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March 11, 2019, 01:35:44 PM
Last edit: June 19, 2019, 08:21:07 AM by lobcmt2
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Originated from post of @theyoungmillionaire, there:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5118278.msg50075512#msg50075512
I think that it will be good for newbies as well as forum users in general with the tip.

If you are newbie, you are definitely unable to display images.
For a long time a go, the feature is open for all ranks, but due to spam waves in the bull market of 2017 and early months of 2018, theymos decided to allow only Junior Member and above rank can display images (Copper Member is the only exception, but you have to pay for it).

The guide has its meanings for both newbies and higher rank users in very different ways.


So, the question is, if you want to see images posted by Newbies (and don't buy Copper Membership). You can directly click on links to see images, but this way will put you under risks of phising link traps. Clicking on links is fine if you know well about those sites, but the fact is there are so many sites provide image uploads, so you are not able to know them all.  Consequently, if you have such habit, you might instantly click on links to unknow sites, that are potentially phising sites. Be careful!

Now, how to see images without risks of get trapped by phising sites. Here you go!
You have only one option, with 4 steps below:
  • Going to OP's profile, by clicking on the name of OP's account
  • Going to the post history of OP. By clicking on the following line Show the last posts of this person., at the bottom of OP's profile page.
  • Going to the last topics of OP. By clicking on the following line Show the last topics started by this person., at the bottom of OP's profile page.
  • 4) Finding the posts/ OPs you wanted, and you will fully see attached images inside posts or OPs.
* Remember that you should do the second and third steps separately.
If you want to see images in OP's posts, let's do the second step. Instead, if you want to see images in OP's OP, let's do the third step, it will save you a lot of time.




Examples
I gave you two examples:
Example #1:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5118278.msg50069836#msg50069836
Applying four steps, then you will get what you want.
1) Going to OP's profile, by clicking on the name of OP's account
2) Going to the post history of OP.
By clicking on the following line Show the last posts of this person., at the bottom of OP's profile page.
3)  Going to the last topics of OP.
By clicking on the following line Show the last topics started by this person., at the bottom of OP's profile page.
Remember that you should do the second and third steps separately.
If you want to see images in OP's posts, let's do the second step.
Instead, if you want to see images in OP's OP, let's do the third step, it will save you a lot of time.
4) Finding the posts/ OPs you wanted, and you will fully see attached images inside posts or OPs.

Example #2:
Another example is the post of @Tungi17, there: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=421615.msg51146198#msg51146198
You obviously can directly see the image, if you don't click on the link. However, by apply the trick above, you can see the image in post history of @Tungi17, here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=2606396;sa=showPosts;start=20


Other meanings to the forum
Besides the main purpose to avoid phising sites, there are other meanings
If you are higher rank users than Newbies, you are definitely able to quote posts/ OPs to see images attached inside.
Personally, I recommend you should not do this.
Why I suggest you should not quote?

Because, quoting that way is unintentionally supports OPs to display images.
Let's go further a little bit, the case will become worse if OP or authors of posts are scammers.
You quote, and unintentionally help them to display images what they want to display in order to more easily to scam others.
It's so bad, right?

I thought that scammers should lose something if they want to scam others, such as paying small BTC to buy a Copper Membership.
It is so stupid if you help them to display images, and scam other crypto enthusiasts with hundreds of bitcoin or ethereum, and those scammers don't lose anything, even small BTC for a Copper Membership.
You are curious, but please don't let your curiosity help scammers to save their funds and more effectively scam others
Don't quote, and you reach following purposes:
- Forcing OPs to buy a Copper membership to display images.
- Reducing the image-contained spamming posts in the forum.
- Securing yourself from phising links due to avoid clicking on links of images.

Thank you @theyoungmillionaire so much for your amazing post, that forced me to compose the guide; and images that I used for my topic.
Honestly, I have not known this tip before luckily read your post.
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March 11, 2019, 02:07:12 PM
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Too much steps to view the image. Why not just click the URL to redirect you to image hosting where you can see the image.
I'm sure newbie will only see the URL of the image if they post an image. So if newbie can't see it just click the URL to view images.
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March 11, 2019, 02:33:09 PM
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Too much steps to view the image. Why not just click the URL to redirect you to image hosting where you can see the image.
I'm sure newbie will only see the URL of the image if they post an image. So if newbie can't see it just click the URL to view images.
To avoid phising links, or something like this, it's better if only apply those steps to view images via only-view approach.
You don't have to click to anything to view images.
I have still thought that spending a couple of seconds, it don't ruin our lives, but it is better, and safer.

