Hang on now. It was you that got the wrong end of the stick and got confused. Not me.
My question was about missing pictures (see the topic) and how to find and fix them.
If you misinterpreted and tried to find pictures that were already there, then I am afraid you missed the whole point.
As I said I know how to find pictures that are there!!! I am trying to find out how to get the missing ones fixed.
As outlined above there are three possibilities:
* the picture (of what ever size) exists but is stored incorrectly (wrong folder, wrong url - depending on the bug)
* the picture is lost (was not copied across - in error, or was copied across incorrectly (= previous), or deleted by some process) during the transfer
* the picture was lost during or shortly after uploading (i.e. after the transfer: i.e. a current bug).
We are trying to find out which of these (1 or many) applies. And how to rectify it. i.e. from backups or by tweaking the urls.
In this case we can see:
And so the issue is a programming one. iSpot has lost the pictures, either because the link in the database is wrong or because the pictures were copied incorrectly.
I would put my money on the latter: that there is a character in the url name that iSpot cannot cope with due to sloppy programming.
So the question is: how to get these fixed to the observations missing them?
(and reloading them from your backups at home is not an acceptable answer).