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#350

Darkroomist
Keymaster

Krissy, usually this has to do with the site not allowing hotlinking (linking directly to the image for another site). Back in the early aughts when bandwidth actually cost lost of money, this was a big deal and lots of site implemented anti-hotlinking measures for their images. There are still some hold overs from this time and some sites still don’t allow it. When the preview javascript encounters this it freezes. You can still put the link in as regular txt (not using the link button), it just won’t show up with a preview but still as a link. Try this link and see if preview works with it, I’ve tested it and know it works with this system:
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/exq9yk/meet-the-man-who-drilled-a-hole-in-his-own-skull-to-stay-high-forever