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Re: Signature and Avatar Site Hosting Requests/Policy Thread 

Post#76 » by Howard Mass » Mon May 28, 2012 4:09 pm

Tinypic is on the list.
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Re: Signature and Avatar Site Hosting Requests/Policy Thread 

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Post#78 » by Howard Mass » Tue May 29, 2012 3:20 am

coolstorybro,

I'll pass on the suggestion.
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Re: Signature and Avatar Site Hosting Requests/Policy Thread 

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Re: Signature and Avatar Site Hosting Requests/Policy Thread 

Post#80 » by Howard Mass » Sat Jun 2, 2012 4:26 am

The new policy will go into affect Monday and we are starting out with the following.

Imageshack
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Tinypic

We might add others in the future but we want to keep to the more popular and safer sites.
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Post#81 » by NyCeEvO » Tue Jun 5, 2012 7:53 am

Hey Howard,

It appears that this policy also affects posting pictures in a post, not just the avatar or signature.

I tried to post an image from flikr like this:
[img]...http://www.flickr.com/photos/xorsyst/3627681312/...[/img]

and I received the message:

'Please select images from allowed sites'
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Post#82 » by RIPskaterdude » Tue Jun 5, 2012 12:46 pm

Yeah, we can't even post pictures in a post now. You have to upload every single thing you try to post, which can be a hassle if you just want to share a simple picture like

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On a forum or whatever.
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Re: Signature and Avatar Site Hosting Requests/Policy Thread 

Post#83 » by ChildishGambino » Tue Jun 5, 2012 1:12 pm

xx_skaterdude_xx wrote:Yeah, we can't even post pictures in a post now. You have to upload every single thing you try to post, which can be a hassle if you just want to share a simple picture like

Image

On a forum or whatever.

i second this....i can understand avatars and sigs...but just regular pics and gifs? is this a punishment? lol
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Re: Signature and Avatar Site Hosting Requests/Policy Thread 

Post#84 » by JV4MVP » Tue Jun 5, 2012 6:51 pm

NyCeEvO wrote:Hey Howard,

It appears that this policy also affects posting pictures in a post, not just the avatar or signature.

I tried to post an image from flikr like this:
[img]...http://www.flickr.com/photos/xorsyst/3627681312/...[/img]

and I received the message:

'Please select images from allowed sites'


I have the same problem with imageshack
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Re: Signature and Avatar Site Hosting Requests/Policy Thread 

Post#85 » by JV4MVP » Tue Jun 5, 2012 6:52 pm

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xx_skaterdude_xx wrote:Yeah, we can't even post pictures in a post now. You have to upload every single thing you try to post, which can be a hassle if you just want to share a simple picture like

Image

On a forum or whatever.

i second this....i can understand avatars and sigs...but just regular pics and gifs? is this a punishment? lol


Completely agree... such a hassle
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Re: Signature and Avatar Site Hosting Requests/Policy Thread 

Post#86 » by RIPskaterdude » Tue Jun 5, 2012 7:04 pm

Gonna be tough for people to even make game threads now, since they'll have to upload every single picture of any player. Couldn't we at least make an exception for images off sites like espn, nba, yahoo, etc? Major sites?
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Re: Signature and Avatar Site Hosting Requests/Policy Thread 

Post#87 » by Bertrob » Tue Jun 5, 2012 7:12 pm

Allow Tumblr please
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Re: Signature and Avatar Site Hosting Requests/Policy Thread 

Post#88 » by ChicagoStrong » Tue Jun 5, 2012 7:39 pm

Can't post from imageshack.

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/8625 ... nships.gif

Wont go through.
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Post#89 » by Howard Mass » Tue Jun 5, 2012 8:40 pm

Let me look into this.
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Re: Signature and Avatar Site Hosting Requests/Policy Thread 

Post#90 » by [GR] » Tue Jun 5, 2012 9:11 pm

Regression2u wrote:
ChildishGambino wrote:
xx_skaterdude_xx wrote:Yeah, we can't even post pictures in a post now. You have to upload every single thing you try to post, which can be a hassle if you just want to share a simple picture like

Image

On a forum or whatever.

i second this....i can understand avatars and sigs...but just regular pics and gifs? is this a punishment? lol


Completely agree... such a hassle

Yeah, something must be done.
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Post#91 » by Mapelgleaf » Wed Jun 6, 2012 1:27 am

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Post#92 » by RIPskaterdude » Wed Jun 6, 2012 1:59 am

Thanks guys!

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Re: Signature and Avatar Site Hosting Requests/Policy Thread 

Post#93 » by Klomp » Wed Jun 6, 2012 3:09 pm

xx_skaterdude_xx wrote:Yeah, we can't even post pictures in a post now. You have to upload every single thing you try to post, which can be a hassle if you just want to share a simple picture like

On a forum or whatever.

It's to enhance the security of RealGM. There's been a history of images from some sites triggering viruses. To avoid this, the admins are narrowing the list of available hosting sites. While it may be a hassle to upload pictures to Imageshack or another applicable site, it's a lot better than possibly getting a virus.
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Re: Signature and Avatar Site Hosting Requests/Policy Thread 

Post#94 » by Howard Mass » Fri Jun 8, 2012 2:06 am

I believe this has been fixed.

Klomp says the other best. Users thought they had viruses when they did not because of bad sites and we flat out wanted to stop this.
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Re: Signature and Avatar Site Hosting Requests/Policy Thread 

Post#95 » by DRK » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:55 am

bertrob wrote:Allow Tumblr please


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