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

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

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  1. Winblows

    Winblows Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2017
    Copenhagen (UTC+1)
    Aha! So what you suggest is "write an email to the entire internet" with the information above? Interesting idea...
    Do you really mean that?
     
  2. Evi|grin

    Evi|grin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 21, 2013
    Geez its common knowledge this addon exists. Its available directly through the Chrome store and Firefox. I highly doubt my little post here is going to set off any alarms about a work around.

    This isnt some big secret unless you only come here... i guess. Im surpised all the IT type people here were not already aware of it.
    photbucket embedded fix addon - Google Search
     
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  3. retired1

    retired1 Administrator Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 5, 2013
    Texas
    Most of the "IT" people quit using Photobucket years ago in favor of superior alternatives.
     
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  4. mikepetro

    mikepetro Vape Geek Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    I have tried the Firefox addon both at home and here at work, neither seems to work for me.

    Do you see the pics in this thread?

    The "Girlie" Mod
     
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  5. Winblows

    Winblows Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2017
    Copenhagen (UTC+1)
    ... or in other words - most "IT" people spends their time on other exciting activities than looking for Photobucket superior alternatives :)
     
  6. Evi|grin

    Evi|grin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 21, 2013
    No because it says the picture has been moved/missing. I get a box with a small red X in the lower right corner. This forum software might cache pictures on their end too. I ran into this with a forum that switched from vBulletin to this software. I found if i try to edit a older post i could see the pic in the edit window or if i clicked on the pic i could see it.

    Can you see these pics?...I can and im 100% user they were not moved because the owner died. There are hundreds of PB pics here.
    TGinPA Pressure Trace Data thread | Doug's Message Boards
     
  7. Evi|grin

    Evi|grin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 21, 2013
    So you feel you are above helping those that have not moved to imgur or other hosts.....Thank you, that clears it up quite well. Good thing i dont feel the same way and came along to help people then.

    I use imgur and im a admin on phpBB based forum. Oddly that does not prevent me from trying to find solutions for others when i can.
     
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  8. mikepetro

    mikepetro Vape Geek Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Yes, I can see those.

    And yes, ECF is mangling the link somehow in my threads.
    Code:
    https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/proxy.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fi938.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fad223%2Fmike_petro%2FDSCN0540_zps419f1e87.jpg&hash=43a10698ca9a97206c352efb7333ecb8
    And Yes, I can see old Photsucket pics on my own phpBB forum as well with this addon.

    Looks like ECF mangled the links enough that this addon wont work here.
     
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  9. Evi|grin

    Evi|grin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 21, 2013
    Then the fix is working for you if you can see those pics. Its this forum software which i do hate BTW. Its been a nightmare for tons of users on a deer hunting forum that switched from vBulletin also.
     
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  10. retired1

    retired1 Administrator Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2013
    Texas
    XF takes images and adds them to a proxy in order to keep a secure connection, which makes it light years ahead of other forum solutions that tend to leave hot linked images on an insecure link.
     
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  11. Evi|grin

    Evi|grin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 21, 2013
    We have a WINNER!!!!
    This addon for Chrome DOES let me see all the pics in the "Girlie" mod thread!!!!
    Photobucket Hotlink Fix

    Double Winner!...Firefox version also works in the "Girlie" mod thread!!
    Photobucket Hotlink Fix

    I removed both the other embed fixes first BTW.
     
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  12. mikepetro

    mikepetro Vape Geek Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Yippee Kiyaaaa

    It works a charm!!!!

    Thank you, will be crossposting this one.

    Thank you Sir!
     
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  13. Evi|grin

    Evi|grin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 21, 2013
    Glad to help. While not THE solution it does repair some old topics and gives you a chance to more easily download the pics again. The other fix wasn't the best for "copy image" or "save image as" but this one seems to work sofar.

    That link i posted with pressure trace pics was critical data and a total PITA to save using the FireFox Screenshots feature. As i mentioned the owner died, that data is EXTREMELY expensive and time consuming to duplicate again. "Save Image As" often just resulted in a corrupted image.

    So your quest to repair Xenforo PB links also fixed my problem. ;)
     
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  14. rberrios
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    Nov 29, 2017
  15. MikeE3

    MikeE3 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 23, 2011
    Skippack, PA
    Huh! ... I haven't used Photobucket since the fiasco last year when they suddenly changed to a paid service and broke a bajillion linked photo's around the world.

    Yesterday I noticed in some of the old threads/posts where I had linked to my Photobucket pictures, they are being displayed again.

    So, I went to Photobucket and they are advertising now at $1.99/month or $19.99/yr to host 3rd party pictures. I haven't paid that subscriptions but it looks like all the broken links from the past are now working again.

    Anyone else see these for their old linked pictures to Photobucket?

    Anyone else even still subscribed to this thread? :blush:
     
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  16. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Pa,LandOfTaxes
    That would be great if all old pictures came back. I would even pay just to see them again. Bu, I have never used them in particular for hosting. Easier elsewhere.
     
  17. ENAUD

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

    Yes, it seems they have freed the previous linked photos and the new management is saying they want to earn back trust...I think new images will require the rather fairly priced fees.
     
  18. mikepetro

    mikepetro Vape Geek Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Unfortunately mine dont show. I deleted my account a few weeks ago. I gave them 6 months to be reasonable, they didnt, so I left.

    "Trust" hahahaaaaa, never again! Had they done something reasonable like this to begin with, I might have considered it. But holding my content hostage with no warning, and then demanding unreasonable fees, nope, never again! Do me once, shame on you, do me twice.............

    I host and control my own photos now, for about the same price as their $1.99 plan, but I get a lot more for the money.

    BTW, as a new user, when I go to their website I dont see that $1.99 plan, only their $400 plan.
     
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  19. 90VG

    90VG Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 19, 2016
    5000' in Nevada
    These days, you can just copy/paste directly.
     
  20. MikeE3

    MikeE3 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 23, 2011
    Skippack, PA
    FWIW ...

    Photobucket Special Offer

    I didn't close my acc't or delete my pictures. It was my way of 'saying' fine then, I won't use you ... but I'll take up some of your storage space any way.
     
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  21. Winblows

    Winblows Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2017
    Copenhagen (UTC+1)
    Is it possible to download a whole album from Photobucket ?
     

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