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I can only assume this is a bug, unless I'm doing something wrong, which, I'd like to know.

This link, when clicked on, should link to a different image each time it's clicked. https://sig.grumpybumpers.com/host/overwatch.gif

The problem isn't with clicking the link, however, it's with formatting it into an image. When I use https://sig.grumpybumpers.com/host/overwatch.gif [/ img] it displays one of the images in the rotation, but when posted (like in my signature) the image stays the same. It never displays another image from the set.

I have tried:

Removing the specific image that Iwaku loads from the list of images in the rotation. Iwaku still displays the removed image when the link is loaded as an image. I refreshed the rotator, and also deleted, saved, and re-entered the link into the signature after removing the image. The image in question still loads.

I've also tried doing this with a different image as the "first" image in the set, but to no avail. If it matters, the image on display was the first image I had in the set rotation, but they're supposed to be loaded randomly upon refresh, so I don't know.

I posted the image rotator in the image format in another thread, titled "Image Rotation Test" or something, to see if it was just the signature that had the problem, but it applies to posting it normally in threads too.

Something interesting to note about this problem is that when I was messing with the formatting/erasing and deleting the link, when the image linked from the rotator is shown in the text editor, the image in the text editor is a random image from the set, as it should be. However, when viewed in preview or posted and looked at when not in the editor, it is always the same image.

Could it be due to some way Iwaku saves images on the site? I am not sure, but, I know for sure that I had image rotation working properly a while back... probably in august of last year or round about, when I had a different set of images on rotation. I can't say for sure when it would have stopped working though, as I discontinued using the rotation for a little while sometime early this year, or late last.
 

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I can only assume this is a bug, unless I'm doing something wrong, which, I'd like to know.

This link, when clicked on, should link to a different image each time it's clicked. https://sig.grumpybumpers.com/host/overwatch.gif

The problem isn't with clicking the link, however, it's with formatting it into an image. When I use https://sig.grumpybumpers.com/host/overwatch.gif [/ img] it displays one of the images in the rotation, but when posted (like in my signature) the image stays the same. It never displays another image from the set.

I have tried:

Removing the specific image that Iwaku loads from the list of images in the rotation. Iwaku still displays the removed image when the link is loaded as an image. I refreshed the rotator, and also deleted, saved, and re-entered the link into the signature after removing the image. The image in question still loads.

I've also tried doing this with a different image as the "first" image in the set, but to no avail. If it matters, the image on display was the first image I had in the set rotation, but they're supposed to be loaded randomly upon refresh, so I don't know.

I posted the image rotator in the image format in another thread, titled "Image Rotation Test" or something, to see if it was just the signature that had the problem, but it applies to posting it normally in threads too.

Something interesting to note about this problem is that when I was messing with the formatting/erasing and deleting the link, when the image linked from the rotator is shown in the text editor, the image in the text editor is a random image from the set, as it should be. However, when viewed in preview or posted and looked at when not in the editor, it is always the same image.

Could it be due to some way Iwaku saves images on the site? I am not sure, but, I know for sure that I had image rotation working properly a while back... probably in august of last year or round about, when I had a different set of images on rotation. I can't say for sure when it would have stopped working though, as I discontinued using the rotation for a little while sometime early this year, or late last.
Is it possible that this has to do with your browser caching the page? This isn't an issue that I'm familiar with but it sounds like it could be related to the website caching the page. Have you tried clearing your cache/cookies and seeing if this changes the image?
 

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Is it possible that this has to do with your browser caching the page? This isn't an issue that I'm familiar with but it sounds like it could be related to the website caching the page. Have you tried clearing your cache/cookies and seeing if this changes the image?
Ok, so, I just cleared my cache and cookies and took a look at the rotator in the test thread. Still the same problem, I don't think it's that, then, unfortunately.
 

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Is it possible that this has to do with your browser caching the page? This isn't an issue that I'm familiar with but it sounds like it could be related to the website caching the page. Have you tried clearing your cache/cookies and seeing if this changes the image?
Ok, so, I just cleared my cache and cookies and took a look at the rotator in the test thread. Still the same problem, I don't think it's that, then, unfortunately.
Hmm, I would still think by the description that browser caching has something to do with it but outside of clearing it like you did, I am not sure what else could be done.
It could be something to do with the service that you're using and the way that Iwaku handles whatever request they're making of it.
 

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Hmm, I would still think by the description that browser caching has something to do with it but outside of clearing it like you did, I am not sure what else could be done.
It could be something to do with the service that you're using and the way that Iwaku handles whatever request they're making of it.
If this helps at all, I use chrome. I've also recently right-clicked on the image when it's posted on iwaku, and it pulls up a strange Iwaku-based link instead of the link to the original image, like it used to. For instance, my signature currently does that too, but, I took the rotator off of it.

This is the iwaku based link in question: https://www.iwakuroleplay.com/proxy.php?image=https%3A%2F%2Fdata.whicdn.com%2Fimages%2F290178744%2Foriginal.gif&hash=45cb8ab6c2b51d46cc08d2b9237e76d6

Here is the link to the original image: https://data.whicdn.com/images/290178744/original.gif

Edit: When clicked on, the weird link just links to the correct one, but when right-clicked to open up in a new tab it shows the "proxy" could there be some way Iwaku stores or designates links like this that is interfering?

Also, does the rotator in this thread change to any other image upon refresh? TESTING Testing Rotator
 

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Hmm, I would still think by the description that browser caching has something to do with it but outside of clearing it like you did, I am not sure what else could be done.
It could be something to do with the service that you're using and the way that Iwaku handles whatever request they're making of it.
If this helps at all, I use chrome. I've also recently right-clicked on the image when it's posted on iwaku, and it pulls up a strange Iwaku-based link instead of the link to the original image, like it used to. For instance, my signature currently does that too, but, I took the rotator off of it.

This is the iwaku based link in question: https://www.iwakuroleplay.com/proxy.php?image=https%3A%2F%2Fdata.whicdn.com%2Fimages%2F290178744%2Foriginal.gif&hash=45cb8ab6c2b51d46cc08d2b9237e76d6

Here is the link to the original image: https://data.whicdn.com/images/290178744/original.gif

Edit: When clicked on, the weird link just links to the correct one, but when right-clicked to open up in a new tab it shows the "proxy" could there be some way Iwaku stores or designates links like this that is interfering?

Also, does the rotator in this thread change to any other image upon refresh? TESTING Testing Rotator
That was my suspicion, yes, that Iwaku is acting as an intermediate in some way that's keeping the code from doing what it's supposed to do. The image does not change, no. So I think that this is going to be an issue with how the site itself is processing the link and unfortunately not much that I can do for you :/