RANT: Photobucket broke DIY auto repair threads

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RANT: Photobucket broke DIY auto repair threads

Postby bk7794 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:08 pm

This happened a while ago but I guess Photobucket updated their policy. Now if you've linked your photos to any forum via Photobucket you get this:

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Now a majority of the DIYs are broke.
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Re: RANT: Photobucket broke DIY auto repair threads

Postby theholycow » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:11 am

I've increasingly hated the bucket for a long time, but that was the straw that broke the camel's back...they've directly attacked a large swath of the internet, tons of technical documentation threads that will never be recovered. They could at least have changed the policy going forward, but grandfathered old images.

If you use a browser that can install Chrome extensions, this one will fix it for now:
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I recommend immediately saving them, and if it's anything anyone else will ever want to see then save the entire thread/page/whatever then rehost it somewhere and then add THAT to web.archive.org.
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Re: RANT: Photobucket broke DIY auto repair threads

Postby Bill B » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:57 pm

Then Photobucket said they want $400 per year if you want to continue with the previously free service. If it was $10 a year they might have a chance of someone paying it, but $400 is a bit steep. I remember when Webshots did the same thing and dumped everyone that would not pay.
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Re: RANT: Photobucket broke DIY auto repair threads

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:09 pm

I remember when Matthew Bradys said "You've looked at my photographs long enough, so now give 'em all back to me so I can build a greenhouse with the glass plates!"
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Re: RANT: Photobucket broke DIY auto repair threads

Postby InlinePaul » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:09 am

bk7794 wrote:This happened a while ago but I guess Photobucket updated their policy. Now if you've linked your photos to any forum via Photobucket you get this:

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Now a majority of the DIYs are broke.


This just shows everyone what jerks they have running Photobucket. At least they could have grandfathered existing images. This is kind of like holding people for ransom. Probably was in the fine print when we signed up though.

I have been using https://postimages.org/ which Clutchdisk told me about. No account, so save your image links somewhere for future use. Works pretty good.
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Re: RANT: Photobucket broke DIY auto repair threads

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:39 am

InlinePaul - wouldn't it be simpler and more satisfying if you just paid photobucket the ransom they are hitting you up for? You could raise the money required to do this by taking on a new and interesting part-time job - working as a valet at a restaurant or club. You would get the chance to experience, albeit for a very short time, a plethora of vehicles one, or two, might not normally get the chance to experience AND, as mentioned previously, earn some chump-change. You may even be the resident expert valet on Amish transmission operation - very likely the way things are going with the general public's knowledge of all things Amish. In time, people of the Amish persuasion, while dropping off their vehicle at the entry doorway, might even request for your services by name, saying "I'd like ParkingPaul to handle my vehicle"
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Re: RANT: Photobucket broke DIY auto repair threads

Postby InlinePaul » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:10 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:InlinePaul - wouldn't it be simpler and more satisfying if you just paid photobucket the ransom they are hitting you up for? You could raise the money required to do this by taking on a new and interesting part-time job - working as a valet at a restaurant or club. You would get the chance to experience, albeit for a very short time, a plethora of vehicles one, or two, might not normally get the chance to experience AND, as mentioned previously, earn some chump-change. You may even be the resident expert valet on Amish transmission operation - very likely the way things are going with the general public's knowledge of all things Amish. In time, people of the Amish persuasion, while dropping off their vehicle at the entry doorway, might even request for your services by name, saying "I'd like ParkingPaul to handle my vehicle"


I'll do the valet (not the ransom) but only if I am well paid and get to park all manual transmission cars and only manual transmission cars.

Speaking of valet, I worked as a pump jockey at the Total station in Southfield MI (10 Mile and Southfield Road) during high school. Next door was a really fancy restaurant, The Golden Mushroom, that I heard had $50 bottles of wine (a lot of money in 1973/4). Anyways, a valet over there jumped out of a car to do something and walked off with the door left open. I don't know if the car was Amish or he didn't quite get it in park, but there was a slight slope and the car rolled backward a little ways and in the process the driver's door caught a utility pole and the door folded up against the front fender. Of course, we lowly (lowlife :lol: ) pump jockeys got a big laugh out of it.
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Re: RANT: Photobucket broke DIY auto repair threads

Postby Rope-Pusher » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:14 pm

InlinePaul wrote:
Speaking of valet, I worked as a pump jockey at the Total station in Southfield MI (10 Mile and Southfield Road) during high school. Next door was a really fancy restaurant, The Golden Mushroom, that I heard had $50 bottles of wine (a lot of money in 1973/4). Anyways, a valet over there jumped out of a car to do something and walked off with the door left open. I don't know if the car was Amish or he didn't quite get it in park, but there was a slight slope and the car rolled backward a little ways and in the process the driver's door caught a utility pole and the door folded up against the front fender. Of course, we lowly (lowlife :lol: ) pump jockeys got a big laugh out of it.

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