Photo bucket charging $399.00 per year

Photo bucket charging $399.00 per year

Joined: May 18th, 2010, 2:28 am

July 19th, 2017, 2:17 am #1

Photo Bucket has blocked all my photos here, unless I pay a $399.00 fee per year, to upload what they call, 3rd party hosting.
I guess my photo posting is over here if I can't post directly from my computer.
I noticed I am not the only one this has happened to.
Dave
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store photos at home only
store photos at home only

July 19th, 2017, 2:35 am #2

extortion
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Joined: September 23rd, 2016, 2:33 pm

July 19th, 2017, 9:20 am #3

Photo Bucket has blocked all my photos here, unless I pay a $399.00 fee per year, to upload what they call, 3rd party hosting.
I guess my photo posting is over here if I can't post directly from my computer.
I noticed I am not the only one this has happened to.
Dave
Use www.imgur.com

It is free and you can hot-link to third party sites. They also, when you click your picture, the ability to copy and paste known methods of using your pictures, such as HTML, a direct link, BB code etc.

I am unsure which method is used by network54. Lets try:

Image link:
http://imgur.com/9UFPPAo

Direct link:


Markdown link:
[Imgur]()

HTML:


BBCode:
[/img]

Linked BBCode:
[url=<img src="[img<span class="link">http://i.imgur.com/9UFPPAo.png" alt="[linked image]"></span>[/img][/url]
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Joined: August 30th, 2003, 2:36 pm

July 19th, 2017, 10:16 am #4

Photo Bucket has blocked all my photos here, unless I pay a $399.00 fee per year, to upload what they call, 3rd party hosting.
I guess my photo posting is over here if I can't post directly from my computer.
I noticed I am not the only one this has happened to.
Dave
Photo Bucket is out of my control. Their new policy has caused great damage to this site since much of our legacy material is now lost.

You can post pictures from anywhere as long as you have a URL. You just give the URL starting with http://
One alternative for everyone is for you to send the pictures to me via email and I can add them to your post. It helps if you give them simple names such as you initials followed by consecutive numbers.

I wish there was a better way, but I really do not want to change vendors for the forum. We have too much invested in it.

Joe

PS. If you have important pictures from past post send them to me and I can go back and edit the posts to reinsert the pictures.



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Joined: September 23rd, 2016, 2:33 pm

July 19th, 2017, 11:18 am #5

Photo Bucket has blocked all my photos here, unless I pay a $399.00 fee per year, to upload what they call, 3rd party hosting.
I guess my photo posting is over here if I can't post directly from my computer.
I noticed I am not the only one this has happened to.
Dave
Unfortunately there is not much that can be done other than as you said, manually altering people's images which given this site and it's context, is probably a full time job for the next 2 years. People can get their images back:http://support.photobucket.com/hc/en-us ... ing-Albums

But, again, needs manually altering to put them back which would be a massive undertaking for you and other admins.

It might actually make more sense to start over with a new forum solution, something modern that lets you control things better, add features and then people will be able to edit their own posts if you don't restrict it, so in the future if any such thing happens, they could fix their own images.

This forum system you use is a major major pain and I have seen before you mention that the legacy is what has made you not consider switching. Perhaps this is the absolute best time, now that the main service people have been using for images is trying to gouge people into paying VAST sums of money.
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Joined: September 23rd, 2016, 2:33 pm

July 19th, 2017, 11:51 am #6

Photo Bucket has blocked all my photos here, unless I pay a $399.00 fee per year, to upload what they call, 3rd party hosting.
I guess my photo posting is over here if I can't post directly from my computer.
I noticed I am not the only one this has happened to.
Dave
A quick temporary fix. Use chrome and get this extension:https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... n?hl=en-GB

then add a rule:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/261154

Then make sure the three blue buttons are lit blue for from, to, 3rd and then press custom on the right side and press URL.

It should look like this:


Also disable the blue 3rd button at the bottom right so the bottom row looks like this:


This is only temporary but will again begin showing the images to people using the extension. What this does is fake the referer so that the image's website (photocrapit) thinks the image is being accessed from it's own website. So you can then download the image, upload it to imgur.com and then edit the post with the new direct link.

This is the very best I can offer you to preserve your images.
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Joined: September 23rd, 2016, 2:33 pm

July 19th, 2017, 11:53 am #7

Photo Bucket has blocked all my photos here, unless I pay a $399.00 fee per year, to upload what they call, 3rd party hosting.
I guess my photo posting is over here if I can't post directly from my computer.
I noticed I am not the only one this has happened to.
Dave
using the above method, here is what the folowing thread looks like when I view it with the extension enabled and configured as I have suggested:http://www.network54.com/Forum/261154/t ... /any+idea-

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Joined: September 23rd, 2016, 2:33 pm

July 19th, 2017, 11:55 am #8

Photo Bucket has blocked all my photos here, unless I pay a $399.00 fee per year, to upload what they call, 3rd party hosting.
I guess my photo posting is over here if I can't post directly from my computer.
I noticed I am not the only one this has happened to.
Dave
Actually to clarify, using this method if you "save as" on the image that now appears, it will download the fake square "pay us money" image. So you much "Copy image" when you right click it, then you can go to imgur.com and press Ctrl + V and paste it there and it will upload and then you can use this new image.
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Joined: September 23rd, 2016, 2:33 pm

July 19th, 2017, 12:15 pm #9

Photo Bucket has blocked all my photos here, unless I pay a $399.00 fee per year, to upload what they call, 3rd party hosting.
I guess my photo posting is over here if I can't post directly from my computer.
I noticed I am not the only one this has happened to.
Dave
An old thread but there is an email for someone who supposedly made something to migrate a network54 site to vbulletin (non-free but best in the world forum system)https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/forum/v ... -migration

Maybe that person can do such a thing again?
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July 19th, 2017, 6:47 pm #10

Photo Bucket has blocked all my photos here, unless I pay a $399.00 fee per year, to upload what they call, 3rd party hosting.
I guess my photo posting is over here if I can't post directly from my computer.
I noticed I am not the only one this has happened to.
Dave
David, there is some hope .............

Photobucket's decision is not very popular amongst lots of other sites on the 'net, so hopefully some "peer pressure" will convince them to adopt a less costly position!
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