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Restore lost images to a popular amp build thread..

Discussion in 'Forum Problems & Issues' started by tonebrulee, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. tonebrulee

    tonebrulee Tele-Meister

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    Sep 6, 2008
    Massachusetts
    hey folks - i know the forum configuration allows post editing for just 24 hours, but i have an interesting case here you might want to consider. i was returning to add some new content to a long amp build thread i did a few years ago and realized my images were gone b/c i had given up the email account i had been using to host the images. it was a popular post ( http://www.tdpri.com/threads/vibrolux-5f11-build-from-integrated-amp.331863/ ) and i included a large number of photos, diagrams, schematics and tables and now that they are gone i think the thread has lost a lot of it's usefulness. i wanted to edit my posts in the thread simply to restore the many images and thought you might see that as something worth considering? the other option is i believe i might be able to give you a single global string search & replace for the images URL's and you could apply it to the thread to restore the images. thoughts? thanks so much.
     
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  2. tonebrulee

    tonebrulee Tele-Meister

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    tdpri admins - any thoughts?
     

  3. TDPRI

    TDPRI Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    TDPRILAND
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    There are literally tens of thousands of these stranded photos in just as many thousands of threads. We're sorry, but we cannot change the editing settings for specific threads, posts or users and we cannot take the thousands of manual steps it would take to correct this issue for the thousands of threads/posts that are suffering with the same problem. Unfortunately, there is not one step we could take to correct things.

    For the record, we've been telling people to not use 3rd party photohosts for over a decade for this very reason. Sorry, that our warnings both were not headed and eventually came true.

    PS. While photobucket has just blocked the images, in the past we have had other such photohosts fall into the hands of hackers that infused images with malware and in at least two other cases images were replaced with pornography.
     

  4. tonebrulee

    tonebrulee Tele-Meister

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    Sep 6, 2008
    Massachusetts
    understood - thanks.

    what's the best practice then for hosting posted photos? thanks again.
     

  5. jimmytheshoe

    jimmytheshoe Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I've always uploaded pics directly from my laptop/phone to facebook, tdpri, and other platforms/forums without using a middle host.
    Never seem to have any of them disappear even years later.
     

  6. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    From a computer (not phone), drag n drop from a file manager, etc, right onto the page. One or more. You have the choice to display them as full size, thumbnails, or just let them show as attachments to the post. If thumbnails, they're actually fair size, not like avatar size, and a click expands them to full size.

    I can't speak to best practice on mobile devices. I view and post text, but mostly I do the forum on my desktop.
     

  7. tonebrulee

    tonebrulee Tele-Meister

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    Sep 6, 2008
    Massachusetts
    you know, i don't think i've even noticed there's an option to host the image at tdpri.. always just used the image icon which prompts for a url. live and learn :)
     
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  8. Watersilk

    Watersilk Tele-Meister

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    Jan 15, 2016
    Windhoek, Namibia
    I was under the same impression, I thought TDPRI wanted us to use a host for images to prevent overloading TDPRI with large amounts of data. I have someone who wants to read a post I made following a build, the trouble is that it is littered with Photobucket images stating that I have to pay them before the image can show again.

    I would dearly love to be able to edit this post and return the 'lost' images.
     

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