Bones164
 member, 3 posts
Sun 14 Nov 2021
at 16:25
Trying to put pic in post
I'm trying to post a message with an image in it.  I put the line code (<img src="URL">) with my website address in the quotes, but the preview still doesn't show the image.  What am I doing wrong?
nauthiz
 subscriber, 740 posts
Sun 14 Nov 2021
at 16:35
Trying to put pic in post
I'm assuming you're doing this in a game.  Image posting is disabled in public forums.

Are you including those parentheses?

<img src="URL"> is the correct format.

If the syntax is correct, double check the URL is valid by pasting it directly into a browser address bar.

If that's also correct, you could try pasting the tag and URL here (assuming it's not an image that would fall under the Adult category) so someone can maybe spot some other issue.
Bones164
 member, 4 posts
Sun 14 Nov 2021
at 16:44
Trying to put pic in post
got it.  forgot the .jpg extension
evileeyore
 member, 582 posts
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Sun 14 Nov 2021
at 17:18
Trying to put pic in post
Bones164:
got it.  forgot the .jpg extension

Further note, if you aren't a GM, you cannot post images in Game Threads, just the urls.
ladysharlyne
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Sun 14 Nov 2021
at 17:30
Trying to put pic in post
That's odd as my game players can post pics? hmmm
bigbadron
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Sun 14 Nov 2021
at 18:09
Trying to put pic in post
Yep, any participant in a game can post images in threads.

Links to other pages do, however, require the full url to be displayed, unless you are the GM.
PomposLantern
 member, 40 posts
Sun 14 Nov 2021
at 18:47
Trying to put pic in post
One way you can get around showing the url is by using the code <a href="URL">Name of Link</a>

Click This Example
evileeyore
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Sun 14 Nov 2021
at 18:56
Trying to put pic in post
ladysharlyne:
That's odd as my game players can post pics? hmmm

Wait... what?  Did this change at some point or have I been just bungling this for over seven years...

Wait a minute...


bigbadron:
Yep, any participant in a game can post images in threads.

Links to other pages do, however, require the full url to be displayed, unless you are the GM.

I've probably been confusing the two things this entire time.  Dang it.  And of course I'll probably forget this new lore in about 5 minutes...
donsr
 member, 2424 posts
Sun 14 Nov 2021
at 19:03
Trying to put pic in post
she's right?  i can't  do it..i screw up, or  my games would be better then they are!...I have players who put up pics   all the time.
Evil Empryss
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Sun 14 Nov 2021
at 19:04
Trying to put pic in post
Also, if you're trying to share a pic from Dropbox, you need to take the "dl=0" at the end of the address and change it to "raw=1" or you'll just get a broken link.

Not sure if that applies to other places you might store your pics on.
bigbadron
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Sun 14 Nov 2021
at 19:19
Trying to put pic in post
In reply to PomposLantern (msg # 7):

Which (as mentioned previously) only works in a game if you are the GM.  It does, however, work fine in public forums.

This message was last edited by the user at 19:22, Sun 14 Nov.

evileeyore
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Sun 14 Nov 2021
at 19:45
Trying to put pic in post
evileeyore:
And of course I'll probably forget this new lore in about 5 minutes...

What are we talking about again?

:P
SunRuanEr
 subscriber, 420 posts
Mon 15 Nov 2021
at 14:30
Trying to put pic in post
Evil Empryss:
Also, if you're trying to share a pic from Dropbox, you need to take the "dl=0" at the end of the address and change it to "raw=1" or you'll just get a broken link.

My Dropbox images still have the "dl=0" at the end (before their alignment script), and they're working fine, so I suspect this is an issue related to something other than Dropbox itself.
ladysharlyne
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Mon 15 Nov 2021
at 15:47
Trying to put pic in post
Years ago we could put a YouTube link in and it play but I donít think that is permitted anymore or I just forgot how.  Things change and for good reasons.  :)
bigdaddyG
 member, 73 posts
Thu 18 Nov 2021
at 00:32
Trying to put pic in post
I'm still new here, but I can usually do it as coding is similar to another site I was on. Actually was wondering on YouTube as well. Times I like to add a song to my responses, but usually just put title. If it's older or not widespread enough some maybe confused
ladysharlyne
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Sun 21 Nov 2021
at 09:32
Trying to put pic in post
I simply put the YouTube link in and players can click on it, or not.  I think the ability to put in the actual YouTube or other video types may have something to do with the RPol server and/or infringement rights but do not know.