Thank you so much for raising one more point for my topic.
I added that point into OP.
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- Securing yourself from phising links due to avoid clicking on links of images.
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March 11, 2019, 04:43:18 PM
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I'm sure newbie will only see the URL of the image if they post an image. So if newbie can't see it just click the URL to view images.
OP is saying something like this kind of thread -> ✔️ GREEN THEME/STYLE for Bitcointalk.org | 2019, wherein more links are needed to be checked/clicked, which is time-consuming clicking them one by one.

To avoid phising links, or something like this, it's better if only apply those steps to view images via only-view approach.
You don't have to click to anything to view images.
I have still thought that spending a couple of seconds, it don't ruin our lives, but it is better, and safer.
Correct. Scammers can just insert hyperlink that will be directed to phishing sites, be cautious on clicking any links, a second can make your life in danger or safe.

By just viewing the last posts of a certain profile, it will help you avoid any risk due to unsecured sites inserted from image links.

Honestly, I have not known this tip before luckily read your post.
Always welcome, lobcmt2. I just drop some +2 for your effort and some points that can help not just newbies, but also, old members. I can’t give much +m due to my scarcity of smerit, but, I hope it will keep you motivated to do more for yourself improvement as an individual, not just for merit.

In addition, I want you to arrange your OP and check your grammar and spelling, it might give you a chance to gain more merits from other members or some merit source. You can learn about it on the internet, my friend.

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March 11, 2019, 05:21:52 PM
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If you are higher rank users than Newbies, you are definitely able to quote posts/ OPs to see images attached inside.
Personally, I recommend you should not do this.
Why I suggest you should not quote?

Some higher ranked members quote posts by newbies which includes image links, but not the image as newbies can not post images. Reason for this is to make the image available to the public, without them having to follow the link to an outsources site.

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March 11, 2019, 06:52:39 PM
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Too much steps to view the image. Why not just click the URL to redirect you to image hosting where you can see the image.
I'm sure newbie will only see the URL of the image if they post an image. So if newbie can't see it just click the URL to view images.
Just want I had wanted to say. Rather than this mountainous process a simple posting of the URL link can enable individuals assess the image the OP has in mind. But for what it's worth you made a nice post

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March 12, 2019, 01:13:31 PM
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If a newbie attached a image link, would the seniors be able to see it?

An image link as in url like http:// lablabla/image.something? If so, yes we can see the link. In fact, your image between the tag will be displayed as link to the image file, so there's not really a problem. Unless you want the images to be displayed directly on the thread.

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March 12, 2019, 01:52:18 PM
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For a newbie, I feel it might be a wee inconvenient for them. Like @john2231 has mentioned, most would rather click on the URL and view it there which is quicker.
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For a newbie, I feel it might be a wee inconvenient for them. Like @john2231 has mentioned, most would rather click on the URL and view it there which is quicker.
You should re-read what @theyoungmillionaire wrote above.
The more lazy you are, the higher probability to lose money to hackers.
Even newbies, they have money. If they don't have money, they don't join crypto.
If they have money, they should not lose their money easily due to their laziness.
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March 14, 2019, 05:26:11 PM
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snip-
By just viewing the last posts of a certain profile, it will help you avoid any risk due to unsecured sites inserted from image links.
Honestly, I ain't know about these things that we can view images when they used to insert images on newbie profiles. Sounds a bit lazy due to some steps, but still,  protection/ prevention is better than cure.

OP, this topic should be improved it is a good topic. I ain't perfect, still I can easily say this one has some error on ways that I can see it.  Keep it going mate.


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Why I suggest you should not quote?

