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    Third-Party Image Hosting Sites: A WARNING

    I have already found that posted URLs to imgur are not allowed in this forum. We cannot control the inappropriate images that the imgur site adds to their pages.

    Do not post URLs to the imgur site.

    Tinypic is problematic, as well. My latest experience showed that members/guests are at risk of downloading malware or commercial nonsense, by intentionally or accidentally clicking on fake, pop-up warnings about their device. I'm certain people also agree that we don't appreciate aggressive advertising, which opens additional (sometimes hidden) instances of their browser to start video/audio advertising.

    Do not use the tinypic site here at all.

    Do not use the postimage site, either.
    Some of their pages display degrading images of women.





    Please choose an appropriate image-hosting site devoid of extraneous images, advertising or links to third-party sites. It's best to try inserting the image with [tex]\text{[im}\text{g]}[/tex] and [tex]\text{[/im}\text{g]}[/tex] tags versus posting an URL. This may result in only your image being displayed, with no clickable path to the hosting site. To use images at the imgur site, img tags are required.

    After your image posts, ensure that it is not a clickable link to material which violates freemathhelp forum policy. Such images will be removed without notification.

    The forum guidelines contain additional information about attaching images to posts.

    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, in helping us to keep the boards a safe, pleasant, and professional environment.

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    Last edited by mmm4444bot; 11-12-2018 at 03:41 PM. Reason: Updated November 2018
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmm4444bot View Post
    I have already found that links to imgur are not allowed in this forum. We simply cannot control all of the inappropriate images that the imgur site adds to their pages.

    Do not post URLs to the imgur site.

    Now, tinypic has become problematic, as well. My latest experience showed that members/guests are at risk of downloading malware or commercial nonsense, by intentionally or accidentally clicking on fake, pop-up warnings about their computer. I'm certain people also agree that we don't appreciate aggressive advertising, which opens additional (sometimes hidden) instances of their browser to start video/audio advertising.

    Do not use the tinypic site here at all.

    Do not use the postimage site, either.
    Some of their pages display degrading images of women.



    Please choose an appropriate image-hosting site. It's best to try inserting the image with [tex]\text{[im}\text{g]}[/tex] and [tex]\text{[/im}\text{g]}[/tex] tags versus posting an URL. This often results in only your image being displayed, with no clickable path to the hosting site. To use images at the imgur site, img tags are required. Ensure your posted image from imgur is not clickable; clickable images to imgur will be removed from your post without notification.

    The forum guidelines contain additional information about attaching images to posts.

    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, in helping us to keep the boards a safe, pleasant, and professional environment.

    ~ MarkBot
    Does anybody know of a site that is currently "safe" to use? Thank you!

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    I find this hosting site useful: https://imgbb.com/

    You may register an account there, but it's not necessary. (I haven't checked for benefits of registering.)

    Currently, there's no advertising.

    Imgbb does not seem to reduce thumbnails very much.

    It's not problematic to enlarge the displayed image by clicking it (as is often the case with hosted images).

    Here's examples. I just uploaded two images from my computer to imgbb, and I then selected the link-option titled, "BBCode full linked", to copy both links for pasting in this post. (Simple steps; took all of four minutes.) Everything displays well, yet more detail in the painting is visible, by clicking the image (opens a new tab). If you click the enlarged view in the new tab, the view enlarges even more. Try it, below.



    This is an oil painting I saw at a recent visit to the Charlie M. Russell Museum, in Great Falls, Montana.



    Last edited by mmm4444bot; 11-12-2018 at 03:31 PM. Reason: Updated November 2018
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