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HappyHiker19 Sep 2017 5:46 a.m. PST

There is now a chrome extension that fixes the Photobucket nonsense of not showing images.


If you use chrome as your browser and install this fix, all those lost images will magically appear again. It only fixes it for your browser, not everyone else's but better than nothing and totally free.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2017 6:30 a.m. PST

Photobucket overplayed their hand.
I could possibly live with the excessive ads and slow speeds. But they've gone to far and i doubt they'll live long.
I now simply use my blog or Facebook to upload pictures.

Sheepman196119 Sep 2017 9:15 a.m. PST

Quite right Gunfreak, I hope Photobucket sinks like a stone and is never seen again. It is taking me ages to re-do all the photos on my blog.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2017 9:36 a.m. PST

I went to Imageshack, as they were recommended by TMP years ago, when I joined this forum. They did once have a disaster, after a hacking incident and are not the free set-up they once offered, but the annual subscription is not massive.

Facebook is a mystery to me. Sometimes I can view images no problem…… other times I must log in and, immediately then, all these weird folk wish to be my friend and Eastern European ladies offer marriage, or associated services.

wrgmr119 Sep 2017 10:12 a.m. PST

I went to Imageshack as well.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2017 12:43 p.m. PST

I used imageshack years ago. But it got slow and full if adds. That's when I moved to photobucket (it didn't have a lot of adds back then)

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2017 3:32 p.m. PST

I switched to Flickr. No issues.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2017 3:56 p.m. PST

Photobucket is dead to me. I use Flickr, it is easier to use to boot.

Personal logo Gungnir Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2017 8:33 p.m. PST for me.

GROSSMAN19 Sep 2017 9:04 p.m. PST

I just dumped photobucket fro flickr. They dropped their candy in the sand as far as Im concerned.

von Winterfeldt19 Sep 2017 10:19 p.m. PST

postimage for me as well

HappyHiker20 Sep 2017 2:50 a.m. PST

I've switched to Flickr too, the point is this will fix all the old links that have already been posted using Photo-bucket in the past.

I can't see Photobucket lasting much longer, with so many people offering the same service for free, and after all the bad publicity, but even if they get bought out the old links will probably still be supported for a bit.

WarWizard20 Sep 2017 5:07 a.m. PST

I am no longer using Photobucket either. I wonder how this is working out for them so far.

Personal logo PrivateSnafu Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2017 6:33 a.m. PST

I pay for imageshack. It's been very reliable and they have a nice mobile apps for uploading. I also use GoogleDrive, FB, and I suppose I could use Flickr.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2017 11:18 a.m. PST

Imageshack is far better now that you pay for it….and I think it is very good value. No ads and instant access. Once that disaster was resolved a few years ago, anyway.

Again I know nothing of such things but, back in the day, this forum recommended them.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2017 2:34 p.m. PST

I use blogger and post images from my blog.

TMP should host the images here. It's too hard to post images here for many people. And not everything I would like to post is on my blog.

I hate it when someone posts a TMP link and says, those figures / terrain / tanks were discussed here two years ago, and the link is full of no longer hosted images.

Storage costs are cheap now, I don't see a reason not to host here anymore.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek

dibble Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2017 6:07 p.m. PST

I use Photobucket and I admit that their ad's are rather invasive. They also had big problems for some months this year in which I lost some files and some links had broken but I still use it without (apart from what I say above), I have thousands of images stored on it and don't have problems posting on here or another site that I frequent.

Paul :)

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2017 6:12 p.m. PST

Flickr for me – goodbye photobucket

Herce Salon de Guerre23 Sep 2017 5:03 p.m. PST

Has anyone tried Google pictures?

HappyHiker24 Sep 2017 2:22 a.m. PST

I think it's difficult to post a link from google pictures, though I've not tried it for a while.

emckinney25 Sep 2017 11:26 a.m. PST

Firefox extensions are available as well--they completely fix the problem.

piper909 Inactive Member08 Oct 2017 1:44 p.m. PST

If this "fix" (the initial post) is allowing some users to bypass or override PB's process and paywall, won't PB just find a way to block this "fix" as soon as it can? So what will be the point?

I switched to VGY.ME based on this article, in part: link

PB needs to rot in the slime they made of their business. I hope everyone with any sense dumps them and all their smart executives have to sell apples on street corners.

Markconz08 Oct 2017 2:37 p.m. PST

Blogger is what I use very good.

Codsticker10 Oct 2017 10:18 p.m. PST

Blogger is what I use very good.

Same. As I was just linking to photos in my Photobucket account anyways things just got a little easier.

dibble Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2017 7:17 a.m. PST

They have just put a gun to my head by blocking 3rd party hosting. I now have to pay $399 USD per year to have the hosting un-blocked to all my forums. I go to my account page and can't even see my own pictures thus I'm Bleeped texted. But It gets better….I can't even pay to get the '500' upgrade as all I keep getting is "Photobucket cannot contact gateway at this time". I might add that adblocker is disabled.

I'm Bleeped texting furious to say the least

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