Broken image links

During the migration, there was a mention that a particular file was not migrated properly, which meant that old image links would be broken at some point because they were pointing at the old image instances, and not the new one. Apologies if there was an update elsewhere, but what happened with this in the end? I’ve noticed that a lot of old image links are now broken, e.g.

There were 679 errors out of around 400k images - let me know if you see any other threads with issues. Looking at the one you’ve mentioned it seems the posts have not been “re-baked” and are still pointing at the old URLs, so might be able to fix that. Hmm, actually I think those specific images failed to copy across, which is why the posts never re-baked.


@Ella_Megablast 's magnum opus in this thread didn’t seem to load for me (but I am on shit WiFi so maybe it’s just that).

Hmm, seems there are more broken images than I expected. I can fix these manually on a case by case basis if there is anything anyone is desperately unhappy to lose…


This thread was quite borked for me.

Noticed a few missing in here but can’t be consistent as some of them were uploaded at same time

Some more broken ones in this thread

List updated, thanks @megalithicrock

Thanks for this, what’s the best way to let you know when there’s a broken one?

I’m easy really, just tag me in a post or ping me a dm

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Seems to me like it’s any single post containing multiple images – in those cases only one image remains, the rest are broken.

Edit: actually not sure if this is correct, cos I can see posts where multiple images have survived. Maybe if they were just linked rather than uploaded they still all work?

I couldn’t find any particular pattern, it was very annoying though as thought we’d managed to autofix most of them - not sure why so many failed. I’ll stick a couple of records on tonight and fix the ones that have been flagged manually

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hero :heart:

I started fixing a few - where there are one or two missing in a post and there are broken image icons it is simple enough. Where there are many images in a single post it is a bit trickier, and unfortunately there are a bunch of cases where there is just a weird gap rather than a broken image - I can’t do anything there as there is no way to determine what the image was.