OFFROADSUBARUS.COM

Go Back   OFFROADSUBARUS.COM > General Forums > Forum Help

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 14th July 2017, 12:05 AM
havachat's Avatar
havachat havachat is offline
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: near Healesville Victoria Australia
Year: 2002
Model: Forester SG
Transmission: 1.447 low range 4.44 diffs
Posts: 903
havachat is on a distinguished road
Default Photobucket stops posting of photos on forums

I have received an email from Photobucket advising that:
WE NOTICED THAT YOU HAVE BEEN USING
PHOTOBUCKET FOR 3RD PARTY HOSTING*


PLEASE UPGRADE TO A PLUS 500 PLAN.

Our Terms of Service does not allow 3rd party hosting with your current account level.
UPGRADE NOW *What is 3rd Party Hosting?

Photobucket defines 3rd party hosting as the action of embedding an image or photo onto another website. For example, using the <img> tag to embed or display a JPEG image from your Photobucket account on another website such as a forum, Etsy, eBay auction listings, a blog, etc. is definitively 3rd party hosting.
Why Photobucket?

Photobucket is the global destination for linking and 3rd party hosting. In Photobucket’s 14-year history, the Company amassed over 100 million registered users, over 15 billion images stored, 2 million daily uploads and 10 billion photos accessed monthly.
Easy to Use – Upload a photo from any device and copy the embed code with one click to host a photo with no development or technical knowledge required
Competitive, fixed pricing Offers the only unlimited 3rd party hosting plan (Commercial and Personal Use)
Are my pictures still safe?

Yes! All your photos are still available by logging into your Photobucket Account. Photobucket has only restricted the ability to view your photos on 3rd party sites.
Can I download my Photos?

Absolutely, at any time. It is an easy four step process:
Step 1. Login to your Photobucket Account
Step 2. Navigate to your library page
Step 3. View a photo and click the download button
Step 4. The picture will be saved to your computer
__________________
Foz 2002 1.447 LR, 4.44 Diffs, 2004 XS & 2011 XS
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 14th July 2017, 02:42 AM
Ratbag's Avatar
Ratbag Ratbag is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Bayside, Melbourne, Vic
Year: MY06, MY10
Model: Forester SG & SH
Transmission: 5MT/DR & 4EAT Sports
Posts: 6,219
Ratbag is on a distinguished road
Default

Yes, the rotten sods!

Flickr is still free.

I'm glad I decided to set up my own web site many years ago. I would hate having to upload some 6+ GB of images again ...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 14th July 2017, 06:06 AM
subyroo's Avatar
subyroo subyroo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sunshine Coast - Australia
Posts: 351
subyroo is on a distinguished road
Default

"How To Commit Business Suicide" by Photobucket.

Would make a good book, damn shame it wouldn't sell though.
__________________
Peter
2016 Honda CR-V
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 14th July 2017, 06:24 AM
Ratbag's Avatar
Ratbag Ratbag is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Bayside, Melbourne, Vic
Year: MY06, MY10
Model: Forester SG & SH
Transmission: 5MT/DR & 4EAT Sports
Posts: 6,219
Ratbag is on a distinguished road
Default

That's spot on, Peter!

Their proposed pricing is about double what I pay for my web site.

My web site has unlimited everything, SSDs and up to five add on domains included. The latter is what makes my hosting plan so expensive!! Otherwise it would only cost me about $60 p.a. ...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 14th July 2017, 07:15 AM
havachat's Avatar
havachat havachat is offline
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: near Healesville Victoria Australia
Year: 2002
Model: Forester SG
Transmission: 1.447 low range 4.44 diffs
Posts: 903
havachat is on a distinguished road
Default

Well I checked a couple of my photo posts and they are still there! I am pretty disappointed given I went with Photobucket originally because they enabled you to post on forums. They had the specific tools to enable you to do what they are not now allowing me to do.
I will be very annoyed if photos in my various posts disappear

This is particularly irritating as I am heading off in a few weeks on my big trip upto the Flinders Ranges and was hoping to do some posts with photos along the way

Of course on my trip
__________________
Foz 2002 1.447 LR, 4.44 Diffs, 2004 XS & 2011 XS
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Unread 14th July 2017, 07:29 AM
Ratbag's Avatar
Ratbag Ratbag is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Bayside, Melbourne, Vic
Year: MY06, MY10
Model: Forester SG & SH
Transmission: 5MT/DR & 4EAT Sports
Posts: 6,219
Ratbag is on a distinguished road
Default

Some sites permanently store embedded images, some don't.

It might also be the case that there is a relevant date involved. Images embedded prior to that date might still be served, images after that date are rejected. I don't know.

When I first set up my own site about ten years ago, I contemplated a lot of these sorts of things. Glad I did ...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Unread 27th July 2017, 08:45 PM
stilson's Avatar
stilson stilson is offline
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Sunny Balga WA
Posts: 1,793
stilson is on a distinguished road
Default

this is quite upsetting

what a great opportunity for other 3rd party hosting companies.

is there an easy way to automatically link existing pics or is a case of manually trying to find the right picture, upload it elsewhere and re-link it?

Our threads are locked for editing anyway, what a bummer
__________________
The Grey Fox - MY08 SG XT Luxury
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Unread 27th July 2017, 09:16 PM
havachat's Avatar
havachat havachat is offline
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: near Healesville Victoria Australia
Year: 2002
Model: Forester SG
Transmission: 1.447 low range 4.44 diffs
Posts: 903
havachat is on a distinguished road
Default

That reminds me can another photo hosting service be recommended that will allow posting photos on this forum?
__________________
Foz 2002 1.447 LR, 4.44 Diffs, 2004 XS & 2011 XS
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Unread 27th July 2017, 09:27 PM
Ratbag's Avatar
Ratbag Ratbag is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Bayside, Melbourne, Vic
Year: MY06, MY10
Model: Forester SG & SH
Transmission: 5MT/DR & 4EAT Sports
Posts: 6,219
Ratbag is on a distinguished road
Default

HC & ST, Flickr still provides free hosting and (convoluted) embedding. Google also offers free hosting, but embedding images from there is even worse than Flickr.

Our site doesn't currently allow direct upload of images into posts.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Unread 27th July 2017, 10:27 PM
Kevin's Avatar
Kevin Kevin is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sydney, Oz
Year: MY'03
Model: Forester
Transmission: A/T
Posts: 4,482
Kevin is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stilson View Post
is there an easy way to automatically link existing pics or is a case of manually trying to find the right picture, upload it elsewhere and re-link it?

Our threads are locked for editing anyway, what a bummer
No easy way that I've heard as yet. I will unlock threads.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ratbag View Post
Our site doesn't currently allow direct upload of images into posts.
Correct. However we do provide an Pictures & Albums facility via User CP or Quick Links. Current settings are:
Maximum File Size per Picture 97.7 KB (Contributing Members get double this size) Maximum Picture Dimensions 600 by 600 Pixels

Perhaps we can increase this for Contributing Members.
__________________
MY'03 Foz AT XS with centre lock-up
MY'10 Triton AT GLX-R 2.5 DiD
www.subaruclub.com.au
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 08:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.