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Photobucket 3rd part hosting

Post by Sixtys Guy » Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:14 pm

Have seen and read that photobucket have gotten rid of 3rd party hosting. I wonder why my pics are still working? Maybe they haven't got to me yet?

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Post by SFC K » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:25 pm

Man, I hope that is not the case. :x
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Re: Photobucket 3rd part hosting

Post by Sixtys Guy » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:41 pm

It's odd... it exploded on the internet days ago, but mine are still working.....

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40492668

http://support.photobucket.com/hc/en-us ... y-hosting-

I have been using it for around 12 years, so thats 12 years of photos that could be lost from forums. I'm just not sure why mine are still working?

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Re: Photobucket 3rd part hosting

Post by Sixtys Guy » Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:50 pm

One of my favourite threads - Percymon's

viewtopic.php?f=48&t=24662&hilit=gmade&start=345

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Re: Photobucket 3rd part hosting

Post by matt1ptkn » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:45 pm

I've heard that they are slowly making their way through everyone's accounts and its not everyone all at once. If you haven't been hit yet, I'm afraid to say, that you will soon. Brace yourself.

From a thread on RC10Talk:
"it is happening in batches.

you have an image hoster around since 2003 and 400,000,000,000,000 images they claim hosted.

it appears they are going from newest accounts to oldest and so it will take a few days to convert the entire user base over to pay."
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Re: Photobucket 3rd part hosting

Post by Sixtys Guy » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:50 pm

matt1ptkn wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:45 pm
I've heard that they are slowly making their way through everyone's accounts and its not everyone all at once. If you haven't been hit yet, I'm afraid to say, that you will soon. Brace yourself.
I was kind of hoping it was only the heavy users, but I reckon you're right. I will have to screen shot some of my threads and try to upload the photos as attachments.

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Re: Photobucket 3rd part hosting

Post by Sixtys Guy » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:04 pm

matt1ptkn wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:45 pm
From a thread on RC10Talk:
"it is happening in batches.

you have an image hoster around since 2003 and 400,000,000,000,000 images they claim hosted.

it appears they are going from newest accounts to oldest and so it will take a few days to convert the entire user base over to pay."
Well that really sucks! I get why they want people to pay, but $400Usd per year? They're kidding themselves. I could understand $30 or $40 per year, but I just can't see that anyone would pay $400.

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Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:54 pm

Photobucket could pay ME 40 dollars a year and I still wouldn't use it :lol: it is just another BS layer of complication in an already complicated world nowadays.

If this is true I feel bad for forums everywhere cue a lot of blank looking threads and cue a lot of forums bringing back the option to upload photos direct off the hard drive.
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Post by andymac0035 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:12 pm

Facebook does something like this. You can host your pics from there, but after a while, they stop working. What happens on FB is that they randomly change the code on the pics (that part you paste between the img tags). I used to just re-edit my pics thinking it was a 1-time deal... but they do it periodically over and over.

I would re-do all your pics as attachments now, as it's so much easier to do when your pics are still working, as opposed to trying to remember what you had in that post after the fact.... been there.... #-o

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Re: Photobucket 3rd part hosting

Post by Sixtys Guy » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:37 pm

I will use the attachment feature now. I would have hundreds if not thousands of pics on various forums over the years, son to be all dead and it is too big a job to re do them all. This could really rock this forum and others.

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Re: Photobucket 3rd part hosting

Post by Sixtys Guy » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:13 pm

Got me :evil:

Dissapointing :thumbsdown:

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Re: Photobucket 3rd part hosting

Post by KONG » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:01 pm

Sixtys Guy wrote:
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:13 pm
Got me :evil:

Dissapointing :thumbsdown:
Well that sucks. I guess it's only a matter of time, before I'm hit.
I've seen a few other people on other forums that been hit also.
Amazon and eBay images broken by Photobucket's 'ransom demand':evil:
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40492668

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Re: Photobucket 3rd part hosting

Post by GRAVETXT-1 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:10 pm

Sixtys Guy wrote:
Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:13 pm
Got me :evil:

Dissapointing :thumbsdown:

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Saw this image appear on tamiyaclubs build threads today and at first I thought the site had been hacked or something. Pretty shocking :shock:
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Re: Photobucket 3rd part hosting

Post by Sixtys Guy » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:01 am

Well that's six hours of my life I won't get back! Just put photo attachments up on all of my current builds #-o

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Re: Photobucket 3rd part hosting

Post by darrenbigfootfan » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:23 pm

The few posts that I have made were hit. What are we to do? How do we post photos now??
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