Resolved Some images showing "X" icon

Discussion in 'Questions, comments, bugs, etc.' started by FTowne, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. FTowne

    FTowne

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    Anyone else seeing this icon in place of pictures now?
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    Just started for me this morning. Not sure if it's related to this or not.
     
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  2. Kasher

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    I was seeing the unloadable [ IMG ) in CheapBeerBuzz photos yesterday, and today it's the above.

    And writing the openbracket*IMG*closedbracket results in that image popping up.[​IMG]
     
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  3. lambandtunaphish

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    Can anyone actually see CheapBeerBuzz's pictures?
     
  4. Kasher

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    Unless it's just a fever dream, I think I remember a time when I could.But nothing recently.

    I know caviar is small but I couldn't see the fish eggs at all. Figured it was my pleb eyes telling me I wasn't worthy of those big-money threads.
     
  5. Gene

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    CheapBeerBuzz isn't alone - my understanding is that images hosted with Google Photos will be invisible to most folks depending on permissions and such. This includes our new image proxy. So, instead of being visible to the person posting it but invisible to everyone else, now it will be apparent to the poster that there is a problem.
     
  6. KWMiles

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  7. leftoverburrito

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  8. duceswild

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    Never
     
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  9. CTFalcon

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    I'm seeing the same problem with pictures I posted from photobucket.
     
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  10. tosh

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    Images are fucked all over the place currently.

    Hardly anything showing up last hour or so.
     
  11. Lutter

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    I think every image in the Star Wars BIF is now showing up as an X.

    Definitely not liking Photobucket pics for sure.
     
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  12. Gene

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    To provide some more detail... the maintenance yesterday morning added HTTPS, but in order to do that, we needed to enable an image proxy that will cache all externally-hosted images and re-serve them securely over HTTPS. That takes a lot of space, but I didn't think it would take up the entire remaining amount of space on our server. It became apparent at around 5PM yesterday that it definitely would take up all the remaining space we had. The emergency maintenance last night was to significantly increase the amount of storage we have available, but it wasn't scheduled until around 3:30AM Eastern. We basically ran out of space at around 1AM. New post content was small enough to fit under the limit, but new cached images were generally too large.

    I would simply delete the cache, but that would force the server to re-fetch many tens of GBs of images all at once.

    Update: I have found a way to manually refresh each image that failed during that timeframe, but I have to do all 700 of them one at a time.

    Update 2: Done! If you see a broken image, it's because the image source is either not available or blocked due to permissions.
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2016
  13. Lutter

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    That's a lot of memes.
     
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  14. FTowne

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  15. KWMiles

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    It's like you know how to run a website
     
  16. CheapBeerBuzz

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    Gene, any idea what I need to do in order to have pictures uploaded to Google+ be visible here? I always assumed that as long as my links were open to anyone, the image would be visible.
     
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  17. Gene

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    I've looked into it, but I have not found a solution. I assume Google puts some restrictions on the availability of their images to prevent people from using them as a free image host or CDN.

    Dropbox seems to work better. If you share a link from Dropbox, you can just change "DL=0" to "DL=1" at the end of the link and it shows up fine.

    Example:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/88ft05ode9xbhx6/2016-12-28 15.39.17-2.jpg?dl=0
    Becomes
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/88ft05ode9xbhx6/2016-12-28 15.39.17-2.jpg?dl=1

    And when you use that second URL with an [ IMG ] tag...

    [​IMG]
     
  18. CheapBeerBuzz

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    Thanks...I may just have to ask Google as well for their answer. I can't imagine that they wouldn't want to drive traffic to Google+ unless they are fully aware of their losing proposition to Facebook and are just throwing in the towel early...
     
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  19. Gene

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    Problem is, this "traffic" does nothing for them. It's just using their servers to show the image on my website. I can see why they wouldn't want to provide that service for free. :)
     
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  20. tosh

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    Pics are fucked again Gene