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photobucket ruined thousands of posts
« on: October 02, 2017, 12:26:42 am »
I have been scrolling through the projects thread and soo many projects presentations have been ruined by photobucket. I first came to this forum roughly 18 years ago. I got involved in other things and dropped out of the scene. After 20 ish years I got into it again and there are soo many projects that I missed and will never see because all the pictures are broken because of photobucket. This sucks really bad not only have many of the best cabs ever created no longer showing up but many other projects have been lost. There are so many projects that no longer show up and have been abandoned over the years it will be impossible to get all of the pictures back. Even some of my own pictures that I dont have any more are now broken.  :angry:

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Re: photobucket ruined thousands of posts
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 01:18:37 am »
Yep. Pretty much every form suffers from similar behavior from its users. They always think they know best and use a third party hosting service. They disappear and eventually so does their photos. People need to use the forums image upload options.

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Re: photobucket ruined thousands of posts
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 01:25:58 am »
A good way to recover many of these "lost" photos is to plug the photobucket URL into the archive.org "Wayback Machine" search.   ;D


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Re: photobucket ruined thousands of posts
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 01:55:45 am »
Dont get me started on ---smurfing--- photobucket!

I hope their business falls through the floor!

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Re: photobucket ruined thousands of posts
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2017, 05:34:55 am »
I'm actually surprised how many people still use photobucket.  I dumped them years ago when they spewed ---smurfy--- (and often malware filled) advertising all over my screen.

I've been using imgur for 3 or more years now.  Far better hosting.

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Re: photobucket ruined thousands of posts
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2017, 10:21:54 am »
Welcome to June of 2017 , glad you could make it!


Everyone gets told to upload their pictures to BYOAC , some do , some don't. Those who didn't can only blame themselves.
Can you change the title of this thread to "users ruined thousands of posts by not hosting images here"
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Re: photobucket ruined thousands of posts
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2017, 10:49:03 am »
See my signature.... :'(
If you can read this, it means Photobucket's money grab ruined my signature photos.

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Re: photobucket ruined thousands of posts
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2017, 04:45:17 pm »
Started using flickr.  Like it so far.  Been a couple years...

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Re: photobucket ruined thousands of posts
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2017, 08:34:50 pm »
Started using flickr.  Like it so far.  Been a couple years...

Same thing is going to happen.  Maybe not a money grab, but probably deletion due to inactivity after you move onto other interests and other pic hosting sites.
Please host pics here.

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Re: photobucket ruined thousands of posts
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2017, 12:09:20 am »
Started using flickr.  Like it so far.  Been a couple years...

Same thing is going to happen.  Maybe not a money grab, but probably deletion due to inactivity after you move onto other interests and other pic hosting sites.
Please host pics here.

This.

I learned the hard way and had to modify my build thread. Just host your photos here. As an added bonus you wonít have to navigate around a dozen ads per upload.

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Re: photobucket ruined thousands of posts
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2017, 09:45:48 pm »
Started using flickr.  Like it so far.  Been a couple years...

Same thing is going to happen.  Maybe not a money grab, but probably deletion due to inactivity after you move onto other interests and other pic hosting sites.
Please host pics here.
And is Flickr a Yahoo company? And isn't yahoo a mess? I know they were getting g bought but I thought that was more just for adds and an Alibaba stake... So ya same thing will happen

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Re: photobucket ruined thousands of posts
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 05:05:46 pm »
It's mostly users not listening to the advice that they joined this site for that ruined it. Even facebook changes it's photo links occasionally.

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Re: photobucket ruined thousands of posts
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 05:15:45 pm »
Brace yourselves!

I just checked and my geocities site is gone too!

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Re: photobucket ruined thousands of posts
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 05:28:48 pm »
Brace yourselves!

I just checked and my geocities site is gone too!

Dammit, I didnít back up my members.tripod.com content, didnít I? /smacks forehead
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