I seem to remember this being a concern with the Amazon hosting, and it seems to have come to pass - unless I’m just having a weird internet problem, all of the pictures that get copied to the S3 host just…vanish. I linked to a picture on my own hosting, and it showed up for a little while until the forums did that automatic local copy trick, and PWOOF! Gone. I just edited my link back in to that post, let’s see how long it lasts.
So, is it just me?
Are you sure? Do you have an example link I can show our dev team?
The Loc Line dust collection Tip Jar thread is a good example from my end - the only two media extras I can see are a Youtube video, and photo linked from Dropbox that doesn’t seem to have had its link changed.
I’m trying to upload a picture for you here as well, but it’s just coming up blank:
If I throw it on my own web server, it shows up until the forums cache it:
And just now as I refreshed this thread again, the image I originally linked from my server is missing. If it’s not just me having a bad day with an S3 server, it would appear as though Amazon has pulled the rug out from under you on this one.
The first one I tried to link above was “https://discuss-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/425565b559449ba01c413c2c7937085e72b58378eeef.jpg”
The second, post-cache, is “https://discuss-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/42634f2f7c1865fb4926d995a0a5eb22e2a2cef1f791.jpg”
Neither will load from inside the forum, nor do they work for me if I paste the links directly into the browser.
If I’m the only one having this problem, it’s probably not worth spending a lot of time on.
They are both working for me when I paste them into the URL bar. What browser are you using?
Didn’t even think to try a different browser (doh!). I’m on Firefox 38.0.5, and now that you bring it up, this is a pretty recent browser update and may have broken something. Those image links all seem to work fine for me in Internet Explorer 11.
Sorry for the “sky is falling!” post, I have stuff go wrong so infrequently that I just automatically assume it’s a server-side problem.
Oh, here’s something interesting - as soon as I turned off the uBlock ad blocking extension, everything popped right back into existence. Something must have changed on the back end there and screwed me all up.
Jeez…now I feel like a great big tool LOL…sorry Zach!
No worries. I feel like my computer is always the broken one, my arduino is always corrupted, my wiring is always intermittent.
These things are all touchy. I’m just glad we have a great group of supportive people with lots of experience to help us through it.
I certainly appreciate the fact that you’re still up this late and reading/answering posts.
Have a beer and get some sleep!