DavidIQ wrote:But, as previously stated, most admins will opt for more use of the img BBCode than hosting of attachments on their site.
I'd say that's definitely becoming the 'less done' thing. As with all forums, facebook and the like set the standard, and of course, uploading an image there is easy...Not the case for new users to a phpbb forum who don't even know what bbcode is. (Also more increasingly common)
I've always stayed with not allowing attachments in all of my boards over the years, I even added a hard coded 'Resize script' with a button [Resize Image] next to the posting form subject, and even a 'Pop up' photobucket plugin to make it truly as easy as possible...
But recently I've allowed attachments, and the amount of pictures that now get posted has really surprised me.