Because, quoting that way is unintentionally supports OPs to display images.
Let's go further a little bit, the case will become worse if OP or authors of posts are scammers.
You quote, and unintentionally help them to display images what they want to display in order to more easily to scam others.
It's so bad, right?
I totally disagree with you about quoting the op's post to display images in their post which you stated that you will unintentionally supports OP's thread by helping displaying images as not a good example to do or considered as bad. Why did I disagree with you? The reason is that you'll be able to help every forum users to see the images by quoting the post that has images that the op wants to display and will help them to determine if the OP is a scammer or not by looking at the image you can see in the quote and the explanation about it if you have proven that it's a scam and will also serve as a warning to everyone who will open the thread to see the discussion in the thread where you quote the images and explanation that it can't be trusted. So, quoting a post to display images if the author's rank is newbie is not always bad to do in my own opinion.

This is the advantages and disadvantages of quoting Images from a Newbies' Post or Thread in my opinion.
Advantages:
1.) You will be able to help everyone to see the images provided by the OP by quoting the post and will save them some time clicking the image link before they can view/see the images in the op's thread.
2.) It can help everyone to know and see that the OP is a scammer or planning a ponzi scheme.
3.) It will help a forum user to take a peek about the information of the site like their games and more if it's a gambling sites and etc.

Disadvantages:
1.) You'll unintentionally help or support the OP's thread by displaying the Images that the op wanted to display.
2.) You will possibly get red tag or getting negative trust by promoting or helping a scammer to scam more victims. (This happens when you quote a scammers thread by helping the op to display images without you explaining why you quote.)
3.) Your reputation in the forum will be ruined.

If you are planning to quote a newbie's post that has images provided then you must include a "NOTICE" or a "TAKE NOTE" when you quote the post. Example notice below:
NOTICE: I am not involved with the site's owner and the OP of this thread as I quoted to help everyone see the images provided by the OP if it's a scam or not.
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This is an example IMAGE from newbie's Post/Thread.

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It is personal favorite, quote or not quote, I don't argue with your choice. IMO, I would prefer to avoid quoting whole OPs, and images - especially over large images. Choosing which part of OPs you want to discuss, which images you want to quote. That's it. There is no reason to quote dozens of over large images in OPs, and if there is another way to see images without quoting, or clicking on the links, why not use it?.
I know that the method in the topic has some disadvantages, but in cases you can use it, I think you should use it to increase your security, to protect yourself.
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It is personal favorite, quote or not quote, I don't argue with your choice. IMO, I would prefer to avoid quoting whole OPs, and images - especially over large images. Choosing which part of OPs you want to discuss, which images you want to quote. That's it. There is no reason to quote dozens of over large images in OPs, and if there is another way to see images without quoting, or clicking on the links, why not use it?.
I know that the method in the topic has some disadvantages, but in cases you can use it, I think you should use it to increase your security, to protect yourself.
I totally get your point for having yourself secured or making your security as safe/strong as possible. I don't really think that I shouldn't consider your point in your post as I also find it helpful and i am glad that you shared it and all I did was to share some disadvantages and advantages in quoting someone else's post to show the images that they are trying to show.

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Another trick to view image if the one who posted it is a newbie is to use tools like EZviewer, an add-on for Chrome. Not sure about the security so do your own research. With that plug-in you can directly preview a link inside your tab, so you don't have to right click and open it, but basically, it works the same. Might not be perfect to prevent getting phished if you're not careful with the link that you previewed.

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Another trick to view image if the one who posted it is a newbie is to use tools like EZviewer, an add-on for Chrome. Not sure about the security so do your own research. With that plug-in you can directly preview a link inside your tab, so you don't have to right click and open it, but basically, it works the same. Might not be perfect to prevent getting phished if you're not careful with the link that you previewed.

DYOR & DWYOR as always.
Thank you for the trick, that is helpful. However, to be honest with you, I am not a fan of add-ons, becasue I am a very simple guy, and would like to use available official features, rather than install additional features, such as add-ons. If the forum already has a trick to view images from newbies, without requirement to click on links to see images, I think we should use it.

I will update OP in coming hours.
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June 23, 2019, 12:57:00 PM
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Helping bumping this thread to let those who don't know this tip that will help you see the images in the op without clicking the link just to see the images that the op providing. Doing this tip or guide means increasing your security and help you avoid getting phished by phishing links or getting scam in short.

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