JP Michael wrote: ↑
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:33 am
Images can no longer be posted by hotlinking to offsite weblinks (or, perhaps more specifically, dropbox).
This website's image dimensions script seems to no longer recognise valid images less than 800x600 imported using the
I specifically attempted to post the following in my recent weather images thread:
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[b]Filamentary Clouds - Sydney, 11/04/2020 10:00 AEST[/b]
[b]Meteorological Weather Map - Australia 11/04/2020 10:00 AEST[/b]
[b]Wind Energy Map - earth.nullschool.net 11/04/2020 10:00 AEST[/b]
Attempting to post that code generates an error at the top of screen:
It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image. Please verify that the URL you entered is correct.
Both the urls and the images are correct and formatted to size.
JP Michael wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:56 am
Still cannot post legitimate images, as much as I would like to be able to
Would you be able to poke around with those settings, davesmith_au ?
Started looking into this the other day too, then promptly forgot ... thanks for the reminder! To minimise our server being clogged up with full res images, there are a number of parameters which must be met.
But firstly, we do not allow "hotlinked" images (images from other sites displaying
in our posts). There are a number of reasons for this, including potential privacy issues, bandwidth issues, porn spam issues, and some sites generally unhappy about other sites hotlinking images.
You CAN however, post a link to
an image, for people to click if they wish to see the full size, offsite image. These must be placed between
tags rather than
As for uploading images, you can use GIMP (free, open source) or any image manipulation software, to copy and then resize an image to fit our parameters (no greater than 512 MB, 800W X 600H) and post that inline (using the
tags). Our software will then check its size, and in most cases display a thumbnail 300 x 300 max in its place, with an option to take a better look at the uploaded image.
Hope that helps