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Re: The Great Photobucket Purge
« Reply #60 on: July 14, 2017, 09:30:21 PM »
Well, I've replaced all my images from the Canadian Museum of Nature and its warehouse. Still a lot more museum photos to go though.

Rot in hell, Photobucket.
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Re: The Great Photobucket Purge
« Reply #61 on: July 14, 2017, 10:45:01 PM »
I wasted hours trying to get Photobucket work. So at least I can say I won't miss them. If Photobucket was really the best out there I will have to be pretty desperate before I try posting any more pictures.

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Re: The Great Photobucket Purge
« Reply #62 on: July 14, 2017, 11:41:30 PM »
Thanks everyone for getting on board, together we can do this. I won't begin editing posts myself until everyone has had a chance to edit their own posts. Probably a couple of months.

One area where members could begin is their signatures. Since these appear in each and every post, a single dead Photobucket link in a signature may appear hundreds or even thousands of times on the forum in total. So, fixing signatures is a sensible place to start, if there is anyone who hasn't done so yet.

Cheers!
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Re: The Great Photobucket Purge
« Reply #63 on: July 14, 2017, 11:43:51 PM »
Test with MLMjp's specified Photobucket image. Works for me:



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Re: The Great Photobucket Purge
« Reply #64 on: July 15, 2017, 01:59:38 AM »
Yikes! >:(
Well, too far my photos are still up. Two years ago, I started paying $30 a year for added storage, perhaps my terms was different then, we shall see when I'm up for renewal this year.
It would be a nightmare to think of saving my photos, there is just waaaayyyy to many of them at this point! ;D
It would be a shame if my photos finally starts to disappear , threads like March of the titans and Thundering herds will be no more.
If they do catch, I guess now is a perfect time to start my own collection thread.
So sorry to see so many photos just vanish!

It would be disastrous for the forum if all of your photos went missing as well, but please don't pay Photobucket the ransom!

Never! Imagine how many figures I can get with that much money? ^-^

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Re: The Great Photobucket Purge
« Reply #65 on: July 15, 2017, 04:39:48 AM »
I'm digging through my post history right now to see where I've posted images from photobucket. I already have an imgur account. I'll have to use that for the meantime to get everything up again. Hopefully it won't take me more then tonight and maybe tomorrow.

I wonder what this means for older reviews though that used photobucket images? I hope those can get fixed.

Edit: Think I got all of mine fixed now. I double checked my post history. Will check through it again a third time tomorrow just to be on the safe side.
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Re: The Great Photobucket Purge
« Reply #66 on: July 15, 2017, 04:46:52 AM »
Well, I've just deleted my Photobucket account. It'll be quite awhile before I finish replacing all those museum photos. :(
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Re: The Great Photobucket Purge
« Reply #67 on: July 15, 2017, 09:40:45 AM »
I'm digging through my post history right now to see where I've posted images from photobucket. I already have an imgur account. I'll have to use that for the meantime to get everything up again. Hopefully it won't take me more then tonight and maybe tomorrow.

I wonder what this means for older reviews though that used photobucket images? I hope those can get fixed.

Edit: Think I got all of mine fixed now. I double checked my post history. Will check through it again a third time tomorrow just to be on the safe side.

Oh, I didn't even think of the blog. I think most reviewers upload their images to the wordpress gallery, but I'll have to update any that used photobucket.


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Re: The Great Photobucket Purge
« Reply #68 on: July 15, 2017, 12:43:15 PM »
I'm afraid Libraraptor has a number of reviews that used Photobucket.
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Re: The Great Photobucket Purge
« Reply #69 on: July 16, 2017, 02:02:41 PM »
I'm going to begin the purge today by removing Photobucket signatures - they are so ubiquitous. Also, people change their signatures every now and again anyway, unlike posts, so members can always add a new signature later.  C:-)


Edit - Just going through and editing member profiles and spotted Paleoferroequine's avatar message to Photobucket ;D
« Last Edit: July 16, 2017, 02:27:01 PM by dinotoyforum »


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Re: The Great Photobucket Purge
« Reply #70 on: July 16, 2017, 09:29:40 PM »
I already replaced all my images and deleted my pb account.

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Re: The Great Photobucket Purge
« Reply #71 on: July 16, 2017, 10:38:34 PM »
I already replaced all my images and deleted my pb account.

Thanks!
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Today I removed dead Photobucket links from the signatures of all members with 50 or more posts. There were quite a lot. It is amazing how many members used it. Photobucket must be absolutely raking it in through advertising, which makes their ransom demand all the more peculiar.


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Re: The Great Photobucket Purge
« Reply #72 on: July 17, 2017, 01:19:28 AM »
I believe Fox Interactive Media is related to Fox News.

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Re: The Great Photobucket Purge
« Reply #73 on: July 17, 2017, 01:48:43 AM »
I believe Fox Interactive Media is related to Fox News.
I'm assuming wrong thread but is this it?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_Interactive

*edit*
Yep, it's them alright, they bought Photobucket. Explains a lot.
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Re: The Great Photobucket Purge
« Reply #74 on: July 17, 2017, 03:27:39 AM »
I believe Fox Interactive Media is related to Fox News.
I'm assuming wrong thread but is this it?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_Interactive

*edit*
Yep, it's them alright, they bought Photobucket. Explains a lot.

   No it doesn't, Fox Interactive Media is not Fox Interactive which is defunct. Fox Interactive Media hasn't owned Photobucket since 2009 when it sold it to Ontela which still owns it.

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Re: The Great Photobucket Purge
« Reply #75 on: July 17, 2017, 03:51:05 AM »
I believe Fox Interactive Media is related to Fox News.
I'm assuming wrong thread but is this it?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_Interactive

*edit*
Yep, it's them alright, they bought Photobucket. Explains a lot.

   No it doesn't, Fox Interactive Media is not Fox Interactive which is defunct. Fox Interactive Media hasn't owned Photobucket since 2009 when it sold it to Ontela which still owns it.

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Re: The Great Photobucket Purge
« Reply #76 on: July 17, 2017, 11:20:48 AM »
I will add images with another host and youtube videos as sustitute  ;).
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Re: The Great Photobucket Purge
« Reply #77 on: July 19, 2017, 01:41:09 PM »
I lucked out in that most of my images here are hosted on Deviant Art.
But I still have a lot of images to replace on IMVU where i work as a content creator...

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Re: The Great Photobucket Purge
« Reply #78 on: July 19, 2017, 02:15:09 PM »
Didn't even know this was happening, I couldn't get photobucket to work at all in the last year. I've been using Flickr to host my images, put them on private and there you go.

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Re: The Great Photobucket Purge
« Reply #79 on: July 20, 2017, 12:57:55 AM »