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What determines the thumbnail image on this forum?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by C41n, Jul 22, 2020.

  1. Jul 22, 2020 at 10:49 AM
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    C41n

    C41n [OP] Gandalf Da Grey

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    When looking at the home screen the thumbnails are on the left. I cannot figure out what makes one image the chosen one over other images in the thread. Some times it seems like the first image, sometimes the last, and other times its a random image in the thread.

    Anyone know what determines it?

    Edit- test photo

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  2. Jul 22, 2020 at 10:49 AM
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    ResearchMonkee

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    The latest picture post.

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Jul 22, 2020 at 10:52 AM
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    Thats not always true. Lots of times its a pic from the OP. Or a pic from a link somewhere in the thread..

    @C41n Ive wondered the same thing myself haha
     
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  4. Jul 22, 2020 at 10:53 AM
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    I've only noticed the latest picture post and/or link as you mentioned.

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  5. Jul 22, 2020 at 10:54 AM
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    Let’s see. Research Monkees photo was the thumbnail when I posted this
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    I have another thread where the picture is the first one in the OP. There are other pictures in the OP, and another in the thread. Yet it's still the first one from the OP. So it's not always the last picture post. Here is the thread if you want to see what I mean.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/mt-hood-national-forest-clean-up-date-tbd.676549/

    Edit - I realize now linking the thread will not show you the thumbnail. Doh
     
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  7. Jul 22, 2020 at 10:57 AM
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    It's usually a link to something like Amazon or other that will come up.

    Test.

    https://www.amazon.com/Hanes-9-Pack-Brief-White-X-Large/dp/B004QO3WL0/ref=sr_1_2?crid=2UQDL2YUN0U1S&dchild=1&keywords=tightie+whities+men&qid=1595440699&sprefix=tightie+whit%2Caps%2C218&sr=8-2

    /e: This didn't work. ;)

    /e2: Yours works!
     
  8. Jul 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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    As you guys posted photos the most recent photo became the thumbnail. I then added a photo to the OP. There wasn't one before. It is now the thumbnail.

    So this is how I think it works now.

    If OP has photos, the first photo will be the thumbnail. If OP does not have a photo, then the last post with a photo posted will be the thumbnail.

    Thanks for helping me figure it out :bananadance:
     
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  9. Jul 22, 2020 at 11:01 AM
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    Test.

    (it might be me, but it wouldn't be a test without it!)

    /e2: Looks like mystery solved. I've noticed that on my build thread that my first picture on first post will update, just never paid attention to an OP picture post in other random threads.

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  10. Jul 22, 2020 at 11:05 AM
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    I see the first pic as of right now, the snowy trail.
     
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    I approve of that picture
    [​IMG]
     
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    I still see the OP image.
     
  13. Jul 22, 2020 at 11:06 AM
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    That is a BEAUTIFUL test photo :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Jul 22, 2020 at 11:11 AM
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    Thank you. I am lucky to live in the Pacific North West, and drive a Tacoma where I can go out and see places like this on a regular basis. :)
     
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    Keep Portland weird!
     
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  16. Jul 22, 2020 at 6:08 PM
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    I kind of thought it was OP pic, then if subscribed, it changes to next unseen pic. Guess I'll see. All I saw before was OP pic no matter how many times I looked. If it changes now...
     

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