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It appears that Photobucket is down for maintenance.  Most of our board graphics and avatars are rendered from there so that is why they are not showing up.  They should be back up soon.
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Re: Help - Photobucket maintenance
« Reply #1 on: Nov 04, 2016, 10:30:30 AM »
Thanks for the warning, Jim.
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Re: Help - Photobucket maintenance
« Reply #2 on: Jul 18, 2017, 09:28:24 AM »
I know this is an old topic but thought I would still post it here.

I got an email today from Photobucket about the graphics that are rendered from their website.  I guess they are going to start blocking them unless I pay $399 a year.  Well, I;m not doing that so if you start seeing the embedded photos and graphics disappear, that is what has happened.
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Re: Help - Photobucket maintenance
« Reply #3 on: Jul 18, 2017, 10:05:04 AM »
I haven't check my PB yet but I heard from someone else that it is no longer free.
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Re: Help - Photobucket maintenance
« Reply #4 on: Jul 19, 2017, 09:55:54 AM »
As you probably saw on the board index, Photobucket is stepping up the pressure to pay for linking the graphics.  I'll start today moving them to another service.  In the meantime we will just deal with the substitutes they have put up there.

I'm not sure how many of the avatars that we are using here are on Photobucket.  I have set the board where you can upload an avatar to the server so we will need to move those over as well.
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Re: Help - Photobucket maintenance
« Reply #5 on: Jul 19, 2017, 11:15:32 AM »
I believe I got all the board graphics replaced.  If you find any others let me know.
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Re: Help - Photobucket maintenance
« Reply #6 on: Jul 19, 2017, 07:35:20 PM »
You do a good job running this site Jim. I certainly do appreciate it.
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Re: Help - Photobucket maintenance
« Reply #7 on: Jul 20, 2017, 01:23:03 PM »
Thanks Barb.  I just couldn't stand those big blocks that said " Upgrade to 3rd party hosting".  There probably are still some out there but they will just have to be that way.  I moved everything to Flickr.
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Re: Help - Photobucket maintenance
« Reply #8 on: Jul 20, 2017, 05:00:07 PM »
They certainly were fugly looking.
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Re: Help - Photobucket maintenance
« Reply #9 on: Jul 20, 2017, 10:11:34 PM »
You do a good job running this site Jim. I certainly do appreciate it.
I agree.  and I didn't like those blocks either.  Not to mention big companies like that trying to bully the small sites like this one.
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Re: Help - Photobucket maintenance
« Reply #10 on: Jul 24, 2017, 09:22:16 AM »
They certainly were fugly looking.

They sure were.  Be sure and let me know if you see others around the board that need to be fixed.  I'm not going to re-do all the posts but did replace the photos in the Shooting Range topic.
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Re: Help - Photobucket maintenance
« Reply #11 on: Sep 19, 2017, 03:07:26 PM »
Update - Looks like they tagged Dianna's account now.  Some of the board graphics were hosted from one of her accounts as well as most of the avatars.  I'll work on getting those moved tonight. 
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Re: Help - Photobucket will not allow 3rd party hosting without paying
« Reply #12 on: Sep 19, 2017, 07:43:04 PM »
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Re: Help - Photobucket will not allow 3rd party hosting without paying
« Reply #13 on: Sep 19, 2017, 10:03:36 PM »
I got my flickr account open, I just need to figure out how to use it.  when I do, I'll put all my pictures there and close photobucket.  this is ridiculous.
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Re: Help - Photobucket will not allow 3rd party hosting without paying
« Reply #14 on: Sep 20, 2017, 09:11:37 AM »
I got my flickr account open, I just need to figure out how to use it.  when I do, I'll put all my pictures there and close photobucket.  this is ridiculous.

I did the same thing.  I had to experiment with the links to figure out which one to use but I will eventually move all mine there as well.
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