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Test All Image Hostings Issues Here

Photos in this post will change, and links to the photos will change, as I work out some issues with my image hosting site, MediaFire and play with other image hosting sites.

 

Testing to see if the image links break later.

 

mediafire link this photo:

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mediafire link this photo

 

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imgur link this photo

 

 

New test

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Appear broken now. Facepalm

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flydiver wrote:
Appear broken now. :FACEPALM:

Odd, they show for me, three different browsers.

What about the last photo (imgur link)

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Firefox and Edge work for last photo. Negative for other ones.
Different results if you post them, vs someone else simply looking?

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I suggest https://imgbb.com

The media fire images load, if I right-click on the broken image icon and click “open in new tab” , then click on continue when it says “generating new download key” whatever that’s about. I love media fire, but its strength is sharing medium to large files of any type that people are going to click on manually and download. I used to use it to send a photoshoot to someone with a gig or two of files. But inline-hosting of images for a forum isn’t what they’re trying to do.

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Ah, what Robin Dobbie said. That worked for me also, but does not show up without the extra steps.

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ibb.co is hosting them. Should be all three mediafire images below this line.

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OK.  Looks like I will no longer use Mediafire - and use imgur for all future posts. 

 

I have a paid account with Mediafire and I will have to keep it, because I have three years of BLF posts/images hosted through them.  All the old images still work.  But they changed their "share" menu, which no longer works reliably for image hosting.

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There was a day when imgur didn’t suck, but now it breaks a bunch of this forums rules. I don’t know why people want to go there. Not that I’ve been the best little rule keeper, or the forum itself with the ads I get only on this site.

What’s wrong with ibb.co?

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Try imgbb, it’s free and gives you several options for posting.

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Robin Dobbie wrote:
ibb.co is hosting them. Should be all three mediafire images below this line.

Yeh, these 3 are the only ones I can see.

Imgur’s broken. Need certain browsers, or the pix don’t show. Using FF both from home and at work, and can only see pix from home, not from work, and oddly my browser at home is older’n this one at work. Go to the site itself, and I just see a blank dark-gray page with nothing on it, from both browsers.

And “Use a different browser” is NOT a solution.

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A few days ago, I went through many many BLF posts looking to see what image hosting other people were using.  By a wide margin, it was imgur.  For really old posts it was photobucket.

 

This is the first time in three years (since I've been a member) I've heard anyone say they had problems with imgur.

 

 

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Robin Dobbie wrote:

There was a day when imgur didn't suck, but now it breaks a bunch of this forums rules.

What BLF rules does Imgur break?

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Scattered around I did find some posts that wouldn’t break the rules, here. Found your car!

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Terry Oregon wrote:
This is the first time in three years (since I’ve been a member) I’ve heard anyone say they had problems with imgur.

I’ve said it at length but gave up because all I got was “FF sux, use a different browser”, and I know at least one other person here who said the same (no images showing) about imgur.

Normally, the only time I even notice is in reviews.

If someone posts “I modded my ASDF90 to take a XHP70.”, great. If I don’t see an actual pic, I just figure it was a text-only message.

Only if (eg, in a review) someone posts “Here’s a beamshot with the old emitter and next to it the new one.”, then it’s like, “Aha, there’s supposed to be a pic, but I can’t see it.”, and then I know something’s missing.

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I've been using Firefox for almost twenty years. No real issues.  I just don't like it when they change too much at once (like the latest update, that came out last week, version 89).

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You know what’s interesting is that we even have broken image icons in the OP. It’s so often in Chrome that I don’t see an image where I know damn well there should be one, I have to view page source to find the URL and see what’s effed up about it. I think it’s my ISP.

But yeah, broken image icons just don’t appear with default formatting. Consequence of everything being dumbed down and “simplified.” I know there used to be a way to force placeholders to show broken images in firefox.

