Okay, this isn't an idea for voat. It's a reply to "We need our own image host!" I just don't have a better place to put this, so hopefully Atko will be a benevolent lord.
Anyway, I agreed with that guy, so I hacked out the basic (extremely basic) functionality in a day. It's not much yet, but it works. I'll be fleshing it out a lot over the next few days/weeks.
So here's the link: http://www.veuwer.com/
Here's the source: https://github.com/IcyDefiance/Veuwer
Here's the subvoat: https://voat.co/v/veuwer
The features I plan to work on first, not exactly in order:
- More friendly errors
- Ajax upload with progress bar, so it doesn't just freeze for a few seconds
- Better site design. The bootstrap theme is cool, but overused.
- Multi-file upload, galleries
- Account system
- Upload from URL
- Upload via drag+drop
- Probably a better webhost
- Support for more file types
Like any new website, there will be bugs, and it may not work on all devices, so please report any issues at /v/veuwer or the GitHub issues page. Same goes for feature suggestions, security issues, or anything else. I can only do much testing, so any help in that area is awesome.
Finally, just to head off one comment, I'm aware @Atko is working on a deal with another image host, but I personally think this will be a better solution. If the deal goes through anyway, well that sucks for me, but until then... http://www.veuwer.com/1.png