This has long been a bug bear of mine, experiences relating to Xenforo, Invision community and quite some time ago VB. I do not understand why developers of the various softwares make "addons" that can't directly integrate into the core forums. The media galley in particular. I have seen arguments from the teams that they cannot see how or why it would work hand in hand with the forums. Baffles me to be honest. I run a community that is heavily based off photos. This works by submitting a thread, adding context and then the pictures inline either from third party hosting or directly attaching to the forum. It has been this way for 10+ years. Before the big social media channels were really that big, and when forums were in much higher demand. What am I getting at? yes the old dog / new tricks thing - but also the newer hounds, different tricks. I'm very much tarring the younger generation with the same brush by saying if its not really simple, and almost identical to what they are used to already, they wont be arsed - but that is my thought process. We cannot expect different generations to change habits. The software needs to be able to evolve. So my frustration really isn't that there isn't a solution out there for photos to be uploaded quickly and easily into a gallery - its there, but you have to navigate to a different app on the website, create an album and essentially dump it there to watch it stagnate because it doesn't work in the same way the forums do. Why can't it literally be as simple as below? 1. Create new thread - add title 2 Tick box with "create new album" name in either of the places I have badly highlighted. (in case they are hosted elsewhere, or the OP doesnt want to) Once the thread is created, an album is created in the media gallery with the name and pictures. I'm no coder, but it doesn't sound horrendously difficult. In fact I saw a developer coming up with a very similar addon which was taken down quite quickly as it didnt conform to XF standards. Dang! I cant implement the current solutions because the core or my user base simply wont use it like that. It's a complete waste of money to me as it is, which is a crying shame as it would be a huge compliment to the forum. Its all well and good marketing the forums as a great alternative to social media, but things like this just help at all in my eyes. Does anyone else share this frustration? The simple answer would be for me to hire a developer, but this would be outside of my budget, and too much risk for my liking. I have seen various threads out there with very similar frustrations, and its either dismissed or simply not picked up any more.