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PostSubject: ATT ALL MEMBERS: Heads up regarding Photobucket { UPDATE: Site Changes; Silver Millennium Sprites}   30th June 2017, 9:31 pm

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If you have been active during the last couple of days, you have probably already noticed this image in a lot of Signatures. Photobucket has updated their Terms Use, disabling 3rd Party Hosting, meaning that their images can't be embed on other sites unless you join their 'Plus 500' Plan, for 400$ per year.

Of course this has caused a lot of trouble for many of us, since Photobucket has been used as an easy solution of keeping Bumpers and Signatures in one Place. And since the size of the image alone is exceeding the maximum size for our Signature Images (234px × 246px compared to our allowed 450px x 150px), as well as stretching the site when used as an Avatar, we would like to ask everyone of you to check your Signatures and Avatars, and move your images hosted on Photobucket to another Image Hosting Service if necessary. In one week on July 8th 2017 we will start removing every not-working Photobucket image to keep the Forum clean, but before that we would like to give everyone of you the chance to do it for yourselves. Of course you don't have to worry that this will count as breaking the Rules!

I hope we could clear a little bit of confusion with what's going with Photobucket, and we are really sorry about all the issues caused by it.

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PostSubject: Re: ATT ALL MEMBERS: Heads up regarding Photobucket { UPDATE: Site Changes; Silver Millennium Sprites}   1st July 2017, 9:44 pm

Just fixed this issue with my sigs and bumpers-haven't gotten to my galleria yet. Let me know if you guys see extra broken images in my rotater(s) in case I missed some.

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PostSubject: Re: ATT ALL MEMBERS: Heads up regarding Photobucket { UPDATE: Site Changes; Silver Millennium Sprites}   2nd July 2017, 11:22 am

I did a little googling to find some alternative hosting sites beisdes the ones I know and these are the ones that pop up the most:

  • http://imgur.com/ - The nice thing about imgur is you don't have to make an account, you can upload anonymously and just grab the link and use that. However, if you lose the link then good luck getting it back. If you have an account, imgur has pretty decent organization abilities with its albums. This is what I have been personally using for a few years now.
  • https://www.flickr.com/ - According to one website I read, flickr is very strict about usage. So if you think your embedded image might receive a huge a mount of hits, do not use Flickr. Apparently, you do get 1000gb of free storage with a free account.
  • http://tinypic.com/ - Also allows you to upload images anonymously and has a free account option as well. I don't use it much but it's been around for a long time.
  • https://photos.google.com/ - If you have a google account, you have a google photos account. You get 15gb free (that's across all your google usage - email, drive, etc.) and there are no limitations on hotlinking. I've never used Gphotos for hosting images, but seems like a decent option.
  • https://servimg.com/ - I actually didn't see this one mentioned much but this is the service that forummotion uses if you use their image upload option. It seems decent enough. I've used it every now and then, mostly before I used imgur.


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PostSubject: Re: ATT ALL MEMBERS: Heads up regarding Photobucket { UPDATE: Site Changes; Silver Millennium Sprites}   2nd July 2017, 11:27 am

Thanks for creating this List Brit! ❤

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PostSubject: Re: ATT ALL MEMBERS: Heads up regarding Photobucket { UPDATE: Site Changes; Silver Millennium Sprites}   4th July 2017, 1:46 pm

i left photobucket long time ago and now use servimg that's where everything i use goes now its a good site.

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PostSubject: Re: ATT ALL MEMBERS: Heads up regarding Photobucket { UPDATE: Site Changes; Silver Millennium Sprites}   4th July 2017, 6:09 pm

I would like to add another place where you can store your photos and is the one that I'm currently using: https://nickpic.host/

Is really a good site, I haven't noticed in decrease of quality of the things I upload here.

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PostSubject: Re: ATT ALL MEMBERS: Heads up regarding Photobucket { UPDATE: Site Changes; Silver Millennium Sprites}   5th July 2017, 11:09 am

Question: What should we do about our gallerias? Do we have any set date we have to fix them by, or do we get a bit longer since some of them might not be in our rotations and therefor not breaking any rules?
I've been having difficulty accessing some of them that seem to be from photo bucket originally lol.

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PostSubject: Re: ATT ALL MEMBERS: Heads up regarding Photobucket { UPDATE: Site Changes; Silver Millennium Sprites}   6th July 2017, 3:41 pm

Hi Guys! Neo Queen here!

Due to us working on moving images away from photobucket, we've updated user profiles a bit. We've slimmed down the options and have removed almost non existent sites from the list. There was also an issue with twitter being duplicated, so you may find your twitter information is now gone, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. 

That being said, please enjoy the updated icons for:

Tumblr
Twitter
Facebook
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Website (custom url)

If you would like to petition a field to be added please PM Neo Queen Serenity.

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PostSubject: Re: ATT ALL MEMBERS: Heads up regarding Photobucket { UPDATE: Site Changes; Silver Millennium Sprites}   6th July 2017, 4:12 pm

@Cosmos-Hime wrote:
Question: What should we do about our gallerias? Do we have any set date we have to fix them by, or do we get a bit longer since some of them might not be in our rotations and therefor not breaking any rules?
I've been having difficulty accessing some of them that seem to be from photo bucket originally lol.

