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Author Topic: Blocked/Un-Hosted Images and a Possible Solution  (Read 1144 times)

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Offline Hasith

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Re: Blocked/Un-Hosted Images and a Possible Solution
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2017, 10:46:22 PM »
I asked members to move from Photobucket and start using one of other Image host because Photobucket has been going downhill for a while. I use Flickr and imgur.

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Re: Blocked/Un-Hosted Images and a Possible Solution
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2017, 11:35:44 PM »
But my stuff often is deleted by myself over time anyway from embarrassment, hence my barren old gallery threads. In retrospect, I should've always stuck to one and kept everything on here, but too late now.
But it's like baby pictures growing up. You gotta cherish them xD

At least for me, I agree with Mahlua. There's a certain pride in visibly seeing how you you've improved as time goes on. I know in the past few weeks, my art has improved significantly (thanks Devola!), because I've been genuinely pushing towards a goal. I'd love to keep my old pieces just to see how much I've evolved since the beginning.
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Re: Blocked/Un-Hosted Images and a Possible Solution
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2017, 12:23:53 AM »
I remember seeing something about reminding people to log into Photobucket once every three months in order to keep their images, but I seemed to have missed the memo about dropping it all together. I'll do what I can to preserve my thread as is by transferring what I can to IMGUR and modifying my posts, but even then, there's no real guarantee that IMGUR will keep them safe for very long.

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Re: Blocked/Un-Hosted Images and a Possible Solution
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2017, 12:39:29 AM »
DeviantArt has a function where you can store images outside of the normally gallery (in your Sta.sh) which is private unless linked. That's how I share a lot of my images. It has a limit, but I've never been in danger of reaching it and it isn't timed.

Plus it's free though more storage comes with the upgraded account.
« Last Edit: July 09, 2017, 12:42:08 AM by Robin Ryuu »

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Re: Blocked/Un-Hosted Images and a Possible Solution
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2017, 01:16:39 AM »
I've thought about it, but I know myself well enough to know that I'd get too caught up in the DeviantArt community and, no offense to the DA community, I really don't have the time or the patience to deal with another community on top of the ones I'm in.

What I'm doing now is saving my files in numeric/chronological order so that I always have a copy on my computer and Google Drive, and then I'm uploading them to IMGUR, and then I'm going to edit all of my prior posts from when I used photobucket, and I'm going to replace all the links with the IMGUR ones. It is going to be a pain in the ass, but it will be done.

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Re: Blocked/Un-Hosted Images and a Possible Solution
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2017, 02:23:12 AM »
The solution is to not use PhotoBucket.


Artstation, DeviantArt + Imgur are all fine alternatives.

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Re: Blocked/Un-Hosted Images and a Possible Solution
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2017, 02:32:14 AM »
You didn't read through this thread at all did you? The point is that most third-party hosting sites aren't an eternal guarantee. (Although, I personally just transferred all of my data to IMGUR and modified all my posts here and in Ecchiworld. It took me just about two hours to complete the transfer.)

But what happens if IMGUR blows out? What happens when the good image hosting sites of now start commercializing and doing the same stuff PB is doing? This is probably going to happen. That's why I'm bothering to make this thread. Besides, do you realize how many members have used PB? Like, I can't wrap my head around why you're so "THIS IS THE SOLUTION" when clearly it's not so simple. Wow, hindsight is a b----, yeah, and PB has been going downhill, but seriously dude. If my gallery took this long to save, then god forbid for some other raiders...

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Re: Blocked/Un-Hosted Images and a Possible Solution
« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2017, 02:42:53 AM »
this should be the solution, MR should have a booru or something, so that there is a place to post your work and if you want to post an art on the forum itself, you can take it from the booru

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Re: Blocked/Un-Hosted Images and a Possible Solution
« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2017, 04:07:55 AM »
The thing is though, is that you shouldn't be entirely depending on one website for storing images. If you want 'Eternal', then I can't see Google Drive or Dropbox going away any time soon. Diversifying and using DA/Artstation or imgur (or a combination) provides an alternative to photobucket.


DeviantArt also isn't going anywhere anytime soon, ranking as the 89th most popular website in the United States [Alexa as source].


There's no need to be so dramatic, nor is there any need for such namecalling. I just chimed in to offer solutions. We are supposed to be civil on this forum, please don't resort to such responses. When one of your cloud based backups go offline, you switch to the other. This is basic data handling.


This forum has been advocating moving from Photobucket since i joined, it's not like this is a complete change in direction from Photobucket (as discussed).
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Re: Blocked/Un-Hosted Images and a Possible Solution
« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2017, 12:52:34 PM »
The issue is all those sites have memory limits

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Re: Blocked/Un-Hosted Images and a Possible Solution
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2017, 02:48:42 PM »
There's no need to be so dramatic, nor is there any need for such namecalling. I just chimed in to offer solutions. We are supposed to be civil on this forum, please don't resort to such responses.

When did I call you any names? At worst, I was saying that hindsight is a b----. Being a little dramatic I can admit to, but as I said, there's no guarantee that those sites aren't going anywhere, especially if DeviantArt is so popular, they could easily sway to commercialization, and on top of that, there is what BobbyJoe said. The issue of memory limits can be a problem considering that some design programs export files as a GB or more, depending on what's been done in it, and that kind of thing can fill up quickly.

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Re: Blocked/Un-Hosted Images and a Possible Solution
« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2017, 03:09:03 PM »
The situation is getting slightly elevated here. The discussion itself has produced some great options, and only time will tell if they will work. Everyone has their own approach to things, and it's important that we respect that. More importantly, we want to keep this as a discussion as opposed to a debate or argument. If an option is valid, it's worth bringing up--there's no need to discredit somebody else's suggestions.
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Re: Blocked/Un-Hosted Images and a Possible Solution
« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2017, 06:34:33 AM »
I keep getting emails from photobucket saying I need to upgrade to allow 3rd party. I thought it was when you exceed maximum amount. I used photobucket in the beginning for my gallery but then I self hosted from my website. Am I about to lose my pictures here? I know I talked big, but it's going to be a pain if I need to.

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Re: Blocked/Un-Hosted Images and a Possible Solution
« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2017, 07:39:07 AM »
I keep getting emails from photobucket saying I need to upgrade to allow 3rd party. I thought it was when you exceed maximum amount. I used photobucket in the beginning for my gallery but then I self hosted from my website. Am I about to lose my pictures here? I know I talked big, but it's going to be a pain if I need to.
I can't see a lot of peoples signatures and stuff since it's been replaced with the upgrade thing.

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Re: Blocked/Un-Hosted Images and a Possible Solution
« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2017, 06:38:27 PM »
@Forlorn Serpent: Probably. GG.
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