Author Topic: Hyperlink Images Not Visible Except in Preview Mode  (Read 823 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline connieklr

  • Crotch Rocket
  • ****
  • Posts: 1416
  • AREA: Northeast Area
  • COG#: 1608
  • Membership Level: Active
Hyperlink Images Not Visible Except in Preview Mode
« on: February 17, 2020, 11:22:58 pm »
Running Win7 Pro
Insert a Hyperlink (video, web site page)
Use preview to see what the overall post looks like. Hyperlink images (if present) appear
Save the post, but the hyperlink images disappear. Gaps in the text stream appear where the images should be.

Noticed this happens with other's posts, but now see it happens to mine too. Even theirs that has hyperlinks, the images will appear if looked at in preview mode.

What "switch" in my system (or setting) do I need to flip/change to make these images visible??
________________
Guy Young
COG #1608
COG Life Member
Semi-Civilian
GB Young Services, LLC

Offline S Smith

  • Northeast Area Director
  • Officer
  • I Need a Life
  • ****
  • Posts: 5319
    • COG Northeast Area Home Page
  • AREA: Northeast Area
  • COG#: 3184
  • Membership Level: Administrator
Re: Hyperlink Images Not Visible Except in Preview Mode
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2020, 12:57:31 am »
can you post an example in this thread for review?  One thing I remember is that the forum software plug-in that displays video does not support SSL hyperlinks.  Try removing the "s" from the "https" in the URL


« Last Edit: February 18, 2020, 01:01:27 am by S Smith »
| Steve Smith | COG #3184 |

BECOME A COG MEMBER
There is more to be gained by members raising hands saying "I'll do that" instead of pointing fingers saying "nobody's doing that."

Offline MAN OF BLUES

  • GOLD STAR
  • *******
  • Posts: 10618
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 5977
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: Hyperlink Images Not Visible Except in Preview Mode
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2020, 01:56:20 am »
even if posting a vid, say from you tube or other, even removing the "s" from the link does not let "ME" see what I just posted... (running win XP Pro).   just mentioning that... that is why when I post a vid from youtube, I do a double tap one with the "s" and one without, which appears as a "link". I thought the "s thang" was remedied long ago, but today, it is still an issue, for us "old folks with old computers". Just mentioning it.
strangly, If I drop a vid in, and then go back, and "copy my post" as a quote, it will be visible to me, in the "quoted version".. strange...

test;
https://youtu.be/UCdbSSagQWc?list=PLF2B66E628C8407CC
« Last Edit: February 18, 2020, 02:00:31 am by MAN OF BLUES »

30 YEARS OF KAW.....Rich R. (the other one..)  COG 5977  JUSTAMEMBAHNOW
and if you are gonna call me names... it's MR. Analdweeb if you please...

Offline MAN OF BLUES

  • GOLD STAR
  • *******
  • Posts: 10618
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 5977
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: Hyperlink Images Not Visible Except in Preview Mode
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2020, 02:01:20 am »
even if posting a vid, say from you tube or other, even removing the "s" from the link does not let "ME" see what I just posted... (running win XP Pro).   just mentioning that... that is why when I post a vid from youtube, I do a double tap one with the "s" and one without, which appears as a "link". I thought the "s thang" was remedied long ago, but today, it is still an issue, for us "old folks with old computers". Just mentioning it.
strangly, If I drop a vid in, and then go back, and "copy my post" as a quote, it will be visible to me, in the "quoted version".. strange...

test;
https://youtu.be/UCdbSSagQWc?list=PLF2B66E628C8407CC
http://youtu.be/UCdbSSagQWc?list=PLF2B66E628C8407CC


so i quoted my post..   and today, neither "posts as a vid" visible.  now that part is "gone also"...  :-[ :-[ ::) ::) ::) ::) :truce: :truce: :truce:

30 YEARS OF KAW.....Rich R. (the other one..)  COG 5977  JUSTAMEMBAHNOW
and if you are gonna call me names... it's MR. Analdweeb if you please...

Offline connieklr

  • Crotch Rocket
  • ****
  • Posts: 1416
  • AREA: Northeast Area
  • COG#: 1608
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: Hyperlink Images Not Visible Except in Preview Mode
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2020, 11:21:25 am »
Rich and Steve, none of those samples showed up.... even when trying to "quote" them and do a preview.....  "s" or no "s".
________________
Guy Young
COG #1608
COG Life Member
Semi-Civilian
GB Young Services, LLC

Offline S Smith

  • Northeast Area Director
  • Officer
  • I Need a Life
  • ****
  • Posts: 5319
    • COG Northeast Area Home Page
  • AREA: Northeast Area
  • COG#: 3184
  • Membership Level: Administrator
Re: Hyperlink Images Not Visible Except in Preview Mode
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2020, 11:51:38 am »
Unfortunate...   Support ceased years ago for the free plug-in that was installed 10+ years ago that displays videos and runs the photo gallery.



| Steve Smith | COG #3184 |

BECOME A COG MEMBER
There is more to be gained by members raising hands saying "I'll do that" instead of pointing fingers saying "nobody's doing that."

Offline Victor Salisbury

  • Crotch Rocket
  • ****
  • Posts: 1380
  • AREA: Southeast Area
  • COG#: 3673
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: Hyperlink Images Not Visible Except in Preview Mode
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2020, 12:19:04 pm »
Is this a known issue that we are not supposed bring up anymore, based on the IT Admins snarky response "repeated "COG-Online.org Down" threads and posts will not resolve the service trouble" of a couple of us letting it known the server was down recently?
Checking for a friend experiencing the same issue described in this thread.
Vic Salisbury
COG #3673 
'97 Connie "The Grinch" 
Sarasota, FL 
www.cog-online.org 
Stupid Hurts! Wearing protective gear is much more comfortable.

