Photobucket - images now missing (and back again, May 2018)

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Photobucket - images now missing (and back again, May 2018)

Post by 937carrera » 30th June 2017 - 9:12am

Like many people I have been using Photobucket to host pics for use in the forum.

Sadly, they have decided to change their terms of service and now want $399.99 / year to allow photos to be hotlinked to other websites. This means that an awful lot of photos are going to disappear from the forum.

I'm going to look at an alternative host. Once the pictures are moved then users will have to into historic posts and edit individual links. This is going to have a major effect on forums across the net, lots of great information and advice is not going to be available anymore.

The change has been made without warning, business practices akin to ransomware. I'm not paying
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Re: Photobucket - images now missing

Post by vwed » 30th June 2017 - 12:36pm

Use the samba.com instead for VW related images. They stay on there for ever, any amount, are a useful resource for other VW owners and are easy to link to forums.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album ... uthor=vwed

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Post by broady_6 » 30th June 2017 - 3:22pm

onedrive will give you 5GB for free an most people already have a hotmail email address. You can link from there. its not as straight forward but work. Or you can use flickr

Im pleased to say that id already told photobucket where to shove it two weeks ago and started to migrate my images. So ill get all my posts correctly linked again.

Anyone else getting an SQL error on here when they try to post a new message?
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Post by broady_6 » 30th June 2017 - 3:39pm

Oh and let them know what you think of them here support@photobucket.com
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Post by 937carrera » 30th June 2017 - 4:51pm

It's now being picked up by the IT press http://uk.pcmag.com/webcom/90124/news/p ... e-internet

I believe the Twitterati and Facebook crowd are being very active
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Post by broady_6 » 30th June 2017 - 8:26pm

I can post here just find, but i cant post on any of the reader rides threads.

Regards the photo';@%* if you click on the holding picture it will take you to the original image. If there any picture that people want id suggest grabbing them now. Ive got a lot of online storage so im happy for people to send them to me and ill host them to keep a library going
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Post by sparkywig » 4th July 2017 - 7:02pm

On earlybay.com there's a post image link at the bottom of the reply box. Can you not link post image to here as well?

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Post by 937carrera » 4th July 2017 - 7:26pm

Afraid not, there's no facility for this site to actually host the pictures...... and no advertising either :) :) :thumbsup:
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Post by Editor » 5th July 2017 - 1:13am

Sorry, we've not got the server space / bandwidth to allow that.
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Post by broady_6 » 6th July 2017 - 9:08pm

As i say, any picture you want saving and keep on here. send them to me. PM me for my email address and ill host them and post them up here
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Post by sparkywig » 7th July 2017 - 11:05pm

937carrera wrote:
4th July 2017 - 7:26pm
Afraid not, there's no facility for this site to actually host the pictures...... and no advertising either :) :) :thumbsup:
Advertising on earlybay.com is only from forum sponsors, only banner ads allowed.

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Post by broady_6 » 11th July 2017 - 8:59pm

It looks as though a work around is being put in place for the photobucket images, it involved adding some code to the forum
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Post by broady_6 » 25th July 2017 - 9:43pm

a work around has been found

using google chrome, install this https://chrome.google.com/webstore/cate ... nfo-dialog

got to the options of that extension and in the java box paste

$(document).ready(function () {
$('img').each(function () {
var img = $(this);
var imgsrc = img.attr('src');
if (imgsrc.indexOf("photobucket.com") !== -1) {
img.attr("src", imgsrc + "~original");
}
});
});
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Post by aircoolsteve » 20th February 2018 - 12:49pm

I've moved all my pics to flickr but I can't for the life of me work out how to get a pic to actually show on here. I've tried everything but I just can't crack it. Could someone show me what to do please?
I've never had a problem in the past but this time I'm stuck! Oh, and I'm running windows ten if that makes any difference.
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Post by 937carrera » 20th February 2018 - 12:59pm

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4687


The URL needs to be encased in opening [ img] and closing [ /img] tags. ( without the space after the [ )

You can type those manually or click on the third icon from the right above
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Post by aircoolsteve » 20th February 2018 - 1:05pm

Thanks for that 937carrera but when I click on the pic inside flickr I don't get a "properties" to click on. Unless I'm doing something daft!
I don't want a link, I want an actual pic!
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Re: Photobucket - images now missing

Post by 937carrera » 20th February 2018 - 1:10pm

Can you right click, "copy link location"

What browser /device are you using ?
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Post by aircoolsteve » 20th February 2018 - 1:16pm

I'm using firefox. I've tried right clicking the link location and then paste on the post but I just get the link. Then I preview it and just see the link info instead of a pic.

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Post by 937carrera » 20th February 2018 - 1:34pm

Good, I'm on FF too.

Is this what you are getting ?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/99drb/403 ... 018-02-19/

The cuckoo only being visible by following the link.

Then when you put the tags around the link it still doesn't show, just the word image appears.

If so then I think there will be a special insert image code alongside your photo in flickr. I don't use flickr, so if my advice doesn't help you'll need help from a flickr user,
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Post by aircoolsteve » 20th February 2018 - 4:01pm

Thanks for the help on this carrera but I think I've cracked it now! flickr help is on the web but you can't see it on the site. I went to it with google. It was still a struggle but I think I'm there now. Thanks. Steve

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Post by 937carrera » 20th February 2018 - 9:29pm

That's great, lot's of nice type 3 bits going up for sale. Do you want to post your own updated instructions to help out other poor souls.

Editor can then update the posting pictures thread with current advice for flickr :thumbsup:
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Re: Photobucket - images now missing

Post by 937carrera » 25th May 2018 - 8:37am

It looks like a there's been change at the top of Photobucket and the $400 pricing model has been binned. External hosting is also working again, with a move to offer lower priced hosting on an ongoing basis.

Photos are appearing in forums again, and you should be able to download all your photos again (maybe even recover ones that have been deleted silverbullet). I went to try, but the website isn't working for me at the moment as it's under maintenance.

https://support.photobucket.com/hc/en-u ... otobucket-

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/05/17/p ... ing-plans/

I've already made a move and won't be going back. A bit of a shame as if they had introduced a moderate charge in the first place and managed it better they may well have been able to retain customers. Only 10 people working there now.
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Re: Photobucket - images now missing (and back again, May 2017)

Post by broady_6 » 25th May 2018 - 9:01am

Lovely stuff!!! I already had a local copy of my photos fortunately. I will be stealing some from build threads for reference
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