Update: Now Trust Level 2 members can post images too.
You might have noticed that I’m including screenshots in some of my posts. The new platform makes uploading simple and we can extend that ability to select members of the community. Not only will it make it easier to report bugs by including screenshots, it can also make conversations more engaging. A picture might not be worth a thousand words, but they can say things that are difficult to express any other way.
Now I spent a little time over at ApplyingToCollege subreddit and it was overwhelmed with memes on Wednesday. I don’t think we are interested in that, which is why we’re offering images to Trust Level 3 users. Until someone has spent some time on the forums and contributed to it, they won’t be able to post images.
When composing a message, senior members will have an “Upload” button:
Tapping that will bring up a dialog box to pick an image from your device or somewhere on the internet:
After the image is loaded into the message, the author can chose to show the image at 50%, 75% or 100%:
Readers can still view the full sized image by tapping or clicking on it.
We’ve also blocked several image sharing sites. That should discourage people from posting enormous images and mindlessly sharing memes. (Nothing against memes, per se. I just don’t want to see the site overwhelmed by them.)
This feature is something of an experiment. We can adjust settings if needed. Please be considerate of each other and the moderators. Please remember the Terms of Service. I hope you enjoy this new feature and I’m looking forward to what you all will share!