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Why am I getting "broken link" when trying to upload an image?

edited April 2012 in The forum
I just noticed this last night... I'm getting only a broken link emblem (such is the case with my last LEGO DVD posts)... when I am trying to upload an image.

Do we have an image count or total size limit set to our Brickset ID?? I know this to be the case on one other non-LEGO forum.

Here's what I get when I try to upload 2 images that I've already added last week (worked then, but not now)...


  • Test


    Sorry, @atkinsar - couldn't resist.....

  • ^ Seems to work OK for me, Gary....
  • ^^ why you little...
  • Strange... there is a limit but I don't know what it is, or whether we have hit it. If DrD can upload still presumably we haven't. I'll investigate further...
  • edited April 2012
    I think the image I've uploaded is larger than Gary's so it might not be a size issue.
  • I'll try it again.... I'll use a small 13K image....

    Nope... it still gives me a broken link emblem... but now that I look at the LEGO DVD thread... my 2x4 Bayer bricks image started showing up... when it didn't last night and earlier today.... strange...
  • Huw... and Dr Dave... as you know, I do upload a lot of rare parts and sets images here (not just for the LEGO DVD advertisements)... I wonder if I have reached my allowable limit??
  • edited April 2012
    I am unable to "attach" images but can still "embed" them :o)



  • ^Pretty sure I just had a mini heart attack looking at that third image..

    Also wanted to say that your fourth image does not seem to be working @yellowcastle... but that may just be my computer.
  • edited April 2012
    I only embedded 3. :o)

    Ah, I see it now. That would be the pic I tried to attach. I'll delete it since it's not showing up.
  • edited April 2012
    It appears that IE will show you the failed attachment but Firefox won't. And I am unable to now remove the failed attachment.

    Update: I was able to remove Gary's and My failed picture loads above.
  • another test, this one is quite big
    3072 x 2304 - 2M
  • OK, so @Istokg are you attaching or embedding the file ? In order to upload my image I linked to it using the image icon in the toolbar above the comment field. Maybe it's attaching files that's the problem ?
  • I was always just attaching... not embedding... but I'm glad you asked... I never looked at that toolbar until you mentioned it...
  • Gary was indeed "attaching" as you could previously see the failed attachments in IE, though not in FF. I've since removed them, though Matthew's is still there. I'm curious if/how the footprint differs between attaching anew and linking to photos posted elsewhere online. If I had to guess, I'd assume "embedded" images take up less space here but take longer to load. But everyone knows I'm the most tech-savvy.
  • OK, my attempt at embedding....


    and it works.....
  • It looks as if we have indeed reached our storage limit. I'll see if it can be increased.
  • Planes, flowers and sharks... well I certainly didn't expect to see THAT.
  • ^ Not just ANY plane, either - it's giving a piggy-back....
  • The last flight of Discovery. I won't lie to you, it was pretty darn cool. As for the shark, it's arguably one of the best photos I've ever run across. I believe it was taken somewhere off the coast of England.
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