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Post Options Post Options   Quote Daniel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2017 at 14:06
I have found Photobucket to be extremely tedious to use these days and unless you are willing to pay for their services they seem to be forever trying to sell you something which, in itself, I don't mind but it delays uploading and downloading images. Since I have a Yahoo account I have discovered that I can use Flickr which is ad free and so much simpler to use.

As an experiment I have just posted in the Specimen Stamp section. I do note that, as with Photobucket, when using the Insert an Image Icon the http// bit gets duplicated and one has to be removed in order for the image to display.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Colin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2017 at 01:34
Originally posted by Daniel Daniel wrote:

I do note that, as with Photobucket, when using the Insert an Image Icon the http// bit gets duplicated and one has to be removed in order for the image to display.

When adding pictures to my posts I just paste the code straight into the text - with a line above and below - and that seems to work fine without needing to use the 'Insert an Image' button.

I agree re Photobucket - it seems very temperamental lately!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Steve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 June 2017 at 04:59
I recently had problems with Photobucket. I couldn't log in to the sitr, and images in threads using Photpbucket disn't display.
Fixed by disabling the Firefox Ad-blocker add in.
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There often seems to be a problem with PB
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Daniel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 July 2017 at 02:02
It appears that many Photobucket pictures on this forum are no longer accessible. Therefore, I strongly recommend getting a free Yahoo account which then allows you to get a free Flickr imaging account. As I said in an earlier post it is much simpler to use.

In order to replace links in our posts we would need to be able to edit our posts. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Steve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 July 2017 at 04:19
The problem centres on Photobucket wanting, nay demanding, that users who provide links to their images on third party sites to upgrade their accounts in order to make such use. The upgrade cost seems to be a modest $2.49pm, but this will mount up month after month, year after year. My main objection to not kowtowing to such bully boy tactics is that it came in without notice. I do see their point of view. They are hosting millions of images, but those viewed on forums like this is that only the owner of the photos is exposed to the adverts. Viewers here see the images ad-free, gratis courtsey of Photobucket - or did until yesterday.
Flickr may be an alternative but once PhotoBucket has gone down the slippery slope how long before other image hosting sites follow suit?
By not paying up though, most of my images will no longer be visible to forum members. I could host elsewhere but that means copying hundreds of files (I have some but not all on onboard harddrives) and then editing hundreds of links. Not tasks I relish. I not sure of how much personal webspace I have available, and would prefer to reserve that for web pages I publish and manage.
Another consideration is whether it is worth me paying $2.49pm so that my images are visible when I get SO LITTLE feedback from members. This year I have had more comments about typos I have made than discussion or appreciation of my posts.
I fear that many of the posts I have made are now pointless.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Londonbus1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 July 2017 at 04:41
Where did you get the cost from ? Most are quoting a much higher figure. I suggest a period of waiting because it is rumoured that others are going to follow suit.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Steve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 July 2017 at 04:55
The first link I clicked on that site quoted $2.49 but having gone further into the bowels of Photobucket I see the unlimited 3rd party hosting alternative is $39.99pm
That is out of the question.
Bye Bye Phucket
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Colin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 July 2017 at 22:25
The actions taken by Photobucket clearly affect the future of our forum as a whole.

It strikes me we have a couple of options:

Firstly, we all co-opt to create a hosting service of our own that we all contribute to in some way and via some sort of democratic agreement workout a way to jointly manage that ensures the service remains accessible and available in the long-term.

Secondly, we move the forum to some other platform that does not require picture hosting and therefore hand over responsibility for all image management to whoever runs that platform.


The first option will require funding, and having had difficulty in getting costs for the current forum set-up covered for the past few years now I would be reluctant to consider paying out even more when there is so little feedback from the forum as it is.  I

f more people were prepared to post pictures then it would be worth committing to, but as there only seems to be a 'hardcore' of about 10 people here who regularly contribute pictures here I doubt many of those would want to share cost and responsibility when the return is so thin.  

 I think we would all rather spend our money on new stamps.


The second option - transferring the forum to Facebook (for example) looks like being the way to go?

Any thoughts or feedback?  Anyone. Please!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Steve Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 July 2017 at 23:05
Facebook looks the way to go though I am a bit wary. It would reauire us to think differently and perhaps change the focus of the Forum. What is annoying is that we are being forced into this.
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