Scott,

There was an attempt in the past to try custom but it didn't suceed.  Why re-invent the wheel when there are already mature platforms out there?

The use of Confluence came after the Drupal deployment was already launched.  It is a fairly new tool within US team at InterSystems.

I am doing the same thing as Stefan.  It is far from perfect currently but better than nothing.  We're working on a better specification for email subscription updates.

Ahhh ... thanks Evgeny - that is the easier way I was missing :)  We might want to have the button renamed from "Upload file" to "Upload/Insert Image" as that would make it much more intuitive.

I am going to answer my own question with a nice workaround that I found:

1) Save the image locally

2) Upload the image to the post you are authoring (you need to click "Change Additional Settings" to get to the Upload option

3) Under Associated Documents there is a link to the new image that was uploaded - right-click it and save the url

4) Now go to the Image icon in your post and paste in the url to the image you just uploaded

This allows you to not have to mess with 3rd party file hosting systems.  However it is still very ugly compared to just pasting an image into the editor :(  Hopefully this will be made easier at some point in the future.

NOTE:  Unfortunately this workaround can't be used to add an image to a comment.

I am having a really hard time embedding an image in a post.  I tried uploading to Google Drive and give view rights to the world but adding a link to it or even editing the HTML to put it in an iframe isn't working.  Is there a simpler way I am missing?

If you are planning on exporting to Excel and showing as a web page, I would suggest that you look at using Zen Reports.  It would give you the most control and you could get HTML, PDF and Excel all as output options.

Mike,

The UI, community elements and workflow are very much in flux at the moment - things are changing on a weekly basis as the platform gets refined to be more intuitive and to make it easier for people to connect and get their questions answered.  If you have time to play around and provide feedback, feel free!  But if you don't (and it's understandable) then you can continue to hang out in the Google Groups.  We won't be moving content and users over to the Developer Community until product management feel like it would be an advantageous move and that people will get all of the value that they get from the Google Groups.  

Note that there is a subcommunity which is specifically for providing feedback on the Developer Community so if you see something that you think could be improved, please make a post about it!