Photobucket images now back again

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Photobucket images now back again

Post by babybmwadmin » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:27 pm

Please avoid using photobucket as new posts will not have their images shown.


You may have seen that the site was offline for a long time on Sunday night and tonight (Monday).

The reason is that it was brought to my attention a method what would mean that images stored at photo bucket, which unviewable, could be made visible again.

Needless to say after a bit of tinkering under the hood, it look like they are now back.

There may be some that still appear as missing, but that is because the image actually no longer is on the PB site anymore, so please do not bring this to our attention if you come across a post with one still missing.

As part of doing this, anyone who had a PB link as an avatar, or in their signature, will have had it removed. Unless they are a paying member of photobucket, you'll need to store it elsewhere.

The other thread about the images becoming missing will now be locked out.

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Post by Kerr » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:00 am

Great work. Glad a workaround has been found.

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Post by marco_polo » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:11 am

Ace, thanks Colin.

I'm now regretting throwing my toys out of the pram, and deleting most of them!
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Post by Uncle Tupelo » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:28 am

I cursed the past couple of nights when the site was down for maintenance, but that was worth it. Good result. I'm curious though; have PB relented, or if not, aren't they likely at some point to block the work-around?
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Post by CraigG » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:22 pm

good work, however in my opinion, you should have left it. forced people to use a different provider. if they are going to pull sh*t like this, they need to pay for it by people not using them at all.
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Re: Photobucket images now back again

Post by babybmwadmin » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:33 pm

The scripts that were run copied a copy of the image from photobuckets site over to this site.
When the posts are displayed, if there is a reference to a photobucket image, it will display the local copy.

If you upload to photobucket and try to get your image to display, it won't work.

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Post by Uncle Tupelo » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:15 pm

So nothing more that PB can do to break it? Brilliant. Leave their broken business model to sink them.
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Re: Photobucket images now back again

Post by Quattrodave » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:04 pm

I deleted my account with them when it locked my hosted images as that was the sole reason for using them. The last upload was a torrid affair with adverts cutting in and popping up everywhere.

It's literally the only site I've permanently deleted my presence from. For me they're done, there's plenty of alternatives out there.

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Post by McTrucky » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:55 am

Good work guys. Nice one.
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Re: Photobucket images now back again

Post by redwizard » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:10 pm

Well done and many thanks. :spotman:

Does that mean that if I delete/remove images from my PB account they will still be viewable on here?
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Re: Photobucket images now back again

Post by babybmwadmin » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:04 pm

redwizard wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:10 pm
Well done and many thanks. :spotman:

Does that mean that if I delete/remove images from my PB account they will still be viewable on here?
They will still be visible here ok

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Re: Photobucket images now back again

Post by redwizard » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:46 pm

babybmwadmin wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:04 pm
redwizard wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:10 pm
Well done and many thanks. :spotman:

Does that mean that if I delete/remove images from my PB account they will still be viewable on here?
They will still be visible here ok
Thanks, there's no reason for me to keep my PB account now as I only set it up for use on here.
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