NanoRook

Seriously, it's used as an example for image uploading everywhere. Why can't we advertise cubeupload or tinypic instead? ImageShack requires you to pay to keep your image up and such, while cubeupload and tinypic are completely free.

helloandgoodbye9

NanoRook wrote:

Seriously, it's used as an example for image uploading everywhere. Why can't we advertise cubeupload or tinypic instead? ImageShack requires you to pay to keep your image up and such, while cubeupload and tinypic are completely free.
Tinypic is discouraged, and Cubeupload is sometimes down.
EDIT: It seems that is also discouraged. Where did you find it advertised?
Anyways, support for advertising cubeupload.

MathlyCat

There is a lot of debate over the image hosters.

I did find one that was relatively easy and non-malicious. It also works pretty well. I say the ST starts promoting this:

postimage.org

NanoRook

helloandgoodbye9 wrote:

NanoRook wrote:

Seriously, it's used as an example for image uploading everywhere. Why can't we advertise cubeupload or tinypic instead? ImageShack requires you to pay to keep your image up and such, while cubeupload and tinypic are completely free.
Tinypic is discouraged, and Cubeupload is sometimes down.
EDIT: It seems that is also discouraged. Where did you find it advertised?
Anyways, support for advertising cubeupload.

It's used as an example to upload images when you try to upload an image under an image host that isn't allowed.

I'd say photobucket and cubeupload are our best bets, cubeupload isn't down that often, anyways.

helloandgoodbye9

NanoRook wrote:

helloandgoodbye9 wrote:

NanoRook wrote:

Seriously, it's used as an example for image uploading everywhere. Why can't we advertise cubeupload or tinypic instead? ImageShack requires you to pay to keep your image up and such, while cubeupload and tinypic are completely free.
Tinypic is discouraged, and Cubeupload is sometimes down.
EDIT: It seems that is also discouraged. Where did you find it advertised?
Anyways, support for advertising cubeupload.

It's used as an example to upload images when you try to upload an image under an image host that isn't allowed.

I'd say photobucket and cubeupload are our best bets, cubeupload isn't down that often, anyways.
Cube upload doesn't require an account, so that should be advertised.

Lythium

Cubeupload still has ads.

NanoRook

Lythium wrote:

Cubeupload still has ads.

It has 1 ad per page, and those ads are on the very bottom of the page.

Chibi-Matoran

I support this. The Scratch Team should be endorsing any single image service provider.

f1lip

Support, Scratch is supposed to be free.

Pancakesxp

I agree.

edward789121test

I'd say cubeupload is my favorite.

edward789121test

MathlyCat wrote:

There is a lot of debate over the image hosters.

I did find one that was relatively easy and non-malicious. It also works pretty well. I say the ST starts promoting this:

postimage.org

Yeah, that seems nice too, especially since you can say whether or not it is appropriate.

stickfiregames

I was about to sugest this but I found this topic, so here's a massive bump.

Tymewalk

Full support for CubeUpload as the “promoted” image host. It's relatively simple to use, and while it is sometimes down, is still the best option out of the (currently) allowed image hosts.

MathlyCat

I use cubeupload now, and to add a bit:

You can post inappropriate content on all the image hosts, so there's not much leeway there.

CCPlymJoe

NanoRook wrote:

Seriously, it's used as an example for image uploading everywhere. Why can't we advertise cubeupload or tinypic instead? ImageShack requires you to pay to keep your image up and such, while cubeupload and tinypic are completely free.
What about imgur? You don't have to sign in, it's free, less confusing

stickfiregames

CCPlymJoe wrote:

NanoRook wrote:

Seriously, it's used as an example for image uploading everywhere. Why can't we advertise cubeupload or tinypic instead? ImageShack requires you to pay to keep your image up and such, while cubeupload and tinypic are completely free.
What about imgur? You don't have to sign in, it's free, less confusing
It's not supported.

python_megapixel

At the moment, users looking to put images on the Forums who don't use a compatible image server receive the message please host your images with an image-hosting service like imageshack.com

I think this should be changed to Cubeupload, and here's why:

  1. ImageShack needs an account. If you want to use ImageShack, you have to register with your name and email. While this wouldn't be a problem for many users, young children are often not permitted by their parents to register for accounts, especially if they could see a load of other people's uncensored images. On the contrary, Cubeupload does not require this, and i s therefore much simpler and easier to access for new users.

  2. Cubeupload is most popular on Scratch. My shop provides advertising services and for the advert uploads, I specify ‘on a compatible image server’ but pretty much all are uploaded via Cubeupload. Many art shops ask their potential workers to become familiar with Cubeupload before applying to be hired.

  3. ImageShack isn't actually free. This may have been different when the recommendation was put in place, but free accounts don't get access to direct links; for this functionality you have to pay $3.99 per month. Not quite the ‘easy and free’ experience that Scratch aims for. But wait… they still can't guarantee that your content will remain intact!

  4. Cubeupload is more open to a range of users. In ImageShack's FAQ they reserve the right to impose bandwidth limits on image sharing. They also claim that the browsers are compatibility-tested and that any ones that are too old to run the ImageShack site are blocked. What about users on older devices that don't support the latest version of their browser?



Please let me know what you think below.

Haz-_-

I used Cubeupload every time+ I never got the message

python_megapixel wrote:

At the moment, users looking to put images on the Forums receive this message Please host your images with an image-hosting service like imageshack.com
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So I don't really know what you mean but
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Support! Young children are often not permitted to use there parents Email, and that's wasting money for them, where as Cubeupload IS free, Doesn't need an account,Is easy to use, and Its secure!

asqwde

How would you recommend it though. Because you can recommend it to people now if you want?