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    Why is it on several threads that the pics have been removed . Like under rare / unusual SF . You can tell the pictures used to be there, because so many post comments directly after . Also there are tiny square boxes were the pics used to be. What's this all about?
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    Default Re: No pics

    Since CPF itself doesn't host photos, thread posters have to upload photos to a third-party photo hosting services and then link those photos onto the CPF forum posts.

    Over the years photo hosting services have come and gone, or posters may have dropped their service or somehow changed the linked photos location, etc. In the end, one winds up with a broken link that only shows as a box.

    At least that's my personal experience.
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    Default Re: No pics

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird13 View Post
    Why is it on several threads that the pics have been removed . Like under rare / unusual SF . You can tell the pictures used to be there, because so many post comments directly after . Also there are tiny square boxes were the pics used to be. What's this all about?
    Quote Originally Posted by pc_light View Post
    Since CPF itself doesn't host photos, thread posters have to upload photos to a third-party photo hosting services and then link those photos onto the CPF forum posts.

    Over the years photo hosting services have come and gone, or posters may have dropped their service or somehow changed the linked photos location, etc. In the end, one winds up with a broken link that only shows as a box.
    This is pretty much it. There IS attachment space available to CPF supporters, moderators, and administrators, but largely we don't host pics. When moderators remove pictures (typically for being oversize or being hotlinked or just being way inappropriate) without removing the post, they'll put a note in why. If the image is otherwise permitted, they'll usually convert the [img] tags to [url] tags so other readers can go look at it.

    It could also be the hosting site treating it as unauthorized hotlinking.

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    Yeah all my photos on this site went when Dropbox decided to end the Public folder.
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    This kind of sucks, cause on the rare / unusual SF . So many are gone and so many of the members aren't around like they were then. Why must you go through another hosting sit? Why couldn't CPF also be a hosting site.
    WTB any of the older sf lights, digital series , crosshairs.Also looking for SF displays , please leave PM thanks

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    Default Re: No pics

    You can but it's part of the Supporter package. If people stop visiting they likely stop supporting so their pics would disappear anyways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird13 View Post
    Why couldn't CPF also be a hosting site.
    That could be a lot of storage. And even if you tell people not to host random junk unrelated to CPF, they'll probably do it anyway.
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    It just a real bummer not to be able to see Those rare ones
    WTB any of the older sf lights, digital series , crosshairs.Also looking for SF displays , please leave PM thanks

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