On the old system, all pictures always displayed within the messages, whether you are logged in or not. If a link was later broken, there would be a placeholder somthing like "photo" where the image had been.
On the new system, I am seeing three classes of images.
- There are some images that appear in the posts even if you are not logged in
- There are some images, like the one that Janet posted, that appear as a file name if you are not logged in, but appear as images after you log in.
- And I suspect there are others that just don't appear. Someone will make a post about their bus that appears as 100% text, and then reply posts will comment about appearance or another visual aspect. That leads me to believe that only some internet software or add-ons can see images in this third class. And as far as I know, the images of this type never do appear later for me.
Someone said "Making good decisions comes from experience, experience comes from bad decisions." I say there are three kinds of people: those who learn from their mistakes, those who learn from the mistakes of others, and those who never learn.