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    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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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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Is there any consensus on the best photo hosting provider to use here? Is it better if the majority us of use the same one? Or does it not make any difference?
I need to set something up if I am to post some stuff for comment and assistance.
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I've started using Imgur for the short term but they say not to hotlink from their site too so who knows how long that'll last. Personally I think it's best if people use different sites. If that wee the case before then this all wouldn't have been so catastrophic.

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Ah yes, avoid all eggs in one basket!
I will have a look around if I get some free time at the weekend.

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In your search for new image hosts, be mindful of the ones that are listed in the reply to this topic:

]Free Image Hosting Sites List

As I'm sure most of you know, many image hosts will give you code for posting images on message boards. Often, use of this code will result in making that image a link, which takes people to the image hosting website when it's clicked or tapped on.

The problem with the long list of sites in that reply post was the pornographic ads they sometimes show on those sites. For this reason, any time someone posts a link to one of them, the link will go to that "Free Image Hosting Sites List" topic instead of to the image hosting site.

Here's a thread at Bleeping Computer you might be interested in:

]Photobucket alternatives

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Many thanks. That is really useful information.
I am a novice at this and only looking so that I can use a site for BOTB.
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Thanks Lesa.

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You're very welcome, bats666 and Ed!

Sorry for the late reply. It has been quite a week for me. emoticon

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I’ve been on Facebook trying to get people to come back here and post on the runboard. I think whatever needs to be done to recapture these pictures is very important not only to me but to everyone who’s been on this board for the last gazillion years. It’s tough to go on one of the posts and see nothing but blank spaces as someone is describing what they’ve done. Let’s put our heads together and come up with a solution.
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As we all know, Photobucket screwed the pooch when they stopped allowing third party hosting, thus making it virtually impossible to see images that were posted in threads here and were linked back to the original images on PB. It killed thousands upon thousands of images and those images can be extremely helpful. A few weeks back, there were fixes put out for Chrome, Firefox and Opera (they're simply extensions you add on to the browser) which allow you to see those original images again. I have not seen any fixes for Internet Explorer. I have not tried the fixes on Chrome or Opera as I use Firefox. Please note: you MUST download and use the new v57 beta of Firefox for this to work.

For those who are using Google Chrome as their browser, download this extension [sign in to see URL]=1507775650291
For those who like to use Firefox, download this extension [sign in to see URL]=1505219095970 I tested this extension with older versions of Firefox and it didn't work. Now when you search those old threads, the images will work again. I don't think its infallible however. If the original images were removed from PB, then those are just gone. I have tested it and it works great. Not sure how permanent this fix might be but enjoy it while it lasts. Photobucket might see these fixes and do something else to block them further.

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A lot of great info in here.

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