Post by Zoidmagnite on Sept 10, 2020 21:39:18 GMT -5
I'm trying to update some image links on old posts of mine because of the P-bucket debacle.
There seems to be an issue.
Proboards claims that the editing is BBCode. SO...my image hosting site has bbcode format links. I copy and paste the links. I switch to "preview" and the images load fine. When I go to refresh the page, or leave and come back, the images all have broken links. When I go back to look at the source code, the BBCode has been replaced with HTML Image embedding code format in brackets???
Anybody know what's up with this?
When I use strict BB Code, the images work fine in the preview option....then when I save it, proboards translates the BB Code to HTML <img> code--except the"<" and ">" are replaced with BB Code brackets (!!!) which screws it all up, and I get broken image links.
I put in this (## is used to keep the code so it appears as text):
##img]http://mypics.findmoore.net/images/Zoid/final.jpg[/img] <--that's pure bbcode and it "works" when I preview
Proboards then "changes" it to this mess (## is used to keep the code so it appears as text):
##img style="max-width:100%;" alt="" src="http://mypics.findmoore.net/images/Zoid/commandwolf5.jpg"] <--that's basically html code with brackets and I get broken links.
Last Edit: Sept 10, 2020 21:46:46 GMT -5 by Zoidmagnite
Post by Hanyoutai on Sept 10, 2020 21:50:39 GMT -5
That's... really weird. Are you using the buttons, or manually typing it in? Maybe try the other option? I've found the automatic stuff to be considerably more glitchy than manual. If that doesn't work, maybe try clearing cache or another browser?
Post by Zoidmagnite on Sept 10, 2020 22:12:10 GMT -5
Those are good suggestions.
I tried "all" variations of what you suggest. I learned HTML in college back in 1995 and I am no stranger to hard coding scripting languages. It's Proboards that is changing the text. These are all old posts back in the BBCode days....and I wonder if with all of the new social media garbage that proboards is trying to use, combined with translating old posts done in BBCode is what is causing this debacle.
I run Linux and am using Mozilla Firefox....if Proboards can't maintain consistency with Firefox, I don't know what to think about that kind of hacking. I don't suspect the browser is the issue, but I do have a Chrome variant browser that I can try tomorrow.
The only glitch might be some confusion with these old posts being "updated" to new coding options...that's the only thing I can think of. I suppose the last test would be to just update all of my old posts so the images are correct and see if that works. I just didn't want to have to do that because it is essentially "reviving old posts" in forums. But perhaps the Mods will understand since I have so few posts to update with pics....
I'll wait and see if someone else has fought this battle and figured it out.
Post by Hanyoutai on Sept 10, 2020 22:37:45 GMT -5
Yeah, I understand that proboards is changing the text. Was curious if it was a result of the glitchier automatic features, which I've scarcely been able to get to function as intended (or convenient).
How old are the posts that are being updated? And is it only old posts, or new ones too? I edited a post from 2015 and 2007 that had images embedded, but neither of them updated or changed. I'm using Chrome, fwiw.
Either way, hope you can find something about it! All I could find on google was issues with certain websites, but that's not what's happening here (though, I do resent Proboards blocking my own server so I have to use an external host...)
Post by Zoidmagnite on Sept 10, 2020 22:59:55 GMT -5
Wow....they blocked you because you were running a server? How pathetic. What exactly is "pro" about proboards then?
Most of my posts needing image fixes are between 2009 and 2016. I don't want to mess with some of them because they are high ranking google searches, such as my Bootleg Dibison Review....it's the only one on the net according to google, but the images were all on P-bucket and I am never signing up with them because they made it clear there service would always be free--go figure.
I don't see an issue with updating image links from the original poster to maintain thread readability. But there may be a fix yet to all of this.
Yeah, I am gathering that there is a lot of hacking going on to bring in the modern social media bling bling and that is probably not going to be for the better since that stuff was never meant for BBCode anyway. In short, the forum will probably run on HTML in some kind of forum code canister, which will be a nightmare to code anyway, since forums were BBCode that were evenatually hacked into an HTML container.... Sheesh...it'll be a mess, for sure.
Well let's hope someone has a fix. I can try to play with it again tomorrow and see if I can figure out some way to make the hack code behave.