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Discussion in 'Site Feedback and Help' started by retired1, Jul 4, 2017.

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  1. mikepetro

    mikepetro Vape Geek Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Questions for Admins.

    Is it possible...........


    That someone could write a script for a given user, upon that user's request, i.e. write the script so that you just plug in the username variable once the request was officially made.
    1. That gave links to any posts that contained "photobucket" in the path of images?
    2. Then allow that user "edit" privileges over just those posts for "X" amount of time?
    I for one have hundreds of pis scattered across dozens of threads, many of which are hundreds of pages long. Except for 2 or 3 threads, I wouldnt even know where to find them all.

    I would love to go in and fix my history, as without the pics many/most of those posts are now worthless.


    I know this was deemed unfeasable, but I know I could give a simple search and replace set of strings that would fix all my posts.
    • Replace "http://*.photobucket.com/*/mike_petro"
    • With "https:/newpath.com/gallery/images"
    • this assumes the filnames themselves havent changed, which in my case they havent as I kept Photosucket's mangled filenames.
    This would fix probably 99% of my broken posts.
     
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  2. MikeE3

    MikeE3 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 23, 2011
    Skippack, PA
    Well at least you saved me the trouble of trying again. I was just about to do that whilst sipping some coffee.
     
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  3. retired1

    retired1 Administrator Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2013
    Texas
    Doesn't quite work that way with forum software. As I stated earlier, it would have to be done directly in the database, and that's not something that's going to be taken lightly on a site of this size.

    Seems some of the addon developers are busy making addons that will allow a site to scrape the URLs and then save the images locally. This is something I'll need to discuss at length with the higher ups.
     
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  4. MikeE3

    MikeE3 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 23, 2011
    Skippack, PA
    Well I was annoyed, yet again, with FotoBucket as the removed their link to contact customer support. (Least I could find it). I had a prior contact email so I just email with this addy: "support @ photo bucket.com".

    I emailed 'it' asking if they disabled album downloads because for the past 2 days I have not been able to do a download.

    Much to my surprise, 3 hrs later I had this response. Maybe there's hope for my downloads. There's nothing important 'up there'. It's just a matter of principle now.

    Hello there!

    We are very sorry for the inconvenience that this has caused you. This is a known issue affecting several users and our engineering team is troubleshooting the problem. We will get this resolved as soon as we can!

    In the meantime, you can still download your images with the following steps

    • Step 1. Login to your Photobucket Account

    • Step 2. Navigate to your library page

    • Step 3. View a photo and click the download button

    • Step 4. The picture will be saved to your computer
    Thank you for your patience and again, we are terribly sorry for this inconvenience!
     
  5. Robino1

    Robino1 ECF Moderator Senior Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I kinda feel bad for the customer service people having to deal their corporate leaders decisions.

    Not fair to them, they didn't change the policy.
     
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  6. MikeE3

    MikeE3 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 23, 2011
    Skippack, PA
    Well it's been 6 days and the FuBucket engineers haven't fixed the download album issue. But, for $2 i found a way to do it. I loaded Chrome to my Macbook, then added this add-on for $2. It adds it's own download button to your FuBucket pages. I successfully download all 3700+ pics's from my 28 albums. Worked liked a charm. The largest album had 883 pic's and it went pretty quick.

    Photobucket Album Downloader (Unlimit)
     
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  7. mikepetro

    mikepetro Vape Geek Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Good find!
     
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  8. Outcast

    Outcast Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 28, 2013
    Vermont
    How dose Tapatalk do it who is hosting the pics


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  9. Robino1

    Robino1 ECF Moderator Senior Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I can't get tapatalk to post pictures for me. I can't post pictures until I get on my desktop.
     
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  10. Tonee N

    Tonee N Vaping Master Verified Member

    Mar 24, 2017
    Nevada
    Tada! It's like magic![​IMG]

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
     
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  11. 90VG

    90VG Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 19, 2016
    5000' in Nevada
    I'm pretty good at any database, even if I've never seen it before. I've even written my own DB system from scratch. One person could easily do it, but to do it for one person that maintained the obfuscated filenames and just change the domain would be a lot of trust passed around just for you.

    My guess, isn't going to happen, but I could do it in about an hour if given access.
     
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  12. Winblows

    Winblows Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 10, 2017
    Copenhagen (UTC+1)
    Of course it is possible for a DBA.
    The only needed for this operation are pairs of filenames
    <old>, <new>
    and some DBA action.
     
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  13. retired1

    retired1 Administrator Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2013
    Texas
    Again, we're looking into an addon that does this. As for manually going into the DB, not going to happen.
     
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  14. Winblows

    Winblows Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 10, 2017
    Copenhagen (UTC+1)
    heard!
     
  15. 90VG

    90VG Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 19, 2016
    5000' in Nevada
    Exactly. It's just not worth the possible outcome.
     
  16. Evi|grin

    Evi|grin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 21, 2013
  17. mikepetro

    mikepetro Vape Geek Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Didnt work for me in Firefox.
     
  18. Evi|grin

    Evi|grin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 21, 2013
    Works fine for me in both Firefox and Chrome under Win8.1 and Win7
     
  19. mikepetro

    mikepetro Vape Geek Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Maybe thats it, I am on Win10.
     
  20. Evi|grin

    Evi|grin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 21, 2013
    Try clearing the browser cache

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    Cached Web Content
    Clear Now
     

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