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why dont we get to post images yet

#1 Post by brainbomb » Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:31 am

is this site stuck in 1998
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Re: why dont we get to post images yet

#2 Post by Beneficial Insurance » Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:45 am

Short Answer: Yes.
Long Answer: Prepare for Y2k what do you mean the date isn't 31/12/1999?
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Re: why dont we get to post images yet

#3 Post by brainbomb » Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:59 am

like... the mod here just posts images as he pleases and 999% of useful forums allow image posting.
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Re: why dont we get to post images yet

#4 Post by brainbomb » Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:00 am

the expression a picture is worth a thousand words

for soren id post a pic of trump

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Re: why dont we get to post images yet

#5 Post by Claesar » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:57 am

So that's one reason..
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Re: why dont we get to post images yet

#6 Post by teacon7 » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:27 pm

Food for thought: being able to post images tends to change the nature of forum interaction. It's not an automatic process, but with the ability to do so, there's also a tendency or at least a temptation to be less verbal and more image-mimetic in how we're trying to communicate. One of the cool things about games that use press interaction as a major mechanic (diplomacy, mafia, etc) is that it requires that verbal je ne sais quoi. Other games/forums do not have the same kind of long-winded occasionally-caustic VERBAL interactions that this community does. Part of that is because the people that show up to play are not simply RT'ing or sharing stuff from 9gag. They're showing up for plans-within-plans levels of press and bluffing. That makes for a more literate, though perhaps not more moral, group of people. There's something enjoyable about that.

As a corollary illustration: the way mafia is played seems to have changed once people could start quoting massive blocks of text.

I'm not at all against using images, but it's worth considering how that affects the tone of conversation. That's 1000 less words per image posted. Maybe the ability to post images could be granted as a reward tier. Or taken away for doing evil things like annoying jmo. Or maybe the mods don't want to have to review what stuff gets posted. idk. There might be some benefits to a mostly text-based experience in the forums though. fwiw
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Re: why dont we get to post images yet

#7 Post by dargorygel » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:44 pm

Aristotle misstrusted 'writing,' believing it would hurt the art of speaking conversationally.
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Re: why dont we get to post images yet

#8 Post by gimix » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:03 pm

Beneficial Insurance wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:45 am
Short Answer: Yes.
Long Answer: Prepare for Y2k what do you mean the date isn't 31/12/1999?
No problems, after 31.12.1999 comes 01.01.19100 :razz:
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Re: why dont we get to post images yet

#9 Post by jmo1121109 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:32 am

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Images seem to work just fine for me...
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Re: why dont we get to post images yet

#10 Post by Chaqa » Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:58 pm

^ typical dismissive jmo response.

If the ability exists to post images, and admins can, there's no reason the rest of us shouldn't be able to.

It's not 2007 anymore. I can't think of a single site that doesn't allow images.
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Re: why dont we get to post images yet

#11 Post by bo_sox48 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:01 pm

The initial reasons were because spambots have fallen in love with posting malicious links on our forum, which can turn into malicious links embedded in downloadable images quite easily, and because we don’t want to open the door for NSFW images, which are a lot more detrimental than NSFW posts. We could have another conversation about it, but it’s not as cut and dry as you’ve made it seem.
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Re: why dont we get to post images yet

#12 Post by Chaqa » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:02 am

bo_sox48 wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:01 pm
The initial reasons were because spambots have fallen in love with posting malicious links on our forum, which can turn into malicious links embedded in downloadable images quite easily, and because we don’t want to open the door for NSFW images, which are a lot more detrimental than NSFW posts. We could have another conversation about it, but it’s not as cut and dry as you’ve made it seem.
Make a role like "WebDip Regular" or something that gives the perm, and take it from anyone who abuses it/don't give it automatically. Boom
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Re: why dont we get to post images yet

#13 Post by Chaqa » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:02 am

Chaqa wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:02 am
bo_sox48 wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:01 pm
The initial reasons were because spambots have fallen in love with posting malicious links on our forum, which can turn into malicious links embedded in downloadable images quite easily, and because we don’t want to open the door for NSFW images, which are a lot more detrimental than NSFW posts. We could have another conversation about it, but it’s not as cut and dry as you’ve made it seem.
Make a role like "WebDip Regular" or something that gives the perm, and take it from anyone who abuses it/don't give it automatically. Boom
Also... probably don't give it to EMC.

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Re: why dont we get to post images yet

#14 Post by bo_sox48 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:20 am

In the event we allowed images, there wouldn't be a role, and if someone abused the privilege, they'd be banned from the site. But as before, there are reasons to consider it and also reasons to be wary.

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#15 Post by brainbomb » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:21 pm


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Re: why dont we get to post images yet

#16 Post by jmo1121109 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:44 pm

Chaqa wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:58 pm
^ typical dismissive jmo response.

If the ability exists to post images, and admins can, there's no reason the rest of us shouldn't be able to.

It's not 2007 anymore. I can't think of a single site that doesn't allow images.
It's dismissive because I've answered this the same way bo did about 20 times to the same people.

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Re: why dont we get to post images yet

#17 Post by e.m.c^42 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:00 pm

Chaqa wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:02 am
Chaqa wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:02 am
bo_sox48 wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:01 pm
The initial reasons were because spambots have fallen in love with posting malicious links on our forum, which can turn into malicious links embedded in downloadable images quite easily, and because we don’t want to open the door for NSFW images, which are a lot more detrimental than NSFW posts. We could have another conversation about it, but it’s not as cut and dry as you’ve made it seem.
Make a role like "WebDip Regular" or something that gives the perm, and take it from anyone who abuses it/don't give it automatically. Boom
Also... probably don't give it to EMC.
Hey now...lol

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Re: why dont we get to post images yet

#18 Post by gimix » Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:33 pm

You may say i'm more jmo-ist than jmo, but we have a Discord server where you can upload just everything... let this be a "forum with more decorum" as M-M would, albeit sarcastically, put it :lol:
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Re: why dont we get to post images yet

#19 Post by Sploack » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:46 pm

dargorygel wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:44 pm
Aristotle misstrusted 'writing,' believing it would hurt the art of speaking conversationally.
That was Socrates, Aristotle actually wrote a lot of books.
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Re: why dont we get to post images yet

#20 Post by dargorygel » Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:29 am

Actually, I think it was plato.

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