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Important anouncement. Photobucket images !!!



    This is not a bug or virus. I knew this would be coming. What's happened is unfortunately Photobucket is getting greedy and changed their TOS (log into your photobucket acct to see this).They basically want $400 a year to allow 3rd party hosting (image linking) Pretty much all images that are linked from a photobucket account, in all threads, are going to die (mine died early this week). The only thing I can do is try to find a new image hosting site that is free or cheap because there's no way I'm paying $400 to host images on message boards. On top of that I don't even have access to the site where Tim had the board images hosted. UGH. In addition all of the images, in all of the treads are hosted from member's accounts so I can't fix them at all.

This is a big problem for pretty much all forums (especially those on Runboard, since they have been promoting Photobucket for over 10 years as the best/easiest place to host images. (It's been discussed in the Runboard help forums for about 2 weeks).

Sadly, very sadly it's starting to look like everything I've tried to get people to come back to the board will get even more difficult because nearly all of our reference photos from the past 13 years won't show up in threads. People will have to do extra work by finding the hosting info from the images and opening that in a new tab. I can't even get people to come to the board because there's no smart phone app. This is extremely frustrating.

  I'm really at my wits end here. I don't know what to do.

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Ed, I use imgur, it works fine for me and it is free to use and easy to use here is the link:

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Thanks Red.

I'll register a account for the BOTB, and myself. I need to contact Tim and see if he would be willing to send me copies of all the BOTB images so I can upload them and fix the board.

This is a real mess.

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Maybe you can use the old one for some time? I did not safed the new one because I did not like it...

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Thanks Red. I "may" do that. I did have the new one saved so I put that up "for now".
(I didn't care for the old one or the new one) Since we are having to rebuild we should consider one of the new ones we were looking at (the ones you made).. I'd just like to maybe change their aspect ratio so they are wider but not taller. emoticon

In the meantime, why don't you go ahead and email me a copy of that image. "Maybe I'll go ahead and use it.)

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I replaced the gradient you used for your headers and buttons with something that's stored on Runboard, which you're free to keep as-is. I also put in some temporary CSS to shrink all of your smileys and posticons if they are bigger than 20px by 20px, until you can find a new host for those.

I was able to find your "New Topic" button on [sign in to see URL], which I posted at Support. Unfortunately, I couldn't find your "Add Reply" button there. For now, I replaced the old images with plain text, gave them the same gradient background, and rounded the corners.

At least these changes will make the board usable again.

Imgur does sound like a good option, as far as I can tell at this point. I believe Pastor Rick will also be going on a scouting mission to find image hosts that are currently free or cheap.

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Thank you! Seems the board is functional again, great help!

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Quote:

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I replaced the gradient you used for your headers and buttons with something that's stored on Runboard, which you're free to keep as-is. I also put in some temporary CSS to shrink all of your smileys and posticons if they are bigger than 20px by 20px, until you can find a new host for those.

I was able to find your "New Topic" button on [sign in to see URL], which I posted at Support. Unfortunately, I couldn't find your "Add Reply" button there. For now, I replaced the old images with plain text, gave them the same gradient background, and rounded the corners.

At least these changes will make the board usable again.

Imgur does sound like a good option, as far as I can tell at this point. I believe Pastor Rick will also be going on a scouting mission to find image hosts that are currently free or cheap.



Lesa, You are a god send. Thank you so much!

I sent an email off to Tim (the guy that set everything up here back in '04 asking for his archives. Waiting on a reply. If I don't hear from him by the end of the week I'll try calling him (assuming the # I have still works) Right now it looks like pretty much everything is working except the emogies so I can live with that for now.


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You're very welcome, guys. --Log in or sign up to see linked image content--

Pastor Rick posted a recommendation for image hosting ]here. I haven't had time to check them out myself yet, but he says they've been around for 10+ years and are happy with their current model, which seems to be making them money. The site is in German, but it sounds like it's easy enough to figure out even if you don't know German.

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Wow. 😳
I never did like photosuckit anyway.

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They were getting to be extremely annoying with all of their popup ads and noisy video ads.

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They were getting to be extremely annoying with all of their popup ads and noisy video ads.




EXACTLY !



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I was getting ready to post a video encouraging people to get back on theboards. Because frankly seeing the same question over and over and over again has gotten rather old on the facebook pages. And since affleck is the dominating Batman at this point noone even pays a single bit of attention to the older stuff because it gets swallowed up so quickly.
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Please do it. Things are stupid slow here.

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