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Photobucket ruined the internet

Postby flechero » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:24 am

It still make me sad/angry that photobucket pulled the "ransom shenanigan." I keep looking through some of the best ever threads and missing so much from the pics. Forever lost are some of the best threads and pictures on the web. And tutorials without pics are tough at best.

A fist in the air to pbucket!!

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Re: Photobucket ruined the internet

Postby Beiruty » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:54 am

I need delete/close my Photo bucket account.
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Re: Photobucket ruined the internet

Postby SQLGeek » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:07 pm

They really did hose a lot of forum history across the internet, didn't they? I was a very early user of Photobucket and when I was promoting it to some friends, somebody remarked that we should be careful with that because we don't know how long they can sustain the offering. Much longer than originally thought I suppose.
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Re: Photobucket ruined the internet

Postby flechero » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:09 pm

And there are so many that can't be recreated... i.e. Steven Camp's contributions are forever lost. Each board seems to have 1-2 people that were great contributors that have since passed away. Those posts/pics are irreplaceable.

It has changed how I save info. I used to keep a word docs with links to all the great threads I would refer back to but it's junk now. So Now I try to make screenshot or copy of stuff to save so that it doesn't happen next time with another hosting co.


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Re: Photobucket ruined the internet

Postby loktite » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:32 pm

You might also play around with saving the webpage via browser as "complete web page" . Either right clicking on the current page, or going to file menu of the browser -> save page as -> web page, complete under the type. The drawback to this is it creates a lot of files (as it is a complete webpage), but it IS quick and easy.
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Re: Photobucket ruined the internet

Postby SQLGeek » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:41 pm

Well now for some good news. The photos are not completely lost, they still can be accessed directly on Photobucket's site. This assumes that the account is still active.

You can copy the URL to the picture and then paste it in your address bar and it will take you directly to the image. As a bonus, if you browse away from the forum post and then go back to it, the images should all render properly. That's because when you went to Photobucket, it put a local copy of the image in your browser's cache.

Here are a couple of examples:

Making a copy using Chrome:

Capture.PNG


The rendered page:

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Re: Photobucket ruined the internet

Postby flechero » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:47 pm

Interesting! Thanks for the tip- I will use it (sparingly)

Works w/ chrome but not firefox. BUT each pic I opened, I was inundated with 4 ads in photobucket.

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Re: Photobucket ruined the internet

Postby jmorris » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:10 pm

Try the Wayback Machine (if you don't get the reference, tsk, tsk). It's real name is the Internet Archive and is trying to cache a history of the internet. It includes pictures if at all possible. If you find it there you can print the page to PDF for a personal copy.

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FYI on the archive: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayback_Machine
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Re: Photobucket ruined the internet

Postby Ameer » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:05 pm

SQLGeek wrote:This assumes that the account is still active.

That is a big assumption if people are serious about closing their accounts over the change.
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Re: Photobucket ruined the internet

Postby roadkill » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:45 pm

SQLGeek wrote:Well now for some good news. The photos are not completely lost, they still can be accessed directly on Photobucket's site. This assumes that the account is still active.

You can copy the URL to the picture and then paste it in your address bar and it will take you directly to the image. As a bonus, if you browse away from the forum post and then go back to it, the images should all render properly. That's because when you went to Photobucket, it put a local copy of the image in your browser's cache.

Here are a couple of examples:

Making a copy using Chrome:

Capture.PNG


The rendered page:

Capture2.PNG


Good info. Some techy nerd needs to create a browser add on where it will pull up the page and then you click a button that will open all those dead links in another tab and then refreshes the forum tab so they will display properly.

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Re: Photobucket ruined the internet

Postby RoyGBiv » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:19 pm

SQLGeek wrote:Well now for some good news. The photos are not completely lost, they still can be accessed directly on Photobucket's site. This assumes that the account is still active.

You can copy the URL to the picture and then paste it in your address bar and it will take you directly to the image. As a bonus, if you browse away from the forum post and then go back to it, the images should all render properly. That's because when you went to Photobucket, it put a local copy of the image in your browser's cache.

Here are a couple of examples:

Making a copy using Chrome:

Capture.PNG


The rendered page:

Capture2.PNG

I believe I've already seen an app or two that tries to do this automatically.
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Re: Photobucket ruined the internet

Postby C-dub » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:50 pm

I only have about a half dozen pictures on there so far and I checked a couple threads I've posted them here and they are still there. It doesn't seem to have affected mine yet. Maybe tomorrow they'll get around to me.
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