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Re: Photobucket no longer allowing images to be shared

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:01 am
by rusty13
Red5 wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:58 pm
I have 2011 images showing, but some 2014 ones missing!
Perhaps they are updating the site year at a time?!?

It's a horrible user experience anyway, but I'll never find the time to re do all the pics I've added :(
Mine were just pics of my / others cars though.

All the 'How To' posts will be ruined! Some of them were created by members who have long since left these shores.

Wheel hall of fame? :(

My guess is, that PB are making a last ditch money grab, before winding the whole thig up !
totally agree

Re: Photobucket no longer allowing images to be shared

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:48 am
by babybmwadmin
Red5 wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:58 pm
All the 'How To' posts will be ruined! Some of them were created by members who have long since left these shores.
Not all of them are ruined.
There is a thread I created that contains a link to many PDFs. The thread is near the top of the section.

Plus, myself and the mods may have a way of getting some of the photos back.

Re: Photobucket no longer allowing images to be shared

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:52 am
by Speedychuck
Seems strange saying it's a breach of service when they provided a direct link in forum code ready to insert straight into your post.

I've used instagram in the past for image hosting. Totally free. You just google your instagram name after and there are a ton of sites that appear to mirror your instagram profile, but they all have the address of the image so you can just link directly.

Re: Photobucket no longer allowing images to be shared

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:00 am
by redwizard
babybmwadmin wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:48 am
Red5 wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:58 pm
All the 'How To' posts will be ruined! Some of them were created by members who have long since left these shores.
Not all of them are ruined.
There is a thread I created that contains a link to many PDFs. The thread is near the top of the section.

Plus, myself and the mods may have a way of getting some of the photos back.
If you can find a way, please restore all the photos in the "how to" threads as these are the most valuable to newbies and E8* owners.

I take it that no one fancies paying Photobucket the 400$ annual subscription, so once things have settled down a bit please can you recommend the best free alternative (no, not instagram, I use a computer for photos not a smart phone).

Re: Photobucket no longer allowing images to be shared

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:50 pm
by babybmwadmin
redwizard wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:00 am

If you can find a way, please restore all the photos in the "how to" threads as these are the most valuable to newbies and E8* owners.

I take it that no one fancies paying Photobucket the 400$ annual subscription, so once things have settled down a bit please can you recommend the best free alternative (no, not instagram, I use a computer for photos not a smart phone).
That will be our plan.

As has been mentioned elsewhere, the facility to upload your own images has now been opened up.

Re: Photobucket no longer allowing images to be shared

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:32 pm
by babybmwadmin
We have been trawling through the site now and grabbing the images from PB and storing them locally where its felt that the user may no longer be around.

It appears some PB posts are still showing, so I am not sure if that user is still to be affected or of they do pay for a premium level.

Also, it appears that if you right click the default dummy PB image that now appears, you can save the image yourself successfully....so you can still see the image.

Please bear with us as we go through this exercise, it will take time, but we will get there.

Just remember that everyone can now upload.

If there is a post that has yet to be rectified, please report it and myself and the mods will take a look.

thanks for your understanding,

Re: Photobucket no longer allowing images to be shared

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:47 pm
by redwizard
My problem is I can't remember which topics any of my pictures are on (apart from previous romp and Bluewater meets).

I still have all the original pictures, though.

Re: Photobucket no longer allowing images to be shared

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:05 am
by babybmwadmin
redwizard wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:47 pm
My problem is I can't remember which topics any of my pictures are on (apart from previous romp and Bluewater meets).

I still have all the original pictures, though.
Try this link: search.php?keywords=photobucket&terms=a ... mit=Search

If it doesn't work, try doing a search on your username AND the word photo bucket

Once you find the posts, right click each image and save them. Then edit the post and upload the image.

Re: Photobucket no longer allowing images to be shared

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:44 am
by rusty13
It’s very odd. My PB posts are still working and I haven’t paid a bean.

Re: Photobucket no longer allowing images to be shared

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:20 am
by redwizard
babybmwadmin wrote:
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:05 am
redwizard wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:47 pm
My problem is I can't remember which topics any of my pictures are on (apart from previous romp and Bluewater meets).

I still have all the original pictures, though.
Try this link: search.php?keywords=photobucket&terms=a ... mit=Search

If it doesn't work, try doing a search on your username AND the word photo bucket

Once you find the posts, right click each image and save them. Then edit the post and upload the image.
Thanks - this will take a while, though. :|

Re: Photobucket no longer allowing images to be shared

Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:36 pm
by B NEGATIVE
Imgur is what I use for photo hosting...and I host a lot.....I have forum build picture links going back over 7 years that are still hosted.

They also provide forum ready links ( [img] [img/] )

Re: Photobucket no longer allowing images to be shared

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:58 pm
by DougieM
babybmwadmin wrote:
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:32 pm
We have been trawling through the site now and grabbing the images from PB and storing them locally where its felt that the user may no longer be around.

It appears some PB posts are still showing, so I am not sure if that user is still to be affected or of they do pay for a premium level.

Also, it appears that if you right click the default dummy PB image that now appears, you can save the image yourself successfully....so you can still see the image.

Please bear with us as we go through this exercise, it will take time, but we will get there.

Just remember that everyone can now upload.

If there is a post that has yet to be rectified, please report it and myself and the mods will take a look.

thanks for your understanding,
Some of my PB images show, others not!? I clicked save image for those not displaying but just get the same default PB message image saved!

Re: Photobucket no longer allowing images to be shared

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:21 pm
by babybmwadmin
DougieM wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:58 pm

Some of my PB images show, others not!? I clicked save image for those not displaying but just get the same default PB message image saved!
There certainly does seem to be a lot of confusion around about this.
There was an article on the BBC today about it, along with copious other news outlets.

Whilst I am trying to grab copies of what I can and re-edit posts, it certainly would be helpful if others who read this could help also.

Needless to say, we will battle on :starwars:

Re: Photobucket no longer allowing images to be shared

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:56 pm
by Octavius
Image

Re: Photobucket no longer allowing images to be shared

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:11 pm
by babybmwadmin
does seem to be random as to who it is affecting......they possibly haven't caught up with you ......... yet