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So having never posted a picture before, I thought I'd try the new photo posting feature.  The picture I posted was in the  recent thread started by QM re the overall new format for this site.

In the thread, it was mentioned how little maximum-storage there is in the new attachment section (accessible via your profile).  By going to my profile page, the picture I posted was listed under my attachments, and I thought maybe if I deleted my original posting of the picture, I would also delete the photo from my stored attachments, thereby opening up more available storage for the future.

Well, that apparently is not how it works.  I deleted the original post with the photo I had attached, but the photo remained in my stored attachments.  By right clicking, there does not appear to be any option for deleting a photo stored in your profile's attachments.

I'm hoping maybe someone has discovered how to totally delete a photo.  If this is not possible, it would only take a short while to use up the attachment section's storage capability, and you would then be unable to benefit any further from the new photo-posting feature.

Not being any kind of a computer wizard, I could very easily have missed something!

Edited by bobouz

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It might take some time to update, in the same way a change of your avatar photo takes a day or so. After just adding a photo to Jinder's AJ thread, I checked the profile info under attachments-  it told me "You have used 0 B of your 500 kB attachment limit", so using an image hosting site (imgur) seems to be the way to go.

There also seems to be a much shorter window to edit posts now, after that, the only option that is given is to the delete the entire post, as opposed to removing a photo (for example) from that post.

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I don't see a way to delete attachments either. Maybe they go away when you delete a post, but I doubt it. So, basically this feature is still useless.

Regarding post editing, I'm sure that was done for security reasons. A favorite trick of spammers is to make an "innocent" post, then come back later and add spammy links when nobody will notice. They do this on the assumption that links to their website will improve their Google search ranking. I'm all for controlling spam on this site, so I don't have a problem with limiting the time you can edit a post. And maybe it will make people think twice about what they post when they realize they can't change it later. 😉

Edited by Boyd

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For images, use an image hosting site instead of uploading your photos to your profile storage as 62burst mentioned. I do this for all my forums. I used to use Photobucket until they went crazy and I've since switched to Imgur. I really like Imgur. You can drag 'n drop images, edit them for size and when you click on any image in your library, it brings up a screen with "click to copy" links for all kinds of purposes like direct link, markdown link (reddit), HTML (blogs etc), BBCode (this forum), BBCode + link (thumbnail with link). So you can just click the image, click "copy" next to the link you want and hit CTRL-V to paste it into your message like this:

Mh4xj5T.jpg?1

Edited by drathbun
...added link to Imgur

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8 hours ago, Boyd said:

I don't see a way to delete attachments either. Maybe they go away when you delete a post, but I doubt it.

Indeed, I tried deleting the post to see if it would remove the attachment from storage, and it does not.

Regardless, thanks everyone for your input.  At least I now know it's not just me!

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