Site Suggestion links broken when not logged in?

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by michael8, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. michael8

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 11, 2015
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    Links to pictures (and other files?) in articles appear to be broken if not logged in...
     
  2. Wendy

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    Mar 24, 2008
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    I thought that had been changed, but historically you needed an account to see images here.
     
  3. michael8

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 11, 2015
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    No, I usually read with noscript & not logged in and only login to post. Until recently I could see peoples postings and
    follow thumbnail picture links to see the pictures.

    Now looking at article: http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/threads/beer-cooler-how-does-it-work.112228/

    The link for the first picture is: http://forum.allaboutcircuits.com/attachments/dsc00183-jpg.86823/

    which gets a 404 error... This used to work...
     
  4. Georacer

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    Nov 25, 2009
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    Hello michael8,

    When I follow the image link, I get a message prompting me to log in, which is expected behaviour. I'm not saying this is the way the forum software acted in the past, though.
     
  5. #12

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    Nov 30, 2010
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    I remember this as a nuisance on other sites, and maybe even this site at a previous time. Lacking full size pictures is the penalty for not logging in. I remember something about, "bots" stealing content, but that is outside my scope of expertise. The cure is to log in. If you're not curious enough to log in to see one picture, that is entirely up to you. I often wait until I have 3 threads of interest before I log in.
     
  6. JoeJester

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 26, 2005
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    Most sites withhold images till you "register" ... and by extension, login.

    Otherwise, what is the incentive to register?

    Remember, in the internet culture, 1 percent of the membership participates and 99 percent lurk.

    It holds fairly true with most forums.
     
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