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Can i attach a file to a AskMeFi question
posted by lake59 to MetaFilter-Related at 9:44 AM (41 comments total)

No. But you can include links.
posted by majick at 9:47 AM on January 7, 2010


is there an easy site where i can drop a file then use that link?
posted by lake59 at 9:48 AM on January 7, 2010


What kind of file is it?
posted by Admiral Haddock at 9:48 AM on January 7, 2010


a picture (jpg i think)
posted by lake59 at 9:49 AM on January 7, 2010


Yeah, upload it to a free file hosting service, and then link to it. People do this all the time for "what's this song", "help me figure out how to do blahdiblah in photoshop", and "what's this a picture of" questions.
posted by aubilenon at 9:49 AM on January 7, 2010


any suggestions for a free file hosting service?
posted by lake59 at 9:50 AM on January 7, 2010


The site imageshack is popular.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:52 AM on January 7, 2010


Try photobucket.
posted by Perplexity at 9:53 AM on January 7, 2010


Flickr?
posted by Admiral Haddock at 9:55 AM on January 7, 2010


Thanks! I'll give it a try!
posted by lake59 at 9:59 AM on January 7, 2010


Maybe someone that is wiki-minded could create a handy reference page on the Wiki listing the best places to put files for linking in AskMe?
posted by blue_beetle at 10:02 AM on January 7, 2010 [1 favorite]


If you can recreate the image as ACII art, you can put it on the site, but it's not recommended, unless it'a an image of an elephant urinating.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:09 AM on January 7, 2010 [4 favorites]


Wow, MeTa is so nice and helpful today. What the heck happened?
posted by desjardins at 10:10 AM on January 7, 2010


Does it come up so often to warrant an entry in the frequentlyAQ?
posted by BeerFilter at 10:11 AM on January 7, 2010


Wow, MeTa is so nice and helpful today. What the heck happened?

Low hanging fruit. Where to put a picture? Ask something hard!
posted by fixedgear at 10:11 AM on January 7, 2010


Where to put a picture? Ask something hard!

THAT'S WHAT THE MOD SAID
posted by DU at 10:14 AM on January 7, 2010


any of these results will work.
posted by nadawi at 10:14 AM on January 7, 2010


Sometimes the schmoopy is nice. Sometimes I want someone to write a bot that will autopost 'GO PISS UP A FLAGPOLE' to every new MeTa thread.

Life is complicated.
posted by Jofus at 10:16 AM on January 7, 2010


That tag is making me cry a little.
posted by JanetLand at 10:21 AM on January 7, 2010 [12 favorites]


GO PISS UP A FLAGPOLE
posted by Schmoopy at 10:32 AM on January 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


Wow, MeTa is so nice and helpful today. What the heck happened?

I was late getting here.

GET A LIFE YOU MORAN!
posted by GuyZero at 10:42 AM on January 7, 2010


Note to the OP: you're not a MORAN and do not need to get any "life" but I just felt I had to fulfill the MetaTalk arrogance-rudeness-dismissiveness quotient. Nothing personal.

'Night Ralph. 'Night Sam.
posted by GuyZero at 10:44 AM on January 7, 2010


I know quite a few Morans.

But not Erin Moran, beloved star of "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi".
posted by Sidhedevil at 10:53 AM on January 7, 2010


Another option might be to hum what the picture is about and post it to MeFi Music.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 10:53 AM on January 7, 2010 [2 favorites]


Put the file in the cake.
posted by mmmbacon at 11:11 AM on January 7, 2010


I really hopes no one gets all fighty about the shmoopy.
posted by nevercalm at 11:25 AM on January 7, 2010


Low hanging fruit. Where to put a picture? Ask something hard!

Ok... I would like to attend a meet-up in every city in the world. Can we add functionality to the site that will figure out the best order to visit these cities, to minimize total travel distance?
posted by FishBike at 11:50 AM on January 7, 2010


FIGHT THE SHMOOPY. FIGHT IT TO THE DEATH.

Then give it a hug.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 11:51 AM on January 7, 2010


FIGHT THE SHMOOPY. FIGHT IT TO THE DEATH.

Then give it a hug.


Zombie (shmoopy) only wants a hug.

Warning: hugging zombies can not only lead to disease, but to brains being eaten.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:56 AM on January 7, 2010


Wait... it's not a picture of a mushroom, is it?
posted by bondcliff at 11:57 AM on January 7, 2010


Can we add functionality to the site that will figure out the best order to visit these cities, to minimize total travel distance?

That's not really that hard. Now, if the solution has to be !NP...
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:01 PM on January 7, 2010


Sometimes the schmoopy is nice. Sometimes I want someone to write a bot that will autopost 'GO PISS UP A FLAGPOLE' to every new MeTa thread.

I appreciate this because earlier this morning the phrase "barfing up the wrong tree" popped into my head and I was frustrated because I didn't think I'd get a chance to use it. Opportunity knocks!
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 12:07 PM on January 7, 2010


Wow, MeTa is so nice and helpful today. What the heck happened?

Lithium in the water supply?
posted by killdevil at 12:10 PM on January 7, 2010


That's not really that hard. Now, if the solution has to be !NP...

I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this, which this comment box is too narrow to contain.
posted by Rhomboid at 12:29 PM on January 7, 2010


MeTa's not nice. THIS MeTa is nice (so far), but only because there's hoppitamoppita one door down, and all the fighty is there.
posted by rtha at 1:54 PM on January 7, 2010


Maybe we could post links to file hosting sites on the 'Ask A New Question' page?
posted by Effigy2000 at 1:57 PM on January 7, 2010


Blazecock Pileon writes "The site imageshack is popular."

Perplexity writes "Try photobucket."

Imageshack and photobucket are both sub optimal for this purpose because the hosting is by design impermanent. People reading the archives may not be able to see your image. Picasa web albums and Flickr[1] are both better in this regard as photos are at least in theory kept forever barring policy change or the company ceasing business.

1) I just checked and flickr accounts get deleted after 90 days of inactivity. It's not clear from their FAQ whether that means photos are removed at that time or not.
posted by Mitheral at 2:09 PM on January 7, 2010


Wow, MeTa is so nice and helpful today. What the heck happened?

I was hoping it was because we were all feeling the spirit of TheBrad.
posted by terrapin at 4:36 PM on January 7, 2010


Erm, also, I like box.net for small files, especially mp3s because you can play them in the browser.
posted by Mizu at 4:39 PM on January 7, 2010


Everybody needs a Nub-Shiggurath.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:02 AM on January 8, 2010


You know, I had an imageshack link in a comment on the vicky secret thread, and it disappeared, making me look even dumber than I am. I resisted starting a heated meta thread about it, though.
posted by maxwelton at 6:24 PM on January 8, 2010


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