How can I get pictures from links given by users in forum

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12/30/2010 10:15:40 AM
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How can I get pictures from links given by users in forum

Hi, my users want me to get the pictures automatically according to the links given by the users in forum modules instead of clicking the link and redirecting the links. For example , user release a link in forum,

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sredir?uname=lankorliu&target=ALBUM&id=5540364452552087393&authkey=Gv1sRgCL2XvdOUyp3RNw&feat=email,

the pictures will be displayed automatically without clicking the links

12/30/2010 10:36:48 AM
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Re: How can I get pictures from links given by users in forum

Hi there. I believe that currently the only way for users to be able to embed images or use HTML in their posts is to be given edit permissions to the page the forum is on, which effectively makes them a forum administrator. I think the ability to embed external images is a good feature request. Perhaps externally linked images could be allowed to be used for users who are marked as trusted? I know that some other forums have their own special tags to allow for a subset of HTML for things like this ([img][/img]). That way, you don't have to allow the user to use HTML (the forum software translates before page rendering).

Hopefully Joe will chime in on this subject when he can.

12/30/2010 11:37:07 AM
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Re: How can I get pictures from links given by users in forum

Hi,

You can enable users to upload images in the forums by adding roles to the setting "Roles that Can Upload Files but only in a user specific folder". This setting is located under Administration > Site Settings > Security > Permissions

Allowing untrusted users such as forum users to link to external images is a security risk because it can be used for cross site request forgery.

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Joe

12/30/2010 2:08:00 PM
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Re: How can I get pictures from links given by users in forum

Hi Joe, so if a user is in this role, they will be able to upload their photos to the server. Will they also be able to put an <img> link in their forum posts to show the image embedded within the post? I think that's what the original poster wants to be able to do.

12/31/2010 7:19:15 AM
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Re: How can I get pictures from links given by users in forum

yes, users in those roles will have the image toolbar item in the forum editor and will be able to upload images in the editor by clicking on the image tool, they will also have access to the file manager but only for their user specific folder.

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