Hi Mike(and all other interested parties)
Posting images to discussion/chat groups is usually done by first uploading the images onto a host website. You then post a link, within your text to your images by cutting and pasting the information in the tag box thats created when you upload to the host. It should however be mentioned that some forums use the url or img information rather than the tag for posting. There are a number of host sites available, most are quite cheep and better yet many are free some take donations (please give!).
So when you post your post will look like this,
Bla Bla what I have to say is yada yada and whoop de do see image below
Bobs your uncle and fannys your aunt unless you live in America.
Where I have put
your image will appear-just like magic.
Note I have removed <> symbols that enclose the "image to jpeg" part above and added an extra t to the http portion as if these had been included you would be looking at an image window with no image something like this
We are very lucky at missing-lynks as you can test the link by clicking on preview if the image doesnt show up then youve done something wrong, most likely failed to copy and past the complete image "tag".
In spite of how convoluted it may appear above its easy heck even I can do it! Once you have registered with a host its usually quite simple to upload your images using a process similar to doing attachments for email.
If you right click on any of my images (or most of the other posted images) go to the bottom of the box and click on properties this shows where the image came from. If you do it to a few different posts youll find the names of a variety of hosts, just Google the names and pick a host you like!
I use http://photobucket.com
as my host, The price is right (donation via PayPal!) and their up time is very good. If you want to see more of my models click on the Photobucket link above.
In the box marked Go to Albums type in tomsime this will let you view a small selection of my models-more to follow soon.
I hope this helps if not let me know and I'll try to clear up any confusion