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Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:26 am
by wickid

Further lament ... (I HAVE to vent, sorry)

I just d/l'd all of my PB pix to my machine ... ONE AT A TIME!!!! :evil:
They had an album d/l function ... didn't work, or maybe I had some sort of blocking in place???
PLUS - all of the incessant ad popups while I was trying to get thru that! GAH!!! :evil: :evil:

Next step - upload all of that to my domain and edit all of my html links to rename all of the dir references.
Still would not fix any old posts and links. I wonder if Kev can do a mass update to rename any of my PB directory refs to my new domain directory (when I get it there)? Both here and the Museum? That would go a long way to fixing any pic references I've made online. But why should they have to do that in the 1st place?!?!?!

Carry on ...

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:32 am
by spudmunkey
wickid wrote:
It happened ... personal web site killed by bootophucket! :evil:
Altho there is a fix ... just copy all of the pix (background too) to my domain, and then update ALL of my web pages!!
I probably have the space, but I just don't have that time anymore. ... 1 day ...
And my dog pix wont show up unless you go to their site / my folder.
Oh well. :x

Sorry to beat this ...
I just saw their plans. At 1st I saw the $60 a year (still too much $$), but that doesn't get you squat, other than 52GB, and I'm only using 1% of 2 GB right now!! You need the $400/yr for 3rd party ... GAH!! :evil: :evil: :evil:
Also, its 1 thing to find the time and copy the pix to my domain ($10 per year - att global, 10GB I think, all I need for my own HTML pages) and update my web pages ... its all the posts here and the Museum where I point to those pix!!!!!



My sentiments exactly. How screwed up is their business model if they have to jump from $0 to $400 in one fell swoop. Where were the $8/mo and $14/mo incremental steps? that I might have actually considered?

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:38 pm
by wickid

I think my domain is back in bidness!! As far as I can tell anyway. And it was more than just a bit tedious.
PB seemed to d/l all of my files (and hence got uploaded) as ".GIF" or ".JPG" and all my links in the html were lower case ".gif" and ".jpg". So, naturally all of my uploaded domain pix were unfound, at first. I had to manually rename ALL of those files!!
Then do the d/l, edit, rename-all, upload the changes dance. I am just sick.
But its done (I think). *YAY* :applause:
(And NO ADs!!!!! :evil: )

Update - I even went thru quite a few NGD Museum threads and fixed those. I also fixed a few NGDs of mine here.

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:58 am
by Bob C
Okay. I've never posted any photos. I went to imageshack and saw "Sign up for free account". Is it that simple? Any risk?
Do you upload photos to the host and then drag to your post on the bbs?

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:41 pm
by wickid

Once posted to your host, you need to know the link to the photo, then post that link between image tags. No copying necessary.

Code: Select all

extra "enter" between pic links (to ease scrolling)
[img]your-pic-link[/img]
extra "enter" between pic links (to ease scrolling)

ex - (not exactly, but in general ...)
[img]http://my-domain-pic-root/dir-path/pic-filename.jpg[/img]

===

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Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:00 pm
by Bob C
Thanks. I haven't dove into it yet, but have a new bass coming (in seven long weeks) and will be required to post pics of it, right?

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:06 pm
by wickid

You can try a few test pix posted to imageshack now, and see how they provide the URL. You can always right click and either view Properties or "copy image location". Then put the url in your web browser. If you can see it there, you should be able to link to it here. (Unless there is a size issue - in which case use some basic pic editor to resize the pixels, keeping the current "aspect" so it doesn't "squish".)

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:48 am
by spudmunkey
I just got an email from Photobucket:

"NEW! Monthly Subscription Plans to Fit Your Needs!"

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I was like, "Oh! Maybe they've lowered their rates. No way would I ever pay $400/year for 3rd party hosting, but there is a slim chance I might sign up at a lower cost."

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3rd Party Hosting
OUR MOST POPULAR PLAN

Embed on your photos anywhere

•UNLIMITED 3rd PARTY HOSTING
•UNLIMITED BANDWIDTH
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•STORE ORIGINAL PHOTOS
•500 GB STORAGE

$59.99 / Month


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[whispering to self] So that's $60...times 12...so that's now...[/whispering to self]

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Oh...so it's $720 a year now. Nearly double.

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Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:31 am
by gumbynotpokey
LOL!

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:31 am
by gumbynotpokey
nice necro btw

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:48 pm
by 2Plus2isChicken
I deleted the Photobucket account I made back in the day for posting guitar pictures here. I never used it, and I'm not paying to post pictures on the BBS. This site's photo uploader will do fine.

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:13 pm
by spudmunkey
I've used them for over 10 years, and have 14K images there, hot-linked from all over the internet. The only reason I haven't yet deleted the account is because I was holding out the tiniest shred of hope that maybe if it got cheap enough, I'd have considered looking past their garbage fire of a website and ap...but it's clearly not going to happen, and I was delusional.

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:01 am
by wickid
spudmunkey wrote:I've used them for over 10 years, and have 14K images there, hot-linked from all over the internet. The only reason I haven't yet deleted the account is because I was holding out the tiniest shred of hope that maybe if it got cheap enough, I'd have considered looking past their garbage fire of a website and ap...but it's clearly not going to happen, and I was delusional.


I've stopped uploading anything there, but still have my old pix there, all copied to my new domain. The only "good" thing they had going was a preview of a photo album, which I don't have on my domain - so I have to know the links to any specific pix. I have a "mirror" of my domain photo directory structure on my home machine, so I can have some preview ... when I'm on that machine.
The only main drag to me is the album with my dog pix, when I want to send that to family members or something.

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:42 pm
by DesmoBob
spudmunkey wrote:Image


:lol: Haha I love that show!! Glad I caught it on Netflix!

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:58 am
by UnexplodedCow
I used Imageshack for a long time, until they cut free hosting. The kicker was that they also removed access so that nobody can even view their own photos, unless the person paid to upgrade their account. Otherwise, the pictures would exist in a phantom state, visible as file space on the account, but all thumbnails and info completely blocked.

Granted, their cost is $40 a year for "basic," which is vastly less than Photobucket's load of.....bovine byproduct. Still, I could spend that $40 on something that I use more; a bespoke guitar pick, several packs of strings, maybe a friend, or a case of pork and beans. I so rarely use online hosting these days, due to disagreeing with many an EULA, or privacy issues. The BBS paste-in works fine for me, and the only other forum I now visit upgraded their site, and has full picture hosting, as well.

This happened back in late 2015 and early 2016. Sadly, I am not paying the ransom for my old photos, and those are gone as a result. I'm pretty much finished with using any cloud-based stuff. Too much ransoming/cost for little return, and I run my own file servers and backups at home these days, so I could potentially host my own.

Ah well, on to bigger and better things.