As we're now on vanilla and are able to post a great deal more embedded content, animated signatures and animated avatars etc. I've noticed that every time I connect to the forums that more and more 3rd party sites are being connected to in order to enable us to use all these new features.
This is not a huge problem from my end, but for some forumites this can be a royal PITA. It's not so much the seeing of the visuals and slowing down of some PC and phone browsers, but more about the number of connections to third party hosting sites eating up connection bandwidth and slowing down the whole thing server and user side.
I'm not suggesting that we reduce the number of pics and other content just the sources we use to host our cool stuffs...
It might even help reduce the chances of seeing messages such as:
So my Questions are:
Should the forums limit the third party sites that we can host from, as a great many other sites do? (Reddit recommends just one site for pics for example.)
Do the community have favourite hosting sites that would be suitable for recommendation?
I personally use and would endorse Imgur
for images including animated gifs.
For those interested spoiler contains list of connected sites from forum main page.
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