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Old 06-28-2013, 09:03 PM
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Posting of photos in a PM?

I don't think this feature is supported. Am I right?

If not, is there a plan to do so in another version?

I have had several occasions when I wanted transfer a photo to a user through PM, but unable to do so. I know we can exchange e-mail addresses, but I am reluctant to reveal this information.

I apologize if this feature already exists, and I have missed it.

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Old 06-28-2013, 09:08 PM
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right now, no you cannot send images via pm...not sure if we have plans to update that but will let you know if we do

thanks for the suggestion
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:15 AM
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Thanks. I appreciate the timely response.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:46 AM
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no problem Roger and I will definitely let you know if this is something that we can or will update in the future
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:57 AM
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Other vBulletin forums have the ability. Anything you can post can be sent via PM.

I've not needed to send images yet, but I would certainly have been surprised by the inability to do so.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:08 AM
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technically, you should be able to send images via pm, however, it is not an option to send as an "attachment" within the pm as you would in a post or thread
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:21 PM
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Is using Dropbox an option? Somebody told me a year ago, "...gotta have a Dropbox account...." I opened one, but have never used it. I realize there is a way to post photos in Dropbox, but don't know how another party retrieves them. Does the receiving part have to hold a Dropbox account as well? If so, then the appeal for this choice is minimal.
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:43 PM
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I am not positive on dropbox but would assume that both the sender and receiver would need to have an account
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:11 AM
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I have established that Dropbox does work as an anonymous way of transfer of photos. The sender uses a Dropbox account to upload an album of photos (or individual ones). Dropbox offers a "Share Link" feature that creates a link, including an access token. The sender can C & P that link to a PM, and the receiver can use the link to pick up the photo album. The receiver does NOT need to have a Dropbox account.

It is a faceless anonymous transfer, not unlike a drug deal (so I am told). The seller and buyer only agree upon a common drop point -- seller leaves the goods at the agreed upon location, the buyer picks them up later, without buyer/seller ever knowing each other. Well, maybe a bad example, but I think you understand.

Yes, photo hosting sites will work too, such as Flickr, Picasa, Zenfolio. But, most likely none of these sites provide the anonymity as does Dropbox.

Maybe this will be useful for somebody ....
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:35 AM
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Roger...good info....
But...as we all know now...nothing is truly anonymous...
Hmmm...you seem to have extensive knowlege of pidgeon drops....
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