Important Notice: Photobucket Free Accounts No Longer Supported For Photo Hosting!

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Important Notice: Photobucket Free Accounts No Longer Supported For Photo Hosting!

toxophileken
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July 4th, 2017, 9:57 pm #1

It has been brought to my attention that Photobucket has unilaterally changed its terms of service.  From what I gather, Photobucket’s free accounts will no longer support third party hosting.  This is the reason for the many photos on our forum being replaced by a message from Photobucket to that effect.  Apparently, they intend to go forward with this, and in the end, no links from free accounts will be left intact.  




What does this mean for PaleoPlanet?  Well, since way back when we were on EZBoard and I first joined, Photobucket was the recommended hosting site for posting photos on PaleoPlanet.  In fact, when PP was transferred over to Yuku (their move, not our decision), Photobucket and Yuku were on such close terms that there is a Photobucket button to facilitate posting photos to our site.  So, it isn’t a stretch to guess that the majority of photos posted on PaleoPlanet are hosted by Photobucket.  It is probable that most people were using free Photobucket accounts, so the implications are that most of the photos on PaleoPlanet will disappear from their posts.




This situation is not limited to our forum.  All across the internet, people who have used Photobucket to host photos on their discussion forums are distressed and in turmoil.  Perhaps, with so much at stake, somebody will come up with or step up with a solution.




The worst thing about this situation is the potential that even fewer people will post photos on PaleoPlanet.  There are other free photo hosting sites, and I hope that those generous folks who post here will continue on with those.




We are looking into changes that will allow us to host our own photos, so that in the future, we will not suffer such a catastrophe again.




I bring this to your attention to let you know, if you are using a free Photobucket account, I advise you to stop doing so, as your efforts in posting photos will be soon vaporized by Photobucket.  Reportedly, Photobucket is offering third party photo hosting at a new rate of $400 per year.  There may be some of you out there that don’t have a problem paying that; but, if so,  I hope that instead of rewarding Photobucket for their abominable behavior, you would consider contributing funds towards rebuilding PaleoPlanet where we can be secure…. Preferably where posting photos is as easy as possible.




Thanks,




Ken Villars
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BrewerMo
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July 4th, 2017, 10:25 pm #2

This is a bummer......👎
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July 5th, 2017, 12:26 pm #3

I for one will not pay 400 bucks a year just to share my photo's on other sites. with that being said I will be removing all my photo's from photobucket and closing my acct. guess when every one does that they just might figure out that there are other hosting sites that will gladly take any and all who wants to share photo's. sorry Ken this has to happen. starbucks don't own photbucket does it? rofl



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Michael Bootz
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July 14th, 2017, 10:53 am #4

Everyone,
please do not delete images from your Photobucket accounts or delete the entire account!
We are looking for ways to either automatically restore or at least archive (for later manual restoration) the images at the moment.
Obviously, we won't be able to do anything if users delete the images.


Thanks!
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BrewerMo
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July 26th, 2017, 1:46 am #5

So..... I could use some help posting pictures now that the photobucket stuff doesn't work. What is everyone else using?
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Michael Bootz
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July 26th, 2017, 5:31 am #6

You could use the galleries of your Yuku account. Other than that, there are lots of other photo hosters like Photobucket out there. Postimage (https://postimages.org/) seems to be relatively popular at the moment.The problem with those photo hosters is that you never know when one will go out of business or go crazy like Photobucket...
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nogie1717
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July 26th, 2017, 1:05 pm #7

I use the Yuku images. It's kind of a pain, but not too bad once you get it figured out.
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BrewerMo
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July 26th, 2017, 1:19 pm #8

I could never find the yuku image deal. I only log on from my phone but use the "full site " option.?
Last edited by BrewerMo on July 26th, 2017, 1:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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July 26th, 2017, 2:46 pm #9

I`m not sure if you can add through mobile web browser. I`ve been using the Tapatalk app for uploading and it isn`t all that bad.
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BrewerMo
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July 26th, 2017, 5:18 pm #10

I opened the tapatalk deal and posted (I think) When I open paleoplanet without tap talk I can't seem to find my post. It did seem easy to post pictures with that app tho.
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Michael Bootz
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July 26th, 2017, 5:52 pm #11

BrewerMo wrote:
I could never find the yuku image deal. I only log on from my phone but use the "full site " option.?
Are you using Android? I've never tried anything else, but on Android I can't see the link to the Yuku image galleries if I use the "mobile" view. If I switch to "Desktop" view (on the bottom of the page) then I see the "Images" link (on the top of the page).

Switch to "Desktop" view:


Link to Yuku image galleries in "Desktop" view:
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BrewerMo
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July 26th, 2017, 10:07 pm #12

Alright, I figured out how to post from the "postimages" site. Thank you guys for all the help. Michael, I have found the and set up an album on here, but don't know how to attach the picture in a post.
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trapsetter1
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July 27th, 2017, 3:46 am #13

I too set up an acct. with postimage thanks Michael.



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August 1st, 2017, 2:28 pm #14

For those interested. Tapatalk is a super user friendly platform for photos..I used to not even upload because of how complicated it was. Now that I have tapatalk I will be posting more pics because of how easy it is.

Sent from my SM-G928P using Tapatalk
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January 23rd, 2018, 2:17 am #15

I have just gone through my old PITH posts and deleted the Photobucket links and reposted photos directly to the threads. That was a lot of work, but I think it solved the problem for me. In one post I had to delete all the content and then refill the space, because Photobucket seemed to have my post by the throat preventing me from doing what I wanted. Posting photos is now easy, and the size restriction is not confining.

I hope this is actually working so that others can see them. I sure can.

WA
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