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Sal30

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Philadelphia

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Message Posted: May 9, 2013 6:16:37 PM

All other forums and message boards I've been on make it easy to post links and photos. How does one post them on here?
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jrsva
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: May 9, 2013 11:45:44 PM

I would ask Sal why he is a GB member if he is disinterested in posting gas prices and what sort of links and photos he wants to post. One actually has to do some work for the site to earn the right to post links, as has been explained, but you can post photos to an album on your profile page and then point to it with a forum message. Your screen name, at the left of every forum post, serves as a link to your profile page. I prefer that method over using an outside image server.

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kwzh
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: May 9, 2013 11:15:40 PM

The main question has already been answered (short version: earn more points first), but I'll also note that if you want to post a *temporary* image, e.g. a screen capture to demonstrate a site problem you're reporting, then you can upload the image elsewhere and post a link to it -- I use imagebin for this.
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Gas_Buddy
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: May 9, 2013 7:31:37 PM

Inserting a link (as the moderator suggested) is easy; what's not easy is earning the points necessary to cross the 10,000 point threshold that allows a member to insert links. For some members, this can take as little as 12 days; for other members, it may take several or more years. But all you need to do is (after you've reached the 10,000 point level) click on the "Insert Link" link to the left of the message post box and post your link and name it. Can't get much easier than that.

And, similar to what maxstar wrote, and it's just a suggestion, this website is only as good as the posting of fuel prices; everything else is secondary. With 39 message posts over the past six years of Gas Buddy membership (nearly half from topics you yourself started), making up the majority of your 680 points over the years, you might want to post gas prices a little more frequently. And it's only a suggestion, but price posting will help your fellow Philadelphia Gas Buddy members be more knowledgeable shoppers. After all, isn't that what we're here for? To learn about gas prices more than to post links and photos? But, I admit, I may be wrong.

[Edited by: Gas_Buddy at 5/9/2013 7:32:26 PM EST]
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Don
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Message Posted: May 9, 2013 7:02:24 PM

Hi Sal30,

Users can't embed images into messages, but can upload an avatar, add photos to profile albums, or provide station photos.

The 'Insert link' hyperlink can be used to link out to images and other websites, but to prevent the GasBuddy sites from being spammed, the 'Insert link' option is only available after members accumulate 10,000 points and their first car icon.

Regular BB code and HTML will not work in the message input area.

For information on ways to earn points, see this page

I hope this info helps.

-Don
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maxstar
Champion Author Chicago

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Message Posted: May 9, 2013 6:38:38 PM

The insert link tab in the reply box is used to post links but I believe you need 10,000 pints in order to do so.

In addition, this site makes it easy to post gas prices updates. You should try it sometime.

[Edited by: maxstar at 5/9/2013 6:46:02 PM EST]
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