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Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Sep 17, 2021.
Oh damn. One more thing on my to undo list. Ugh.
My bad. I am guessing it is postimage? I have noticed added “link” words after a picture I post. I usually catch it. Edit and delete the added words.
That would be the only thing I can think of? If it is something different, let me know. Accept my apologies and if you’re ever in the Tri-Cities (Wa), I owe you a NOG.
EDIT - just noticed the title of this thread (I just clicked on the thread through my alerts. Reading through the entire thread now. Don’t believe I have malware on my iPad. I think it is just those weird worded links that show up at the end. Looks like I let a few slip through.
Speak for yourself. It stopped working for me at some point and since then I’ve been using post images. I went back to the Imgur app and have no clue how to use it for pics.
it was why I switched to postimage. Imgur stopped working for me.
I still have the Imgur app on my phone but can’t figure out how to post a pic with it at this point. Don’t even remember how and why it stopped working for me but forgot how to even use it.
Yeah, I used to use Imgur, and one day they became completely incompatible with BA. So I stopped posting pics. Then I learned about PostImages, and it was so easy. Now I'm in pic limbo over here.
I haven't tried the app yet but I got it to work in my PC. That said, I'm glad postimages is working again.
Obviously @Todd you have some work fixing things, but if you find the time. I am curious if you noticed these spam links in my posts— Are they the older ones or recent ones?
If it is older ones, then it has to be before I noticed the links. If it is recent ones, then head scratch. I thought I fixed the problem and I guess I didn’t.
Me too buddy. I think I was one (of the few?) to recommend postimage to you. I know I have recommended it to others in our main beer drinking thread. Oops. Looks like I Couged it.” I might owe a few people some NOGs.
I had seen a few of those add-on links, and just figured I screwed up somehow. I would delete them out when I saw them. Shrug.
Yes I saw Todd was allowing postimages for now but I wanted to see if I could use Imgur. Postimages is extremely easy and fast for posting pics.
This would be a major game changer!!!
NOOOOO, god noooooooo!
Post images makes posting on this website incredibly easy. I hope this isn’t an overreaction to the addition of their imbedded advertising links which you can easily remove when posting.
It’s been far too difficult to post photos on BA for far too long. Postimages has made this process super easy. Please think this through before finalizing that decision.
Speaking of overreactions, it looks like this may have already been resolved. My bad peeps, my bad.
But for real don’t take away postimages
I’ve never once been spammed by post images.
Other alternative to make @Todd 's job (and others of course) "less hard" is if we could go back and edit after 15 minutes, then I could strip out the extra link stuff that comes with the free posting from postimage services. Frustrating.
Well, if we go back to text-only, it's OK - I can do that from my phone, and then just post from imgur (when workign) from my laptop.
The Dude will abide.
It's all good. I should be able to clean up most of the posts this weekend.
Works for me, just made a test post.
Well, thats what I use. I also edit the spam links out. They're at the end, so it's easy to do.
Thanks @Todd - didn't realize that those things were somehow (potentially?) malignant links - just figured it was part of the "free" version of post-image and never really paid attention to the double line coding when I copied pasted into the feeds on WBAYDN.
I'll try to be vigilant from here on out.
I see two types of links in Postimages - the first example is a usual link to the picture. The 2nd example is one that includes a 2nd link appended to the first one.
I always break the link where indicated and strip off the section highlighted in yellow where the 2nd "[url" begins. I would think that if they were injecting a spam link it would be via the 2nd url section.
I do this as well. Sorry Todd. I thought I'd submitted clean images highlighting only my images to copy/paste. My apologies.
Odd. I've used postimages for all of my pics and, to the best of my knowledge, there haven't been any “spam” links added. I just copy the direct link and haven't had any other url added
Everyone unite for Direct Uploads like Untappd
imgbb? That's what I use and I didn't have any problems posting today.
As a user, I'd be willing to pay extra to be able to directly upload photos to the forum without going through a 3rd party application! Cheers.
I would be glad to pay also.
Make direct upload a Society benefit while others could still use a 3rd party site?
Direct uploads would be a game changer, but being able to post with Instagram again would also be nice,
All those free image hosting sites are so wonky.
I have to ask. Why us Society members and not all members?
Yeah, that could be a very divisive move.
But it, perhaps, could entice the +7k visitors each day to join the site? Just me thinking aloud.
I meant to add that that's an attraction of Untappd. On the reverse, adding a beer's pic on BA on the beer's page is simple Simon. Untappd, it has to be an official pic, added by the brewery.
Image hosting isn’t free, money has to come from somewhere. Seems like a nice benefit for society members,
Another option is the website, Flickr. It is as easy to use as Postimage and there is no cost. I did notice that the image that you post to BA is smaller than the Postimage photo.
Are users permitted to use PostImages on this site moving forward assuming the string of text containing the "spam" is purged out prior to posting?
Yes, as posted on Friday: https://www.beeradvocate.com/community/threads/postimage-spam-links.661516/#post-7346347
UGH..!! Sorry Todd! I overlooked this message. Thanks for clarifying