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Ned Flounders
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Death Star strikes the forum

Postby Ned Flounders » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:10 am

...as if millions of GIFs suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced...


So, PhotoBucket seems to have gone ahead and pulled the plug, as threatened. Vast numbers of GIFs posted by many of the Forum's finest citizens have gone up in smoke:

search.php?keywords=photobucket&terms=all&author=&sc=1&sf=all&sr=posts&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search

Fortunately, JoeT's graphs still seem to be there.

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Re: Death Star strikes the forum

Postby Beaver » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:32 am

Fear not, young jedi. Photobucket has not ended. They are working on a new and improved site. Do not question the power of the force.

http://photobucket.com

"Pardon our dust...
We are currently sprucing up our website to be faster, easier to use, and just plain better all around. You may notice a few things changing, but don't worry we are here to help. If you have any questions please contact our Support Team."

Ned Flounders
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Re: Death Star strikes the forum

Postby Ned Flounders » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:34 pm

Ah, no. The problem is not some temporary change to the Photobucket website. It's that PB made an ill-considered decision to start charging very steep fees for linking from other sites (e.g., the Forum) to photos on PB.

http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84688.html

https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/4/15919 ... aid-update

Anyone not interested in paying PB $400/year to be allowed to link to their own photos can find other, better image hosting services for the future.

But it kind of makes a hash out of a lot of old posts on the Forum. Like, say, bdog's post from last week:

viewtopic.php?f=40&t=67056&p=856551#p856551

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Re: Death Star strikes the forum

Postby pjbogart » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:18 pm

Man, I haven't visited Photobucket in years. It's still attached to an old Yahoo account that's long since deleted.

But I have a few photos hanging out:

My girlfriend and I jumping off a cliff circa 1990

Image

My sister's wedding and pjbogart in a tux!

Image

Hmmm... didn't charge me anything to link. Maybe if you want more space for uploads...


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