I dragged and dropped the file into the area at the bottom of the editor. That seems to work, and actually work very well. The insert URL just sat there and spun its little working animation. I was using the direct URL from photobucket..
If you're having problems with the site, you should try these two things first: Clear your browser cache. This has been fixing some of the weird problems. Also, as we fix stuff with the theme, the cache may go out of date, but not update on your computer or device.Ensure that cookies are enabled for this site. They use them to maintain your login info, among other things.
One thing with pictures -- make sure there are no spaces in the file names. The error checking code gets confused. Accounts are determined to be unique if they have different email addresses, not IP addresses. If you inadvertently created two accounts, let me know and I'll fuse them together.
I understand your frustrations. It took me a while to get used to the new site. If you think things have changed here, you should see the admin pages. We upgrade for two reasons, useful functionality, and most importantly, security. Do you all remember when we got hacked? We were off the air for something like 5 days. The root cause was some software that hadn't been updated. Hackers got into our server, and started serving up malware. It took a lot of late nights to clean up after that. If you're in the web site business, you know that your site is under attack virtually all the time. Security is important. Sometimes, our upgrades include/require a new default theme. That was the case here. In exchange for having to learn a new layout, you get better rendering on tablets and phones. These, days, that's important. Ultimately, we'll reach a wider audience. Whether that turns into more new or returning builders will depend on how well we treat the noobies. The picture upload facilities have improved. I haven't tried them yet, but they look a lot easier to use. Drag and drop beats using Photobucket. Notifications should be working now. If they aren't for you, please PM me.
Yes, we do. Please, please, please, keep it civil. We had problems with people getting into flamewars on the last one. If you find yourself getting angry, just leave. I will be keeping an eye on it, and will ban recalcitrant people from the chat room.
Our problem is that some providers demand that the return address for the email be the same as the domain for the outgoing mail server. Our outgoing server belongs to our hosting company, not us. They did this in an effort to block spam. Unfortunately, it also blocks a lot of useful content. So far, my rogues gallery includes AOL, Yahoo, Hotmail, and (I think) GMail.
Unfortunately, getting this fixed isn't simple, but we're working on it.
Update: You turn your back and boom, something different is broken. I'll look into it.
The problem is internal stress in the plastic from the molding process. Best thing to do is to liberally paint the topside of the groove with solvent glue, then let it dry. The plastic will then bulge where it's stressed and you can sand it flat. This process also works for when you shave door handles, emblems, and the like.