MyGirlFund provides you with the option to host your profile photos onsite, but there are a few instances that make hosting your profile media on the cloud logical despite this.
For instance, GIF’s. Currently MGF doesn’t allow GIF’s to be uploaded, only JPG’s. So if you want to host GIF’s you are limited to finding a secure way to host your photos offsite.
Another reason to host your photos in the cloud, is the enhanced media management options found with many cloud services. It’s great to be able to keep track of your prfofile media in a more visual way, and have on/off sharing options, as well as being able to track the number of times your picture has been seen.
The most important thing to remember is to keep your links anonymous. MGF takes your privacy very seriously. Non-anonymous links will get your profile called into review. If you receive an email telling you that your links are leaky, then you know what to do. Delete the media immediately, and host the image or GIF somewhere anonymous.
Here are a few helpful do’s and don’ts for hosting your media offsite in a way that offers you a great deal of control, and at the same time is completely compliant with MGF rules.
We will start with what NOT to do.
A good rule of thumb as to what is not allowed, is if it’s one of your other social networks DO NOT host your MGF profile photos there. This is generally considered to be unsafe, and not compliant with MyGirlFund’s well thought out privacy policies. Your privacy is paramount, and MGF can’t control what personally identifying info you may have elsewhere. For this reason, if you are using an image host, specifically stay away from Photobucket. Some other examples of sites to avoid hosting on are Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, Myspace, etc.
What to do instead.
Please use tinypic and make sure the link is anon.