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#1 2017-02-24 02:34:19

phrontister
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From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Images - unable to replace broken links

Hi;

I now use Imgur as my image file host, but previously it was OneDrive and Kiwi6 before that. All my links to Kiwi6 are broken due to account inactivity, and a lot to OneDrive broke approx last year when M$ changed their hotlinking method.

During the last few days I've tried to replace many of these broken links with Imgur's, but while some were successful, most failed...and I haven't been able to work out why.

The failures get as far as displaying Imgur's image after clicking 'Review', but 'Submit' hangs, no matter how much time I give it. Also, I've noticed that I can't make any non-image changes (eg, text) to posts where the attempted image change failed.

Does anyone have any ideas about this? I'd like to replace broken links for future reference purposes.

Thanks!


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#2 2017-02-24 02:40:44

bobbym
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Re: Images - unable to replace broken links

Hi;

If the posts are old you will have lots of problems. I have tried to even edit some of them and can not.

'Submit' hangs

Same here. I just thought it was my browser.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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#3 2017-02-24 11:13:17

phrontister
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Re: Images - unable to replace broken links

Yes, some are old - from 2015 and before - but some are from 2016, with one as recent as October last year. Furthermore, a post from a couple of weeks earlier - in September - was successful on the same image that refused to change in the October post!!

Riddle me that one, Batman! dizzy

Anyway, it's 'good' to hear that I'm not the only one this is happening to. I'll stop pulling my hair out, then.

Last edited by phrontister (2017-02-24 11:46:06)


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#4 2017-02-24 12:11:34

bobbym
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Re: Images - unable to replace broken links

Hi;

I have images too that I would like to replace but can not. Could be Flux itself.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#5 2017-02-25 14:05:14

MathsIsFun
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Re: Images - unable to replace broken links

I have just rebuilt the indexes, maybe that will help.


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#6 2017-02-25 14:27:25

bobbym
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Re: Images - unable to replace broken links

Hi;

That solved the problem for me.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#7 2017-02-26 01:36:22

phrontister
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Re: Images - unable to replace broken links

And for me, too...busy changing the links now.

Thanks, MIF! smile


"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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#8 2017-02-26 01:43:18

phrontister
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Re: Images - unable to replace broken links

Well...looks like that index rebuild has fixed all my OneDrive links! None are broken now.

So I've only had to replace the Kiwi6 links, which I know for sure are broken.


"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do." - Ted Nelson

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#9 2017-02-27 00:52:52

phrontister
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Re: Images - unable to replace broken links

This morning the OneDrive links I referred to in my previous post broke again, but this afternoon most - not all - worked!

Anyway, I've now changed them all over to Imgur.

Since the index rebuild, I've noticed that:
1. the Search results display incredibly quickly;
2. clicking the post link at the top of the post on the Search results page works reliably now (only sometimes before).


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#10 2017-02-27 16:11:04

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Re: Images - unable to replace broken links

Good news!


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