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  • #28809

    Royjess
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    There is an online petition to reverse the third party hosting rules, I’ve signed it, but I can’t see how the government can legally intervene

    https://www.change.org/p/photobucket-reverse-the-photobucket-third-party-rule

    However, I really think that Photobucket has really shot themselves in the foot as the image that they have used to replace all our photos with, is probably the most posted image ever posted on the web and the image is really advertising why you should never use photobucket

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    #28811

    TheGunslinger
    Participant

    They finally got mine too, the rotten bastards.

    #28812

    BradM73
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    Photobucket has always been crap. Get Flickr, it’s far better.

    Also, isn’t there a time limit for imgur? I thought if you uploaded a photo there, the link only lasted for like 3 or 6 months? I could be wrong or it may have changed since I last used it. Cheers.

    #28906

    Royjess
    Participant

    I’ve just found out that there are plugins for Chrome and Firefox to circumvent the Photobucket restriction.

    If you install it in your browser, you should be able to see again the pictures that were blocked when Photobucket made its ‘changes’.

    The links to the plugins are –

    Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/photobucket-embedded-fix/?src=search

    Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/photobucket-embed-fix/naolkcpnnlofnnghnmfegnfnflicjjgj?hl=en

    I use Chrome and have installed the add-on.

    Don’t know if this will last. But at least is good to read old threads again.

    This fix doesn’t mess with your account, it doesn’t require any login or password.

    Only those people that install this fix in their browsers will be able to see the blocked images.

    #28907

    BradM73
    Participant

    @Royjess. Also, keep in mind that Change.org isn’t a government entity, nor would any government likely waste its time on something so trivial.

    Photobucket has always been terrible. I don’t even know why people ever used it. Flickr has always been far superior, and a year or two ago, they went free and it’s been reliable ever since. Even if you go with Flickr Pro, it’s only like $50 bucks a year, so affordable.

    Photobucket is just shooting themselves in the foot over the photo linking thing. They should at least have affordable plans that are competitive with Flickr and other image hosting sites, but I’m not their CEO. Oh well.

    #28909

    Royjess
    Participant

    @BradM73 I never expected that Change.org would actually physically reverse anything, but it’s a great way to indirectly voice your dismay as well as posting my dismay on Photobucket Facebook page.

    I’ve almost replace all my photos on other forums with other web hosting sites. I’m currently using up to 6 different photo hosting sites as not to put all my eggs into one basket, as well as making back up copies of the my photos along with labelling them.

    I’m currently using these

    https://cubeupload.com/
    https://vgy.me/
    https://www.google.com/photos/about/ you will also need the code generator too for Google photos https://ctrlq.org/google/photos/
    https://imgur.com/
    https://www.flickr.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/ Make a private folder and take your URL from the folder not the time line

    Any of the above could go the same way as Photobucket or even completely cease operation all together

    There are many forums like this site that don’t allow you to edit your post after so many minutes after your original post. So to view the pics you will need to download the above plug in’s providing that you are using the Firefox or Chrome browser. The other alternative is to right click where the photo is Suppose to be and open up the image in a new tab or window which is a pain in the backside.

    I’ve down loaded the Chrome browser plugin and I’ve almost replaced all my Photobucket pics on other forums, so I personally will soon be completely rid of Photobucket.

    Photobucket are apparently doing very well since the photo linking change and they have many new customers joined and happily paid for the 400 Euro service, not realising that Photobucket was once free

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by  Royjess.
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    #28915

    BradM73
    Participant

    “Photobucket are apparently doing very well since the photo linking change and they have many new customers joined and happily paid for the 400 Euro service, not realizing that Photobucket was once free”

    Is it $400 per year? That’s crazy. Even Flickr Pro is only $50 USD per year, and I think it’s light years better than PB.

    I get what you’re saying about Change.org, but I think it’s just there for people to voice their frustrating. People really need to hurt Photobucket where their pocketbook is by refusing to do business with them, but some people might be so desperately imbedded into Photobucket that they’ll gladly pay the ransom fee to get public access to their photos back.

    #28916

    Royjess
    Participant

    We need to come to terms with the fact that Photobucke new T&C’s are hear to stay.

    Photobucket will lose customers, but with the hefty 400 euro price tag, this will compensate the lost of customers. Also the less customers they have the less expenditure they they will have, so their profit margins will be bigger.

    As a internet browser, we have 2 options

    1. Right click any blocked photos and open up the image in new tab/window
    2. Use a plug in as in the above link

    As a diary builder/blogger

    1. Do nothing and let the internet browsers use the above methods to view your pics
    2. Save your pics to a new photo hosting site and edit your posts with the new URL/BBcode (Recommended)
    3. On a site like this where you can’t edit your post, start a new thread and copy and paste you old diary with the new URL/BBcode (Recommended)
    4. There is another Photobucket workaround which I don’t advocate, as you will be in breach of the Photobucket T&C’s and could be classified as stealing/theft. If you get caught, you may have your Photobucket account suspended, losing all your photos as well as may lead to prosecution. The following Photobucket work around currently works at time of post. Edit your posts and add the following posted below to your URL/BBcode

    ~original

    #28917

    Royjess
    Participant

    An example how you would use the Photobucket workaround

    Please note that spaces have been added to prevent embedding on the examples

    Before

    [ img]http: //i96.photobucket.com/albums/l161/royjess/509c893f-744c-4149-97bf-2826956b20e8_zpsb858453b.jpg[ /img]

    Now by adding ~original

    [ img]http: //i96.photobucket.com/albums/l161/royjess/509c893f-744c-4149-97bf-2826956b20e8_zpsb858453b.jpg~original[ /img]

    (again I don’t advocate using the Photobucket work around)

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