that’s nice, I see that there are many posts that don’t have an image in the first post of the topic, and they get a generic image. So maybe it’s possible to then get the first image from the topic starter it can find instead?
To be honest, I worry a lot about adding extreme complexity here.
When looking through the missing images I can see four patterns:
Video posted instead of an image
First image in the post is not a good image
@david24 (perhaps we should de-prioritize onebox?)
Image posted later on (a lot more rare)
(to be honest I found one earlier but can not find it that easily)
Post appears to need a rebake
In a few rare cases I saw posts that had an image but for some reason we did not pull the image out, a rebake fixed it… we will investigate this.
@dan perhaps we need a small task force here to go through and clean up first posts so they always include an image? For the ones with videos you could play the video and then screenshot a useful frame and add it to the OP?
This was one of the first issues brought up when we looked at it internally. I presumed it would be very difficult to render a thumbnail of the video.
For the ones with videos you could play the video and then screenshot a useful frame and add it to the OP?
Personally, I don’t mind this solution. I think we could get into the habit of making sure that video posts also include an image. I’m open to technical solutions, but I guess this feels like the path of least work. Others here may disagree of course, but I’m all for keeping it simple.