How do I put images in my posts? (Last Updated: 9/20/2007 12:29:31 PM)
First, the image file must exist on a remote internet server that allows "hot-linking" - meaning that the hosting site allows links to images versus their web page that contains the image. We do not host or store the actual images on SI.
Insert the image into your post as follows:
. Do not include the "http://" part of the URL or it will not work properly. (This will be fixed later.) Also, make sure you use the URL of the image - it should end with .jpg or .gif, and not the URL of the page that contains the image which often ends with something else such as .htm, html, .asp, .php., etc.
We suppress the automatic display of user-embedded graphics in PMs. This is done to prevent your IP address from being harvested by the server hosting the image since it is possible to associate the view of an image in a PM with your specific account. You will be presented with a link to view an image embedded in a PM if you know the sender and choose to do so.