Sorry for being a bit too harsh…haha. I am really involved with the spotting subcategory of this forum, so it breaks me when Im told I have to limit how many photos I have to share my passion with, without users having to click external links that could potentially be bad.
It will be tough to immediately recognize the link thing with the mods.
I am a spotter myself @JRRaviation, so being limited for pictures does kinda hurt me, since I take A LOT of photos of planes that visit MHT.
I’ll try out the current website I have or I will just have to replace my website with a brand new one (currently thinking of just making a new website instead). I do have a “blog” of sorts on my current website, but I’m not sure if I can add multiple pictures
Idea - If a forum user has a topic or post open containing photos that is already closed, why not just delete the photo from the serv. storage? You could have a notification pop up that says - “Your photos from the topic (name) are about to be deleted from our forum storage. This is due to the topic being closed for 1 year, and the user being inactive for 6+ months. The photos will be deleted if this notification is not clicked within 1 week”
Though we offer a place to share other avenues of aviation, to include real-world spotting photos, I don’t think this is the purpose of the Infinite Flight Community Forum.
This is not a place to dump large quantities of photos regardless of their quality. There are other mediums for this that should be used, to include Instagram and many other photo sharing services that can be linked, most of which are recognizable and viewed as ‘safe’.
In most cases any experience can be summarized with a single photo that also includes a link to the others, a blog, or your personal preferred medium. You’re quite active on IG so I don’t think this is a secret or should “break you”.
It’s actually a great marketing opportunity for you to get more traffic to your other social media, websites, ect. because the user viewing your work will be forced to continue on to an external source to view the rest of your pictures.
Is embedding individual images through an external source another solution, or is that not possible on discourse? via Imgur, Dropbox, Google Drive, ect.
Edit: The Imgur community uses Discourse; don’t know if this still works or not.
I LOVE this limit. I’m certainly in the camp of quality over quantity.
One wuestion: If someone posts a spotting thread, adds 10 photos, then they go and spot a month later and have new photos to add, does this person add 10 more to the existing thread? Do they delete the original 10? Or do you delete, let’s say 3 or the original 10 to add 3 new ones?
@JRRaviation Tyler was basically reiterating the fact that the whole premise behind Philippe wanting to enact a 10-Photo limit helps ease the storage burden and he elaborated on the fact that including a link to a personal blog or other medium is a step in a direction for a compromise without dismissing the category altogether. :)
So if one cannot post more than 10 photos, can they make two spotting catagories instead? To combine with more than 10 photos total? What is the difference? I know it’s hard to enforce, but if you’re limited in one aspect, should we not just limit people in general to an amount of photos they are allowed to post?
I completely understand the server issue. And I hate to say it, but I’m sure you guys have already considered upping the price of the app to deal with this issue?
So if one cannot post more than 10 photos, can they make two spotting catagories instead?
No. This would be considered as spam. We are not a photo sharing site. It should be fairly easy to summarize a spotting session in 10 pictures; take the 10 best one and then link to your album in a third part website.
should we not just limit people in general to an amount of photos they are allowed to post?
We are considering new rules for other categories; we started here as an experiment. To me it looks like it worked since the quality definitely went up.