Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Off-Topic Discussions. Read the Sticky before posting.

Moderators: Kevio, ElfDude, JesseM, RockCrue, soundchick, ChrisH, peb, Mike Jones, Bundy

User avatar
DesmoBob
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 414
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Hawaii

Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Postby DesmoBob » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:32 pm

I heard the news about photobucket nuking the ability to display hosted images on outside sites, unless you pay them a ransom. From the info I googled, it's also supposed to affect images displayed on forums like this. Pretty much all my images I post on any forum is on Photobucket. I'm a dinosaur, I know.

Trying to see if I've been nuked yet. If anyone cares to respond, let me know if you see an image below. I can see the image on my screen, but I'm a knob at understainding how these things work, so it's possible I'm just seeing something living on my own computer.

The image here is supposed to be a CL450 in a tree (koa CL450 in a koa tree, for effect lol).
(begin image)
Image
(end of image)

If anyone else has photobucket-hosted images they want to test, feel free to add them to this thread.

I'm looking into imgur.

User avatar
skully13a
Gold Carvinite
Gold Carvinite
Posts: 1431
Joined: Aug 2015
Location: Left side of The Rockies

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Postby skully13a » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:48 pm

Sweet image. I guess i have to emigrate from the photo bucket. That's what I wanted. More bother.
Progress is NOT. :twisted:
SH645
V440T
Purple Bolt!
DC127 Koa
SM212 Stage Master
MB10

User avatar
Doctor Doug
Gold Carvinite
Gold Carvinite
Posts: 1383
Joined: Oct 2013

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Postby Doctor Doug » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:22 pm

I see it and it's lovely.

Cynical
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 426
Joined: Dec 2015

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Postby Cynical » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:30 pm

I also see it.

User avatar
DesmoBob
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 414
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Hawaii

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Postby DesmoBob » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:44 pm

Thanks for replying y'all.

It's weird. After doing more googling, some people are affected, while others aren't. On one forum, somebody could still see their pics, then at some time later, they couldn't. My guess is that the blackout is occurring in phases.

I'll keep checking back.

This is unfortunate. I had some nice illustrated DIYs on car forums from 10 years ago or so. They were apparently still of value to people because I still occasionally get an email informing me of a PM from someone asking about the procedures. Not to mention all my old pics here on the Kiesel BBS are on PB. :(

User avatar
spudmunkey
Elite Carvinite
Elite Carvinite
Posts: 15550
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: San Francisco Bay Area

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Postby spudmunkey » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:01 pm

Yep, it got me: http://www.kieselguitarsbbs.com/viewtop ... 06#p635706

I imagine it's once you cross some sort of MB threshold, and i have been using it for almost a decade, so I've got thousands of images out there, hotlinked everywhere.

User avatar
rzbk777
Carvinite
Carvinite
Posts: 727
Joined: Mar 2015
Location: Dayton, OH

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Postby rzbk777 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:46 pm

Beautiful picture! I'm not too happy with PhotoSuckit right now, I will go somewhere else but that doesn't help the 8 plus years of pictures I've posted on various forums.

Spud, love your new signature, couldn't agree more! :lol:

User avatar
EL_SUPER_BEASTO
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 71
Joined: May 2017
Location: USA

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Postby EL_SUPER_BEASTO » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:08 pm

I seent it.

I use Imgur.com, but I just found out it doesn't keep the images embedded here if you delete them in your album. I don't know if Photobucket does this. I remember there is a hosting site that will still embed any linked pics even if deleted from your album, but can't recall at the moment.
JB207C

User avatar
spudmunkey
Elite Carvinite
Elite Carvinite
Posts: 15550
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: San Francisco Bay Area

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Postby spudmunkey » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:57 pm

Your image links with photobucket get broken if you do anything to the photo, including just moving into a folder to organize them.

User avatar
rzbk777
Carvinite
Carvinite
Posts: 727
Joined: Mar 2015
Location: Dayton, OH

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Postby rzbk777 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:00 am

spudmunkey wrote:Yep, it got me: viewtopic.php?p=635706#p635706

I imagine it's once you cross some sort of MB threshold, and i have been using it for almost a decade, so I've got thousands of images out there, hotlinked everywhere.



I'm only using 3% of the free 10 GB and my photos no longer show up. :x

User avatar
EL_SUPER_BEASTO
Gold Member
Gold Member
Posts: 71
Joined: May 2017
Location: USA

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Postby EL_SUPER_BEASTO » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:47 am

spudmunkey wrote:Your image links with photobucket get broken if you do anything to the photo, including just moving into a folder to organize them.


