How to post pics/videos on the forum:
You have to upload the pics to an online host of your choice and then link to it here using img tags. There are many options such as Image shack, Photobucket, you get the idea. (I use tinypic.com but they have changed to Photobucket I believe)
When making a new thread or making a post to reply to a thread, send a PM, this is how you can more easily post a pic to the forum.
There is a button (Insert Image outlined in red) above the area you type that you can click and paste the url of your image (second tab on the box that pops up when you click the button) into as well, that's the easier way and what I use. I always uncheck the box to "Retrieve remote file and reference locally". Then click Ok and your image will appear in your subject area and posted along with whatever text you have typed as well.
This is Image button mentioned above:
This is the box that pops up and the red outlines indicate the items you need to click to post your image:
OK, that about does it, hope that is useful to anyone that isn't used to posting images to the forum!
Alternative method I do not suggest or use:
Example using IMG tags: (I think the longer/harder method)
[ img ] your picture url here with file extension [ /img ]
Remove the spaces and obviously insert the url for example here is a url of mine... http://i40.tinypic.com/akzscz.jpg
Doing that in this way produces the image placement in the area the cursor is at that moment.
[img] http://i40.tinypic.com/akzscz.jpg [/img]
With spaces removed you would see the image:
That placed as described above will make the pic show up here on the forum.
The same method works for videos but using the video button which is to the right of the image button, that will embed the video into the typing area, for youtube it is best to click the Share button under the video on YT and past that into the forum input box for best results.
This is being placed here to offer help and a likelihood that it is seen by those in need. I am posting in the General Discussion area to try to make sure those that are new will see it, this area I feel will be seen by our newer members so having it posted and stuck in this location should help, at least that is my hope. (Been asked about it off an on rather often so I figured this would be a nice easy point of reference for anyone that needs to know).
I did cheat and use the boxes from the "other forum" but the same buttons (plus some) exist here, just making everyone aware and simplifying the process a bit.
Some added info from member Andree:
This is info in relation to becoming a paid member and the advantages gained by joining if you'd like.
Premium member: $12.00 year
Bigger Avatar - from 80x80 to 150x150, Bigger Signature - from 430x100 to 600x144, More Photos - from 40 to 100, More Messages - from 50 to 300
Lifetime member: $30.00 for 30 years
Bigger Avatar - from 80x80 to 150x150, Bigger Signature - from 430x100 to 600x144, Bigger Profile Pic from 100
In order to manage attachments in the event you reach your limit or were not aware of this method you can use this direct link:
Additionally you can locate this option in the same way you check your msgs, just scroll down the left side and locate the Miscellaneous then Attachments in order to manage those files which have already been uploaded.
(Note: Tinypic switched to a paid model images may not show up.).