eginolf, I have a wonderful picture to share with you...but every time I try to post a picture, I get a message that "The Board quota has been reached." Can anyone tell me if there is a solution for this problem?
Hi Shasta - It's probably because you've been putting your pictures on as attachments, which I don't do, but I presume it must have some sort of limit (like PMs). You could test this by deleting some old ones, and seeing if that gives you a bit more quota. A better way may be to store your photos on-line (I do this anyway for security, in case my computer crashed or got stolen), and then use the "img" function to show them here.
I put this on "Website Help" a while back when a similar question cropped up, hope it's helpful.
People's methods seem to vary slightly, depending on how they host their photos. This is my method for Photobucket, hope this is helpful.
1. Set up a free account with Photobucket. This has an additional benefit to being able to post photos here, it provides secure on-line storage for your photos, so if one's computer was stolen, one wouldn't lose all one's images (which would be heartbreaking). There's masses of capacity - I've got several hundred on there, and have only used 12% of my free entitlement.
2. Once you've done that, create an album, click the upload button and copy chosen photo into it. Don't use the largest size available, though, because this will make the Forum page "go wide", which is less of a pain than it used to be, because since the Forum was upgraded this now only seems to affect the post containing the photo, whereas in the old days it would affect the whole page. But still, by not selecting the largest possible size, but the next one down, you'll get a normal sized post, and it keeps everything on the board nice and neat.
3. Run your cursor over the uploaded photo and you'll get four linking options. Choose the second - "Direct Link" - and click on it. If you're hovering over a thumbnail of your photo, then you'll need to hit "copy" on your "edit" drop down; if you've opened the photo, then it should copy automatically.
4. Go to your draft Forum post, and paste the code into it. Then sweep the cursor over this line of text, as if you were going to bold or italicise it, and click on the "img" box. Make sure there's no tick in your "Disable BBCode" box at the bottom of your draft (I have absolutely no idea what that means, but I don't have a tick in mine, and my photos seem to work here). That should do it, but you can use the "Preview" button to check.
5. One thing to remember - if you were ever to post a photo, and then subsequently delete it from Photobucket, this will disappear everywhere else you have ever posted it, including here.