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Photobucket wankers

Postby bic_bicknell » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:42 am

There is another reason why forums like this are suffering - because of the easy ability to upload or link images to other social media like Facebook. And the increasingly frustrating actions of photo hosting sites like Photobucket.

I'm dismayed to have now also received an e mail notification from Photobucket informing me that in order to enable you guys to see my pictures I have to upgrade my account and pay a massively increased subscription charge. There's a lot been written on this subject over the last few weeks in other media and it appears that Photobucket are just holding all its customers to ransom. I'm very fooked off myself.

I have linked literally hundreds and hundreds of images to this forum over the last ten years - all with the purpose of entertaining, informing and generally trying to make the place a more interesting read. It breaks my heart that if I don't pay the money all you will be able to see is a grey box instead of my image. The only option is for me to find another free - or reasonably priced hosting site - and then relink every single photo I ever posted up here. This just isn't going to happen :cry:

Can someone let me know if you can still see my images? I can still see them but don't know if you can. I'll put something on this thread.

I don't really know what to do. Has anyone else got the same problem and is there an easy solution?

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Re: Photobucket wankers

Postby No. 47 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:18 am

Can see image at bottom of thread - there's another thread here on same subject.
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Re: Photobucket wankers

Postby jmann » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:20 pm

Yes comrade I've been getting the same emails :x I've also noticed other forums in which the images are already blocked.

My theory is that the agencies which fund facilities such as Photobucket have realised that their return on investment (intelligence per dollar) is very little when the images are being happily shown to all and sundry. What's more cost effective is "free" cloud storage or even better - Facebook. 8)

I guess there's no such thing as a free lunch.

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Re: Photobucket wankers

Postby abc » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:16 pm

corporate bullying sums up the photofuckets changes. Im really pissed off with there bullsh1t and its left big holes in all my engineering posts all over the web and all with zero notice of the impending changes.
Way to much work for me to redo everything. Im still wondering what to do next and may not delete my account with them so every time someone views my posts they will be reminded that they can't see any pics because of photofuckets brilliant decisions.
Luckily I didn't build a business based on posting images all over the web, there must be a huge number of people that are pissed off with them.
Unfortunately there isn't much anyone can do about there changes, and that just adds insult to injury…………..
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Re: Photobucket wankers

Postby Aphex » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:29 pm

A simple work around until this gets sorted is to right click on the image that Photobucket has blocked and click open image in new tab.

So while you cannot see it in the thread you can view it on Photobucket's website.
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Re: Photobucket wankers

Postby orangeracer » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:41 pm

Be cautious with email "announcements" from PB about new policies. I had a message this morning marked as spam that looked pretty authentic otherwise. The links in the email pointed to spam/crap sites though... The scammers are going to take every bit of advantage of people being pissed off about this...

However, I finally got around to logging in and checking out the new policies. While they say it will affect everyone, they also hint towards the amount of bandwidth individual users utilize. I suspect that it may apply mostly to power users who have lots of pics on auction sites, etc. With a light to moderately used forum like this one, even big posters like Bic might stay under the radar. Guess we will have to see what happens in the coming months.

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Re: Photobucket wankers

Postby Willh » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:46 pm

My photos have already disappeared on other sites. Haven't checked here but am sure they have been replaced with third party hosting bullshit. I've closed my account. fook it until I feel the need to post a photo again and see what's the best option then.
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Re: Photobucket wankers

Postby speedfiend41 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:41 pm

I just post photos direct from my iPhone with Tapatalk - seems to work ok.
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Re: Photobucket wankers

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:40 pm

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Re: Photobucket wankers

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:41 pm

Interesting. The BikeShed pic uploaded to the Tapatalk server. I wonder how long it's going to take for them to realise what's going on and shut if down
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Re: Photobucket wankers

Postby orangeracer » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:08 pm

Wasn't sure which thread to post this lol... If adding the "~original" tag to PB pics does the trick, it should be possible to do this at a global server level. This way, the individual members and/or moderators wouldn't have to comb through each post and modify it. Seems like it would be not too difficult to change the files where the forum is hosted with a scripting program or whatever, (I do IT for a living). If one of the admins or mods would like to PM me to discuss, please feel free. 8)

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Re: Photobucket wankers

Postby Motogoon » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:10 am

Image

Just testing another image hosting site to see if it works and stays there!

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Re: Photobucket wankers

Postby AGRO! » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:45 am

Motogoon wrote:Image

Just testing another image hosting site to see if it works and stays there!

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Re: Photobucket wankers

Postby Motogoon » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:18 am

It was yeh but have sold it now, was a bit of a scrambler project that I wanted to do but once it was finished I couldn't really justify keeping it for the amount of times I was riding it. Looking for something to turn into a cafe racer now.

