1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice
  3. Greetings Guest, Having Login Issues? Check this thread!
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Hail Guest!,
    Please take a moment to read this post reminding you all of the importance of Account Security.
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Author Wes Locher has teamed up with Stratics for a giveaway of his new book Braving Britannia. This book explores the history and impact of Ultima Online and includes interviews from current and past dev team members as well as many UO and Stratics community members. Click here for more details!
    Dismiss Notice

Help Large Linked Images no longer displaying

Discussion in 'Stratics Help and Suggestions' started by Fogsbane, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Fogsbane

    Fogsbane Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2006
    Messages:
    344
    Likes Received:
    301
    I think some images in my old posts are no longer being displayed.
    I'm guessing it has to do with secure login, and the off-site linked nature of the hosted images.

    I seem to be unable to put them here on Stratics in my media folder, as the images are too large (~30MB or more).

    Any suggestions, as i look forward, to link large images?

    (if i prefixed this message incorrectly, please excuse my error)
     
  2. Nexus

    Nexus Site Support
    Administrator Moderator Professional Stratics Veteran Wiki Moderator Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    6,215
    Likes Received:
    2,855
    Can you link me to a post with one of these images?
     
  3. Fogsbane

    Fogsbane Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2006
    Messages:
    344
    Likes Received:
    301
  4. Fogsbane

    Fogsbane Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2006
    Messages:
    344
    Likes Received:
    301
    So, it appears my issue is related to photobucket.

    As i understand it - Photobucket made a policy change to no longer allow 3rd party linking of images
    (without paying a hefty increase in the monthly fee).

    Confusingly i had received an email from photobucket saying i was grandfathered in
    (and linking would continue to work until the end of next year).

    Whatever the cause - It doesn't work like it used to, and I guess it wont matter why, as regardless -
    it wont work they way I've become accustom to for much longer.

    So, as one avenue of exploration for a possible replacement -
    I see Stratics pro offers "Unlimited media upload storage space".

    If i were to claim pro status, could i serve a LARGE image?
    Like 24000x24000 pixels at 30MB large for some images?

    Can anyone recommend another photo sharing site or option that would allow such large image hosting?
    (and 3rd party linking, of course)

    I'm willing to pay for a service, just not too costly.
    (ala photobuckets change to an unreasonable, to me, ~ $400/year)
     
  5. Fogsbane

    Fogsbane Seasoned Veteran
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2006
    Messages:
    344
    Likes Received:
    301
    oh, and alos - is there a space or forum to post 'test' messages?
    i'm curious about testing some linking and formatting without being disruptive
     
  6. Nexus

    Nexus Site Support
    Administrator Moderator Professional Stratics Veteran Wiki Moderator Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    6,215
    Likes Received:
    2,855
    Not really, but you could create a private group under the "Guilds" system here and use that to test.
     
    Fogsbane likes this.
  7. Captn Norrington

    Captn Norrington Stratics Forum Moderator
    Moderator Professional Stratics Veteran Campaign Supporter The Valorian Knights

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2012
    Messages:
    11,750
    Likes Received:
    11,258
    I created a test thread for people to test stuff in the Welcomes and Introductions section awhile ago, but there is no official forum for it.

    Link to the thread: Test Thread For New Accounts
     
    Fogsbane likes this.