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Russell Sheldon
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I've noticed that Photobucket -- who many of us use for image hosting -- has been a bit shaky over the past week or so, resulting in many of the images posted here not being viewable from time to time. Seeing as it's a free service, I guess that I shouldn't really complain, but I think that we may need an alternative. I'm aware of Image Shack but I've found their website to be painfully slow.

Nuro, is there any possibility of SlotForum hosting images, please?

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Russell
 

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DT
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We can host images and we can register domain names and give you your own site.

There are already a few slot-heads on the server: Swiss, Intergrali, Grah1, mac p and me.

Unfortunately the bandwidth and computer material is not free and the few ads cover only a small part of that. So we charge 93.50 euros per year that gives you a .com domain name and a web site for photos and HTML.

We're open to the idea of barter and have been known to accept new slot cars of equivalent value in lieu of cash.


The quality is good and we work hard to maintain uptime and a secure server enviroment.
 

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Russell Sheldon
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Thanks for the info, Nuro. I take it that the cost is for hosting only? I know nothing about HTML....

To be honest, I haven't updated my amateur website for about two years although it's really easy to do -- Yahoo has done a great job for computer dummies like me -- and it's free. The only problem is that you can't download images from Yahoo and post them here, but I guess that you could always post a link to an image, like this:-

Yahoo image

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Russell
 

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DT
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Would members be interested in a Gallery feature - built into the Forums or SlotForum? There is a Gallery add-on that I could purchace and integrate into the Forum software.

Full Integration

* Links in member profile to their gallery
* Uses the IPB posting system

Image Manipulation

* Uses GD 1.6.2, GD2, ImageMagick
* Watermarking images
* Thumbnail creation
* Resize images

Member Features: Personal Albums

* Create Multiple Albums
* Delete Albums
* Set to public/private
* Moderate within own album

Member Features: Favorite System

* Mark images as favorites
* Remove images from favorites
* Download favorites as a zip file
* View favorites in User CP

Member Features: Other Features

* Comment on images
* Image Rating
* Image Comments
* Image sorting options
* Quick Reply

Misc Features

* Image view counter
* Image comment counter
* View image filesize

This would be a service offered to members at a small cost that would cover extra bandwidth usage.

Let me know if you're interested.
 

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Brian Ferguson
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Nuro, it would be great to have image storing capabilities right here on SF! Do you have any ballpark idea of the cost to participating members?
 

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Russell Sheldon
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Beppe, you're better off than me.... Not only do I not understand any of it, but I don't understand how digital systems work either!

Nuro, yes please! I'd be happy to pay for somewhere to be able to store pictures securely -- provided it is as simple to use as Photobucket is.

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Russell
 

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Fast Co.
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I notice that this thread is several months old. And it seems as if the issue of having an online gallery at SF has since died. But as a brand new member I'd like to add my two cents and say that an online gallery on SF would be terrific. Most of the browsing I do on the web is simply to look at the pictures of other slot heads tracks and scratch built cars. It would be great to have all of that visual info in one convenient place. It would be worth paying a small fee although I think it benefits the viewer as much as if not more than the poster.
Any chance of revisiting the issue?
BTW, see some recently posted pictures of my own home track - Woodland Trace Raceway - under the Welcome and Introductions forum member name sacesta.
Regards,
Steve
 

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Errr.... coincedence?

Nuro has just introduced the SlotForum PLUS+ Group, where you can have loads of space to upload not just pictures, but videos and stuff too.

See the PLUS+ thread for more details.

McLaren
 
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