Viewing missing images
You may have noticed that the images from some older posts on the forum are missing. In some cases this is because the images were hosted on an external site that is now gone, but in some others, the images are hosted on TFL and the only problem is that the URL where they are stored has changed.
I will use this post to record how to obtain missing images as I find them. Underlined text may vary or need to be filled in by you.
Missing image URL: http://www.thefreshloaf.com//files/images/name_of_image.jpg
Each user of this site now has a unique user ID, which you need to add to the URL as follows:
To obtain the user's ID number, look at a recent post in which they have inserted an image and examine the URL of that image. Their user ID will appear in the URL of the image. It will be of the form "unumber". For example, the URL of the image in this post of mine is "http://www.thefreshloaf.com//files/u77129/2020_05_baguettes_practice_v.jpg", and the user ID is the italicized part of it.
Example in the wild:
This comment of Mini's contains two bad image links of this form.
Mini's user ID is u1142, so the corrected image URLs are http://www.thefreshloaf.com//files/u1142/Picture%205_0.png and http://www.thefreshloaf.com//files/u1142/Picture%204_0.png