Linking to previous attachments

vbimport

#1

When wanting to attach and image that may have already been posted previously, after uploading, it informs you which thread it is posted in …

In cases like “Quest for the longest thread” this can mean searching through hundreds of pages of posts … OUCH.

Is it possible that this feature can report back the link to the post, rather than the thread, or better still, the link to the attachment.

On a similar note, when linking to a previously attached image on cdfreaks, it displays a link to the image, rather than displaying the image.
Ie:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=76864&stc=1

Try again …

Tada …

Displays fine in the editor … before posting …

How can we get around this?


#2

If you go into your user control panel, you can view all of your attachments ever made in the “Attachments” section. This also lists which post the attachment is located in a thread and also gives you the option to delete the attachments out of the given posts, which would be one way of being able to re-use them.

Alternatively, you can try using a webhosting service or one of the many freely available image hosting services to host your image and then link to it within your posts by enclosing it within image tags.


#3

I never knew that, cheers, Seán…very handy info! :smiley:


#4

That method is open to abuse :slight_smile:

You could post a piccy that reads … XXX is a wanker … then delete it later … isn’t that why the post edit option only remains open for 30 minutes?

And besides, if members delete the attachment out of posts, many posts wouldn’t make sense …

Also open to abuse … but worst of all, subject to change at any time.

/me foresees cdfreaks becoming like a F-grade students exam paper … little red X’s everywhere!


#5
  • To create a link to a post, click the post# on the top right of each post. It will show the post and attachment(s).
  • To link to a post inside a thread, click the time/date on the top left of each post.
  • Linking directly to the attachment afaik is (still) disabled after we got the new servers.