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Re: Drunk Photo Rant

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jhh925 wrote:
camplo wrote:I use imgur and it works great. Easy to use and the photos arent going anywhere.
Is that right? I'm looking at cek's post above:
cek wrote:I used imugr for those photos. Imugr is evil for forum photos because they get deleted after a period of time.
From another thread:
cek wrote:
camplo wrote:I've been using imgur successfully on other forums without issue. I read the thread linked earlier that they delete their photos if not viewed, but after searching I could not find anything recent that supports this claim. I think if you register/login and then upload you'll be fine.

Also for post that you would like archived you can submit them to https://archive.org/web/ I haven't used this before but just read about it on another forum.

You appear to be right. The FAQ that Imgur used to have that read:

http://imgur.com/faq#long

"As long as images are getting at least 1 view every 6 months, they will stick around forever. After that, your image may be removed to create more space for newer images."


...is no longer on their site. They have a new FAQ for Forum users: https://help.imgur.com/hc/en-us/article ... rum-Users-

This seems to make it pretty clear they love us Forum users. However, I wonder how they plan on covering costs/making money? They, are after-all funded by investors and currently appear to have an advertising based model.

My previous reservations about Imgur seem void. For now. Cool.

However, at the same time, it's pretty clear who the product is for Imagr: Millennial Males:

http://www.imgurads.com/
Imgur is one of the largest, most concentrated and engaged communities of Millennial Males found anywhere on the Internet.
Read that and you'll get real insight into the world of online advertising....
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Re: Drunk Photo Rant

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Thanks, Charlie. I've signed up and here's my test:

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Re: Drunk Photo Rant

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I thought it would be appropriate to to just say " you told us so and I'm an idiot" I started out with shitbucket years ago was too lazy and photo/internet/sharing illiterate to bother listening to you. So now I've switched to Flickr and I guess I'll have to got and redo all my older posts ( cause so many people rely on my posts). Not only than all the other idiots who did what I did have no pics just a Pbucket notice reminding them they are idiots and to ( sign up) and get bent over a barrel and pay the big bucks. I think I saw $399 for a year, Fuckers!
Thx for trying warn me but you know idiots, they know better :oops:

Dave

Oh and heres my test of my new Flickr account, my nice new not running e12..... and my cat
ImageIMG_0647 by Dave Grayson, on Flickr
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Haven't had a need to try this but saw it another forum.
Google chrome plugin called, "Photobucket Embed Fix". Make sure to delete your cookies and restart Chrome in order for it to work.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... fnflicjjgj

Firefox has one too

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... edded-fix/
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WilNJ wrote:Haven't had a need to try this but saw it another forum.
Google chrome plugin called, "Photobucket Embed Fix". Make sure to delete your cookies and restart Chrome in order for it to work.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... fnflicjjgj

Firefox has one too

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... edded-fix/
I trust browser plug-ins about as much as I trust bittorrent downloaders. Remember, for a browser plug in like this to work, it has to "see" everything your browser sees. If it can change the 'referrer' for photofucket links it can change anything.
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cek wrote:
WilNJ wrote:Haven't had a need to try this but saw it another forum.
Google chrome plugin called, "Photobucket Embed Fix". Make sure to delete your cookies and restart Chrome in order for it to work.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... fnflicjjgj

Firefox has one too

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... edded-fix/
I trust browser plug-ins about as much as I trust bittorrent downloaders. Remember, for a browser plug in like this to work, it has to "see" everything your browser sees. If it can change the 'referrer' for photofucket links it can change anything.
This. Just say no to Photobucket.
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Well how about that, when I joined this site and saw there wasn't a built in photo-uploading system, the first photo hosting site that came to mind for me was imgur. And guess what, I'm a millennial male! Guess I've fallen for the trap, even though I really just use it to dump pictures of my car.
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Any way of adding a plugin to this forum so all you need to do is click a button? Like maybe something like this?

https://postimages.org/plugins

https://postimages.org/phpbb
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demetk wrote:Any way of adding a plugin to this forum so all you need to do is click a button? Like maybe something like this?

https://postimages.org/plugins

https://postimages.org/phpbb
That would be nice.
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This is a test pic that is hosted on my Amazon Prime Photos account:

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Karl Grau wrote:This is a test pic that is hosted on my Amazon Prime Photos account:

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Very funny.
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It worked for a while. I guess I should have known it was too good to true.

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Karl Grau wrote:It worked for a while. I guess I should have known it was too good to true.

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Even funnier.
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I've been using both imgur and postimage with fine success since the downloader stopped accepting images, but lets face it, sooner or later all the free sites are going to charge one way or another. You get a bunch of ads, you pay, or you host it yourself. Of course paying doesn't necessarily mean $400 a year, but still... Free, no strings attached photo hosting is a money loser and sooner or later they're all going to figure it out.
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I'm not drunk, but I've had it up to HERE with people suggesting other people use Chrome extensions to work around Photobucket's fuckery.

