Whats with photobucket?

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Whats with photobucket?

Post by yokoed » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:40 pm

I get an email saying...

"We noticed that you have been using photobucket for 3rd party hosting.

Photobucket has only restricted the ability to view your photos on 3rd party sites."

Huh? :evil:

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Re: Whats with photobucket?

Post by IIIRavenzIII » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:32 pm

they want us to pay 399.00 a year for 3rd party hosting.

https://postimg.org is still free and not hard to sign up for posted myclick banner on my hp it seems to work

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Re: Whats with photobucket?

Post by yokoed » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:03 pm

So does this mean I'm going to lose all my 3rd party postings on imvu?
I've been using photobucket since 2006 that's a lot to take.
Surly be a pain in the arse to get all the links and download all the photos and post else where. :evil:

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Re: Whats with photobucket?

Post by Elaini » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:17 am

I stopped liking Photobucket when the hotlinked images were replaced with tiny annoying signs like "Look who's popular!" etc.

And as for the sites like Photobucket, look here and here. Just remember that these sites have different rules what comes to the image use.

I just use IMVU's own albums if they fit in the size limitations (and most of the time they do). They're all tied to your account and won't disappear until IMVU disappears, so what's there to lose?

And if your images are AP, just set the album privacy to "Only Me". You can still embed those images to AP pages, and they will work just fine.
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Re: Whats with photobucket?

Post by yokoed » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:45 pm

I started using imvu albums in 2015 and been using them since.
I'm just worried that my older stuff from phobucket will be removed.

Are they restricting from new uploads or all of the 3rd party links?

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Re: Whats with photobucket?

Post by SqkyC » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:49 pm

Right now I can still see your images on old product pages (hosted from photobucket). I looks like it is something to happen with new uploads but it might be good to switch them over to imvu album anyway cos you never know. Or just keep checking them every week or so in case they vanish. It doesn't seem to say clearly whether ALL free accounts will suddenly lose 3rd party hosting or just the new accounts... maybe it's just how I'm reading it.

Here is their link to the changes:
http://blog.photobucket.com/please-revi ... otobucket/

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Re: Whats with photobucket?

Post by Seige » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:16 pm

They want you to agree to let 3rd party hosting be on your Photobucket page so when someone like your self clicks on ur link they will get Hit with tons of annoying Sponsor adds that will not stop popping up. I accepted it and that's what happened they are not charging for use of their site or services unless u want to get rid of all the friggin adds they are plastering on your bucket then u pay for their pro features or what ever they are calling it.. when I realized what they were doing I stop using them as a host and started using My IMVU albums and Gaf codes.
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Re: Whats with photobucket?

Post by Roy » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:55 am

Unfortunately, I think all older images are broken as well.

I know some people have had meshes with maps hosted by photobucket which are now broken. I see entire catalog product pages broken. It is a real shame. I know some devs may have to go back and fix a lot of pages now. I have a few to fix myself.
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Re: Whats with photobucket?

Post by Sui2 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:29 pm

Its going to be a big Problem,
so many Maps and Textures from Derivables are gone.
Last Year the Issue with all the disabled or gone Meshers who took their Maps off,
now that.

When i understand it right People would simply have to pay the monthly fee of 10 Bucks or something and they should appear again.
But not everyone is going to do that. :?
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Re: Whats with photobucket?

Post by Glam » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:18 pm

I have seen a few discussion on this and people are saying use *IMVU*. It is my opinion, there is noway IMVU can handle all of these pictures.
I have 30,000 images in Photobucket, that is a lot to move. Either I stay there for $399 a year, or I find something else cheaper. I just have until Dec. 18 to get this done

Just random thoughts :)

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Re: Whats with photobucket?

Post by Extinction » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:56 am

30,000 mesh maps?
Or 30,000 images of imvu + life + whatever tickles your fancy?

I tell people to use IMVU for their IMVU stuff. Their maps, their showcase images...
Putting your favourite photo of your kiddo or something else could probably be better placed on another website.
Keep IMVU related to IMVU.
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Re: Whats with photobucket?

Post by Sui2 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:34 am

50 GB - $59.99 / Year

How can someone need more than 50GB :o
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Re: Whats with photobucket?

Post by yokoed » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:46 pm

Saw this today on somebody's page, now I'm getting nervous.


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Re: Whats with photobucket?

Post by gaf210 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:58 pm

The other day i was updating my homepage just to see that almost half of the banners of my friends are now showing like that :/ dang pb

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Re: Whats with photobucket?

Post by Mythrelle » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:12 pm

I got this in my email. Currently I use about .6Gb of space, pay $2.99 per month & use it for third party hosting on IMVU. However, it seems that although I can carry on using it until December next year, at that point I will have to upgrade to their Plus500 plan which will allow me 500Gb of space (which I patently don't need) and cost me $39.99 per month! It will now be their only plan which supports third party hosting. Currently looking for an alternative as there is no way my income from IMVU can support this!

Anyone any recommendations?

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Re: Whats with photobucket?

Post by Mythrelle » Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:50 pm

My apologies. For some reason I only saw Yokoed & Gaf's posts before I posted mine. Thanks for pointing me in the direction of some alternative hosting sites!
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Re: Whats with photobucket?

Post by Elsen » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:03 pm

This is really disappointing and extremely disruptive. Now people not only have to wade through all of the non-derivable items owned by deactivated accounts when looking for a mesh (which is over half the catalogue as it is), but now they also have to find active ones that have mesh templates that Photobucket hasn't blocked off.

I've tried just clicking through to the actual link page. Doesn't work, got an error message. Deriving is just getting harder and harder. Good luck to IMVU getting people to pay for this fragmented experience- I have a grandfathered creating account and I barely use it anymore because it's such a pain just to find things to derive from. If they think creating is worth the cost of VIP in its current state, they've got another thing coming.
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Re: Whats with photobucket?

Post by BunnyCakes » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:34 am

Yeah I have to update all of my images too... guess the easiest way might be to upload some of the images to the imvu gallery and relink them?

:D Going to try that right now.
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Re: Whats with photobucket?

Post by Twiddybird » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:08 am

I also had to do mine, using IMVU for the most part but for my Banner which is animated I am using Cloudinary which happens to be much better than photobucket and no advertisement to slow it all down which is great
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