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bracken Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2017 10:12 a.m. PST

I will come clean, I have broke the rules with photobucket by posting third party images!IE posting my work here and other places on line. It's my own fault I didn't read the terms and conditions but its never being a problem until now. So it's my bad! Plain and simple! So apologies to anyone who looks through any of my posts and doesn't see any pictures! So sorry everybody my sincere apologies

Hanging my head in shame

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2017 11:14 a.m. PST

I thought there was an embedding feature in photobucket that allowed people to post or share photos elsewhere.


Stew art Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2017 11:22 a.m. PST

actually what happened is that photobucket without warning changed the rules about 3rd party linking. WE didn't do anything different, they did.

all my threads are now too full of blacked out images saying to upgrade my photobucket account where before there was wargaming glory! : (

so reading your post again bbracker I can't tell if you're being silly about apologizing or being serious… hopefully silly.

i'll have to decide what to do next. my WIDTW thread, which has been going on for 6 months, lost all of it's pictures.

bracken Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2017 12:19 p.m. PST

Sorry it was tongue in cheek! I couldn't help myself!

tigrifsgt30 Jun 2017 1:21 p.m. PST

bracken, I'm sure somebody will get this all figured out quickly. The ACW Gallery without bracken is at a great loss.

PrivateSnafu30 Jun 2017 2:20 p.m. PST

I looked at my Flickr account, which I haven't used in years, and it says I have 1 TB of storage which I pay nothing for.

bracken Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2017 2:29 p.m. PST

Thanks TIG you are too generous with your praise! I am messing about with other options.

Flickr is one but I tried to post a picture direct but it just wouldn't have it! I will try again tomorrow once I'm rested up a bit.

Personal logo Swampster Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2017 4:51 p.m. PST

I'm steeling myself to change all the links in my blog to a new host. I suppose I was not benefiting photobucket as I didn't take any notice of their ads but even so, the change is a bit dramatic.

bracken Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2017 5:21 a.m. PST

Ok guys I'm a complete technophobe, I'm getting a link for my pictures from Flickr but when I paste them it comes up as a link and not an image! Help!!

PrivateSnafu01 Jul 2017 6:33 a.m. PST

Select the option that says Forum or BBCode. I can post a screen shot tomorrow, traveling today sorry.

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Jul 2017 8:08 a.m. PST

Photobucket has been going downhill quite quickly for the last two years. What was once a very good service has now been slowed down horribly with click bait ads, and just "junk".

One of my accounts was deleted completely and they can't figure out or feel obligated to tell me "why" it just vanished….

bracken Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2017 11:34 a.m. PST

PrivateSnafu, thank you for the response I do my posts through my phone or tablet. It doesn't give you an option other than copy link. So I am still at a loss.

Murphy, photobucket can be temperamental! Its a shame because for me it was simple to use.

PrivateSnafu01 Jul 2017 5:27 p.m. PST

I tried it on the Flickr app, no go. You'll probably have to access Flickr using your web browser (e.g. Chrome) then request desktop site. It can be done via mobile or tablet just more steps and complication.

bracken Supporting Member of TMP03 Jul 2017 2:05 a.m. PST

Thanks PrivateSnafu your assistance is very much appreciated, I will have persevere with Flickr
Cheers Russ

Virginia Tory12 Jul 2017 5:08 p.m. PST

Pretty amazing what PB now wants us to pay them.

I need to find a different site.

mikeygees Inactive Member14 Jul 2017 12:58 p.m. PST

Just now finding this out! I posted a few for sale items on TMP and got the stiff from Photobucket. Aaah but if I upgrade for only $399 USD a year I can continue to do what I use to do for free! F#%*~#! Bleep bleep bleeps….

Part time gamer24 Jul 2017 12:07 a.m. PST

Recently I went searching the net for a photo site, thats when I came across this 'little issue' in an article online as outlined above by @mikeygees.

Whats more.. the article went on to report that apparently, members were just 'Notified' basically 'starting "now" these are the rules" w/ no advance warning or option to recover any of the images they posted etc.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2017 2:36 p.m. PST

reposting this here from another thread:

PhotoBucket is garbage in my book. They were always changing their site, often it was buggy, I kept having to relearn how to navigate it, I eventually couldn't get my older browsers to work on it, and now this latest, sudden, surprise move to rip off patrons and hold your images hostage, since you can't link to them or use them usefully. I don't even know if you can (individually? Sheesh, the time) download your own images for re-use elsewhere.

I set up an account today on VGY.ME, "simple image hosting" that is free, promises to be easy to us, and may not have any complicating issues for a while, at least -- I read up here how flickr and imgur and google all have their own sets of problems and creepiness.


Thanks for nothing, PB. To quote an old Southern or Western aphorism, Bleep you and the horse you rode in on.

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