Sorry Aviador, I think I might be one of the worst offenders for downloading my photos via ph-tobucket and directly onto the BHX Photo thread. And I did it last weekend, I bet your server was going overdrive with all my BHX piccies and videos.@TheLocalYokel was spot on there with his reply. I know we have some underused parts of the forum but if they're not there at all people would never even consider posting here.
The idea of this thread was to enable the forum users to help shape the way the forum evolves in the future. Just about everything that we've done has been done after people made a suggestion or request. The homepage as it is now was done to enable us to highlight new and old posts of interest to drive new users to interesting subjects within the forum they might otherwise not realise are there. It also allows us to headline news items that would otherwise disappear from the recent posts section after a couple of hours.
Xenforo 2 is now out as is Xenforo Porta 2 and over the next few months I'll be looking to move the site to the new software (with the contributions gratefully received from our subscribers.)
One of the things I'm going to try to do if I can is enable moderators to add news snippets to the homepage. It is already possible to do now but it's not set up properly. The upgraded version of Porta 2 looks like it simplifies the process so it should enable us to do it much easier. I'm conscious that I need to get as many airports covered on the hopepage as possible and I feel we don't always do this.
I'd also be interested to know if there's anything we can do to improve the media gallery. Many people still seem to prefer to use Flikr and other hosting sites for their aviation photos. Others seem to prefer to post using the attachment option in the posting page. Unfortunately though, images posted this way take up space unnecessarily. If there's something we can do here to make the media gallery more appealing we'll look at it?
Ideas? Thoughts? Opinions?
So my pledge to you is in the future I am going to use the Birmingham airport section within the MEDIA section to download my photos and videos.
I must admit I totally forget about the media option on FFA tbh and its only because im flicking between FFA and SSC most of the time and I need ph-tobucket to download my photos on SSC (Brum X is a busy bee)
Barcelona page get ready there is going to be a load of photos coming your way in October.