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PostSubject: RED ALERT: Photobucket Just Broke Billions of Photos Across the Web   Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:32 am

This came to my attention today because one of our members (Done) sent me a PM wondering why all his embedded photos etc. weren't displaying on the forum. I doubt that Done will mind my sharing this info with y'all. I checked his account and all was kosher here. I queried him about file hosting sites. The problem seems to trace back to Photobucket where he hosted his images. I hope that Done will get back on board soon. I see he has opened a test topic so I know he's working on it.

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If you use Photobucket you'd better grab the jar of Vaseline, bend over and grab your ankles.

https://petapixel.com/2017/07/01/photobucket-just-broke-billions-photos-embedded-web/


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Photobucket Just Broke Billions of Photos Across the Web
Jul 01, 2017

Since 2003, the popular photo hosting service Photobucket has been letting users upload and host images for free on their servers. They have over 10 billion images stored by 100 million registered users. But now they’re going to start charging, and that means billions of images around the Web are now broken.

Hotlinking (AKA inline linking) is when someone takes an image file hosted on a server and embeds it on a different webpage elsewhere. Since the new webpage continuously requests the file from the original source server, it saps the server owner’s bandwidth (and storage space).

Photobucket allowed hotlinking photos uploaded to and stored on its servers for a long time. This was their business model, and they made money from ads on their own site, which users would be exposed to when they went to upload content.

Unfortunately for Photobucket users, things are about to change in a big way as of June 26th. Now the service is rolling out a $399 per year subscription fee for those who want to hotlink images from Photobucket’s servers to display elsewhere. That means that billions of images across the Web now display an error message instead of the image in question.


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PostSubject: Re: RED ALERT: Photobucket Just Broke Billions of Photos Across the Web   Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:07 am

Yep that's what got me. lost all here. Will post some back in short.



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