Why do most pictures disappear after a while and some stay put? I would prefer the "stay put" mode if I knew what the procedure is.
This is how I see it...
The original person that posts the picture uses a website to "host" that picture.
That picture is then "linked" to that post.
For instance, I use Photobucket.com to host a lot of my pictures (family, guns, motorcycles, etc.) which are posted on various websites.
These are a few things I think happen when pictures no longer show up in a thread.
-People change who "hosts" their pictures and delete the old account. All those old links die.
-On a hosting site, if they rename, edit, or move the picture to a different folder, the link is changed and the picture no longer show's up.
I would personally like to re-organize some of my motorcycle pic's, how-to's, etc., on photobucket but have long forgot where & how many websites their posted on. So I leave them where they are.
I really don't like when I go to a website and read about whatever subject, and the pictures they posted with the thread are gone.