Author Topic: Photobucket woes +++ Now with FIX for Firefox & Chrome! (late Aug 2017)  (Read 3398 times)

Offline kitnut617

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Greg, a question. At the moment you have the forum set so we can directly download photos from our computers to a forum post, are you considering changing it to where we have to use a 3rd party host.

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Re: Photobucket woes
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2017, 02:47:45 AM »
Greg, a question. At the moment you have the forum set so we can directly download photos from our computers to a forum post, are you considering changing it to where we have to use a 3rd party host.

Wasn't planning to - why?
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Re: Photobucket woes
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2017, 05:56:11 AM »
Greg, a question. At the moment you have the forum set so we can directly download photos from our computers to a forum post, are you considering changing it to where we have to use a 3rd party host.

Wasn't planning to - why?

Have you been following what PhotoBucket are doing

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Re: Photobucket woes
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2017, 06:13:36 AM »
I note the Photobucket development but am a little confused by your original question still.  Currently people can upload photos etc (within some size limits) or they can use various external hosting providers.  Maybe I am missing something but I am not sure why I would be asked "are you considering changing it to where we have to use a 3rd party host."?
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Re: Photobucket woes
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2017, 07:28:30 AM »
I believe Robert is referencing the What-If forum policy of 'no attachments', they have the option turned off.
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Re: Photobucket woes
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2017, 08:03:15 AM »
Sorry Greg, I'm not being very clear am I.  I hope you keep the forum as it is because I really detest having to use a 3rd party host so I can post photos on the other forums I frequent. Photo Bucket has just changed it's policy so that only the most expensive plan they have (US$399 per year) is the only plan that they will allow any photos to be linked to a forum etc and I'm using PB.  A lot of the members have had their photos disconnected so nothing shows in the forum anymore.  If my photos stop showing on the other forums I won't be jumping over to another photo hosting website, it will be I just won't post photos anymore there. It would mean there's no point going on these forums anymore. This would be the only place I would visit (although not that's a bad thing  ;) )

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Re: Photobucket woes
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2017, 01:57:30 AM »
My plan is to keep the forum as it is...if only because I am lazy. ;)  The only thing I am thinking of is changing hosting providers - please feel free to recommend options via PM to me.
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Re: Photobucket woes
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2017, 04:36:30 AM »
I believe Robert is referencing the What-If forum policy of 'no attachments', they have the option turned off.

Not just What-If Jon, Secret Projects Forum, The Airfix Tribute Forum, BritModeler to name a few. Plus if you want to attach a photo on a PM here, you have to go the Photobucket route --- won't be able to anymore.

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Re: Photobucket woes
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2017, 05:07:28 AM »
Plus if you want to attach a photo on a PM here, you have to go the Photobucket route --- won't be able to anymore.

Sorry but attaching images (or otherwise) to PMs is simply not a feature the forum software seems to allow.  It is not a choice we have made.

Additionally, remember that there are other options than the PB one for external hosting.
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Re: Photobucket woes
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2017, 06:08:35 AM »
Plus if you want to attach a photo on a PM here, you have to go the Photobucket route --- won't be able to anymore.

Sorry but attaching images (or otherwise) to PMs is simply not a feature the forum software seems to allow.  It is not a choice we have made.

Additionally, remember that there are other options than the PB one for external hosting.

No worries Greg, but the external hosting route I'm done with. I'm going to see if I can do it through my ISP, I think I have 'x' amount of storage space with my plan and I'll find out if I can link whatever that I can store there.

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Re: Photobucket woes
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2017, 02:06:58 PM »
I believe Robert is referencing the What-If forum policy of 'no attachments', they have the option turned off.

Not just What-If Jon, Secret Projects Forum, The Airfix Tribute Forum, BritModeler to name a few. Plus if you want to attach a photo on a PM here, you have to go the Photobucket route --- won't be able to anymore.

The Secretprojects attachment option is turned on, I used it this morning.

The PB thing is weird, I haven't been affected, my images still show, and if you look at Greg's posts
where he's linked to his PB albums, his are also still showing.

I have a feeling something else is going on to cause the issues folks are having.
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Re: Photobucket woes
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2017, 09:08:25 PM »
I believe Robert is referencing the What-If forum policy of 'no attachments', they have the option turned off.

Not just What-If Jon, Secret Projects Forum, The Airfix Tribute Forum, BritModeler to name a few. Plus if you want to attach a photo on a PM here, you have to go the Photobucket route --- won't be able to anymore.

The Secretprojects attachment option is turned on, I used it this morning.

The PB thing is weird, I haven't been affected, my images still show, and if you look at Greg's posts
where he's linked to his PB albums, his are also still showing.

I have a feeling something else is going on to cause the issues folks are having.

Hmm, yes, mine are still showing too.  But there's a lot of reports from the PC World that it is happening to a lot of people. 

There was a pop-up a couple of days ago which at first I was ignoring, then I answered the question which was 'what do you use PB for' and there was a couple of pre-answers which you could check-off. I answered 3rd party.  I wonder if that is something to do with it --  I also have all my photo albums locked as private, could that be why I can still see my links on the forums.

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Re: Photobucket woes
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2017, 10:22:23 PM »
I haven't checked in the last few hours but mine were all showing.

I'm on the minimum paid storage increment, so I'm wondering if being a paying user is anything to do with it.
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Re: Photobucket woes
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2017, 02:42:09 AM »
<...> I'm wondering if being a paying user is anything to do with it.

I'm not quite sure, as my pics are still showing (AFAIK) and I'm still a non-paying user. Then again, my PB account only has about 200MBs worth of pics in it, meaning I probably don't generate a whole lot of traffic (so much for "excessive hot-linking", whatever that means). I've signed up there in mid-2006, so almost 11 years ago. I think PB changed owners in the meantime, so maybe that has something to do with it? Something similar has happened to me with Amazon's Lovefilm. Signed up for a DVD-by-mail-scheme (no streaming in this neck of the woods, line's too slow) for a flat fee with two films with me at any given time. They've since changed to far less favourable conditions, but they still have to honour these old contracts.

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Re: Photobucket woes
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2017, 01:37:48 PM »
I'm seeing the "no 3rd party hosting" pics on forums all over  :-\
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