I've uploaded a few hundred new photos over the past few weeks and so far, so good -- no "replacements" in any of the old blog posts. However, now that I'm ready to publish a few new blog posts, I'm worried that THAT'S when the replacements will happen. Is there any way for TP to "monitor" the system when I'm ready to publish so that, in the event that these replacements do occur, we can try to pinpoint exactly where the problem is? I've already made a printout of every one of my existing blog posts so I can see exactly which photos get replaced (as I have a bad feeling that this is indeed going to happen again), but obviously that won't tell us what exactly what went wrong, only that it did! I'm not sure if such monitoring is possible (or if there is some other way to sort of "catch" this in real time, if it does in fact occur as soon as I publish) but if there's anything we can do, I'd sure appreciate it!
I'm 99.99% sure that creating the new posts shouldn't create any problems. In essence, only a photo with exactly the same filename can replace another one. In this case, as the new photos are showing and there have been no replacements, it means that all those new photos have their own filenames. When you insert photos in a blog entry, you are basically inserting each filename. That's hard coded into the entry, which is why if a photo gets replaced (ie. the file gets overriden by another with the same name), the photo in the blog also changes. The problem in the past is that that hard coded image link (something like http://photos.travellerspoint.com/1/large_IMG_0495.JPG) basically ended up pointing to a different photo as a newly uploaded photo had the same filename. If there hasn't been any issue with uploading, that means all those hard coded links still point to the correct/original file.
But just to help put your mind at ease, I have just downloaded a copy of all your blogentries from traceyg.travellerspoint.com. If all else fails, we can restore from this
Sounds good . . . I will keep you posted! Thanks!