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Old 07-14-2017, 12:51 AM   #1
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Default Photobucket images - not for forum use

Recently the image hosting service Photobucket changed their terms of use for account holders and no longer allow embedded images to be displayed on forums. As a result the forum had many threads lose their photo documentation.

Moving forward we will disallow links to Photobucket and ask that you store your images with the posted text that they were intended to augment, here on the forum.

Forum members can store images posts and threads using the attachment option found in the advanced reply editor or in photo albums set up in individual profiles. There is no cost to store images here and this will ensure that your content is not diminished by an image hosting service changing their minds about how your content is handled. Thanks for understanding.
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Old 07-14-2017, 01:09 AM   #2
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Old 07-14-2017, 01:13 AM   #3
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The problem of fixing all the broken links still remains.
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Thanks Janet, that will prevent future issues. I have been storing on the site for quite some time, and it is quick and easy.

Do you know if it is possible to download my pix from Photobucket and somehow keep their Photobucket link information with them, so I can match up to my old post and get pix back in (assuming you allow editing of old posts)?
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It's water over the dam for me. I have 600 images in my Photobucket Class B library alone and probably more than 2,000 images in all that were solely for 3rd party hosting. Most all my Photobucket Class B library is hosted here. I'm not about to take the time to fix them even if editing was enabled again. The Photobucket uploads were not originals. They were prepared with average JPEG at 640 x 480 resolution. I would also have to search them and prepare them again from my computer's library which is over 40,000 strong. I never upload originals.

Photobucket has to relent on 3rd party post prior to their policy change. If they don't I sincerely hope they fail.
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Good information to know. Air Forums restricts memory for photo posting unless one is a supporting (paying) member, but even with that, uploads are cumbersome and many members struggle with it, especially when using mobile devices. Many of us use Imgur for the ease of use that it presents.
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It says my limit is 48 photos here and I have 13 uploaded already. So I assume my contribution would run out rather fast considering I've added so much more from Photobucket.

I might check out Imgur. Smartphones account for more than 85% of photos posted to the Internet I believe I read. If it can't be done easily with a smartphone a site will be missing out.
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Somehow, all my Photobucket linked images have reappeared. I didn't do it so thanks you to whoever did.

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Yup... the links have reappeared, not just here, but in other sites too.

PB must have realized that the move is suicidal.

Their web traffic went to zero, so did the ad revenue.

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PB must have realized that the move is suicidal.

Their web traffic went to zero, so did the ad revenue.
They must have hired a rocket scientist.
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