Author Topic: Photo Posting Site?? -- "Photobucket" dead  (Read 4299 times)

Offline Oonrahnjay

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Photo Posting Site?? -- "Photobucket" dead
« on: October 20, 2017, 05:33:34 AM »
       OK, Photobucket isn't dead, but it's dead to me.  Suddenly, I couldn't see photobucket photos on this forum, only a black box that said "No Photo Available -- To Enable 3rd Party Posting, see www.Photobucket/P500".  As I understand it, they wanted me to buy a $399/year photobucket membership.  No way on that one, folks.
       I've deleted all my photos off Photobucket (they were just copies of photos in my laptop, anyway) and cancelled my Photobucket account.  Now I need a place to post photos that I can link to on this forum.  Anybody have a recommendation for a free site -- Flickr (sp??), etc.?  What works for y'all??

  Thanks,  Bruce  NC  USA
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Offline oldmansax

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Re: Photo Posting Site?? -- "Photobucket" dead
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 07:08:03 AM »
It appears that you already have a Gmail account. You can put photos there in an album and make it public.

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Re: Photo Posting Site?? -- "Photobucket" dead
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 07:27:48 AM »
From past viewing of many photos they arent free, if one considers ads on the side or sides. I struggled with this for a very long time, and any selection has their positives and negatives.
I understand in some photo sites with “levels” of memberships they have different options. The cost you listed must be for a special set of conditions im sure not familar with, and am not using the site. So Im not a member there but have always found it to be filled with ads, maybe just to non members i respectfully dont really know. Im a plain and simple hard azz and if i dont want to fight ads to view a photo, Im not making my link show them so others have to. Sorry to be so blunt.
What happened to good old days! Well i guess everybody uses a host site nowadays even forums have bandwidth limits while they are subscribers of host sites. Its kinda easy to understand that way back when it was available to upload to the site for a photo or many their storage there was not many that could compare to now as smart phones and all the ability. Keep us posted of any nice options of interest.


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Re: Photo Posting Site?? -- "Photobucket" dead
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 07:47:30 AM »
I have Amazon Prime lol they offer free hosting to Prime members, I have no idea how they come up with FREE 
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Re: Photo Posting Site?? -- "Photobucket" dead
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2017, 08:31:53 AM »
I have linked to photos I post in my Facebook account.  That's the only place I post photo's other than inside posts on this and a very few other forums.  But basically if I can't add a photo inside a forum post, I don't bother.  I also keep my photos extremely small in file size.  I have no need to see a 4 or 5 meg blurry picture of a bus part, to be honest.
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Re: Photo Posting Site?? -- "Photobucket" dead
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2017, 01:00:07 PM »
How about Dropbox, does that work?
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Re: Photo Posting Site?? -- "Photobucket" dead
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2017, 03:11:38 PM »
I just wiped out my photobook account also. Got the same as Bruce after having it for 6 years. Don't need them for 399.00 a year.
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Re: Photo Posting Site?? -- "Photobucket" dead
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2017, 03:24:50 PM »
I have used it for years as well and no $$$ from me to then as well

looking for something else

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Offline richard5933

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Re: Photo Posting Site?? -- "Photobucket" dead
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2017, 03:42:37 PM »
I've been using the Tapatalk app on Android to post photos. Automatically resizes them on upload.

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Re: Photo Posting Site?? -- "Photobucket" dead
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2017, 08:56:45 AM »
Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Photos, plenty of places for cloud storage
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Re: Photo Posting Site?? -- "Photobucket" dead
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2017, 03:56:01 PM »
just deleted my account on photo bucket and told them what I think of their crap !!!

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Offline Oonrahnjay

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Re: Photo Posting Site?? -- "Photobucket" dead
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2017, 08:01:12 PM »
    I'm posting a photo of an idiot playing an indecipherable musical instrument.  Can you see it??

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17i5fORO-HxdtWLowR_Bc9v1_VLk4TDlD9g/view?usp=sharing
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Re: Photo Posting Site?? -- "Photobucket" dead
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2017, 08:26:30 PM »
I have used dropbox for a long time, but I can not figure out how to use it to host pictures on a forum.  I tried, and it just seems the security settings prevent it.  Maybe if I made the folder 'shared'.  Idk.
I started using my own hosting that is attached to my domain I buy through godaddy.  It turned out to be the easiest in the end.
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Re: Photo Posting Site?? -- "Photobucket" dead
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2017, 08:42:52 PM »
yep. There are many ways to store files/pics on a hosted server. The advantage of the big tools like google drive and dropbox is they integrate into the client device. Like dropbox can expose itself in your PC by having to show as a typical folder and you can drop/drag stuff to it. With basic files on a server you need to FTP them around so more manual.

Actually, I'm looking for some public domain software that allows you to emulate dropbox or google drive features but with your own server on the back end in the cloud. I may be overly paranoid but I only give files to 3d parties unless I have to. They all scoop all that data and use it for marketing and who knows what else. Plus, since it is stored in massive data banks by the common companies, it is very very simple for the Feds to knock on them to give up all your stuff.
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