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 Posted: Wed Aug 2nd, 2017 02:47 pm
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PhotoBucket Goes Nuclear On Its Own Users !


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 Posted: Thu Aug 3rd, 2017 12:21 pm
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For those that use Chrome there is an extension that will fix this 
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/photobucket-embed-fix/naolkcpnnlofnnghnmfegnfnflicjjgj
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Thanks, Tom

Good to hear from you again!

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Tom, can the "fix" restore my photos? I need to know before I spend any time messing with a website, etc.

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I'm still around folks, still visit once in awhile, just maybe not as often as I used to .
Been having problems with the joints in my hands, which is possible RSI, so restricting my computer use.
Woody - no it doesn't solve the problem, just a temporary fix/bypass, which knowing what P*ssbucket are like these days, they will probably disable at some point.
It does give you an easy way to see and access what photos are missing where and download them if you don't have copies, but you'll still have to rehost them elsewhere and edit every forum post to point to the new address.
I've set up photo hosting on the Gnatterbox See http://www.gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10737#p123790 for details.  
The address is https://gn15.info/photo/ It's free for anyone to use, though I may ask for voluntary donations to help fund it at some point. Can set up the same software on you own hosted system if you want or even provide the host.
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Howdy Woodie :cb:



You won't be able to see your own photos in your Threads ...

... unless you install & use the Google browser.



Users of other browsers, such as Firefox, won't see your photos.

It is very likely that this may not work in the future.

Indeed it looks as though there have already been updates to 'fix' the fix.

Plus of course, I for one seriously hope PhotoBucket go out of business permanently !



Just use the Freerails FREE Members Gallery for Posting photos.

It won't bring back your lost ones ...

... but at least it won't screw you like PhotoBucket !



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Si, when I want to post something on the NGRM site (the ONLY site besides this one that I visit), I supply a link to here so if anybody is interested, they can see it here. I'm not into uploading and then click on this, link on that, stand on my head, etc. to show my silly photos. As long as the FR gallery works, I will continue to use it but if it goes away, then.............

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Am I missing something but $399 seems a bit OTT. It is much less to host ones own site, then you can lik to it without any hassle.
Why is phot bucket considered the bees knees. I think I have managed this with flckr and other similar free sites.
For twenty years now I have worked on the principal of never taking anything on the internet for granted and everlasting.
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Hi David :wave:



PhotoBucket about 20 years (ish) ago, when it was started by a couple of guys WAS a good service.

Some years later, they sold it to Fox-Media, or sumtink, for about $300M !

Some years after that, Fox decided they didn't want it after all.

They sold it to a smaller media company in Seatle, who still own it.



The service has declined over time & with each sale of the company.

There are no shareholders either, it is a private company.

10 years ago though, PhotoBucket was probably still an OK service.



In the last 10 years, it has just got slower & slower, has had poor investment & gone down the pan.

This last fiasco, is probably the final nail in their coffin.



But they did do this for a reason & I believe it wasn't ALL about making money.

It seems to me that PhotoBucket WANTED to shed a large number of users.

Or rather they HAD to shed a large number of users, to return 'speed' to their poor hardware.

Probably because they had no money to upgrade the hardware to an acceptable standard.



That's my theory anyway.

At the end of the day, their singular popularity was probably their downfall.



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