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Old 07-13-2017, 07:55 PM   #1
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Photobucket images - not for forum use

Recently the image hosting service Photobucket changed their terms of use for account holders and no longer allow embedded images to be displayed on forums. As a result the forum had many threads lose their photo documentation.

Moving forward we will disallow links to Photobucket and ask that you store your images with the posted text that they were intended to augment, here on the forum.

Forum members can store images posts and threads using the attachment option found in the advanced reply editor or in photo albums set up in individual profiles. There is no cost to store images here and this will ensure that your content is not diminished by an image hosting service changing their minds about how your content is handled. Thanks for understanding
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Old 07-22-2017, 07:42 PM   #2
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Why the ban?
If a member , like me , has paid for an advanced PB account why prohibit it?
Did they just irritate you & it's a tit for tat thing?

I ask because I have around 30,000 photos there and my PB pics post just fine on the other 6 forums I'm on and I'm not downloading & moving that amount of content.
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Old 07-23-2017, 10:08 PM   #3
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Why the ban?
If a member , like me , has paid for an advanced PB account why prohibit it?
Did they just irritate you & it's a tit for tat thing?

I ask because I have around 30,000 photos there and my PB pics post just fine on the other 6 forums I'm on and I'm not downloading & moving that amount of content.
Understand your point. The mods are not interested in photos working on another forum, just this one. The Photobucket photos that have stopped working are destroying this forum. So who can trust PB anymore? Glad you paid the big bucks to make your PB work but why would a forum trust PB? Even the posters that paid for their service may get another "fast one" by PB and photos disappear again.
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Old 07-24-2017, 06:08 AM   #4
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Why would a forum trust PB?
Why would I trust a forum to handle my photos?

Seems like someone got pissed& took a " oh yeah, well we just won't permit your sites photos on our site" attitude.
Which is a bit juvenile but I suppose to be expected in this age..


Destroying the forum... that's a bit melodramatic
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Thanks for that info now it explains why one of my photos disappear. Later RJD
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Old 07-24-2017, 07:22 AM   #6
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I cancelled my drop box account when they decided I could only share
my photos with other people on drop box.
I had some posts here in the forum that also lost their photos due to the new drop box policy.

Apparently it's a trend for previously free photo hosting cloud sites to move to
a fee based service.
I'm sure they're trying to make a profit and this new policy is aimed in that direction.
The ominous discussion was that some photo bucket members received unwanted and unauthorized charges on their credit cards so if you're a photo bucket user you need to keep a very close eye on your credit card statement.

I've placed a few photos on google drive and they seem to work but when
you're using a free cloud service it's always a gamble.

If you're wanting to share photos with other FRF members it's just as easy
to include them here as attachments or imbedded in the text.

If you're wanting to share these photos with the world at large then I don't
have a great suggestion other than google drive as one option.
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Old 07-24-2017, 07:27 AM   #7
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Check out this thread for much more discussion on the new photobucket
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http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...-138151-2.html
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Photobucket images - not for forum use

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Check out this thread for much more discussion on the new photobucket
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http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...-138151-2.html


Dan. That post takes me to some Post discussing Cedar Creek trailers in 2006?? If you change it you can pull this post of mine.

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Old 07-24-2017, 07:59 AM   #9
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Russell, try again.
The link works for me as posted.
It's 2 pages of photo bucket discussion.

If you can't get it to work you can go to the search box at the top of the
page and make sure the FRF has the dot in it.
Search for photobucket
The discussion I'm talking about is the top result of the search.
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Ok. Sorry. I run off of an I-phone. I tried again and same result. I'm sure it's my fine phone. Lol.

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Link works for me. Gets me to page 2 of thread.

Firefox browser on iPhone.
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Lol. You guys with crowns just sticking together.

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Can any techie explain what is REALLY happening?? I have tons of pics at Photobucket, and they are linked to my Avatar, posted pics, etc etc etc etc........all over the Internet. I have gotten about 3 emails a day from PB telling me they are banning my use of sharing these pictures. Yet so far not one picture has stopped 'sharing'.

