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Old 14-07-17, 08:44
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Exclamation Photobucket users: please add your pictures to your posts here

I have noticed that Photobucket must have updated their 3rd party hosting policies. It looks like users will have to pay for sharing links to their photos on other websites and forums like this one.

This means a great loss of info, as the linked photos are replaced by the image below without a link to the orginal.

So please update your account to enable us to see your pictures here on MLU again - or better yet: please attach your photos to your posts as described here

Thanks in advance!
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Old 14-07-17, 13:08
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Updating the account to allow 3rd party hosting costs $399 a year. I can't see it happening, at least not for normal web users.

You have been proven right after all these years Hanno, constantly insisting that we upload our photos to MLU. It looks like we have gotten away only mildly scarred by this. Other forums I use have lost a lot of content, and all my photos are included in that.
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Old 16-07-17, 12:26
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Rob, that sounds like a classic lure-in. First offer services for free, then as users have come dependent on it, charge heavily. The amount they charge is insane, can't see personal users buy that service in great numbers.

On Wikipedia I read "As of June 30, 2017, Photobucket requires a $99 annual subscription to allow external linking to all hosted images and a $399 annual subscription to allow the embedding of images on third-party websites, such as personal blogs and forums. This policy change, enacted with no advance warning, has been highly controversial."

Anyway, any members on here who still have their pictures on their hard drive are invited to re-attach them to the threads and posts on MLU. I have increased the maximum allowable size for .jpg and .jpeg attachments to 1.5 MB and 1600 pixels width. The forum software will resize larger files to a certain extent, but when you get an error message while uploading a picture, please resize and try again.

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Old 24-08-17, 12:14
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This article outlines some alternatives for Photobucket: https://www.ghacks.net/2017/07/02/ph...r-third-party/

As the other alternatives may change their policies for linking images over time as well, our preference remains to attach pictures to your postings here on MLU - that is the only way we are really sure to keep your pictures with your writings.

HTH,
Hanno
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Old 25-08-17, 15:52
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Default Turning on vBulletin individual photo albums

Hanno,
Would you consider turning on the ability for users to have an individual photo album?

The vBulletin system supports the use of individual photo albums that can contain image collections of various topics. This is a great resource to add to the individual threads.

My understanding is, when that feature is turned on, the individual link can be in the user photo album. In addition, a user can have a larger selection of images on a restoration project in one space, rather than scattered in individual posts.


Your thoughts?

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Old 25-08-17, 16:22
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Stuart,

Good point and I have looked into that possibility in the past.

Here is my photo album: http://www.mapleleafup.net/forums/album.php?u=2

And here is a picture linked from there:



What I have to do is to check the possible picture sizes and access by non-members. Each time a non-MLU member accesses a full-size photo, this means internet server usage (and thus cost). That is why non-members can only see thumbnail photos, and not the full size ones.

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Hanno
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