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Title: [UPDATE: Some Flickr Accts, Too] IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works
Post by: Something Fishy on July 03, 2017, 10:37:59 AM
Update 11/01/18: Some Flickr accounts may also be affected. See this post for details.

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.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works; You May Need To Update Your TRs
Post by: davidmal on July 03, 2017, 10:50:01 AM
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.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works; You May Need To Update Your TRs
Post by: AJK on July 03, 2017, 10:56:01 AM
Oiy va voy.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works; You May Need To Update Your TRs
Post by: Something Fishy on July 03, 2017, 11:05:06 AM
FTFY
TR's should have the ability to edit forever.

Good point.

Oiy va voy.

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

Crazy.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works; You May Need To Update Your TRs
Post by: srap on July 03, 2017, 12:44:52 PM
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?
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works; You May Need To Update Your TRs
Post by: Joe4007 on July 03, 2017, 06:34:20 PM
When does this take effect? My Israel TR (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=42756.0) still shows the pics.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works; You May Need To Update Your TRs
Post by: Something Fishy on July 04, 2017, 11:56:27 PM
When does this take effect? My Israel TR (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=42756.0) 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.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works; You May Need To Update Your TRs
Post by: MeirS on July 05, 2017, 12:06:03 AM
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...
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works; You May Need To Update Your TRs
Post by: Something Fishy on July 05, 2017, 12:06:36 AM
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
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works; You May Need To Update Your TRs
Post by: davidmal on July 05, 2017, 12:22:06 AM
Might just be easier to ask for admin rights.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works; You May Need To Update Your TRs
Post by: AsherO on July 05, 2017, 01:33:24 AM
Might just be easier to ask for admin rights.

The wait time for that is like 5 years... :D
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works; You May Need To Update Your TRs
Post by: davidmal on July 05, 2017, 08:44:18 AM
The wait time for that is like 5 years... :D
Member since 2011

He might be next in line....
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works; You May Need To Update Your TRs
Post by: AsherO on July 05, 2017, 08:58:39 AM
Member since 2011

He might be next in line....

5 years from the request, some are more prescient than others... ;)
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works; You May Need To Update Your TRs
Post by: davidmal on July 05, 2017, 08:59:09 AM
5 years from the request, some are more prescient than others... ;)
Lol
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works; You May Need To Update Your TRs
Post by: Moshe123 on July 05, 2017, 09:04:38 AM
Google might decide to start charging for gmail and all your old stuff on there in 10 years...
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works; You May Need To Update Your TRs
Post by: AsherO on July 09, 2017, 02:24:51 AM
Google might decide to start charging for gmail and all your old stuff on there in 10 years...

The difference is you don't have things directly linking to your gmail, and the vultures would be ready to pounce and take your business if Google doesn't want it.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works; You May Need To Update Your TRs
Post by: davidmal on July 09, 2017, 09:31:08 AM
The difference is you don't have things directly linking to your gmail, and the vultures would be ready to pounce and take your business if Google doesn't want it.
Correct since gmail would allow you to export.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works; You May Need To Update Your TRs
Post by: CS1 on September 17, 2017, 09:05:53 PM
When does this take effect? My Israel TR (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=42756.0) still shows the pics.

your TR links are dead. And mine are, too. Have you found a solution?
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works; You May Need To Update Your TRs
Post by: Joe4007 on September 17, 2017, 09:23:35 PM
your TR links are dead. And mine are, too. Have you found a solution?
Nops. @Mods do we get access to modify the TR's?
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works; You May Need To Update Your TRs
Post by: Something Fishy on September 17, 2017, 09:25:33 PM
Nops. @Mods do we get access to modify the TR's?

Quote your TR, copy and paste into a PM, make edits as needed, and send it to me to be updated.

Important: make sure to remove the quote tags before sending or saving the PM, otherwise your changes will be lost.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works; You May Need To Update Your TRs
Post by: Joe4007 on September 17, 2017, 09:27:02 PM
Quote your TR, copy and paste into a PM, make edits as needed, and send it to me to be updated.
Will do. Thanks!
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works; You May Need To Update Your TRs
Post by: Something Fishy on September 17, 2017, 09:30:24 PM
Will do. Thanks!

👍
Make sure to see the note I just added above.
Title: Re: IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works; You May Need To Update Your TRs
Post by: Something Fishy on September 17, 2017, 09:38:53 PM
Wiki added.
Title: Re: [UPDATE: Some Flickr Accts, Too] IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works
Post by: Something Fishy on November 01, 2018, 12:33:43 PM
And now Flickr joins the bandwagon. There is a new limit on free accounts to 1000 pictures and/or videos, down from the previous 1TB of storage. If you have a paid Pro account or fewer than 1000 files, your existing files will not be affected.

However, if you have
a. a free account, and
b. more than 1000 pictures and/or videos
your older files will be deleted until you have only 1000 remaining. If these files are embedded in your TRs they will disappear.

Solutions:
- Pay for Pro and maintain your unlimited account (I do, but admittedly I don't think that there is a need for most to do so). If you upgrade before 11/30, you can get 30% off (https://www.flickr.com/account/upgrade/pro).
- Prune your collection manually to below 1000 files
- Make a bunch of separate accounts and go to town.
- Move everything to a different host, keeping in mind that free is free and no one knows what will happen to your new account in the future.

If you decide to do the latter, see the wiki for instructions on ow to update your TRs.

More info:
http://blog.flickr.net/en/2018/11/01/changing-flickr-free-accounts-1000-photos/
https://petapixel.com/2018/11/01/flickr-limits-free-plan-to-1000-photos-upgrades-pro-members/
https://www.dpreview.com/news/0022573882/flickr-makes-changes-to-free-paid-accounts-with-new-login-revamped-storage
Title: Re: [UPDATE: Some Flickr Accts, Too] IMPORTANT: Photobucket Hosting No Longer Works
Post by: @Yehuda on November 01, 2018, 02:06:12 PM
Sheesh.