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Glow_Mouse
 Posted: Aug 1 2017, 11:51 PM
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It appears that photobucket now requires a paid plan to allow 3rd part hosting. I believe this is ridiculous, however it is also apparent, sites like photobucket require upkeep for their domain names and therefore must be able to pay for it.

If any member decides that would like to switch to imageshack.us or another photo hosting website by all means do so. Until then, I would recommend finding a free hosting image provider and avoid photobucket for the time being. This is a damaging blow for the community but I will not deter the
members here from continuing their work.

I will see about contacting CometGSR to establish other options so we can keep our DIY section open and functioning as many members still use this part of the forum to explain and repair their own spires.

We will try and rectify this issue the best we can in the most effective and hassle free way possible.

Thank you for your patience.

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I used the photobucket app to upload picks what other apps is everyone using to post thanks

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 Posted: Aug 2 2017, 09:20 AM
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I used to love PhotoBucket but its becoming a pain in the ###### to use. I have a paid account but it won't let me log in to access any pics anyway. rolleyes.gif

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Plus that particular fancy new plan is like 400 bucks a year. That's right folks. Your PhotoBucket pics are now being held hostage until you pay a hefty ransom

Time to kick the Bucket!

Edit: I have the plus 20 plan or something similar but most of my pics are still appearing. I don't know why they are acting like you gotta upgrade to the P500

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They lost me several years ago when they tried to force me to use a "mobile friendly" version on my phone. It was glitchy for about a year and uploads failed, so I just stopped using them. Unfortunately I don't know of any other permanent hosting solutions....someone want to make a couple bil and start that for us? Free uploading and 3rd party hosting, make money off ad traffic?! haha you can do it! This seems to be a common problem across the boards.

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 Posted: Aug 12 2017, 08:48 PM
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Well according to several news sources, photobucket's attempt to hold members to ransom
by not allowing them to even download their albums (trust me i've tried) is now creating a
huge legal spat over rights to ownership and copyright regarding intellectual property and also
price gouging based on their original mission statement and I quote from the search engine;

"Photobucket
photobucket.com/
Sign up for Photobucket to safely store and upload your photos from your desktop or mobile device. We offer a variety of plans to fit your photo storage needs."

However this contradicts itself as many of their user base are crying foul saying their photos are no
longer safe as they cannot even remove them without deleting them unless they download each
image separately. As I have 19 pages of Spire' history it would take several hours to retrieve my
imagery.

http://files.jcink.net/uploads/aspire/picard_90b54.png

So now I'm using Imageshack and their costs are far lower and more affordable. You get a 30 day
trial then you have to pay about 19 bucks US to continue using it. As I find this fair, I have no issues
with that price. As for the emoticons for the site, I'm having to download each one by one and
re-upload it as a piece of software for the forum into its parent directory file manager. Again, this
takes a long time as we used to have 50+ emoticons that were broken by photobucket, but I'm in
the stage of restoring some of the old ones and introducing a bunch of new ones. smile.gif

So be patient as I attend these repairs. Unfortunately, there isn't much I can do about existing
member's images as they are responsible for their own file sharing accounts.

Sorry guys but I can only do so much, the rest is up to everyone else to restore their own pictures.
As one more piece of advice I can give for our members, I'd suggest that everyone start hosting
their spire pics from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Imageshack or Tinypic (If it's still around) to
avoid anymore image drama for the forum.

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.:: 1997 Aspire ::. - Revived Project - Glowspire
.:: 1998 Aspire ::. - Current Project - The Red Bean

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www.FordAspire.com - The World's #1 resource for aspire/avella & 2nd Gen Festiva
"Why Do you own so many bodykit parts?"
"I like to change the look of my car like i change underpants....everyday!"

Glowmouse's 97' Glowspire Build
Glowmouse's 98' Red Bean Build
My DIY Wing Conversion How-To
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