Because we have several readers who are still using older technology, pictures wider than 800 pixels in width are not permitted to be posted unless they must be clicked to be viewed. Such pictures cause text spread, so posts must be scrolled side to side to be viewed, which most readers find unacceptable. Pictures hosted on the forum are already limited, with a large thumbnail created by the software. Linked pictures are a totally different matter.
Please cooperate by resizing pictures to acceptable limits before posting. If you don't have the means to resize, here's a link that provides a free download for IrfanView, which is the program I use for resizing and shrinking file sizes. In no case should a picture be wider than 800 pixels. http://www.irfanview.com/
Be mindful of file size when posting pictures. Two issues are at hand. Server capacity, and connection speeds. Many of the readers of this forum are still limited to a dial-up connection. For them, pictures spell the inability to view a thread. It can take several minutes for the thread to download on the computer, so by limiting file size (100 kb is more than adequate to provide acceptable pictures when size is limited to 800 pixels in width) readers will find your post far more user friendly.
At some point in the future, the servers used for this forum will have been saturated. That's going to present problems for the owner, but we can prolong the issue by not posting unreasonably large pictures.
Thanks for your understanding, and your cooperation.