never had a problem posting pictures using a hosting site.
I can see your garage picture and read your post. what's the problem with what we have now
Hosting picture sites are how you ran a forum in 2001. I’m on several other sites, non-Autoguide, and none use hosting as primary picture attachment. Click upload and upload, all done. None of the back and forth coping links, etc. Look at all the threads that got orphaned when Photobucket pulled the ‘not free’ card. Also, this site feels like it needs to be driven from a PC. Site needs to be mobile ready, not an app.
Another good example is the ROTM thread. Instead of uploading a photo into the ROTM thread, we have hyperlinks to drive into other threads to see the pictures? I don’t have the time or the mental capacity to do that 10-15 times.
The traffic on this site has died off over the last two years and I don’t think it’s because of people’s age or information already being here, or the hobby dying.
The contrast I have is with build threads. I did one with hosting here a few years back and it was really time consuming to post pictures and write something in detail without crashing before I got it posted. And now, all my pictures are gone for any future reader, Photobucket. Last year I did a build thread for a 67 Dodge on ForBBodiesonly and it was a breeze. I could do everything from my iPad or phone with no hosting. That thread will live forever, or until the site blows up or the admin deletes it.
I like the site here and I check posts on a regular basis, it’s just time to come into 2020.