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Old 09-04-2017, 06:18 PM
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I've been using the rctech hosted albums for posting images, as I don't trust 3rd party sites to not break links, disable hotlinking etc. I figured if rctech hosts the images themselves and provide a convenient way to generate the bbcode to link the image, it should be resilient to breakage when things migrate.

However, it seems recently rctech outsourced their albums to a third party and have broken all links to their images. Migrating the back end is their prerogative, however either the migration scripts should have fixed the posts that link to such images, or some backwards compatible URL redirection should have been put into place.

There's likely a lot of threads out there now where image links are broken. Worse, they appear to be silently missing rather than showing an error thumbnail or equivalent. This will make a lot of archived posts look like they're missing context.
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Old 09-05-2017, 01:53 PM
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Hi gigaplex,

Could you please link me to the to posts where RCT albums seem to be broken?
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Old 09-05-2017, 02:22 PM
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I noticed the same issue. Here's an example post: R/C Tech Forums - View Single Post - T's Kyosho GT2 project - 56 mm motor

Like Gigaplex said, the pics are missing, without any trace of the link or an error.
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Old 09-06-2017, 09:57 AM
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Thank you. Our tech team is on it.
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:09 AM
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My photo albums are no longer in my profile page?
What's that about.
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Old 09-06-2017, 03:45 PM
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What do you mean?
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Old 09-08-2017, 03:05 PM
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Pics are back! Thanks for fixing this!

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There used to be a quick link with previews of the latest albums on the user profile page, in the column on the right side, where the mini-statistics, friends, etc. are. Would be nice to have that back again too, but I'm already very glad the link issue has been fixed.
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We are in the process of redefining pics and albums, so there will be some flux for the next few weeks.
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