That's good to know, thanks.

I think a lot of the bigger media hosting sites were hoping to become social media hubs, but instead were just exploited for their utilitarian benefits as always. I hope this is a reality check for them and they can throw more weight behind free media hosting.
JB207C

User avatar
gumbynotpokey
Elite Carvinite
Elite Carvinite
Posts: 7310
Joined: May 2010
Location: Western NC

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Postby gumbynotpokey » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:06 am

Image

test
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

User avatar
gumbynotpokey
Elite Carvinite
Elite Carvinite
Posts: 7310
Joined: May 2010
Location: Western NC

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Postby gumbynotpokey » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:08 am

I went to my photobucket and pulled up a pic (above). The URL copy function did not activate when I hovered over it. The text portion, however, was still visible. I merely went into that text field, and hit "COPY" then pasted it above. For now, it worked.

The new TOS on their site does in fact say that the free accounts do not offer image links or 3rd party image hosting.

The fun days of the internet are over?
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

MatiasTolkki
Platinum Carvinite
Platinum Carvinite
Posts: 2745
Joined: Dec 2013
Location: Nagoya, Japan (home of Hoshino Gakki)

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Postby MatiasTolkki » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:16 am

Testing mine now

Image
The arsenal:
Ibanez
RGR580x2 (Pearl white, Deep Wine)
RG5000
RG750VP
1996 Ibanez Blazer reissue

ESP:
E-II SV

Carvin/Kiesel:
JB200C the Purple demon of Nagoya
V220C Kabocha (pumpkin)

Kramer:
Vanguard (Indonesian)

Amp:
Yamaha THR10

User avatar
Doctor Doug
Gold Carvinite
Gold Carvinite
Posts: 1383
Joined: Oct 2013

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Postby Doctor Doug » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:18 am

I forgot that you had a V220!
Here's by Bolt+ kit.....if it works....

Image

MatiasTolkki
Platinum Carvinite
Platinum Carvinite
Posts: 2745
Joined: Dec 2013
Location: Nagoya, Japan (home of Hoshino Gakki)

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Postby MatiasTolkki » Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:55 am

Doctor Doug wrote:I forgot that you had a V220!


I alternate between it and my jb200C all the time. Recently been using the V220 more :) It's a special little guitar :)
The arsenal:
Ibanez
RGR580x2 (Pearl white, Deep Wine)
RG5000
RG750VP
1996 Ibanez Blazer reissue

ESP:
E-II SV

Carvin/Kiesel:
JB200C the Purple demon of Nagoya
V220C Kabocha (pumpkin)

Kramer:
Vanguard (Indonesian)

Amp:
Yamaha THR10

User avatar
spudmunkey
Elite Carvinite
Elite Carvinite
Posts: 15550
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: San Francisco Bay Area

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Postby spudmunkey » Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:20 pm

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40492668

Amazon and eBay images broken by Photobucket's 'ransom demand'

User avatar
Doctor Turn
Platinum Carvinite
Platinum Carvinite
Posts: 4475
Joined: Aug 2015
Location: NYC, sans rock clubs and 48th St.
Links/Contact:

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Postby Doctor Turn » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:25 am

Seems to still work. Mine are all still working: testing an old shot...

Image
Carvin Weaponry:
1985 DC150K (koa) Stereo, M22N/M22SD w/black hardware.
1985 100 Watt X Amp 2 x 12 combo (XV212) upgraded w/ 2 Vintage 30's
...and other gear.

https://soundcloud.com/the_heavy_clouds

User avatar
rzbk777
Carvinite
Carvinite
Posts: 727
Joined: Mar 2015
Location: Dayton, OH

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Postby rzbk777 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:45 am

I have the app on my phone and it won't even let me look at my pictures, I can see them as a thumbnail on the home page or in my library, but when I click on one the image comes up saying to upgrade my account to allow 3rd party hosting. Wtf, how is looking at a pic on their own app not allowed.

User avatar
spudmunkey
Elite Carvinite
Elite Carvinite
Posts: 15550
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: San Francisco Bay Area

Re: Photobucket ending outside hosting? :/

Postby spudmunkey » Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:50 pm

I've been using imgur for a little while, so I might move over new pics to that. Unfortunately, they put just as much focus on the social aspect of the site as the actual image hosting...which is annoying. It's also harder to get direct URLs from the app than Photobucket was.


Return to The Backstage Lounge

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest