there are other services like photobucket (though they seem to complain if you 3rd party link your images they host) and paid services like smugmug and Zenfolio. The big problem I see with many people is they are not getting the right link and copy the URL. The URL for an image link must end with .jpg or it does not work and you need to then put it in URL tags as a link,
There is a gallery provided here, but file size is limited as well as number of images and you can link those images as well.
As of now the mods don't really have any ability to check or modify anything in with the local galleries...in fact about all we really do is edit posts, delete posts (spam killing) and act as kind of a mediator between two persons for conflict resolution.