The Sprites were hosted on Photobucket, but we've moved them over. I am still working on fixing all the incorrect Links in the OSA-P Shop, but as for now, the Sprites luckily aren't broken. As soon as I have changed out all the links, I'll post a Sprite Masterlist, so everyone can update their Gallerias! But since this is more of a personal "show-off" space and it doesn't show up in every post, you can update everything in your pace and we won't be setting any Deadlines.

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PostSubject: Re: ATT ALL MEMBERS: Heads up regarding Photobucket { UPDATE: Site Changes; Silver Millennium Sprites}   6th July 2017, 6:55 pm

Update: I finished updating the links for all of our Sprites. You can find the updated Masterlist of all Silver Millennium Sprites pinned in the OSA-P Shop and use them to update your Galleria.

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PostSubject: Re: ATT ALL MEMBERS: Heads up regarding Photobucket { UPDATE: Site Changes; Silver Millennium Sprites}   12th July 2017, 10:18 am

I think we should have a topic or something similar where we could post past graphics we made and they got lost within the photobucket changes. Despite this I am still having all the past bumpers, siggies, graphics made for different events in my computer. Maybe people would like to have them back in case they lost them XD Of course most of the reaaallly old ones are probably lost forever but maybe we can get like 50% of them back if there's a topic like that Smile

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PostSubject: Re: ATT ALL MEMBERS: Heads up regarding Photobucket { UPDATE: Site Changes; Silver Millennium Sprites}   12th July 2017, 10:22 am

I'd be more than happy to share my imgur albums of what I've earned over the years and also hunt through my folders to find stuff from past events I may have.

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PostSubject: Re: ATT ALL MEMBERS: Heads up regarding Photobucket { UPDATE: Site Changes; Silver Millennium Sprites}   12th July 2017, 11:20 am

^THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT BRIT!

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PostSubject: Re: ATT ALL MEMBERS: Heads up regarding Photobucket { UPDATE: Site Changes; Silver Millennium Sprites}   12th July 2017, 5:44 pm

Okay here's all my imgur albums. Forgive me for not having them all that organized. There's probably duplicate uploads too. xD

  • GC 2017 Sigs/Bumpers/Etc
  • GC 2016 Sigs/Bumpers/Etc
  • GC Collectible Cards
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PostSubject: Re: ATT ALL MEMBERS: Heads up regarding Photobucket { UPDATE: Site Changes; Silver Millennium Sprites}   12th July 2017, 5:51 pm

Hey, guys!! I made a topic for swapping graphics here!

It's also pinned in the Signature and Avatar Requests section.

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PostSubject: Re: ATT ALL MEMBERS: Heads up regarding Photobucket { UPDATE: Site Changes; Silver Millennium Sprites}   19th July 2017, 10:01 pm

@Brit-chan wrote:
I did a little googling to find some alternative hosting sites beisdes the ones I know and these are the ones that pop up the most:


  • http://imgur.com/  - The nice thing about imgur is you don't have to make an account, you can upload anonymously and just grab the link and use that. However, if you lose the link then good luck getting it back. If you have an account, imgur has pretty decent organization abilities with its albums. This is what I have been personally using for a few years now.
  • https://www.flickr.com/ - According to one website I read, flickr is very strict about usage. So if you think your embedded image might receive a huge a mount of hits, do not use Flickr. Apparently, you do get 1000gb of free storage with a free account.
  • http://tinypic.com/ - Also allows you to upload images anonymously and has a free account option as well. I don't use it much but it's been around for a long time.
  • https://photos.google.com/ - If you have a google account, you have a google photos account. You get 15gb free (that's across all your google usage - email, drive, etc.) and there are no limitations on hotlinking. I've never used Gphotos for hosting images, but seems like a decent option.
  • https://servimg.com/ - I actually didn't see this one mentioned much but this is the service that forummotion uses if you use their image upload option. It seems decent enough. I've used it every now and then, mostly before I used imgur.


Hope that helps!

Personally, I wouldn't recommend imgur since I heard they've aren't allowing 3rd Party Hosting based on their TOS. A while back there was some talk in the RP community about Imgur taking down images from forums and everyone then scrambling to rehost everything they had on Imgur. It's really risky to do it on imgur since it's against the TOS.

@Jolly wrote:
I would like to add another place where you can store your photos and is the one that I'm currently using: https://nickpic.host/

Is really a good site, I haven't noticed in decrease of quality of the things I upload here.

I use nickpic as well (especially for my signatures and such) The service is geared for forum users like ourselves. They have short urls too like imgur and such. Their uptime is pretty good too. (:

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PostSubject: Re: ATT ALL MEMBERS: Heads up regarding Photobucket { UPDATE: Site Changes; Silver Millennium Sprites}   Yesterday at 4:07 pm

What the stupid, Photobucket? You want us to pay you $400 for what used to be the most standard free service on the Internet ever?


Byyyye, all of Photobucket's users!!



At least I finally got an explanation for what was happening to all my images. I have so much trouble getting on PB nowadays anyway, and I was thinking it wasn't worth sticking around anyway. So I guess I need to move over to another host now. Razz

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