Offline connieklr

  • Crotch Rocket
  • ****
  • Posts: 1416
  • AREA: Northeast Area
  • COG#: 1608
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: Hyperlink Images Not Visible Except in Preview Mode
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2020, 03:11:38 pm »
Is this a known issue that we are not supposed bring up anymore, based on the IT Admins snarky response "repeated "COG-Online.org Down" threads and posts will not resolve the service trouble" of a couple of us letting it known the server was down recently?
Checking for a friend experiencing the same issue described in this thread.

I was wondering the same thing.

While I applaud their efforts taking on this migration task, it has me wondering if the apparent difficulty in getting it done is due to the complications brought about in trying to understand, and manage the characteristics of this new platform. And what about after it is up and running? Is it such an operational disaster that routine maintenance issues will put us in a much worse position than we're in now?
________________
Guy Young
COG #1608
COG Life Member
Semi-Civilian
GB Young Services, LLC

Offline LSGiant

  • Officer
  • Crotch Rocket
  • ****
  • Posts: 1471
  • AREA: South Central Area
  • COG#: 7524
  • Membership Level: Area Director
Re: Hyperlink Images Not Visible Except in Preview Mode
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2020, 04:45:25 pm »
Rich

Just tested your link on my phone and it worked fine.
What am I missing?
I am pretty much on this site every day and I can not ever remember seeing a server down message.

I am currently using an Samsung S10E and Windows 10 on my laptop. I have another laptop with Windows 7 Pro no issues on any of those machines.
What have you done to help COG today ?
COG 7524 IBA 46513 GLMC 214
16 KTM 690R, 11 Concours 14, 07 Ninja 650 R

Offline connieklr

  • Crotch Rocket
  • ****
  • Posts: 1416
  • AREA: Northeast Area
  • COG#: 1608
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: Hyperlink Images Not Visible Except in Preview Mode
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2020, 06:25:37 pm »
Rich

Just tested your link on my phone and it worked fine.
What am I missing?
I am pretty much on this site every day and I can not ever remember seeing a server down message.

I am currently using an Samsung S10E and Windows 10 on my laptop. I have another laptop with Windows 7 Pro no issues on any of those machines.

Jeff, then you must be "special."   :-)

I have three (3) machines all running Win7 Pro, and none of them show images as I scroll through a thread's messages. All I see is the hypertext.

Now, if I am creating my own message and thrown in a link, I can see an image if I do a preview - but - after I post the message, the image goes away and all I see is plain hypertext.

Weird.
________________
Guy Young
COG #1608
COG Life Member
Semi-Civilian
GB Young Services, LLC

Offline MAN OF BLUES

  • GOLD STAR
  • *******
  • Posts: 10618
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 5977
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: Hyperlink Images Not Visible Except in Preview Mode
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2020, 07:56:01 pm »
Rich and Steve, none of those samples showed up.... even when trying to "quote" them and do a preview.....  "s" or no "s".

so you mentioned "preview mode", and I went and tried that as I never use that feature.. I come up same as you did.. oh well...
I guess Jeff is luckier than you, me and Vic...   :rotflmao: :rotflmao:  no big deal for me anyway. I just live with it.

https://youtu.be/UCdbSSagQWc?list=PLF2B66E628C8407CC


but I did see the message noted below,
I figured I was the only one with the issue, but now we know why,  ("Support ceased years ago for the free plug-in that was installed 10+ years ago that displays videos and runs the photo gallery. ") strange that this hasn't been mentioned that I could see.


30 YEARS OF KAW.....Rich R. (the other one..)  COG 5977  JUSTAMEMBAHNOW
and if you are gonna call me names... it's MR. Analdweeb if you please...

Offline LSGiant

  • Officer
  • Crotch Rocket
  • ****
  • Posts: 1471
  • AREA: South Central Area
  • COG#: 7524
  • Membership Level: Area Director
Re: Hyperlink Images Not Visible Except in Preview Mode
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2020, 08:44:04 pm »
Rich

That why I asked for clarification. I also only see the link. I can't ever remember seeing actual photos without doing a link from a hosted sight such as Smugmug
Example below


What have you done to help COG today ?
COG 7524 IBA 46513 GLMC 214
16 KTM 690R, 11 Concours 14, 07 Ninja 650 R

Offline connieklr

  • Crotch Rocket
  • ****
  • Posts: 1416
  • AREA: Northeast Area
  • COG#: 1608
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: Hyperlink Images Not Visible Except in Preview Mode
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2020, 09:51:53 pm »
Stuff like 'Insert Image" comes through just fine, but the "Insert Hyperlink" leaves you with just, well a link. it is weird that you can see it in the preview mode, but once posted, it reverts to just a link.

Well Jeff, guess you aren't as "special" as I thought you were....................     :D
________________
Guy Young
COG #1608
COG Life Member
Semi-Civilian
GB Young Services, LLC

Offline MAN OF BLUES

  • GOLD STAR
  • *******
  • Posts: 10618
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 5977
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: Hyperlink Images Not Visible Except in Preview Mode
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2020, 12:03:21 am »
Rich

That why I asked for clarification. I also only see the link. I can't ever remember seeing actual photos without doing a link from a hosted sight such as Smugmug
Example below



ahh yes... I get this, and know we always had to do a "3rd party host" to make a "photo" appear in the body of a posting, that wasn't we we were speaking about... and the "links" do work when they are "clicked" no dispute there either.. "olden days" when we Linked a youtube, it would actually show the youtube "vid" start screen.. that is what we speak of, which no longer happens.. we all seem to be on the same page. Thanks.

30 YEARS OF KAW.....Rich R. (the other one..)  COG 5977  JUSTAMEMBAHNOW
and if you are gonna call me names... it's MR. Analdweeb if you please...