Photo uploader needed due to Photobucket block

 

Postby Graham76man » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:08 pm

I am hoping the UKMIX team would reconsider the need for a photo uploading feature. Especially as one of the major websites for uploading pictures Photobucket has stopped Third Party linking unless you pay a large fee.
It so easy for the photo holding sites to change the rules. Turning forums into what amounts to unpaid adverts and dead links for the sites. I have seen several forums littered with dead links, turning most of the threads into irrelevant discussions that need to be deleted. Or at least heavily edited to get the picture links back.

Please please have your own photo uploader :)
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Postby Colbie » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:16 pm

I always use tinypic, and i know there are others too which you can use instead of photobucket!
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Postby Graham76man » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:56 pm

Colbie wrote:I always use tinypic, and i know there are others too which you can use instead of photobucket!
But what happens when they do the same thing :wink: I didn't actually use that photo site, but I have seen three forums that relied on it and they are now a mess.
You just can't trust those sort of sites to keep photo's around for everyone to see. Not without paying for the privilege.
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Postby Carbon » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:01 pm

Postimage is the best for me. Simple and works most of the time
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Postby trebor » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:27 pm

@Graham
Are you sure it is affecting UKMiX? (It is a problem on the big US message boards; that's true)
I have all pictures on Photobucket and the links are all still intact and the images are showing on this forum.
Anyhow, an upload function would be a great idea (mainly for the personal charts and charts analysis sections).
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Postby toni_pest » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:39 pm

postimg.org the best one
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Postby Graham76man » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:22 pm

trebor wrote:@Graham
Are you sure it is affecting UKMiX? (It is a problem on the big US message boards; that's true)
I have all pictures on Photobucket and the links are all still intact and the images are showing on this forum.
Anyhow, an upload function would be a great idea (mainly for the personal charts and charts analysis sections).
It really doesn't matter if it is only limited to the USA. The fact is that ANY of the image hosting sites can do this at any time. And my bet is when one does it they all follow.
There's no good site that you don't have control over. But if UKMIX had it's own uploader it wouldn't matter. Pictures would be under it's control.
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Postby t_dot » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:41 pm

For quick uploads I just use imgur, works great for me.
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Postby Wayne » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:51 am

It's still working fine for me - what exactly is wrong?
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Postby trebor » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:20 am

^^
All major photo hosting sites are blocking third party linking (unless you pay heavy $$$!)
Embedded Images on any site (like message boards, auction sites, Amazon, etc.) are no longer supported and replaced by a (probably temporary) warning message. (in some instances it shows a broken link)
See here

Smaller accounts are not yet fully affected but both Imgur and Photobucket have updated their terms of service.
Once it's going to be fully enforced UKMiX will look like a broken image link cemetery. See Graham's post above.
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Postby GetBack » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:57 am

I also noticed that recently! :cry: :cry:
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Postby Affillate » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:49 pm

Yep this recently happened to my Photobucket account, I've switched to imgbb.com for the time being.

I think it was something like a cutoff at 500 or so third party links then you had to pay if you wanted the links to work after you exceed that amount but anyways.
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Postby trebor » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:44 pm

@Affillate
What are your thoughts on imgbb.com?
There's no FAQ and the TOS is pretty scarce. There is no history on the web about this company and the few reviews found are all negative.
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Postby trebor » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:51 pm

^^ Billy: Imgur does not allow it to be used as an image hoster. See: TOS
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:15 pm

trebor wrote:^^ Billy: Imgur does not allow it to be used as an image hoster. See: TOS
Oh all images I post here are uploaded there though. :-?
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Postby trebor » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:51 pm

^^ I know. :wink: Photobucket still works for me, too. :D
Question is to find a hosting service that is reliable and affordable and that allows third party hosting...
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