I can't see images that are posted in comments.

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29 Jul, 2020 09:15 PM

Hey there! I can't see any images ( except my own) that are posted in comments. All I get is a big black space where the image should be. I can see the thumbnail images on the right-hand diaries lists and people's avatars. It's just weird. Any thoughts?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Moderator1 on 29 Jul, 2020 09:39 PM

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    Hi, Gwennedd

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  2. 2 Posted by Gwennedd on 29 Jul, 2020 11:52 PM

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    It looks as though it's videos that are not showing. I just posted a video and all I got on DK was a large black screen where that video should have been.
    I'll clear my cashe and cookies and see if that helps. I don't have any extensions except MAKA ( Make America Kittens Again) ...no adblockers.

  3. 3 Posted by Gwennedd on 30 Jul, 2020 01:46 AM

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    I've cleared the cashe and cookies, but I'm still just seeing a big black screen where a video should be. Apparently others are able to see the video I posted...just not me.

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