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Hello,

Photobucket.com has recently changed its terms of service for free users on their platform. As of June 20 images hosted by Photobucket and shared on our forum, or any other third party sites, will no longer appear. As a result, you may notice a higher amount of broken images on the forum.

If you do not have access to edit your older posts please contact an Administrator or Moderator for assistance. Please provide the new URL for the image that needs to be edited and a link to the thread the image in located in.

More information on the change and what it means for Photobucket users can be found below.

Photobucket Terms of Use http://photobucket.com/terms

Thank you

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The Volusia Riders Staff would be glad to assist.
 

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So far any photo that I have linked to Photobucket is still visible on various forums. The little box that allowed you to link to an image is gone but that doesn't mean you still cannot link to a Photobucket picture. In windows right click on any image that you have uploaded to Photobucket and a menu appears. One of the selections is "Copy Image Location". Click on this selection and you will be able to paste the link in any online forum that supports the
tags. This was the old school way of linking to an image from another site. This is what the copied and then pasted link looks like from one of my pictures on Photobucket:

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii216/dspalding1/Trips/2016 Western Trip/Bryce37_zps6mwrrb1v.jpg

As you can see its an url to my picture's location. Now when I place the url between the
tags the image will become visible in the forum like this:



This I believe is a windows function and not a function of the host site. You can link images from just about anywhere on the internet using this method. Not quite as convenient as just copying and pasting the url but still quite doable.

I hope this helps someone out there.
 

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http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f172/barbecuejoe/IMG_4299_zpsamuqz9oj.jpg[img]
[url]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f172/barbecuejoe/IMG_4299_zpsamuqz9oj.jpg[/url]
[IMG]http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f172/barbecuejoe/IMG_4299_zpsamuqz9oj.jpg


Funny though, I deleted the account days ago.
 

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Lessee ... just testing, here ...

Linky:

http://i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq274/BearBaitNY/Fulgence sunrise full_zpsax1aov7m.jpg

Embed attempt 1:



Embed attempt 2:

[IMG]http://i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq274/BearBaitNY/Fulgence sunrise full_zpsax1aov7m.jpg[/IMG]

Embed attempt 3:




Well, I have a paid subscription, and still can't get this to work. Hrmph.

More research is in order.


Edit: Ooooookay. I'll have to major-league bump up my paid subscription to get my linking back, evidently. BOO! Ain't doing it.

SECOND EDIT: Hang on, I think I got it. Annoying extra step, but I'll take it rather than giving Photobucket even more money to hold my photos than I already do.

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Trying again. Just as Woodswoman did it.


Oh well, if they leave my account up, I can always do a screen grab then post in the pic uploads area.
If you have a Mac, shift-command-4 will give you a curser you can cut anything out with, just make sure of where you save it.
 

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So what, exactly, did you do that worked?
It worked for me too

Log in into your photobucket click on the image you want to post. Click on the submenu and select to copy image location. The paste that link to the (img) code.
 

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Hey guys,

The instructions provided above is a temporary fix that we can offer at the moment to help restore your images until we have a more concrete solution soon. Moving forward, we highly recommend that you use the Attachments tool within your User CP, Albums and Gallery to host your images on our site here. We can always increase the storage space to better accommodate your pictures.

Furthermore, for Chrome users we came across an extension that will enable you to see the broken images hosted from PB. Another temp fix for now (who knows how long it'll hold up) but here it is - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...bifiaedg?hl=en <- click on that link and do the following:

Add Ext > open the added ext at the top right corner of your browser "P" > select Manage Ext > tick off the box for both Allow in Cognito and Allow access to file URLs > refresh link of affected images to see they're visible again!


If you have further questions or concerns about any of this, please let us know - we're here to help you. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Cheers,
Natalie
 

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Looks like it's working - nice pic! :) Let us know if there's anything we can help with. We're still waiting on a fix for the affected images from older threads but we do encourage members to continue using the attachment tools and posting them directly on the site so you don't go through this debacle again with another free hosting site.

Thanks guys,
Natalie
 

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FYI, I used Google Photos to upload some pics and was able to post the link in VR successfully. So if you are looking at alternative sites to replace Photobucket, give Google Photos a shot.
 

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Hello there,

Thanks for the information, we will take a note of that. If other members of the community would like an alternative, please refer to the post above.

Best regards,

Edward
 

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My experience on another forum is that Google is a bit hit and miss. I'd look for an alternative.
 

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Hi there,

There are alternatives such as Imgur and Flickr if you don't like Google. However unlikely it is for a service like Imgur to move to a paid subscription model, and it does seem very unlikely, the most future proof method of posting images remains uploading them directly.

Fergus
 
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