Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:the idea behind the sig file thing was so that users could have a rotating img in their sig file that the board owner does not control.
That was what the original post was asking about. However, when jayboy said, "i still am not sure how to creat it for my forum", I think that Sniper and I interpreted that as jayboy wanting to allow users on his board to have rotating signatures.
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:if the board owner wishes to make that available there are probably easier ways than the method posted above.
If you're referring to my suggestion, there may be an easier way, but how about some ideas instead of a nebulous "there are probably easier ways". I at least tried to offer a proof of concept.
The only difficult thing about my suggestion would be trying to upload an image to the server without making it an attachment in a post (an orphaned attachment). I believe that can be done by creating a post, adding an attachment, doing a Preview (just to make sure that the file is there) and then not submitting the post. That is a bit roundabout, but fixing it would require creating an upload.php
file that basically did the same things that adding an attachment did. (I suppose that you could give each user an FTP account on your server for images, but then you'd need a different script to access files in the user's FTP directory, which doesn't sound much easiser.)
And remember, I wasn't actually suggesting that the board owner do that -- I was just trying to refute the claim that "You can't create a place for all of your users. Each user would have to have their place online somewhere." The method that I suggested allows a board owner to allow all of the board's users to place their images on the board's server in one place.
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:There are two different things being discussed in this topic, doing this on your own board and being able to do it somebody else's board.
Three things, actually -- how people do it on other boards, the OP wanting something like that on his own board and rotating banners (not sigs).
But I didn't find any of it confusing.