I have used a photo service for quite some time for posting pictures in forum threads. I did this to lower the cost on kitmaker for space for all these foto's, and for redcucing the server load as those pictures are now coming from somewhere else.
This was wrong. Some time ago that service changed their user conditions adding to every newly uploaded picture a background with publicity, reducing the size of the actual picture on screen. Hence, I don't want to renew my subscription.
Problem is now that I have a lot of pictures in aeroscale forum threads that are hosted on that site, and as soon as my subsctiption expires all those pictures will disapear.
I have already asked staff-jim if there was an automated way to transfer these pictures to my albums on kitmaker, or to get editing access again to my old threads to change these pictures manually but I got no reply.
I also asked the question in a reply to a post from someone else on how to deal with pictures but nobody seems to have noticed.
Hence, here is the question again. End July I stop using that photo service. after that date, it will be too late.
Finally, pictures are very important content and my experience with that photo service makes me even more convinced that kitmaker should maintain a complete database of all content, including pictures. I guess that a script can be written to download pictures from anywhere and store these locally, perhaps with a tick box in user profiles for those who object to this. This way, everybody can use the photo service they prefer while kitmaker does not have to worry about broken links.
Of course, if nobody cares about the content of old forum threads and nobody minds the pictures disappearing, I will also be happy to hear that so that I can forget about it.