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Tazzzzman1

posted on 5/7/17 at 07:57 AM Reply With Quote
END OF PHOTOBUCKET

Just a heads up for those who may not be aware.
Photobucket are no longer allowing images to be shared without charging a yearly ransom $399

This affects loads of people and has already buggered up people using photobucket for build blogs, ebay, amazon etc..


BBC-PHOTOBUCKET RANSOM

So all you guys using photobucket beware as your image links will be gone

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tegwin

posted on 5/7/17 at 08:13 AM Reply With Quote
What a bizzare business model.... If they had given notice and decided to charge a few quid a month in sure people would have just paid...

As it is photbucket has been an awkward ad fest for a few years now so I'm not surprised it's going down!





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Benzine

posted on 5/7/17 at 08:33 AM Reply With Quote
Test


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nick205

posted on 5/7/17 at 08:59 AM Reply With Quote
I'm sure a lot of people use Photobucket, but it's another one I'm glad I don't use!
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loggyboy

posted on 5/7/17 at 09:04 AM Reply With Quote
I stopped using it a couple of years back when it became worse than those clickbait site for adverts and pop ups and generally over commercialisation.





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Mr Whippy

posted on 5/7/17 at 09:38 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Benzine
Test




I like that scoop

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geoff shep

posted on 5/7/17 at 09:39 AM Reply With Quote
Strange - I seem to be able to link to pictures, and old posts on other forums still show the linked pictures too. It will interesting to see how long this one lasts.


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loggyboy

posted on 5/7/17 at 09:56 AM Reply With Quote
It wont affect 'little' locostbuilders - its only when they are posted on large commercial pages like ebay and amazon. Its just to stop businesses use them as a free hosting intended for private users.





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Benzine

posted on 5/7/17 at 09:58 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mr Whippy
I like that scoop


Thanks, it's 2 front wings from a peugeot 306 chopped up and welded with a scrap bird cage grille

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geoff shep

posted on 5/7/17 at 10:05 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by loggyboy
It wont affect 'little' locostbuilders - its only when they are posted on large commercial pages like ebay and amazon. Its just to stop businesses use them as a free hosting intended for private users.


Not quite what it says in the Photobucket terms of use:

quote:

Photobucket defines 3rd party hosting as the action of embedding an image or photo onto another website.

For example, using the <img> tag to embed or display a JPEG image from your Photobucket account on another website such as a forum,.....



http://support.photobucket.com/hc/en-us/articles/115009597607-What-is-3rd-party-hosting-

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nick205

posted on 5/7/17 at 11:50 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Benzine
quote:
Originally posted by Mr Whippy
I like that scoop


Thanks, it's 2 front wings from a peugeot 306 chopped up and welded with a scrap bird cage grille



Excellent work! Proves that what one man sees as scrap another puts to good use

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loggyboy

posted on 5/7/17 at 01:32 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by geoff shep
Not quite what it says in the Photobucket terms of use:

quote:

Photobucket defines 3rd party hosting as the action of embedding an image or photo onto another website.

For example, using the <img> tag to embed or display a JPEG image from your Photobucket account on another website such as a forum,.....



http://support.photobucket.com/hc/en-us/articles/115009597607-What-is-3rd-party-hosting-


True, and I have begun to note it on some other forums so I guess it just depends on if the site in question is flagged by their algorithms.





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Irony

posted on 5/7/17 at 01:45 PM Reply With Quote
I have been bleating on about this for years. DONT trust businesses with your files!!!!!!!!!!!! Storage is cheap.
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nick205

posted on 5/7/17 at 03:04 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Irony
I have been bleating on about this for years. DONT trust businesses with your files!!!!!!!!!!!! Storage is cheap.



True enough - $399 would pay for a good wedge of storage space of your own!

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geoff shep

posted on 5/7/17 at 08:37 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Irony
I have been bleating on about this for years. DONT trust businesses with your files!!!!!!!!!!!! Storage is cheap.


I'm not sure this is about trusting, or using a business to store files - but rather using it as a hosting site to provide links on forums etc and possibly for others to view your pictures. Any I have on photobucket or elsewhere for that purpose are safety stored (and backed up) on physical media.

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Mash

posted on 5/7/17 at 08:51 PM Reply With Quote
I've been losing the ability to view other members pictures on other forums over a period of a few weeks, and apparently PB are gradually working through their systems and cutting links, so I'm guessing that it will hit this forum soon

I don't think it's related to size of forum, as the motorbike forum I'm a member of (totally TTRs) has been hit already,and that's probably smaller than this one.

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Mr Whippy

posted on 6/7/17 at 06:00 AM Reply With Quote
sounds like they are in self destruct mode and will be gone very shortly
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christim

posted on 10/7/17 at 09:10 PM Reply With Quote
F*%k it....thats my build thread screwed! Looks like they might be doing it by account rather than site? I can still see the above test pics for now





My Build Thread http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/forum/50/viewthread.php?tid=200874

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geoff shep

posted on 13/7/17 at 08:20 AM Reply With Quote
Mine have gone now - see above.

I see that the OP's avatar is on PB and that is still going strong.

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Digimon

posted on 13/7/17 at 09:18 AM Reply With Quote
My build thread has been affected as well
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adithorp

posted on 13/7/17 at 09:25 AM Reply With Quote
My life is all went down a few days ago but only received an email from them today. Needless to say I would t be paying $400pa and will just host elsewhere.





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Neville Jones

posted on 13/7/17 at 09:31 AM Reply With Quote
I had to download my images one at a time to get them back. Laborious.

Now using Cubeupload. Quick and easy to use, and free, for the time being.

Cheers,
Nev.

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