Why do posts say 'image' rather than showing an image?

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Why do posts say 'image' rather than showing an image?

Post by alan_sh » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:48 pm

If I try and insert an image into a post on this forum (using a link), what shows is the word 'image'.

This also seems to happen if I view other posts. Happens in Firefox and Chrome.

Is it something I've done?

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Re: Why do posts say 'image' rather than showing an image?

Post by Pablo » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:10 am

This probably means that the image cannot be hotlinked.

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Re: Why do posts say 'image' rather than showing an image?

Post by Bluesman » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:47 pm

Probably you are linking to an image on your own computers hd... you must link to image on internet server.
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Re: Why do posts say 'image' rather than showing an image?

Post by alan_sh » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:49 pm

No it was to a dropbox image.

Here's an example

Image

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Re: Why do posts say 'image' rather than showing an image?

Post by BaconFries » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:07 pm

When posting a image url from dropbox you need to use ?raw=1 in place of ?dl=0 will take you to the dropbox preview without

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[img][/img]
https://www.dropbox.com/s/48elponc7yero ... B.jpg?dl=0

Your image
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[img]https://www.dropbox.com/s/48elponc7yeroad/spacebelowinWWB.jpg?raw=1[/img]

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Re: Why do posts say 'image' rather than showing an image?

Post by alan_sh » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:46 pm

Ah thanks - I didn't know that.

Alan

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