I am looking for a programmer to help with a database driven site. I have a site that I am trying to keep as an unbiased rating source for customers to vote and leave comments about their hosts..
I know there are tons of sites like these out there, but this one is NOT based on affiliate programs or payments. Purely by consumers votes.
I got burned by a site that rated someone number one becuase they paid $65 for the affiliate.
I want this to stay a free site and am running it on php-nuke... I had a guy that donated sometime and created a nice little theme for it, but there is much work to be done to get this where it needs to be.
Please take a look at the site and if you are interested in doing some work, I would like to share my ideas and you can tell me what you think..
That is a limitation of this particular forum. vBulletin is picky about image urls, though I believe that it can be configured to accept anything, if the forum owner decided that was acceptable.
The hotlink code provided by the site do work in PHPbb, and I have seen them work in vB, but it required some configuration change. I've never run a vB forum myself though, only PHPbb, so I don't know how that configuration would be set.
To answer your other question though - No, the direct link to the image is not available. That is done as a security measure. All image access is controlled through that php link.
Anyway, we should probably stop threadjacking. Apologies to the original poster.
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