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No upload, but linking images


I have one question:
I have a host which doesn't allow uploading files, but I want profile pictures, is there a way to allow people linking their photo which is already anywhere on the internet?
Like I would go to facebook and right-click on my picture and select copy image-url and paste that url in my forum.




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    R_JR_J Ex-Fanboy Munich Admin

    You might be interested in the Gravatar service:
    Vanilla has a gravatar plugin that you can use for that.

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    hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New MVP

    I wrote something like this for a client a while back. IIRC, if you can get a URL into the Photo column of the user table, the image will be shown correctly.

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    Uhm, @R_J , I have it installed, but isn't there a way to hardcode change the profile picture change page with an input box and some code server-side?

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    R_JR_J Ex-Fanboy Munich Admin

    Sure... You are speaking of a custom plugin and I showed an already possible solution ;)

    You can ask @hgtonight if he like to recreate the work he spoke of or you can get into plugin development by yourself (I always like to support people in that!)

    I bet what you try to achieve will be able to be a performance bomb. If pictures come from different servers, there can be slow servers amongst them. And some idiot could change his icon sized picture by a wallpaper sized version (I'm that kind of guy who would try this).
    That's why you would also have to implement a lazy load for profile pictures so that none of this will be bad for the loading time of your page.

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