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chris eby    Posted 07-29-2017 at 12:20:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I understand photo bucket is no longer useable for posting pictures.what can I do to post a picture? please keep in mind I am not just computer illiterate,but computer retarded! thanks,chris

    Ken N Tx    Posted 07-30-2017 at 04:50:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I use both Dropbox and tinypic.com, they both work for me. Tinypic does not require an account..

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 07-29-2017 at 15:05:26 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • In June 2017 PhotoPhucket revamped their terms and no longer allow FREE account holders to share images with 3rd party sites like this. You can still get your photos to appear in your messages on websites like this but only if you “upgrade” your account to their $400 per year user account. Many have switched to IMGUR now so try them…


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    TheOldHokie    Posted 07-29-2017 at 17:46:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • If you read the Imgur Terms Of Service which you agree to when you create an account you will find that technically they do not allow hot linking either. However, unlike Photobucket, they are not enforcing it - at least not yet.....

    The following is striaght from their Terms of Service - emphasis is mine.

    TOH


    The essentials


    Stuff not to do


    If someone else might own the copyright to it, don't upload it. Don't upload gore, "hate speech" (i.e. demeaning race, gender, age, religious or sexual orientation, etc.), or material that is threatening, harassing, defamatory, or that encourages violence or crime. Don't upload illegal content such as child porn or nonconsensual ("revenge") porn. Don't hotlink to adult content or to file-sharing, gambling, torrent, warez, or Imgur rip-off sites. Don't impersonate someone else. Also, don't use Imgur to host image libraries you link to from elsewhere, content for your website, advertising, avatars, or anything else that turns us into your content delivery network. If you do – and we will be the judge – or if you do anything illegal, in addition to any other legal rights we may have, we will ban you along with the site you're hotlinking from, delete all your images, report you to the authorities if necessary, and prevent you from viewing any images hosted on Imgur.com. We mean it.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 07-29-2017 at 20:08:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • yep, and I predict that this is the end for PB and anyone else that is going to try and charge now. Watch and see ... there is now an issue there that doesn't allow you to download your album. They claim it is a technical problem, but I think the Russians have hacked into it and now our radar i sjammed..There was another site, Dropbox.com I think that someone was using too...

    Tim Daley(MI)

    TheOldHokie    Posted 07-30-2017 at 10:04:47 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • While I don't want to be seen as defending PB I do understand their problem. They have a massive user base and get tens of thousands if not more image download requests every hour. That requires a lot of network and server bandwidth to service and is expensive for them. Paying for that with third party advertising alone is difficult at best and it does nothing to slow down the packet torrent they are undoubtedly seeing. They may simply have reached the point where they couldn't stay in business without charging users for their services.

    Imgur's Terms of Service make it clear they understand that problem and are prepared to act if it becomes an issue for them. If a bunch of disaffected PB users switch to Imgur and their network load gets too big to sustain with their current 3rd party advertising business model they will be forced to do the same thing PB did.

    Everybody wants a free lunch but ultimately somebody has to pay for the fixings. Asking users to pay a nominal fee is not unreasonable. PB's new rates seem a little hefty and I have an alternative service I already pay for else I would have ponied up a few more bucks monthly. I predict free image hosting goes the same way as free web site hosting did. Once everybody starts charging it will be the norm, a few large scale operations will emerge and dominate, and the free image hosting business will be so marginalized as to be effectively dead.

    I am old enough and have been in the business so long I can remember when everyone thought that new fangled Internet would be free for everyone. Between my smart phone data service, home data service, a domain name, and a hosted website I am now paying well over $100 per month for something that used to be "free" ;-)

    TOH

    steveVa    Posted 07-29-2017 at 13:12:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Go to google, type in imgur upload, click on the blue words that say upload images.
    You can then copy and paste your photo into the menu that appears. You can also do it by email, just follow that choice from google...

    TheOldHokie    Posted 07-29-2017 at 13:05:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You need to find an image hosting site like Photobucket but one that does not restrict "hot-link" access to the images you store there. Free ones are getting hard to find....

    If that isn't clear or you don't understand what I just said don't be afraid to ask for additional clarification.

    TOH

    Charles(NC)    Posted 07-29-2017 at 12:39:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Golly,,nice to hear I'm not the only one computer "retarded".Luck to you.

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