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Can't get ImageShack links in SelfHosting on eBay #224893
Tue Jan 11 2011 01:43 PM
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Can anyone help me I have given up on eBays picture hosting after using their picture pack and finding it defaults to it endlessly or an major nightmare to cancil.

The eBay page is like this
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SELF HOSTING

Your first self-hosted picture is copied to the eBay server to display on your item page. If we can't copy it, we display the original

Enter the URL (Web address) of picture to link to on a Web server

http://...................
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Why eBay starts with the http:// is beyond my little brain but it also seems ImageShack is giving me to much of a location code:


<a href="http://img684.imageshack.us/i/ddtcopy.jpg/" target="_blank"><img src="http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/4565/ddtcopy.th.jpg" border="0"/></a>

Re: Can't get ImageShack links in SelfHosting on eBay [Re: Cat-Man] #224895
Tue Jan 11 2011 01:51 PM
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Call them, this should be there tech support number, unless its been changed. 1 800 7013229

Re: Can't get ImageShack links in SelfHosting on eBay [Re: Roger Loupias] #224906
Tue Jan 11 2011 02:49 PM
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OMG.... You simply say: call eBay.....___ Well it's _____
"Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain!" I called four no make that five times on this matter, waited hours seriously, talked to those with no idea and was put on hold for someone who knew and disconected twice....................

Re: Can't get ImageShack links in SelfHosting on eBay [Re: Cat-Man] #224918
Tue Jan 11 2011 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted By: Cat-Man
OMG.... You simply say: call eBay.....___ Well it's _____
"Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain!" I called four no make that five times on this matter, waited hours seriously, talked to those with no idea and was put on hold for someone who knew and disconected twice....................


Pretty sure your best bet is to contact ebay.


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Re: Can't get ImageShack links in SelfHosting on eBay [Re: Ryan Underthun] #224923
Tue Jan 11 2011 03:50 PM
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What eBay is asking for in this case is just the Web address of the image.

On ImageShack, that is the code line that says, "Direct Link to Image" It will start with "http://" and end usually with ".jpg"
Like this:
http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/4565/ddtcopy.jpg

Try the above link or one that starts and ends like it.

Your example code link that starts with "<a href=" includes html code that is not wanted by eBay in that application. That is the code line for "Hotlink to Web Sites"
More than eBay wants, so it won't work.


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Re: Can't get ImageShack links in SelfHosting on eBay [Re: Oldgas] #225121
Wed Jan 12 2011 10:49 AM
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Thank you for your assistance. The link you furnished works BUT I am so ticked off at eBay's BS it puts sellers through it just makes me scream. There is no place I can find as you state a:

"Direct Link to Image"
Under ImageShacks:
Get code for forums
Get code for websites
Get code for email

It looks like you got the link by cutting one apart, that is so frustrating because I can't repeat it. My next question, after this can't get right code, will be how do I load multiple images in ebays god awful picture package? I tried putting multiples of the one that worked in and NOTHING.
Again Thanks for your patience and help.

Re: Can't get ImageShack links in SelfHosting on eBay [Re: Cat-Man] #225134
Wed Jan 12 2011 12:07 PM
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The Direct Link is there on the ImageShack page that comes up after an upload. Here is a screen snapshot of that page with arrows pointing to the proper code lines for your eBay use and for Oldgas.com Shop Talk.

imageshackcodeexample.jpg
ImageShack Upload Results Screen showing choices for image code


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Re: Can't get ImageShack links in SelfHosting on eBay [Re: Oldgas] #225147
Wed Jan 12 2011 03:56 PM
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Jim sincerely appreciate your efforts, glad to tell you the Direct Link works fine. Though the eBay usless system only lets me post one picture. I guess I'll experiment with pre-writting a bunch of variations and see if anything works. The proceedure of having to upload at ImageShack to be able to obtain a Direct Link is mind-blowing shear stupidity to me. It looks now like every time I want to obtain a Direct Link I must upload a picture and over and over....Un-believable!

Re: Can't get ImageShack links in SelfHosting on eBay [Re: Cat-Man] #225156
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FINALLY I found through ePay I must:


To show more than one self-hosted picture on eBay, you need to use HTML in your listing.

How the heck I do that will likely take me days to find out.

Re: Can't get ImageShack links in SelfHosting on eBay [Re: Cat-Man] #225159
Wed Jan 12 2011 05:24 PM
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on the description box on ebay there are 2 boxes on top "standard" and "HTML" just click on the HTML box and paste your links and you can put in how many pics as you want.


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Re: Can't get ImageShack links in SelfHosting on eBay [Re: KZ1000] #225163
Wed Jan 12 2011 05:38 PM
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Re: Can't get ImageShack links in SelfHosting on eBay [Re: KZ1000] #225221
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Can't activate the HTML for pictures only the Discription part of eBay listing. Of corse the f^^%^ a^&%$^^s at eBay make it so you can no longer use a cut and paste in the discription area as I already figured that might turn it to html and then I could paste it in the picture adder.
I tell you eBay SUCKS just seems to make it harder and more costly to do business there.

Re: Can't get ImageShack links in SelfHosting on eBay [Re: Cat-Man] #225227
Wed Jan 12 2011 08:40 PM
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You've had enough Frustrations tonight, chill out w/ a few Cold Ones. Tomorrow is another day to try again, start with the Cold Ones 1st!

Re: Can't get ImageShack links in SelfHosting on eBay [Re: Cat-Man] #225234
Wed Jan 12 2011 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted By: Cat-Man
Can't activate the HTML for pictures only the Discription part of eBay listing. Of corse the f^^%^ a^&%$^^s at eBay make it so you can no longer use a cut and paste in the discription area as I already figured that might turn it to html and then I could paste it in the picture adder.
I tell you eBay SUCKS just seems to make it harder and more costly to do business there.


Since when?, I just listed and used the description box like I always have


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Re: Can't get ImageShack links in SelfHosting on eBay [Re: KZ1000] #225254
Wed Jan 12 2011 09:58 PM
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KZ1000 You are telling me your self hosting (linked pics) and installing those pictures under the discription section?

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