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Old 07/18/2017   #1
Addy Carver
Default Photobucket goes paid-for

As the title implies, you can't link directly from Photobucket now unless you pay for the premium service. Since this negates the purpose of Photobucket for most folk, it might be worth harvesting your account (if you have one) and storing your images elsewhere. I've noticed a few linked images with the ominous message of doom already on here. There is a way to bypass it for now but the method escapes me, I suspect it's C&Ping one of the other linking methods instead of the default.
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Old 07/18/2017   #2
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Well that is the final nail in the coffin for those fuckwits. I havent used it in ages because it was slow as shit and now its basically useless, I have imgur and google drive/photos.
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Old 07/18/2017   #3
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I haven't used it in years. This only reminded me of finally closing my account
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Old 07/18/2017   #4
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How embarrassing for them
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Old 07/18/2017   #5
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I have years worth of shit on there. Oh well. What are the best alternatives?
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Old 07/18/2017   #6
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That's not even the best part. The only plan that they have that allows you to have things show up on other websites is $400/year.

I haven't gone and downloaded any of my ancient stuff from the olden days, but I tossed my old sig image over on https://vgy.me/ since you don't need an account for it. Not sure where else'd be a good option for more account-related stuffs, but there're some articles out there on it when I looked earlier today.





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Old 07/18/2017   #7
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Ha ha someone who went to Business School came up with a Business Model

That's hilarious
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Old 07/18/2017   #8
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I always recommend Picpar for images you're happy for everyone to see. You don't need to sign up; in fact you can't sign up. Imgur is a decent option if you need an account so you can keep track of everything you've uploaded, but I've heard their image compression algorithm isn't great. If you actually care about what you're uploading I'd suggest paying for your hosting. I use NearlyFreeSpeech because it's dirt cheap – it's pay-as-you-go, and costs me about 15 dollar-cents a month for about 200 MB of uploaded files – and because they impose basically no restrictions on what you upload. (Not that I have anything dodgy, but if I did, it'd be fine.)

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Old 07/18/2017   #9
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The desktop site has been unusable for ages. My current sig is being hosted over at TinyPic.
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Old 07/18/2017   #10
Nanaki Skywalker
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When I deleted my account, I left the following message.

I object to the mere practice of charging $400 just to link photos online, something i can already do free of change on imgur, postimg, and even Tapatalk. I used to be able to do so here, but I'm voting with my wallet.
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Old 07/20/2017   #11
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Except you're not beacause you're not going to pay for anything

This is the hard reality of "free" image hosts though, imgur et all will have to come up with a scheme to make money off of hotlinked images at one point. Youtube's got that better, they can already serve ads in embedded videos. Nothing's stopping an image host from doing the same, but since it's images they can't be clicked on, so not much value in those.

An option would be to set up your own domain / hosting I guess. But that takes a bit of monies and tech skills. Or a good host that will simply set it up for you.
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Old 07/20/2017   #12
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Cthulhu wrote: Except you're not beacause you're not going to pay for anything

This is the hard reality of "free" image hosts though, imgur et all will have to come up with a scheme to make money off of hotlinked images at one point. Youtube's got that better, they can already serve ads in embedded videos. Nothing's stopping an image host from doing the same, but since it's images they can't be clicked on, so not much value in those.

An option would be to set up your own domain / hosting I guess. But that takes a bit of monies and tech skills. Or a good host that will simply set it up for you.

edit: lol I think I completely misread the second half of your post and thought you were suggesting one day Imgur may want to become a domain host when the ad impressions dry up lol.

Going off the host/domain idea for them. I could see them trying to do like a blog set up pretty easily. Ideally have it so that the upside is that you have quicker/easy access to your own image albums/galleries when making a post as they already are on imgur if you were an existing user.

Then toss in an easy way to reblog or add in images you find while browsing Imgur or shit you see on Reddit that is hosted on imgur and it could be pretty legit while offering an easier way for them to introduce potentially clickable ads onto a page.


TL;DR I think I might be suggesting they rip off Tumblr lol.

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Old 08/27/2017   #13
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I personally use Puush or Mixtape.moe for image, GIFs, music and Webm files. Recently I am also trying to get used to Imgur, although personally not much of a fan of it.
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Old 08/28/2017   #14
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I personally wouldn't mind Imgur to much if it wasn't for a few really dumb things, both on my part and theirs lol.

The compression seems horrible at times.

It's way to easy to accidentally publish your shit to their public front page shit.

The community is legit retarded.

Said retarded community then gets mad at me because I'm retarded and pressed the wrong button and posted shit to their retarded public shit and then they get mad because I had the audacity to use their retarded image hosting website as a image hosting website.

Holy shit don't tell them they post on a website that was made to just be a image host for reddit.


It's fucking retarded.
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Old 08/29/2017   #15
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I feel our thanks system needs to be upgraded to something where we can laugh at comments. That made me laugh hard.
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