Our new Terms of Service will go into effect on May 15, 2023. We will be focused on removing old, unused, and inactive content that is not tied to a user account from our platform as well as nudity, pornography, & sexually explicit content. You will need to download/save any images that you wish to save if they no longer adhere to these Terms. Most notably, this would include explicit/pornographic content.
I use Imgur to share images here on EGF, and I can see that some other users do too. Significantly, my Imgur use is not tied to a user account, so it's possible all my images will disappear. Those of us in this boat may have to start using an account moving forward if Imgur implements this change next month.
Alternately, phpBB native image attachments might be an option. Our EGF FAQ states:
Can I post images?
Yes, images can be shown in your posts. If the administrator has allowed attachments, you may be able to upload the image to the board. Otherwise, you must link to an image stored on a publicly accessible web server, e.g. http://www.example.com/my-picture.gif. You cannot link to pictures stored on your own PC (unless it is a publicly accessible server) nor images stored behind authentication mechanisms, e.g. hotmail or yahoo mailboxes, password protected sites, etc. To display the image use the BBCode [img] tag.
I don't see an attachment option as I write this post—is this something the administrators can turn on, as an alternative to Imgur or other offsite image hosts? Or is native attachment hosting cost-prohibitive for EGF?