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08-09-2017, 09:17 AM (This post was last modified: 08-09-2017 09:20 AM by RobbyPants.)
RE: *&%%$#!@$ photobucket!
(08-09-2017 07:56 AM)Leerob Wrote:  You don't need a hotlink to put an image in a message board.
At least not as long as you got bbcode in the message board.
TTA has it and most other forums do too. Social networks load up the photo with just the link. this:
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That's hotlinking. The only two ways a site is going to be able to post a picture is to either link it from somewhere else (hotlinking, like you described above) or the site has to upload a copy of the photo to a server controlled by the site, and load it from there.

TTA used to allow attachments (I don't know if they still do), which would be the latter approach. Anything else is hotlinking.

Now, I'm not sure what the criteria Photobucket is using for cutting off any given photo. I've had the same photograph posted on three sites, and it loaded on one, and I got the stock image Rockblossom posted on the other two. The vast majority of photos I'd linked just showed that image. It's possible there's a grace period, or some users aren't affected, or something else. Still, for me, the hundreds of photos I'd linked over the years in those IMG tags suddenly stopped working a couple months ago.

Edit: If you have the hex-code of the image, you can post it in the IMG tags on a forum, and that should render it, as well. But that is basically you posting the entirety of the image data in the post in a format the forum understands. So, I guess there's that option, too. It's not particularly convenient, but it'd work.
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08-09-2017, 10:48 AM
RE: *&%%$#!@$ photobucket!
Got a response about my monthly subscription peeve. This was the response:


Thanks for reaching out to us. We actually do have an annual Plus 500 plan that can be paid in monthly payments. Please click here to upgrade your account to the Plus 500 plan and take advantage of the monthly payment option we offer.

Let us know if you have any questions regarding this.

Thank you,

Moss@Photobucket Support

So, instead of paying an annual fee of $60 for the yearly subscription, their answer is I pay $40 every month for their yearly subscription. What a smug response.
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08-09-2017, 11:44 AM
RE: *&%%$#!@$ photobucket!
Oh I didn't actually realize that this is what's happening. Now that I am at home I can check a bit better and now I get it. Thanks Rock and Robby.

Well so how about imgur.com then. That seems rather simple so far.

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08-09-2017, 12:32 PM
RE: *&%%$#!@$ photobucket!
I found the https://postimages.org/ the simplest and fastest. Screw photobucket, they took forever anyways.

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