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Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by Tom Lewis, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Don Hanson III

    Don Hanson III KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2002
  2. Geoff Flato

    Geoff Flato KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 23, 2017
    It's cheaper to host your own pictures with one of the web hosting sites (GoDaddy, ect) than to pay photobuckets new prices.
    And if someone with as stone age of a computer ability as me can figure out their website builder, anyone can
     
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  3. Don Hanson III

    Don Hanson III KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2002
    My web site is with GoDaddy and I can't do it. My wife built the site and it's all computer code. No template or easy way to do it.
     

  4. I have been looking everywhere and can't find the "upload a file" button. I'm guessing that's a feature only paid members can use...
     
  5. john april

    john april KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 27, 2006
    wow, 12 years of photos gone... at the least, they should have left all the old photos and only applied the new stipulations to newly uploaded stuff. thousands of works in progress and how-to tutorials have disappeared across many hobbies from this :(
     
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  6. Don Hanson III

    Don Hanson III KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2002
    It probably is. On my screen it lower right corner between, the 'Post Reply' & 'More Options' buttons.
     
  7. Don Hanson III

    Don Hanson III KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2002
    Millions of photos and videos on many forums.
     
  8. Geoff Flato

    Geoff Flato KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 23, 2017
    I would be totally lost with that as well... I used the relitivly new website builder they offer. Sort of like a CAD/CAM program. You just make everything look how you want it to on a template, and it does all the coding automatically. The hosting with that system starts around $10 a month, and comes standard with 250 photos
    You could upgrade it to thousands of pictures before coming close to what photobucket costs.

    It's another option at least. And at least with hosting your own pictures you'll never have to worry about something like this mess happening.
     
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  9. Don Hanson III

    Don Hanson III KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 3, 2002
    We pay $100 per year for the site hosting and get way more than 250 photos. Had it since 2002... I'm sure my wife could set up a page on our site to host extra photos and I could copy/paste from there? I'll ask her.

    I also would not mind paying PB $100 per year, but not $400.
     
  10. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
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    If you do not want to play around with image size try this free app.
     
  11. Willie71

    Willie71 Hobbyist Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 23, 2013
    I've been using Flickr, which is pretty simple, and so far free.
     
  12. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    Yeah, bud, that was what I was pointing to.

    Nasty business.

     
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  13. bbingenheimer

    bbingenheimer KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Mar 4, 2010
    I just found out Photo bucket is holding all my images hostage. Luckily I save all the pro images to my desktop. I just opened up a Flickr account. Testing right now. Let me know if you can see the image.

    Thanks Bing

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Knife freaky

    Knife freaky Gold Member Gold Member

    297
    Dec 1, 2016
    Yep! Lookin good!
     
  15. Erin Burke

    Erin Burke KnifeMaker...ish Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 19, 2003
    I've been using Flickr for the better part of a decade. Pricing is reasonable at ~$44 for two years of Flickr Pro (unlimited). I had some intermittent hickups with their servers a couple of years back, but all issues have been resolved for awhile now.
    Erin
     
  16. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    I would be immensely cautious about using 'free' hosting services. It's not to say that a paid service can't jack their pricing up and make it difficult, but I can't remember seeing an instance of that. It was stated earlier... nothing is free.
     
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  17. Geoff Flato

    Geoff Flato KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    May 23, 2017
    Well said. I'll use Imgur for posting here, but I keep everything backed up separately. I've gotten very anal about that after a dieing computer cost me a couple years worth of pictures and documents. Everything, not just knife stuff.
    I'd highly recommend everyone have at least one or two CDs or flash drives with their pictures on in addition to the hosting of your choice. That way if something like this happens you'll still have everything saved, and not be held hostage by anyone
     
  18. S.Alexander

    S.Alexander KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 7, 2013
    There is a workaround for photobucket that works for now... At the end of the photo link, manually enter ~original

    Eta- that said, PB is not a site that I will be using anymore. The above is just a temporary workaround.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    This might be the end of photobucket.

    I just switched to postimg.org for now untill I set up a website myself and host my own pics
     
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  20. Knife freaky

    Knife freaky Gold Member Gold Member

    297
    Dec 1, 2016
    I agree. I think everyone's fed up with Photobucket. Plus there's so many better options.

    Daniel.
     

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