I agree, attachments should be tied to a user's account and accessible from outside just the post.
I'm shopping around for a proper forum script (using MyBB - XenForo tops the list of prospects) and this feature would be key -- my site has over 100,000 attachments.this suggestion makes a lot of sense.
Since you could put the "Media Gallery" onto the "Homepage" and by clicking onto the photo (or a specific Link under the photo), the users could jump into the respective thread-post where the image has been posted originally.
(Although I think you might want to ditch/disable the "Photo Comments" from the "Media Gallery Addon".)
The "Categories" of the "Media Gallery" could be the same as the "Categories / Forum Nodes" of the Forum itself. So you would have coherent "Categories" at both the "Media Gallery" and the Forums.
- "Media Gallery Category": Pets
- Forum: Pets
So all pictures which have been posted into the Forum named "Pets" will show up in the "Media Gallery Category" named "Pets".
Add the "Photo Keyword Tags" to the Forum-post (Photo-Tags showing underneath the Photo at the specific Forum-post) and you have a perfect integrated system.
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You could literally have it working both ways:
- adding a photo directly to the "Media Gallery" (as currently)
- displaying a photo (which has originally been posted somewhere in a Forum-Thread) at the "Media Gallery"
If a user finds a certain photo in a certain "Category" interesting, he could just click a button named "Add this photo to my Album".
So a user could put certain photos (photos which he did not upload by himself) into his own Albums. Similar to a "Photo Bookmarking System".
This would be the perfect solution.
I like the idea that when a Member uploads an attachment into a Thread there is an option for them to pick a Gallery for the Attachment to be stored.I think this would be a really useful feature.
Maybe when a user uploads an attachment to a post in the forum, they should be given the option to choose an album for it within the media gallery. If no album is selected, the attachment can still be found in the gallery by clicking on "all pictures/attachments by user X".
And THIS is what I need. My members ask for this and it's a great idea for an addon. With random images and simply browsing the galleries, they find albums of progress on art and want to see the discussion thread on it describing the progress, if it exists.But what gets asked the most from my Members, is if they have uploaded a Photo from the Media Gallery into a Post, that in the Media Gallery there now be a link that will direct someone viewing the Media Gallery to that Thread the photo is used in.
Thanks - yeah, I'll Like that one, but I've seen a few threads trying to express the requirement and perhaps one reason that it's not getting traction is because people are getting lost in the definition of it.Essentially I think this is a duplicate of this suggestion (though there's a bit more explanation from the OP in this thread about how it might work).
The devs will mark any suggestion as a duplicate if they think that is the case.Thanks - yeah, I'll Like that one, but I've seen a few threads trying to express the requirement and perhaps one reason that it's not getting traction is because people are getting lost in the definition of it.
by the way, I think this is a better solution (and easier to develop I bet) and gives control to the admin to create the media categories s/he wants. If i want my media categories to mirror my forum nodes, I can create media categories to support that. Personally, I don't want them to mirror each other so I would manage accordingly. the link to add media simply goes to the Media overlay as-is.3) Selecting "Add Media" renders a lightbox or overlay from the Media gallery which allows the user to fill out all related detail, and select a file to upload.
FWIW, I am taking the search index route to solve requirements such as the above. This and the general need to extract data and present it in patterns not yet available in core, crops up every day. For example, how to show all images from a thread in a vertical slider in the sidebar.
It wasn't implemented in XFMG 2 because the aim of this release, as with XF 2, was feature parity with XFMG 1.x and XF 1.x. Whilst a couple of new features did make it in, bigger features (and this would be one of them) would have to wait for a later release.Is the reason it was not implemented in Media Gallery 2 because the Xenforo Mods think its a dumb idea?
If you check the first post, it's only been liked by 35 people (not sure where hundreds of users stating it's a great idea comes from, maybe your site but not here on XenForo). Whilst this is currently the 2nd most popular XFMG suggestion, it had way less likes than suggestions like "Albums in Categories" that did make a (surprise) inclusion in the XFMG 2.0 (parity) release.So are they overruling the dozens or hundreds of users who have stated it would be a great idea?