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PostSubject: Computer help please   Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:32 pm

So I've been exploring this lovely forum and I pushed on "host an image" not knowing what that was. I was playing around with it (because I didn't know what it was). I inserted a file name from my desktop into the pop up box that comes up when you hit the "host image" button. I didn't knowingly hit return or anything like that just some buttons (that didn't mean anything to me). I just wanted to know what they did and assumed that seeing as they were on this very trustworthy site, that I could trust the buttons not to blow up in my face.

So then, I logged into my email to check my mail before starting my work day and there was a link to something called "servimg.com." I see that it's a photo hosting site, but I unintentionally created an account with this service. They have my email address and everything. I don't want or need another hosting service. Does anybody know how I sever relations?
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PostSubject: Re: Computer help please   Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:56 pm

You'll probably need to log in at www.servimg.com to be able to remove files and/or cancel your account.
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PostSubject: Re: Computer help please   Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:59 pm

Correct. If you in essence ask the board to host (i.e., upload) your image, it creates an account by default so that you retain control over your images. That's just the way Forumotion does it. We have no control over it, but it makes sense because you'd never be able to delete it otherwise. I think it's pretty convenient actually the few times I've used it since I don't need to deal with uploading an image elsewhere that is only for CHM.

And just so it is visible to everyone, here is how to add an image from your computer that I recently answered in the Mod Squad...

The important thing to remember is you cannot go anywhere else in your browser while doing this or the file upload dialog box will disappear. You can't even go back to your post reply so you may put your cursor where you want the pic to show up before the next step. Then, click the button highlighted below:



Either click the green "Select files" button or drag and drop your files into the box.

Click the highlighted blue (which looks green with the yellow highlight) arrow (or the "Send all" one if you selected multiple pics)



Then next to each pic, click the highlighted icon to insert the code for a full size pic into your post reply. Do that for each pic if you did multiple at once. If you prefer just a thumbnail version, use the bottom icon instead of the highlighted one.



That's it. You can now click back in your post reply and cut and paste the image code to wherever you want it to appear. Don't forget you can click the Preview instead of Send buttons to verify how your post will look.

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PostSubject: Re: Computer help please   Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:20 pm

Thanks Xid. Thanks topshot. If I ever want to use that I'll now know how to do it now. I still would rather sever relations though. I don't like services that aren't transparent. It does sound like a great and useful service, but if I want to use such a service, I want to choose to, not stumble onto it and be latched in without informed consent. No terms and conditions, just an automatic sign-up leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Do you know how I can get out of it? I tried logging in, but the password they sent me failed (tried it three times).
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PostSubject: Re: Computer help please   Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:23 am

The password should be what you use here (or that's what it did 5 years ago). Additionally, if you ever change your email, you'll have an account created for the new one, too.

I actually found no way to close an account so you would need to email them I guess.

I agree that practice is somewhat unsettling. I'm not sure why Forumotion doesn't make at least some kind of statement about it though I admit I have never looked for one either.

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PostSubject: Re: Computer help please   Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:16 pm

Thanks t.  : )
I'll try that
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