Feature request: Photo upload for Blog entries.

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Forum topic by gizmodyne posted 07-11-2008 05:29 PM 861 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-11-2008 05:29 PM


Is there a way to give users the option of uploading one to three photos for their blog entries in the same way as the projects.

In my opinion the projects should be used for finished projects rather than progress pics, which I believe was the original intent. I think that easy photo upload would facilitate progress blogs.

The disc space/ bandwidth is being eaten by photos being stored on project pages anyway. Isn’t it?

Thanks for all you do,


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Greg Wurst

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#1 posted 07-11-2008 05:52 PM

I have to agree. Projects should be for finished work, not progress reports.

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#2 posted 07-11-2008 06:07 PM

I agree with what you are saying about keeping projects for finished projects. But I think its more a matter of educating new members as to the differences between blogs, projects, etc. It is easy to post photos in blogs, it is just a matter of subscribing to a free photo hosting site like flickr, etc.

Its one thing for LJ to host project photos, but imagine the bandwidth it would require to store all the photos in blogs!!! Just check out this single blog as an example… Lumberjocks is Going to the Dogs

Maybe one solution would be the ability to change the type of post within 24 hours (from a project to blog or forum, etc.) I’m sure Jocks would politely suggest to newer members that they try changing the post type if it is not appropriate. It would still be up to the poster.

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#3 posted 07-11-2008 06:55 PM

Good ideas Blake

Wish I had the flexability to move items in the right catagory. I’ve some mistakes myself.

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#4 posted 07-12-2008 02:45 AM

I dunno, if we make it really easy for people to upload tons of pics on the blog entry pages, that would create additional demand on the LJ servers, increased costs, etc.

Instead, I’d recommend advocating the use of sites like Flickr and Photobucket for progress pages, and the use of the LJ photo upload tool for the project page.

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#5 posted 07-16-2008 10:57 PM

John, check out the Read Before Posting explanation that I just added. Hope this will be helpful ;)

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