Re:Posting pics on RF
You're missing nothing. Hosting photos takes a lot of server space that many independent message boards do not have or desire because of cost. With so many hosting sources there is not a lot of need to though there are some message boards that do have hosting but many you have to go through the motion separately to upload and then use the BBC codes to link into a message, thus no step savings. EGullet was one of those. There are also some boards that allow you to upload to a message directly like Chow.com (Chowhound) and PizzaMaking.com. However, they are limited to how many photos per message and you can't format them within your text in that they behave like attachments at the end of a message.
So here you have to reference link through BBC code from a photo hosting service or actually any source web photo url address on the Internet. So in effect you can link just about any photo with a url address that ends in .jpg and I think .gif and .png and bracket them between the BBC Codes [img][/img]. There are a lot of free hosting services. I think Photobucket.com is one of the easiest to use. The most popular is Flickr. You can also link from photos in your Facebook and Twitter accounts (or anyone else's for that matter).