The thing that i am talking about is the attachments that are made right here on this page for posting,(i am speaking about the page that shows the text and all before this becomes a post able to be read by others) down below here under the emoticon icons available for posting. This is what i was using to "attach" images of sdg's artwork to that particular thread and post i started. It got used up right away with his big artwork and a couple of things that i had of my own.
But i think i understand that you are saying to make a gallery of images, then link to them and post in threads. I had not thought of doing that, since it would add an extra step that i guess in this case i did not want to bother with. I like the system of "attaching" right here from the page for posting, but it seems to have a limited amount of space, since it says this...........File Attachments
Global Space Left: 784.49k
now i will add an attachment right from this posting page and see how much "global space" i have left over....Click to view attachment
I browse first, then find what i want, then open, then "add this attachment", then it is there, and i "add into post", viola! and this much left of "global space"...............
You have used 36.31k of attachment space for this post.
You have 748.18k left for this post.
This is a much nicer way of adding an image to the posts that i may want to have an image with, since like you say, they are not linked, i think?