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Changing You Artworks Name Will Change/break All Your Links To It...

Posted by: Rose Santuci-Sofranko on 01/30/2013 - 3:30 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but from what I've learned here, if you change the NAME of your artwork it will thus change the link (as the link is based on your work's name) and thus also break all the links you already shared.

I have noticed at least one person changing their works name and adding whatever groups it was featured in: For example if the name was just "Roses" they are adding as a new title "Roses featured in Red Flowers group and Blossoms group".

I'm guessing they aren't aware that each time they change the name their links are broken and they are doing more harm then good...and thus I'm trying to "warn" others (newbies, whoever) who may not know that.

If you want to advertise/remember which groups your works were featured in then why not put it in the description? No harm, no foul in doing that.

God bless!


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Posted by: Kerri Mortenson on 01/30/2013 - 3:35 PM

That's what I always understood- changing the name breaks the link.


Posted by: Shawn Dall on 01/30/2013 - 3:36 PM

hey thanks for mentioning that.. didn't know!


Posted by: Rose Santuci-Sofranko on 01/30/2013 - 3:38 PM

Thanks Kerri, and you're welcome Shawn. I never knew that either until somebody mentioned it in the forums. It was a big help!

Just an aside....replacing the image, but keeping the name the same, will NOT change/break your links or make you lose any "votes", I believe. Again, somebody who has been here longer/knows more about this then I can correct me if I'm wrong.


Posted by: Mike Savad on 01/30/2013 - 3:41 PM

anything changed will break the link (in the name). on this site it's a matter of reindexing. on other sites like pinterest, google, it's broken. nyah nyah. but mine are changed all the time due to the hyphen problem and had no problems with it.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Rose Santuci-Sofranko on 01/30/2013 - 3:43 PM

Thanks for chiming in Mike!


Posted by: Janine Riley on 01/30/2013 - 8:16 PM

" Oopsies". as I am not satisfied or complete with my image names.

& Mike Savad - what did you mean by " hyphen problem"- as I use them in mine.



Posted by: Mike Savad on 01/30/2013 - 8:30 PM

a while back sean had hypens double normally spaces are converted into dashes so mike savad would look like mike-savad. however my titles already have a dash in it, and the system would show them as mike--savad - if you edit it, it will remove that extra hypen. breaking the link. i did this for most of a year advertising dead links.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Janine Riley on 01/30/2013 - 8:32 PM

Thank- you Mike.


Posted by: Dan Carmichael on 01/31/2013 - 8:15 AM


Was it resolved? In other words, if a title is renamed and a dash is used in the new title, will the double dash be automatically converted to a single dash, or will the rename cause a broken link?


Posted by: Mike Savad on 01/31/2013 - 9:11 AM

new things have the right dash. old things have the double dash. if you correct an old thing, it will revert to a single dash. technically it's working, but at the same time not, because any link attached to that file it will show up as not found.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Roy Erickson on 01/31/2013 - 9:17 AM

I guess this means you should "appropriately" name your image to start with. So far I've only changed one name - I put the date into the name - sort of dates it after a couple of years. I removed the date part


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