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Can any techie explain what is REALLY happening?? I have tons of pics at Photobucket, and they are linked to my Avatar, posted pics, etc etc etc etc........all over the Internet. I have gotten about 3 emails a day from PB telling me they are banning my use of sharing these pictures. Yet so far not one picture has stopped 'sharing'.

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It will happen, just wait. You're just being a Photobucket denier.
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Old 07-24-2017, 09:32 AM   #15
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Why would a forum trust PB?
Why would I trust a forum to handle my photos?

Seems like someone got pissed& took a " oh yeah, well we just won't permit your sites photos on our site" attitude.
Which is a bit juvenile but I suppose to be expected in this age..


Destroying the forum... that's a bit melodramatic
No one at Social Knowledge got mad at PB, but they did get wise. Let's see if we can clear up some possible misconceptions and/or miscommunication about this issue.

Many members here use a photo hosting account and link to the pics there, when showing the pics here on FRF. That is always going to be a risk with this method, that the hosting account could turn off the linking ability. It's happened to other photo hosting sites, and is happening at PB currently.

When linking is denied, then threads that have these linked pics become somewhat broken, as well as the pic not showing up that may be key to the post and/or thread in general. This is especially true in DIY or help threads, that the pic is crucial to the solution. Don't forget that many people search our forums for already solved problems (and their pics) to help in solving their current problems..so ALL threads need to keep their pics intact..... which can't happen when the linking is denied to those pics which were linked to initially.

The question was raised, is why should a member trust FRF to handle their pics. FRF isn't a photo hosting site. We are a community of like minded RV'ers trying to help one another. The photos that are uploaded here, are going to be utilized to help others in problems, or posted to your albums...which is a free option the members have who want to share their RV/travel adventures. If you are looking to FRF to be a photo hosting site for ALL your pics INSTEAD of backing up your pics, then that's a misuse of the forums anyway.

FRF would like your pics that you voluntarily use to help others in posts, or want to share with other like minded members via your albums to be uploaded to the site. This way, ALL the threads will keep their useful information intact to help us all, and we will not be dependent on the business decisions of other companies to accomplish this.

It's like the old adage: Fool me once, shame on you; Fool me twice, shame on me

By taking these steps, we won't be fooled twice and have learned not to be dependent on other photo hosting sites in order to keep all our collective knowledge intact here on FRF

Hopefully this clears up some things, and also why FRF is disallowing linking to PB or other places that have the potential to disrupt the help/wisdom shared here among the members.

That's what Janet stated in the OP, as emboldened in red below:

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Recently the image hosting service Photobucket changed their terms of use for account holders and no longer allow embedded images to be displayed on forums. As a result the forum had many threads lose their photo documentation.

Moving forward we will disallow links to Photobucket and ask that you store your images with the posted text that they were intended to augment, here on the forum.

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Link works for me. Gets me to page 2 of thread.

Firefox browser on iPhone.
Fyi - I use the FR app on android and it takes me to the same link mentioned by other members. When I did a search for photobucket it took me back here.
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Fyi - I use the FR app on android and it takes me to the same link mentioned by other members. When I did a search for photobucket it took me back here.
Are you sure you're quoting the right Dan? KyDan posted the link.
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You are correct sir. Wrong Dan. I think there are too many Dan's on this forum ;-).
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You are correct sir. Wrong Dan. I think there are too many Dan's on this forum ;-).
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Trying to link to the photobucket thread again--
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...lf-138151.html

or this-- http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...lf-138151.html

OR put photobucket in the search box at the top of the page.
Make sure the dot is on FRF and hit "search"
When I do that the top one that comes up says-
Well photobucket finally killed itself
That's the one we've been trying to point to.

If none of these work then I'm totally out of ideas.... someone smarter than
me might be able to help!
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