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Photos no longer visible

Post by Del » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:41 am

I noticed that my avatar wasn't displaying anymore, and after checking my profile and making repeated attempts, the forum would no longer accept a remote avatar. Okay, so I uploaded it and now my avatar is once again showing up. However, every image I have ever posted on this site is no longer visible. That's hundreds, if not thousands of images. They are all still located on my hosted website at the same place as when I originally posted the images, they just don't display anymore.

The strange part is that I see photos from other people, just not my photos. Am I blocked or something? Please let me know, because this is sort of weird.
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Re: Photos no longer visible

Post by Del » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:41 pm

I think I figured it out. It appears that there was an update to the forum settings to no longer accept http, only https. It's the only forum I'm aware of that made a change like this, as I've checked a few other forums and my threads still display the photos.

Please let me know if this will be corrected or if I need to take other actions. Thanks.
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Re: Photos no longer visible

Post by Tesral » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:50 pm

Del wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:41 pm
I think I figured it out. It appears that there was an update to the forum settings to no longer accept http, only https. It's the only forum I'm aware of that made a change like this, as I've checked a few other forums and my threads still display the photos.

Please let me know if this will be corrected or if I need to take other actions. Thanks.
I believe that is something Xen needs to do. A bit beyond me. You are likely the not the only person it is breaking. But I would consider it worth changing just for your work.
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Re: Photos no longer visible

Post by Xen » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:23 pm

that's odd. an ssl was added sometime last year (as per googles insistence), in addition to a redirect for anyone going to http:// however, that shouldn't nuke external links.

leave it with me and i'll see what's going on.

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Re: Photos no longer visible

Post by Del » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:55 pm

Xen wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:23 pm
that's odd. an ssl was added sometime last year (as per googles insistence), in addition to a redirect for anyone going to http:// however, that shouldn't nuke external links.

leave it with me and i'll see what's going on.
Thanks, it just started happening (I think). That it's not happening at other forums has me confused, especially since a lot of them are using the same version of forum software. Now that you're aware I won't worry. Just kind of destroys the smooth look of the forum to find pages with lots of broken photo links.

EDIT: Ooooh, and I'll fix the link to AST from my website so it has the new "https://" on the front end.
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Re: Photos no longer visible

Post by Del » Tue May 14, 2019 4:00 pm

Any update? I'll have some new stuff to post coming up, but no sense doing that if the photos can't be viewed. Plus the aforementioned mess it makes throughout the forum with the large number of photos I've already posted throughout the years in numerous threads being broken and not viewable. I know you're working on it, but just feeling a bit out of sorts lately because the problem. Thanks for looking into it. ;)
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Re: Photos no longer visible

Post by Xen » Tue May 14, 2019 9:44 pm

in a word (or two) we're still investigating. here's what the dev said today (below). i have already replied to his latest response and we will go from there. i also noticed that a few of my attached images aren't being displayed, so i will be checking out more threads when i have the time.
as for the images problem for Del, I can't seem to find what is causing it. I also do not see those images in firefox which he says works for him. that means that it is not really a browser problem. is he the only one having this problem?

the images definitely work, his site is not using SSL those image links are not https but they don't work if you add https to them.

if I did find out how to run the query to change all http to https it would not solve this problem at all. I can copy his post and paste it my boards, in the board here at phpbb.com and if it works.

it is not the phpbb version because my test site is still at 3.2.5 as is your board and they work on my site.

I have tried posting those images in other forums on your board, do not work. they work everywhere but on your board.

I have disabled all of the extensions, that doesn't help so I re enabled them.
edit: i copied a sample of one of your posts to two other phpbb forums, both of which display the pics in the preview, so i'm guessing it has to be a gremlin in the ast code.

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Re: Photos no longer visible

Post by Xen » Wed May 15, 2019 12:43 am

okay, it should be fixed now. it was something the host had done which needed to be changed.

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Re: Photos no longer visible

Post by Del » Wed May 15, 2019 2:07 am

Xen wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 12:43 am
okay, it should be fixed now. it was something the host had done which needed to be changed.
YAY!!!! :dancingbanana: Thanks!!! :thumbsup:
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