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big boy phil 10-23-06 11:13 AM

How come there's no picture thread?
 
With all these folders, and everyone's enthusiasm for them, I'm surprised that there is no photo gallery/picture thread. I'm sure there are others out there that enjoy looking at others bikes. Just a thought.

Fear&Trembling 10-23-06 11:23 AM

The "name your bike" sticky thread has lots of pics of folders, but there is not a dedicated gallery as such...

I will post a picture of one of my bikes on the "name your bike" thread.

folder fanatic 10-23-06 11:24 AM

Some of us here use other photo hosting web sites and refer to them. That is what I do now. I can suggest others see what I have done and not take precious space from Bike Forums' own Web site.

MnHPVA Guy 10-23-06 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by folder fanatic
Some of us here use other photo hosting web sites and refer to them. That is what I do now. I can suggest others see what I have done and not take precious space from Bike Forums' own Web site.

Many of these hosting sites are a PITA to access.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but AFAIK when I post the URL of an image, the image is on my space, not Bike Forums'. And my band width is used when the image is viewed. I didn't even know you could upload images to Bike Forums' own Web site.

SoonerLater 10-24-06 08:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MnHPVA Guy
Many of these hosting sites are a PITA to access.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but AFAIK when I post the URL of an image, the image is on my space, not Bike Forums'. And my band width is used when the image is viewed. I didn't even know you could upload images to Bike Forums' own Web site.

FWIW... I find photobucket.com very easy to use, and it is free. I just click the photo icon above the BikeForums message editing window (the one which is mountain on a yellow horizon) and paste the url to where my photo is located. Photobucket creates an URL for every photo. Seems pretty easy to me.

As for bandwidth, are we talking about (1) a user's bandwidth to access bikeforums.net? (2) bikeforum's hosting burden? (3) something else? Not to be a tech snob, but is anyone using dialup anymore? User bandth is pretty irrelevant for anyone using a broadband connection, so I fail to appreciate that complaint. As to bikeforum.net's hosting burden, it's a business. Let's let BF's management decide its policies regarding photos.

Rincewind8 10-24-06 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by SoonerLater
As for bandwidth, are we talking about (1) a user's bandwidth to access bikeforums.net? (2) bikeforum's hosting burden? (3) something else? Not to be a tech snob, but is anyone using dialup anymore? User bandth is pretty irrelevant for anyone using a broadband connection, so I fail to appreciate that complaint. As to bikeforum.net's hosting burden, it's a business. Let's let BF's management decide its policies regarding photos.

I think "(2) bikeforum's hosting burden" was meant. And I don't think bikeforums.net is a business as such. As far as I know/understand it is a private website that the owner (Joe Garnder) actually puts lots of money in. Some of the hosting costs are covered by ads and some by members who donate (and/or don't want any ads). The rest seems to be covered out of Joe's pocket.

http://www.theadminzone.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=1931

SoonerLater 10-24-06 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Rincewind8
I think "(2) bikeforum's hosting burden" was meant. And I don't think bikeforums.net is a business as such. As far as I know/understand it is a private website that the owner (Joe Garnder) actually puts lots of money in. Some of the hosting costs are covered by ads and some by members who donate (and/or don't want any ads). The rest seems to be covered out of Joe's pocket.

http://www.theadminzone.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=1931

Forgive me for sounding hard-hearted, but either Joe runs it as a business, or he should run it as a business. It may have started as an altruistic gift to the cycling community hosted on a home pc, but fast forward to today with thousands of posts and who knows how many 'hits' per day it has moved into the category of business, regardless of whethe Joe makes or loses money. I don't mean to sound ungrateful, but I figure the quid pro quo for what I get here is being exposed to all the ads. If Joe can't balance the books with the revenue he's got, that's a choice he makes. BF's a cool place, but it's no 501(c)(3) organization.

LittlePixel 10-24-06 12:28 PM

I'd say the best (free) photo hosting has to be Flickr because of the searchable tags for the images. I've found several Twenty owners this way.

All my Twenty pix are up there for all and sundry to see..

james_swift 10-24-06 02:09 PM

Don't forget velospace


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