Here's why: Chrome extensions work by enabling developers to write code that sees EVERYTHING that passes through your web browser and then MODIFY it. This is how the Photofucket 'fix' extensions work. The extension "sees" every byte of every page your browser renders. It looks for <img> tags referencing photobuckets and CHANGES the page content (to fix up the links to one PB doesn't block).

Sounds ok.

Except, the developers who build these are NOT big companies. They are 17 year old kids sitting in their bedroom.

E.g. https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/sc ... lware-Hack
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I find it ironic (in the funniest sense of that word) that some folks on this forum still use photobucket links IN THEIR FORUM SIGNATURES.
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Test post using the Android app "Flickr2Bbcode".

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Test using paid version ($1.49). Wish it didn't add all the extra stuff, but it's easy enough to delete.

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I'm taking a stab at writing a new FAQ post for posting photos. The current post is pretty lame.

Thoughts? Edits? Additions?

Thanks.




How to Post Photos, Pictures, and other Images on mye28.com

MyE28.com does not have a built-in photo gallery. In order to post photos and other pictures that show up in-line the first thing you need to do to post a picture here, is to have that picture hosted on the web somewhere else. You can not post a picture if it is located on your hard drive.

Fundamentals of posting photos
First, for all this to work, you need to know what a URL is. A URL is the gobbly-gook you see in the address bar of your web-browser when you are viewing a web page. They usually start with "http://" or "https://". URLs are also known as web addresses or locations. The URLs for photos that work on mye28.com MUST be direct-URLs that point directly to the image file. None of this will work if the URL is to a web page that contains the image file. You can usually tell a URL is a direct link to an image if the URL ends in .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, or .bmp. If the URL does NOT end in one of these 'extensions' then your URL will probably not work and you'll need to choose a different way of hosting the photo.

The second thing you need to know is how to use the 'Clipboard' functionality on your computer. Cut, copy, paste. Every modern mobile phone, tablet, PC, or Mac supports a clipboard and they all work similarly. If you don't know how to use the Clipboard on your device, STOP and go learn, because you'll never be successful in posting photos here. It's not hard.

The third thing you need to know is the syntax for adding images to posts. To add an image, in-line, to a post on this forum, you must use a special 'code' you type as part of your message. These codes are known as BBCodes (BB stands for bulletin-board, which is a name old folks use for online forums). The primary BBCode relevant for posting images is

Code: Select all

[img]Direct-url to image file[/img]
If, for example, you had an image with an address (URL) of `https://i.imgur.com/Uf2PKX2.png` you'd type an Image tag like this:

Code: Select all

[img]https://i.imgur.com/Uf2PKX2.png[/img]
Which would show up in your post like this:

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Where should I host my photos?
There are many websites that offer free and paid photo hosting. Some are good, most are bad. Some are really bad. Do not use the bad ones. You will be mocked.

The characteristics of a good image hosting site are:
  • Your images will be hosted forever, for free. There is nothing (literally nothing) worse than finding a thread with JUST the information you need only to discover the photos that have been posted have been disabled because the hosting website went out of business or became evil (like Photobucket).
  • You don't have to be a customer (e.g. signed in) in order to view the direct links to the images.
  • The hoster will serve up multiple-resolution versions of your photos.
  • It is easy to copy/paste the direct URLs of images from the hoster website AND mobile app. The mobile app part is important because without it, posting images while using mye28.com on your mobile device will be much harder.
  • It's not Photobucket. This is not a joke. Photobucket is the WORST service you can use. Do not use it.
The good ones, as of early 2018 seem to be http://www.flickr.com and http://www.imgur.com. Both are free. Both let you post high-resolution photos. Both appear to be healthy and will be around for the long haul. Some folks have success using Google Photos, but figuring out how to copy/paste direct URLs is tricky.

Pro-tips:
  • Never delete photos from your hoster that you've used in posts here. It's just rude.
  • Post medium-sized images, surrounded by a URL tag linking to the full-resolution versions. Medium sized means ~800-1024 pixels wide. When creating a BBCode snippet on Flickr, it gives you the option to choose what size to use. Choose one that starts with ~1000. This helps keeps threads loading quickly and folks with lower-speed connections.
  • Surround your [img] tags with a [url] tag that uses the NON-direct-URL to the photo, so people can view high-resolution versions.
How do I use my favorite photo website to post photos here?
Below are some of the best threads here on mye28.com that provide instructions and tips for the favorite hosting services.
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cek wrote:Test using paid version ($1.49). Wish it didn't add all the extra stuff, but it's easy enough to delete.

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Spaceman by https://www.flickr.com/photos/82199457@N00/ - Flickr2BBcode
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Charlie, may I ask you to post a higher res pic on your Flickr? I'm trying to discern that thing in your right ear...
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The photo posting FAQ has been updated for the 2000-teens!

http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=147488
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cek wrote:The photo posting FAQ has been updated for the 2000-teens!

http://www.mye28.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=147488
Many thanks for taking the time to do that, btw. It should help lots of posters.
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Oh yeah, sorry I forgot to make any sort of announcement.
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Justin_FL wrote:Oh yeah, sorry I forgot to make any sort of announcement.
I'm just thankful we have a modern faq. Thanks for taking care of it. I spelled Imagur wrong.
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