We've discussed that before, and it's been decided that it's best to keep it all here.
There were some images from the original nifty (that died a horrible death) that were hosted on someone's web site.
Those images are lost forever. We aren't going that route again.
Yes, it's possible that people link to images from their own sites, and eventually delete things, or move things, but we won't lose the whole thread of images in one fell swoop.
Hmmm. I could offer to host them on my blog page. But that all depends on how much space those would take up. I'll have to look into that. I wouldn't mind doing it so long as it didn't eat away at the space available to my blog.
The other problem is, people would have to send the files to me so I could get them up on the blog. I would give people access to upload photos but then that opens the door to all of the spammers out there. I had to block comments at my blog because I was getting 40 - 60 SPAM messages per day.