I’m sure every forum maintainer knows of the issue of broken links from images that people used using Photobucket BBCode. This occurs even though I have the import images setting turned on my settings.
The issue is things like this…
I’m trying to create an archival site that is a sort of repository of community knowledge. So ephemeral images like this are a big problem for us.
Is there any way to either a) ban Photobucket images or b) import them automatically into the forum’s storage as with other image links? I’m currently using a hosted version of the software, so customizing my Rails code unfortunately isn’t an option.
It would seem that turning on the setting to import all external images should just automatically do this for photobucket links as well as everything else, so I’m calling this a bug for that feature, but of course feel free to recategorize as a feature request.