Originally Posted by Jomie
@Mort - why do you ask for a link rather than embed the image in the post as in the photography section? Presumably neither option has any impact on server space as the files/images are both hosted elsewhere.
BTW your FAQ needs updating because it contains instructions on how to attach a file or image to a post. Admin has removed this so the option is no longer there.
It's a moderation issue, not a server storage issue.
SF is, and tries hard to remain, family friendly.
Allowing any Tom, Dick or Harry, especially 'uncough ones', to embed images with swearing, nudity, <etc.> in any post wherever on the forum would require 24/7/365 high-load moderating to maintain SF's current standards of respectability.
It's perfectly understandable, given the size, scale and very homogeneous audience of SF.