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Re: Photobucket wankers

Postby Savage » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:06 am

Guys.
Try these extensions to view the blocked photobucket images
The Chrome One worked for me

Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/photobucket-embedded-fix/?src=search

Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/photobucket-embed-fix/naolkcpnnlofnnghnmfegnfnflicjjgj?hl=en

Once done, you may need to clear your cache, or hold down control / command and reload the page that has the broken photo bucket image


On a Side note, in regards to using alternatives, I use Office 365 Home.
Gives me up to 4 accounts, includes Office (Word / Excel / PowerPoint etc) but more importantly 1TB of OneDrive storage, which you can host photos. Which I do for AA.
It's around $100 a year, but I got my subscription of eBay seller for $70.

I made up an account just so I can use the storage as a means of backing up my photos and videos

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Re: Photobucket wankers

Postby Colonel_Klinck » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:45 am

Nice one Savage that Chrome extension works a treat! :D
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Re: Photobucket wankers

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:07 pm

Savage wrote:Guys.
Try these extensions to view the blocked photobucket images
The Chrome One worked for me

Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/photobucket-embedded-fix/?src=search

Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/photobucket-embed-fix/naolkcpnnlofnnghnmfegnfnflicjjgj?hl=en

Once done, you may need to clear your cache, or hold down control / command and reload the page that has the broken photo bucket image


Nice one. The Firefox extension worked like a charm for me. All images are back!
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Re: Photobucket wankers

Postby Scotty » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:43 pm

Is there a comparable URL extension for Safari (Mac user)?
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Re: Photobucket wankers

Postby Motogoon » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:39 pm

Savage wrote:Guys.
Try these extensions to view the blocked photobucket images
The Chrome One worked for me

Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/photobucket-embedded-fix/?src=search

Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/photobucket-embed-fix/naolkcpnnlofnnghnmfegnfnflicjjgj?hl=en

Once done, you may need to clear your cache, or hold down control / command and reload the page that has the broken photo bucket image



Legend! Just added that extension to Chrome and the pics are back!!!
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Re: Photobucket wankers

Postby DukeNukem999 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:20 pm

I switched to Flickr a while back as Photobucket was way too slowwwwwww.
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Re: Photobucket wankers

Postby Savage » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:33 am

Scotty wrote:Is there a comparable URL extension for Safari (Mac user)?
I haven't found one, I use a Mac at home, but use Chrome browser and it works for that.


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Re: Photobucket wankers

Postby Colonel_Klinck » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:35 am

Savage wrote:
Scotty wrote:Is there a comparable URL extension for Safari (Mac user)?
I haven't found one, I use a Mac at home, but use Chrome browser and it works for that.


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Same. I'm a Mac user but use Chrome as it syncs with Google Maps ect ect.
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Re: Photobucket wankers

Postby shadowman » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:28 am

Savage wrote:Guys.
Try these extensions to view the blocked photobucket images
The Chrome One worked for me

Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/photobucket-embedded-fix/?src=search

Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/photobucket-embed-fix/naolkcpnnlofnnghnmfegnfnflicjjgj?hl=en

Once done, you may need to clear your cache, or hold down control / command and reload the page that has the broken photo bucket image


On a Side note, in regards to using alternatives, I use Office 365 Home.
Gives me up to 4 accounts, includes Office (Word / Excel / PowerPoint etc) but more importantly 1TB of OneDrive storage, which you can host photos. Which I do for AA.
It's around $100 a year, but I got my subscription of eBay seller for $70.

I made up an account just so I can use the storage as a means of backing up my photos and videos


Thanks - The chrome one worked a for me.
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Re: Photobucket wankers

Postby DribbleDuke » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:15 pm

Savage wrote:Guys.
Try these extensions to view the blocked photobucket images
The Chrome One worked for me

Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/photobucket-embedded-fix/?src=search

Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/photobucket-embed-fix/naolkcpnnlofnnghnmfegnfnflicjjgj?hl=en

Once done, you may need to clear your cache, or hold down control / command and reload the page that has the broken photo bucket image


On a Side note, in regards to using alternatives, I use Office 365 Home.
Gives me up to 4 accounts, includes Office (Word / Excel / PowerPoint etc) but more importantly 1TB of OneDrive storage, which you can host photos. Which I do for AA.
It's around $100 a year, but I got my subscription of eBay seller for $70.

I made up an account just so I can use the storage as a means of backing up my photos and videos

If some out there would not mind giving instructions on how I use an extension to fix my photo bucket problem I would try to follow. Most topics regarding the manipulation of computer related exercises go way over my head.
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Re: Photobucket wankers

Postby shadowman » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:43 pm

Drib - Just click on the link in the post that corresponds to the browser you use (EG Google Chrome etc)

This will open another page. Then click on add to Chrome button and then add extension (might not say exactly that but you get the drift) and that's it. You are done.

Go back to SD.net, hit Ctrl and F5 button together to refresh the page and that's all there is to it. Pics should work fine from that point on. Worked a treat for me.
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