moderated Allow images in Member Notices #suggestion


Bruce Bowman
 

On Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 05:40 PM, Christos G. Psarras wrote:
What could help reduce the chance of it happening is using group storage in this case, a link from your Files (that's what I did with our groups so this way the graphics could be reused in the wiki -or elsewhere- without the "AddNew" duplication), or, if no Files, sent an email to the group with the graphic, lock the topic, then use the URL groups.io is using for that file, as that won't/shouldn't change since emails went out with it.
Christos -- Using anything on the groups.io site is problematic. To be retrievable even by webmail, the image URL must be visible to the world.

1) Images in the group's Photos section don't have stable URLs, so you can't really use that.
2) If the image was stored in the Files area, the recipient would still have to logged in to gain access to it.
3) Non-members cannot access group content at all, so the image couldn't be used for -- say -- an Invite or Pending Subscription notice.

Still, it would really be nice to be able to include a logo or a screenshot or anything of that nature. In my case, I placed the linked images in a folder on our [separate] public web site. I have to remember why they're there, and be sure not to delete/move/rename them. Even that doesn't work if the person reading the received email doesn't happen to be connected to the internet at the time.

For all these reasons I'd like to be able to just embed the image in the outgoing message.

Regards,
Bruce


 

>    "Add via URL"/<img src>, same as we currently have in the wiki editor, wouldn't need storage.
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> That's the work-around that I'm currently using, and it works, if you know html and are willing to edit in source code mode.

Ohh, I learned something new today, didn't realize you could trick it like that.   I now notice the source code button being there in the expanded toolbar, I never bothered to expand it because the image buttons were not there.

 

> If course, if you ever delete or move the image at the source, it leaves a dead link in your Member Notice.

True, diligence would be needed.  What could help reduce the chance of it happening is using group storage in this case, a link from your Files (that's what I did with our groups so this way the graphics could be reused in the wiki -or elsewhere- without the "AddNew" duplication), or, if no Files, sent an email to the group with the graphic, lock the topic, then use the URL groups.io is using for that file, as that won't/shouldn't change since emails went out with it.

Cheers,
Christos


Bruce Bowman
 

On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 10:12 PM, Christos G. Psarras wrote:
"Add via URL"/<img src>, same as we currently have in the wiki editor, wouldn't need storage.
That's the work-around that I'm currently using, and it works, if you know html and are willing to edit in source code mode.

If course, if you ever delete or move the image at the source, it leaves a dead link in your Member Notice.

Bruce


 

On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 01:36 PM, Bruce Bowman wrote:
I have not given thorough consideration as to how to manage the associated storage.
"Add via URL"/<img src>, same as we currently have in the wiki editor, wouldn't need storage.
 
Cheers,
Christos


Bruce Bowman
 

it would be handy to be able to put images in Member Notices, as we already can for regular messages.

I have not given thorough consideration as to how to manage the associated storage.

Thanks for your consideration,
Bruce