In a lot of my posts, I use inline images hosted on my external site (or e.g. Imgur) to reduce the burden on Epic servers (haha) and to ensure they’re not downsampled, lost in a forum upgrade (the irony), etc.
After the forum upgrade, these external images are no longer shown inline, but are simply hyperlinks to the images.
See for example:
(On a side note, the preview of that thread shows the GIF at the top of the first post! But when loading the full thread, the inline GIFs, JPGs, and PNGs are just links.)