I looked at a variety of boards when I chose this one. I couldn't host a php board on my server so those were out and many of the free board sites now have gone under, or gone to pay, or just want too much bloody personal information, or have too few options and controls, etc. And if I switched boards now I'd lose all the info on this board because I do not control the database, so it would be a blank slate.
OK, just wondering if it's my slow dial up server having a glitch over the last couple of days or if eveyone else is getting Fortune City photos in place of actual photos (avatars and some emoticons), or if Fortune City has joined all the other free sites and disabled offlinking and I need to find another place for my images?
I didn't want to rain on your parade - I've seen those glitches, too. However, I think they're glitches, not an attempt to proted Fortunecities unpaid bandwidth - they disapear, then apear again, and then again disapear. I started seeing them a few days before you got your moving avatar, which I'm not seeing now but saw yesterday. Or maybe it is their way to warn us their linkable bandwidth won't last.
I was getting the on again off again images a few days ago and chalked it up to FC's servers being overburdened but the last day there's been no on again just off again. But if you're still getting on/off then it's definitely FC and maybe it's just a temp server problem. I checked their site and didn't see any notice on their site that the off linking policy has changed so I'll wait a week and if it continues I'll move the images... grrrr......
It was on again yesterday, I think, but it's off again today. If I ever see it on, I'll post something.
Did you ever see anything on their site saying the off linking is OK? I don't remember it. In fact, I think they said it was against their policy, so I just presumed not disabling it was just a lapse on their side. I never bothered to read their policy carefully, though.
All emoticons are there now, only avatars are missing - all of them except for mine. I don't have time to look where reload is set, so I don't know if I reload images ever time or not, but I don't see why my image would be any different from others.
Psst, Ace - the Thomas avatar in profile settings couldn't be wronger.
OK, I moves all the avatars to another site so links will have to be changed in your personal profiles. If you don't feel like hunting though the entire avatar list again you can just replace the fortune city link with
CG, I linked some of the main icons (quote/reply/post) to the new site so they should show up for you. I haven't done all of them because it would slow down the board too much (linking from off site takes longer than proboards own links), the other images aren't essential or have text explanations under them, and their might be bandwidth issues from the other site. Hope this helps some though.
And the pictures I linked a while ago a back, back, back! Flaky, but better than nothing. Ace, never rush in to do anything, it may not be needed. (Sorry, I couldn't help it, I need to be reminded that as well.)