Photos in Discussions
To post a photo in a discussion, the simplest way is to copy the flickr URL for the photo's page, which looks something like this:
Then, paste this URL into your discussion post within square brackets [ ], like so:
(The URLs in the above examples are deliberately broken for flickr not to process them into links.)
Always post specific photos instead of using vague references like “the latest photo(s) in my photostream” because it won't be the latest photo forever.
If you wish to post the photo at the so-called “medium size”, you can also click the Share this link above the photo. Then select Grab the HTML/BBCode. Ensure that Medium 500 is selected as the size and HTML is selected as the code type. Then copy the code from the text area and paste it into your post as it is (not inside square brackets!).
Never post larger than medium size in discussions!
Use the “Preview” button to see what your post will look like before you send it.
To post a photo to the group's photo pool:
First, go to the page of the photo that you want to upload to the pool.
From the “Actions” drop-down menu (first item on the left) select “Add to a group” (the one with a group of small people next to it). A list of your groups will appear. Select this group; it's probably at or near the end of the list due to the alpha character in the name. That's it!
Photo Safety Levels
Please observe group rules for posting photos and discussions, especially don't spam or advertise. If your photo is not work/family friendly, make sure that the safety level is correctly set—we do allow up to “moderate” safety level, but only if the photo is correctly marked as such (so people who do not wish to see it won't). If you post a photo with an incorrect safety level it will be removed even if it would otherwise be acceptable!
The safety level can be set on the photo page: under “Owner Settings” in the lower right corner choose “show more” (unless already selected) and then under “Content filters” edit “Safety level”. If you have any doubts about the safety of the photo for all audiences, choose “moderate”. The moderate safety level covers mild “artistic” nudity (e.g., bare breasts and bottoms), but full frontal nudity or explicit sex would be “restricted”. This group permits only up to “moderate” safety and only if properly marked as such.
(If you do not wish to see even the “moderate” level images posted by others, you can adjust your own safety settings accordingly, and you won't.)
Originally posted at 11:35PM, 22 July 2006 PDT
Arkku (a group admin) edited this topic 15 months ago.