Missing images hosted on the forums?

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I don't really expect this to be fixable, but a lot of images hosted directly on these forums in older threads are broken links now, which is especially unfortunate when those images were custom resources. I'm currently using RPG maker VX Ace and for obvious reasons a lot of the threads on here about it are quite old and have such broken hosted images. Is there any way they could be recovered?
 

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Maybe you can see them on the wayback machine (not sure if it includes images or not), but basically it's up to the person who posted them, to keep them available at that location, or to update their posts if the images move.
 

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It won't help with restoring broken links, but if they were posted on this site it might be worth asking in Resource Requests if anyone still has a copy of something on their hard disks. I, for example, still have some though I have deleted a lot.
 

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I should be clear, I'm speaking only about attached image files, such as this one. Obviously anything hosted offsite isn't the forums' responsibility.
 

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I don't know how much you've actually read through the threads, but many post the solution right there - right-click the missing image icon and View Image (or Load Image or whatever option your browser gives).

I have seen the glitch a number of times, but I haven't seen a thread with site-hosted images that were actually dead. If you have seen one where the above technique doesn't work, it might help to link to that specific thread.
 

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This post is an example I found. Judging by the url the images should be hosted directly on RPGmaker, but they're gone. Your solution doesn't seem to work.
 

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Okay, I see it there, too. I do note that post is six years old...the forum software may have had an update since then that prevented hosted images from carrying over. But I'll leave it up to those involved in the site to determine that.
 

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