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This was mentioned before, but I hadn't seen it.  However, now I have.  I put a couple of embedded pictures into a post, all was fine.  Then I went back and edited the post (not touching the pictures or links), and when I looked at the post, the pictures were just blank placeholders!  I edited it again and deleted the blank placeholders and embedded the pictures again, and they stayed.

This is the post, though the pictures are still intact: https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...7#154730473567999847

Is there some operation that might cause them to disappear like that?

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Rich, they were still in the attachment area, and I just deleted the empty boxes with the name in them from the text and then re-embedded the still attached pictures.  Don't know what happened to make them disappear.  FWIW, I use Firefox and Win 10, all updated.

Doing post with multiple photos, sometimes all the photos disappear after an edit, other times just one or two.  At this point, if I have to edit a post with photos, I just delete all the photos in the post (good ones and empty boxes) and re-embed them from the attachments area before re-posting.

@Rich Melvin posted:

I don’t know what is causing this, but whatever it is, it’s not something caused by your computers.

Slightly different problem but I have had my "48 Club" badge disappear. I copy it and paste it into my profile..it lasts for a few hours or even a day and then it disappears leaving a huge "Image not Available" placeholder where it used to be in my signature. I've reloaded it several times with the same result and  finally gave up  .

Gerry, you can't paste an image into your signature. It has to be an image hosted on the net somewhere. I fixed it for you.

If any of you want to use the 48 Club logo in your signature, use the Insert Picture tool. Paste this code into the SOURCE window:

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/ws/Logo%20-%2048%20Club.png

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This was mentioned before, but I hadn't seen it.  However, now I have.  I put a couple of embedded pictures into a post, all was fine.  Then I went back and edited the post (not touching the pictures or links), and when I looked at the post, the pictures were just blank placeholders!  I edited it again and deleted the blank placeholders and embedded the pictures again, and they stayed.

This is the post, though the pictures are still intact: https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...7#154730473567999847

Is there some operation that might cause them to disappear like that?

FWIW this exact scenario has happened to me numerous times, but not all the time. That makes it even harder to figure out.

If it's a post with one or two pictures it's no big deal but if it's a picture heavy post I'm afraid to make an edit even a spelling correction because sometimes numerous pics (but not all)  are gone and need to be re-loaded.

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Here's some info from Crowdstack Tech Support. I don't know if this applies here or not.

"...this is typically caused by users having the posting form open for too long and their session times out (more than an hour) before they submit it. When this happens on new posts, it would usually mean the attachments aren't associated with the post at all, but if they are editing the post, it makes sense that attachments would stay in place (as attachments), but might no longer be embedded..."

In the interest of providing another example of pictures missing from an edited reply, although not in exactly the same way as what @gunrunnerjohn describes in this Topic, yesterday I started a different Topic about Account Management Alerts sometimes not notifying me about another member's reply to a followed Topic.

STEVE:
I deleted the rest of this post because it is not related to the problem users are experiencing in this thread. Copying and pasting images into posts is a completely different technical scenario.
Rich Melvin

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@Rich Melvin Thank you for your note/ edit to the above reply.   I was attempting to be helpful by providing another example of what can cause pictures to go missing for readers who may in the future come across this Topic.  After my error yesterday, I remembered reading a while back about not copying and pasting pics from other forum replies.  I thought that information repeated here in a somewhat related topic might serve as a reminder and/or help others.

I'm happy to completely delete the entire previous post.  Thoughts?

wow... lots of HTML going on when you go into view page source and other debug things.

One thing I noticed on GRJ's missing pic post, while the link to the photo is still there in the code, I could not find the coded direction to create the embed box in which the picture goes "inline"

I went and compared to other topics where the photos are embedded.

I've tried to recreate the issue all manner of ways and so far I can't break it.  Hopefully Crowdstack can find this since it's such a random issue

@SIRT posted:

Mentioned this last year and nothing was done.

Nothing was done because we couldn’t find anything! Geez. Tough crowd.

However, we have a winner this time! From Crowdstack Tech Support a few minutes ago:

In this case, your user found a bug! The file he uploaded had a "(" in the filename. Once it was inserted into the post body, Crowdstack converted to "[", and that broke it. We've filed this as a bug, but don't have an ETA on a fix, as yet. A workaround for now would be just not to use a file name with "(" in it.

There you go!

As a point of continuing education, it’s not good practice to use punctuation marks in file names. Underlines and dashes are OK, but anything else should not be used in file or folder names.

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@Rich Melvin posted:

The images still have to be missing in order for Tech Support to see what might be doing this.

I took one for the team here lol. I knew if I went back and edited this particular post it would break the photo links and it did...all 13 of them ! I didn't even make an actual edit. I hit the edit button, scrolled through the post and hit the "Update Now" button.

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...7#153603996184146897

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There's those dreaded "(" and ")" characters again!

Yeah I noticed that.  I just went back and looked at the original photo files which I uploaded and they do all have sequential numbers within parenthesis in them. These are automatically assigned by my computer when I assign the same name to a group of photos. I guess Rich is right, maybe it doesn't like the parenthesis ?

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I put the quotes in there, the parenthesis is what trips them up, read Rich's post.  The "" was just to highlight the actual offending character.

@Rich Melvin posted:

Nothing was done because we couldn’t find anything! Geez. Tough crowd.

However, we have a winner this time! From Crowdstack Tech Support a few minutes ago:

In this case, your user found a bug! The file he uploaded had a "(" in the filename. Once it was inserted into the post body, Crowdstack converted to "[", and that broke it. We've filed this as a bug, but don't have an ETA on a fix, as yet. A workaround for now would be just not to use a file name with "(" in it.

There you go!

As a point of continuing education, it’s not good practice to use punctuation marks in file names. Underlines and dashes are OK, but anything else should not be used in file or folder names.

I put the quotes in there, the parenthesis is what trips them up, read Rich's post.  The "" was just to highlight the actual offending character.

Gotcha. Well that's an easy enough fix I guess I'll just rename the files by removing the parenthesis. Interesting how the software allows them and is happy with them on the initial upload but doesn't like them on the edit. And if I re-load them with the parenthesis it takes them. They even seem to sneak by on an edit once in a while and I don't have a problem. The majority of the photos I have uploaded probably have the dreaded ")" and "(" in the name.

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