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For those of you that use Photobucket to link images on ECF

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  1. retired1

    retired1 Administrator Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2013
    Texas
    Amazon and eBay images broken by Photobucket's 'ransom demand' - BBC News

    Photobucket has been slowly changing things making it more difficult to link an image to where it appears on other sites. Their latest attempt will most likely have many fleeing the site in a fit of rage as they now want money in order for you to link your images using an img tag.

    So for all of you that have linked images here on ECF from Photobucket, they're no longer going to show unless you give them tons of cash for an account that allows you to do so. Depending on the user backlash over this, they may change things back, but for now it doesn't look good.
     
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  2. Winblows

    Winblows Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2017
    Copenhagen (UTC+1)
    signed victim :(
    [​IMG]
     
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  3. badinfluence357

    badinfluence357 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 17, 2012
    NYC
    When is this going into affect?

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  4. retired1

    retired1 Administrator Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2013
    Texas
    They've already implemented it. Any images that are hot linked now show the image displayed in Winblows reply.
     
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  5. NGAHaze

    NGAHaze Infinity Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2010
    Georgia
    I don't know if this is new or not but I also noticed that if you have a free account and accidentally go over your storage limit, they will immediately lock your account and refuse you access until you become a paying member, essentially holding your data hostage.

    That's pretty sad and practically extortion.
     
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  6. badinfluence357

    badinfluence357 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 17, 2012
    NYC
    I guess if your making money on other sites why not pay.. if your just posting pictures with no personal gain then you shouldn't pay. I think thats a good way to look at it but just locking all pictures prior to the changes without a warning is wrong...

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  7. retired1

    retired1 Administrator Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2013
    Texas
    They want $399 bucks for an account that allows you to hotlink. No thank you.
     
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  8. Winblows

    Winblows Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2017
    Copenhagen (UTC+1)
    I haven't used their services for commercial purposes and noticed the ransomware issue here last Sunday, but now the previous links are working fine. I don't know why and I don't care :) This is for free, so I don't expect anything from them.
    I have changed the service provider since then.
     
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  9. sonicbomb

    sonicbomb Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
    1187 Hunterwasser
    I use imgur
     
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  10. sofarsogood

    sofarsogood Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2014
    I display images on the forum occaisionally and do that by using the "upload a file" button available in the forum when creating a post. Why is that feature rarely mentioned here? For the uninitiated it's possible to upload a photo located in google photos or gooogle drive. Take a photo with your phone, upload too google photos then upload from there to the forum from any device you might be using to create a new post. As long as the forum provides that service why bother with anything else?
     
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  11. tazzle

    tazzle Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 5, 2014
    Athens, Greece
    I've had some problems recently directly embedding imgur images. Let me try right now, while logged in at imgur ...

    [​IMG]

    and, while not logged in ...

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. tazzle

    tazzle Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 5, 2014
    Athens, Greece
    Okay then! Like I said, I've TOTALLY HAD NO PROBLEMS ZERO PROBLEMS NONE directly embedding imgur images. :p :rolleyes:
     
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  13. Winblows

    Winblows Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2017
    Copenhagen (UTC+1)
  14. sonicbomb

    sonicbomb Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
    1187 Hunterwasser
    Problems with moggy dogs and burrito space kittens can be solved using a good firewall, but make sure it doesn't get too hot.
     
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  15. Mowgli

    Mowgli Runs with scissors Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mar 25, 2013
    Taxachusetts
    I used to always use Flickr. I still do sometimes but I usually use Facebook.
    Choose download this pic -> view all sizes -> choose size -> right click -> etc

    From my Flickr account - That time I gave Malcolm a splitting headache

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    Looks good to me

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Outcast

    Outcast Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 28, 2013
    Vermont
    I just use the iPhone app Tapatalk don't know who hosts the pics


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  17. ENAUD

    ENAUD falling, falling, down the rabbit hole... Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I just deleted all content there and requested my account to be closed. For about a year and a half the site has been unuseable to me anyways due to a bombardment of pop ups which freeze my computer up. Bummer that all those pics are gone, but they were all taken specifically for third party hosting in various places... oh well, it is what it is.
     
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  18. somdcomputerguy

    somdcomputerguy vaper dedicato Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 3, 2014
    Rupert, West Virginia
    I have embedded an image or two from my media library here, but mostly have just hotlinked a picture to a post I make. I prefer to do it that way because it uses up less space on the server(s). Now the pictures I have included in a post aren't that big, but a byte is a byte.. Well technically, a byte is eight characters, but that just shows the nerd side (as opposed to the geek side) of me, eh?
     
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  19. Alter

    Alter Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2013
    BC Canada
    Photobucket lately has been plagued with popup ads, slower than molasses loading and just plain not being user friendly anymore. Yesterday I got a "some features on your account will be disabled" email and YUP..they disabled my ability to upload a pic cause I tried. Its funny cause today is 9 years(July 8, 2008) when I created the account and now just going to abandon it to see if they decide to break my pic links, if they do that then... delete all 89 pics then account closed. I opened a Imgur account and kicked the bucket to the curb. Photobucket can kiss my A** if they think for one second that I'm going to pay to use their site.
     
  20. pennysmalls

    pennysmalls Squonkmeister Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 26, 2013
    Indiana
    14 years with Photobucket for us. It was great for photo sharing but wasn't used enough to warrant truly hurt feelings. I just deleted my account but only because I think how they did this was messed up. I remember years ago being a member of a few forums where we could link photos directly from our computer. Sure wish we could still do that.
     

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