1. upholding RHP values
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    I’ve posted about this before Russ, so apologies for bringing it up again but site security may have moved on since then.

    I wondered if it would be possible to (for example) post a single embedded photo in a post which would appear as maybe a sanitised bitmap.

    If it’s possible to do this safely then I think it would add a richness to the forums and generate commentary and content.

    What do you think?
  2. SubscriberRuss
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    11 Apr '22 09:541 edit
    I have mixed feelings about this.

    Once we start hosting images (beyond profile pics) we are in new territory as a content platform. Probably not somewhere I want to go.

    (Therefore it would definitely be a subscriber only feature to cut down on abuse / moderation effort anyway)

    edit : re: sanitised bitmap - I have never investigated availability of AI solutions for this.
  3. SubscriberKewpie
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    11 Apr '22 13:32
    I personally would hate to see this happen. There are lots of other places where people can display their photography and we don't need it here.
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    @kewpie said
    I personally would hate to see this happen. There are lots of other places where people can display their photography and we don't need it here.
    Hear hear! Before you know it we'd be bombarded with image meemees. There's no need for this place to turn into Facebook, 4chan or tumblr.
  5. Subscribermoonbus
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    @Shallow-Blue

    I concur, also w/@Kewpie. TU from me to each of you.
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    @Russ

    It's a slippery slope. Don't go there. You already backed off from animated gifs for avatars; keep it simple and focused, that's what you do best.
  7. SubscriberSuzianne
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    @moonbus said
    @Russ

    It's a slippery slope. Don't go there. You already backed off from animated gifs for avatars; keep it simple and focused, that's what you do best.
    Completely agreed.

    Sign me up as another voice of reason.
  8. upholding RHP values
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    @moonbus said
    @Russ

    It's a slippery slope. Don't go there. You already backed off from animated gifs for avatars; keep it simple and focused, that's what you do best.
    Animated avatars are still possible; same with banner images.

    E.g. @Nemesio
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    @shallow-blue said
    Hear hear! Before you know it we'd be bombarded with image meemees. There's no need for this place to turn into Facebook, 4chan or tumblr.
    Fair point.
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    @suzianne said
    Sign me up as another voice of reason.
    [blinks rapidly]
  11. Subscribermoonbus
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    @divegeester said
    Animated avatars are still possible; same with banner images.

    E.g. @Nemesio
    Users who had one before the axe fell are allowed to keep them; new users not.
  12. upholding RHP values
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    @moonbus said
    Users who had one before the axe fell are allowed to keep them; new users not.
    Seems a little discriminatory, but thanks for the clarification.
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