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I've noticed that Forum version 2.6 is exactly the same as this forum. My question is this: How do you post pictures when posting a new topic? How do you utilize the youtube plugin?

Do you simply put [youtube: id] and [image1] etc? Because that... doesn't work.

Please help!
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Dirk

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The YouTube plugin isn't installed on geeklog.net, so those tags won't work here. And the [imageX] syntax only works in Geeklog's story editor.

In general, letting users post images poses a security risk and shouldn't be enabled anyway.

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Well, I am wondering the same thing about photos in the forums 2.6. I don't know about images as a security risk either. If you limit the mime types to gif and jpg and png, I really don't see how this could be a risk. Does Forum 2.6 support image inclusion in posts? I looked in the config.php and didn't see any settings for it.
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I don't know about images as a security risk either. If you limit the mime types to gif and jpg and png, I really don't see how this could be a risk.


If you allow people to embed images hosted elsewhere (e.g. by allowing the <img> tag), then there are ways ...

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Forum v2.6 does support the img BBCode, so you can embed images using the following:

TEXT Formatted Code

[img]http://someurlhere.com/picture.jpg[/img]
 


The site admin can turn off the img BBcode if they are worried about inappropriate images being included in forum posts (it is disabled here at geeklog.net).

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Thanks for the img bb code. What about image uploading, like in the photo gallery? Is there a hack to get forum to allow this functionality. It's a pretty standard forum feature in other systems. I don't know why it's not included with GL.
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