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Old 06-30-2017, 03:27 PM   #1
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Default Viewing photos - photobucket error

On some of the threads, rather than seeing photos, I get "Please update your account to enable 3rd party hosting" image from photobucket. Sometimes, If I follow the link, I will be able to view the images.

Its happening on this 2014 Cobia 256 listing:
http://www.thehulltruth.com/boats-sa...bia-256-a.html

Given that I am not hosting any images (just viewing) - is this a technical issue between THT and Photobucket, or are users required to become photobucket members to post photos also?

Sorry if this has already been covered, but I searched, and didn't find a thread on it from a viewer's perspective.
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I wasn't paying much attention but I recently read something about photo bucket starting to charge for certain features.
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Old 06-30-2017, 07:11 PM   #3
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Yes, Photobucket flipped a switch today without warning to extort $400 per year for the images to continue operating as before.

The service I've been using they call 3rd party hosting, shown in this price list as $400 per year
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I'm having the same issue! WTF
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It's photobucket, not THT.

They have migrated over to a pay service.

I recommend using imgur.com
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THT should cough up the extortion funds for all members to restore all the linked-in images.
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Is there any updates on this issue? The pictures along with the post are the most beneficial aspect of the forum.
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You can post a picture directly to THT without the need for any 3rd party.


THT cannot do anything about this, it is photo bucket. Each person would need to make an invidual choice to upgrade their photo bucket account.
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I have upgraded my personal photo bucket account but am still having trouble viewing anything on THT that is posted via photo bucket. Its just a bummer b/c the pictures are so helpful...hopefully something will change but I know the chances are slim.
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I have upgraded my personal photo bucket account but am still having trouble viewing anything on THT that is posted via photo bucket. Its just a bummer b/c the pictures are so helpful...hopefully something will change but I know the chances are slim.
When you upgrade yours it makes your pictures viewable. Not others.
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Roger that....What a PITA though!
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Roger that....What a PITA though!
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What magic did THT perform to restore the images that were obliterated by the Photobucket extortion?

An example is this topic that had my Photobucket images, but now has all of those images replaced w/ THT attachments. That fix was not done by me.

My assumption is that there was a global fix applied to the forum, how was that done?

My friends on a car forum I frequent would love to implement this fix too.

Thanks much.
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I wish I could tell you; there is some way to manipulate the PB url to trick it into leading back to the pb photo, copying it and setting it as an attachment on our site. No idea how my techs did it but they looked at a lot of photos here and "fixed" them (not all of them though).

Tell your friend to google it.
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