Disappearing photos?

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Disappearing photos?

Post by snowgirl » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:21 pm

I went back to check on an old travel thread so I could recommend it to someone else and discovered that all the photos are gone and just the work "image" is there in their place. Is there a way to fix this? I posted them from facebook and as far as I know they're still there.
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Re: Disappearing photos?

Post by muthafunky » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:19 pm

Maybe the links changed? I could update them for you if it would curry favor.

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Re: Disappearing photos?

Post by snowgirl » Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:24 pm

It certainly would! Why would the links change?
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Re: Disappearing photos?

Post by muthafunky » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:33 pm

No idea, but that is always a risk when you link to an external site, they might decide they want to change their URL structure. Since they don't officially support off site linking it's a possibility. Which post is it?

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Re: Disappearing photos?

Post by pezworld » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:45 am

Nah, I believe imageshack started charging for what it used to provide for free. Those of us who didn't dig deep lost the use of our photos.

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Re: Disappearing photos?

Post by snowgirl » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:13 pm

I wasn't using imageshack, pez, these were just off of my facebook page.

Mutha, it's my post on Morocco and some pics from my post on Sicily on the travel journalism branch.
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Re: Disappearing photos?

Post by Lost Soul » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:43 am

I have seen this as well, snowgirl.

I don't think it's on the stew's end.
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Re: Disappearing photos?

Post by Moethebartender » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:59 am

If you had the ability to fix any of those old threads, you ought to fix Greenlantern's thread about Kiribati - that's one country that I'm pretty sure the rest of the forum isn't likely to bag in this lifetime.
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Re: Disappearing photos?

Post by muthafunky » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:15 pm

Unfortunately I don't see any easy fix for broken facebook links- looking at the image urls they are just no longer valid. It's probably best to use an image hosting service that in theory officially supports external linking.

Moe, which thread?

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Re: Disappearing photos?

Post by Moethebartender » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:05 pm

Never mind, it's apparently long gone. From GL in 2008:

thegreenlantern wrote:I thought it was about Argon.

At least I'm satisfied with somewhere.



Mutha, in an effort to make the board more about me, I would humbly request that you import my 'Kiribati' thread from the old travel journalism branch. I don't care if the rest of my stuff doesn't make it.



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Shame, those were some original and unique photos of a place that doesn't get many pics taken, not to mention the well written travelogue that he included. Bummer. At least we've got the Flabster! poster's vivid portrayals of Sri Lanka and Spain to make up for the loss.
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