OK folks lemme school you guys on a few tricks so that we can get away from Red X syndrome.
First and foremost:
You would need a webserver to host your pics on the net. You cannot post pics from your HD.
Some sites do not allow you to hotlink pics directly. The best thing is to dnload em to your HD and host em on a webserver. Such as:photos.msn.com/Home.aspxwww.webshots.com/homepage.html
Yahoo photo album does not allow you to hotlink from your album either. It may show up on your puter, but that's only cause you have the pic already cached in your system.
If you are an AR15.com paying member. Goatboy has not set up a private album for you to use. Just go into your profile and create an album and mark as private. For those that are not paying members, you may use your own ISP free web page to host pics. All ISP give you a free space to host your own webpage. Its part of your monthly service. If you are all ready using this and it is full, use a free web hosting place. Here are a few:free.prohosting.com/www.freewebspace.com/www.freeservers.com/
Most of these host will allow for up to 50megs of space for free and up to 3MG of bandwidth free per month. Pics do not use up that much bandwidth and should be enough.
So how would you upload your pics to be hosted. You would need a File Transfer Protocol client. The one I use is fairly simple. Just drag and drop. Download it here: www.rocketdownload.com/details/util/937.htm
Once that is done you can now host it and post it.
So how can you do that.For pics:
You must use the URL addy where the pic is hosted ex: http://www.awesome-als.net/images/mickythanks01.jpg
Make sure that your extensions end in .jpg .gif .bmp Those are the only pic files supported by this board that I know of. The best way to get the URL addy is to right click on the pic and chose "properties" a pop up window will then appear with the URL of the pic. Highlight this and then right click again and select "copy" then paste it onto your post.
Once you've gotten the URL you would then need to parse it by enclosing it between [ img
] and end it with [ /img
] type url here [ /img
]For posting vids
(Warning uses lots of bandwidth)
Again you would need a webserver to do so. Sorry you cannot use a pic hosting server for this. Vid formats can be: .RM .MPG .MPEG .ASF .WMV .AVI .MOV
To post, just use the URL ex: http://www.awesome-als.net/hotpants.wmv and parse it by enclosing the URL between [ url
] and end it with [ /url
] type url here [ /url
Hope that helps.