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Author Topic: IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works; You May Need To Update Your TRs  (Read 1728 times)

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Photobucket just decided to charge $400/year to host your images. If you have anything uploaded and embedded there your images will no longer show up. You will need to re-upload and re-link from a different image host.

Personally, I need to redo all GIFs on my TRs now. (My images are hosted on Flickr, but my GIFs are on Photobucket.)

Of course the question is how do we know that your new host will not pull the same trick next week... Maybe it's time to have TR pictures hosted on the DDF side.

Mods - it seems that we'd need a mechanism for users to edit their old TR posts; I know I do. Maybe some sort of temporary permissions on a thread by thread basis.
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Mods - it seems that we'd need a mechanism for users to edit their old TR posts; I know I do.

Maybe some sort of temporary permissions on a thread by thread basis.
FTFY
TR's should have the ability to edit forever.
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FTFY
TR's should have the ability to edit forever.

Good point.

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Indeed. Over 10 BILLION images affected, all over the web.

Crazy.
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Good point.

Indeed. Over 10 BILLION images affected, all over the web.

Crazy.
Crazy for us consumers, smart (not nice) marketing/ransom technique for them.  If they want to go that way for business, it should be for future pictures, not those already"grandfathered" in.  Have you tried contacting them?

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When does this take effect? My Israel TR still shows the pics.

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When does this take effect? My Israel TR still shows the pics.

Being rolled out apparently; all my GIFs on DDF are already dead.

Been experimenting with GIPHY and it seems like a good platform so far.
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I'm sure if B&H and DansDeals went out against them we can get them to change their mind.

Hey, it worked on Google...

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I'm sure if B&H and DansDeals went out against them we can get them to change their mind.

Hey, it worked on Google...

ALOL
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Might just be easier to ask for admin rights.
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Might just be easier to ask for admin rights.

The wait time for that is like 5 years... :D
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The wait time for that is like 5 years... :D
Member since 2011

He might be next in line....
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He might be next in line....

5 years from the request, some are more prescient than others... ;)
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5 years from the request, some are more prescient than others... ;)
Lol
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Google might decide to start charging for gmail and all your old stuff on there in 10 years...