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Is there a simple blog like Posterous that allows anyone to post images - but without any moderation or approval?
June 5, 2012 10:05 PM   Subscribe

Is there a simple blog like Posterous that allows anyone to post images - but without any moderation or approval?

I'd like for my guests at a party to be able to send pictures to an email address, and have them be automatically posted to a blog. With no approval or moderation.

Posterous allows anyone to post - but each post must be approved (which I'm not going to have time to do)

Bonus points: The images posted to the blog can be played full screen in a slide show. (which I plan to project on a wall)

Thanks!!!
posted by mildred-pitt to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
You could set up a flickr account. They come with an associated email address.
posted by pompomtom at 10:08 PM on June 5, 2012


(oops, forgot to say: that would also get you your fullscreen slideshow)
posted by pompomtom at 10:10 PM on June 5, 2012


I have seen sites like that. But they don't last; they usually get inundated with spam. And eventually someone starts posting child porn, and then the site shuts down.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 10:15 PM on June 5, 2012


Tumblrs assign each account a "private" email address to which they can email posts (gibberish@tumblr.com). They're intended to be used by one person, but I'm not sure if they enforce that. No approval necessary, as far as I know. (note: NOT talking about a group tumblr, which is different)
posted by acidic at 10:23 PM on June 5, 2012


Keepandshare may have enough of what you want.

"Perfect for groups: allow others to upload their photos into your album so everyone shares one photo collection of an event."

I have not tested it that way.
posted by caclwmr4 at 10:29 PM on June 5, 2012


Flickr.
posted by John Cohen at 11:01 PM on June 5, 2012


If you go the Flickr route note that multiple people posting photos to one account violates Flickr's ToS and subjects the account to deletion without notice.
posted by plastic_animals at 3:41 AM on June 6, 2012


Hacky (potential) solution:

1. Create mailing list / Google group.
2. Subscribe blog admin address.
3. Create filter that forwards all messages from the group to the blog account.

The upside here is maybe you can get something like mildred-pitt-party-2012@gmail.com as a posting address for your guests, instead of something more obfusctated.
posted by spanishbombs at 4:38 AM on June 6, 2012


If you go the Flickr route note that multiple people posting photos to one account violates Flickr's ToS and subjects the account to deletion without notice.

Where does it say that? Quote?
posted by John Cohen at 8:03 AM on June 6, 2012


How about this. Use Posterous, or a similar site that let's you post a photo by email. Create a filter with your Gmail address (or, if you don't have a Gmail address, start one). Let's say your email address is example@gmail.com — create the filter so that anything sent to example+party@gmail.com gets forwarded to the Posterous email address. (Anything after the plus sign in a Gmail address is ignored for the purpose of sending the email to you, but will be used in a filter.)
posted by John Cohen at 8:10 AM on June 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


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