short: not in a million years.
      You can host images off your own computer.. just install apache

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    6. 12-13-2002 04:46 PM #4
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      You can host images off your own computer.. just install apache

      If you are lucky enough to have a static ip.

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      12-13-2002 05:23 PM #5
      Yeah sorry guys, it'll kill the speeds if everyone hosts images off our forums.

    8. 12-13-2002 10:31 PM #6
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      If you are lucky enough to have a static ip.
      You don't even need a static ip.
      http://www.no-ip.com

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      07-15-2017 05:44 PM #7
      Bumping this thread, it's been 15 years. Disk is now cheap, bandwidth is now cheap.

      Don't store the actual image in the database, store a hash of the image and name the image that hash value. That takes care of the DB performance issue.

      PHP now also has great image resizing methods, so the server only needs to store and serve images big enough to view, not the actual uploaded size.

      In the mean time, I will look at signing up for an image service. As I'm troubleshooting my car, pictures may be important.

      Oh, and the flip side of not storing the posted images is that many are no longer in the forum. Particularly annoying in FAQs and stickied DIY threads.

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