and there’s also a pursing the PTS “club” over on FB.
Whatever happened to WOT, Joe?
The Pursuing Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches[/url] was a group I set up in a mere 5 minutes on Facebook and Anthony Bourdain jumped in as a member almost immediately. It has over a thousand members for one singular sandwich found mainly in the Midwest. I sometimes wonder if that many different people have viewed the Pork Tenderloin message thread that I have religiously helped cultivate here in Roadfood.com for several years.
In answer to Joe, the reason many message forums don’t have the ability to upload directly is twofold. First, most use off the shelf software developed by others. Most all use BBC code of embedding photos by URL reference as each uploaded photo somewhere has a URL page. Secondly, unless the service invested in its own network and servers, they don’t have the capacity to store the numerous photos so do so by the URL referencing. There are some boards that do have direct upload to the Forum but it is still a two-step process of upload and then reference into your message. And then all the popular smartphone apps only give you the ability to upload to the popular photo housing services directly from a camera app. The Photo app on the iPhone only directly uploads to Twitter and Facebook for instance. You generally can’t do it directly to forums using browser software apps like Safari on the iPhone. The smartphone camera apps are sophisticated enough to be good enough for online posting. That’s why I use my iPhone now maybe 90% of the time unless I am doing serious photography work. Right now I am on a trip to Washington. DC and didn’t bother to bring any of my digital cameras.