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At least at work, I’m using whatever’s the last version that IT pushes out, but also at work and at home, I use the latest non-quantum portable FF.

Since quantum, too mush shiite just plain broke, especially goggle-related stuff (gmail, etc.). Also, turning off js Is Just Plain Broken. Pre-quantum, prefbar would cleanly turn off js, but quantum version only half-turns it off, ie, you can still get js-driven crap (maybe by design??), so it’s in that half’n‘half twilight zone.

It’s made that much worse that POS websites now rely on that, eg, “lazy” image-loading, etc. And no one designs their own clean websites anymore; they just use these canned libraries and templates so you have a brazillion copies of the same POS html/js code floating around out there.

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Regarding the pictures in Terry Oregon’s first post in this thread.

Using Firefox:
The first 3 images on Mediafare do not display.

The 4th image on Imgur works fine.

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Robin Dobbie wrote:

Scattered around I did find some posts that wouldn't break the rules, here. Found your car!

So I take that when you claimed that Imgur images break a bunch of BLF rules, you were just making things up...

That reminds me of my Canadian girlfriend.

She's always making things up.

What's her name, you ask?

Well, her first name is, umm, Canadian, and her last name is, umm, Girlfriend.

You can't meet her, though, because she's in Canada, you see, but trust me, she's real.  ;)

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Terry,
Using Firefox or Edge, (Win10) or Safari (- IOS Tablet). I don’t see the first 3 images. The 4th is displayed.
When I right click on one of the not there image blocks and select open in new Tab, I get:

URL: http://www.mediafire.com/download_repair.php?flag=3&dkey=ytq9ip663h6&qke...

Generating new download key
We are generating a new download key for this file.
Restarting download in: 5 seconds
It’s not working

Don’t know if this is any help.
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raccoon city wrote:
So I take that when you claimed that Imgur images break a bunch of BLF rules, you were just making things up…

No.

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Robin Dobbie wrote:
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So I take that when you claimed that Imgur images break a bunch of BLF rules, you were just making things up...

No.

Then give specific examples of every rule that is being broken.

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Terry,
When I copy the image link on one of the non-displayed images and paste it in a text editor, the URL does not end in JPG.
I think (notice the word think) BLF image links must end in JPG. Or perhaps another image file format.
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@Terry Oregon:

I've never used MediaFire, but if they provide what is commonly called a "direct link" that has an extension like jpg, that is the one you want to use.

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Terry,
Try pasting in the link to the image. But edit it so the http://www is removed so we can see what the rest of the link looks like.

Strange goings on thinks I.
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raccoon city wrote:
Then give specific examples of every rule that is being broken.

If you post a screenshot of imgur’s home page maybe sb will tell you which rule was broken the most. Maybe not. For the record, I am not suggesting you actually do that.

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Robin Dobbie wrote:
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Then give specific examples of every rule that is being broken.

If you post a screenshot of imgur's home page maybe sb will tell you which rule was broken the most. Maybe not. For the record, I am not suggesting you actually do that.

It's your credibility that's on the line.

If you don't have any evidence to support your (seemingly) dodgy claims, what am I to think of you?

There are politicians that make up stuff and tell huge lies all the time.

Those in the know generally think these people have ZERO credibility.

Do you really want to model your behavior after these types of people?

I mean, if you do, and you're willing to admit it, then more power to you.

At least then you are honest about your dishonesty.  :BEER:

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I just went to Imgur's home page.

Some of the images might break BLF's rules, but using Imgur as an image host on BLF doesn't require going to Imgur's home page for the people viewing your images on BLF.

If the problem is with the images posted on Imgur, then from BLF's standpoint, is it a big deal, little deal, or no deal at all?

I vote for no deal at all.

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raccoon city wrote:
using Imgur as an image host on BLF doesn’t require going to Imgur’s home page for the people viewing your images on BLF.

Except when it does because imgur plays games with when it will provide a link, or people post a link instead of posting them inline.

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