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Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by VANCE, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. pertinux


    Feb 1, 2012

    Yes, that.

    Perhaps a dense question, but-- what do image hosting sites intend for customers/consumers to do with the variety of pre-formatted image links they all provide if not post them in various places on the web...?

    ~ P.
  2. Rick Marchand

    Rick Marchand Donkey on the Edge Moderator

    Jan 6, 2005
    What a silly question to ask, you crazy-head. The links are obviously put there to test you... kind of a "forbidden fruit" type thing. Eden is lost forever!
  3. hasco

    hasco Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    Man. This stinks. Going through some of those old threads is not the same. I use photobucket but my pics are still there. Maybe if I never try to post a pic through them again?

    They waited until we were good and hooked...... then they yanked the line like we were a dogtooth tuna when they should have started by treating us like little sardines...
  4. TimberlineSpyder


    May 8, 2017
    Just signed up for a free 30 day trial on Fotki, paid sub seems reasonable, $44 for 100 gig, 2 year subscription

    [​IMG][/URL]Hosted on Fotki
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2017
  5. Rick Marchand

    Rick Marchand Donkey on the Edge Moderator

    Jan 6, 2005
    Fotki sound pretty good... thanks for the heads up. I love the "Photobucket Victims Wanted!" on their home page... lol
  6. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    i like to use http://postimages.org/
    its free easy and fast.
    im not a member so im not sure what other features it has for membership.
    heres the faq http://postimages.org/faq

    it also has forum plugins but doesnt have XenForo as an option. wonder if they would impediment it.
  7. pertinux


    Feb 1, 2012
    While perhaps unwise to consider spending any further time in/with Photobucket, I just read this post in the P-sux thread in Tech Support...

    ... and it works.

    If one of your posts has the Pb We Suck meter instead of a previously visible image, click Edit Post, click on the image/holder, delete everything/anything after .jpg in the URL pop=up, and add ~original.

    A stopgap to be sure, but a morale boost to see one's images inline again in the meantime.

    ~ P.
  8. NoRest

    NoRest Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2015
    Cool, thanks ~P!
  9. prom52

    prom52 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 13, 2014
    Awesome ~P.....Thanks !
  10. panoz77


    Feb 3, 2007
    You all do realize that you can download your photobucket libraries and close your account, right? That's what I did and I also sent them a very "polite" farewell message too.

    There are a couple really good free options, I am using one called use dot com. The other one is imgbb dot com.
  11. Rick Marchand

    Rick Marchand Donkey on the Edge Moderator

    Jan 6, 2005
    Don't empty your album and close your account.... fill that baby to the max with garbage and bog down the system! Did I say that out loud?
  12. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    My account was supposed to have been deleted on 7/2...but they have managed not to do so. When I have time to spare, I I log in and delete a bunch of my images.
  13. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    @Spark can you modify the forum to unbreak all the old posts by converting the links to have this ~original at the end of the .jpg of those images? I mean I know it can be done, but is that something you would want to implement to solve the problem of massive amounts of useful images throughout the forums.

    I don't know your coding skill levels, so I'm sorry if this is not possible because of that.. the theory would be to find the link to the hosting service and remove the info after .jpg and before [/IMG and apend ~original in between.
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  14. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    No way to do that without effecting all jpg files everywhere
  15. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    You would be looking for Photobucket in the link not jpg itself. As I mentioned it def can be done. I don't code anymore else I'd help do it.
  16. Rick Marchand

    Rick Marchand Donkey on the Edge Moderator

    Jan 6, 2005
    I think it is best to let the OP fix their own links as needed. I've had a few folks tell me that the pics in my past(more viewed) threads were broken. It was easy to go back and copy/paste the "~original" and in some cases, re-link new pics.

    That being said, I am not a coder and if a script could do it all at once, maybe that should be looked into. I just don't know the chances of it really screwing things up.
    schmittie likes this.
  17. Spark

    Spark HPIC - Hatas gonna Hate Staff Member Administrator Super Mod Moderator

    Oct 2, 1998
    Sure, it can be done via conditionals but not within the software itself, and largely because these aren't fixed directory, fixed image names that will easily be switched out. You have to search for all messages containing photobucket.com/[imagepath] and then find the file type identifier and go from there. The software isn't up to doing it, and I'm not screwing with the database to make changes
    schmittie and Mo2 like this.
  18. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    Thanks for clearing that up @Spark
    schmittie likes this.
  19. thurin

    thurin Wanderer

    Dec 19, 2012
    Plus, as soon as Photobucket figures out that ~original is bypassing their ransom, they'll plug that hole.
  20. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006

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