Go Back   V6 F-Body.com > Announcements, Classifieds & Updates > Website Stuff
Website Stuff Suggestions | Comments | Fixes | Supporting Memberships

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-10-2017, 02:05 PM
xpbr2000's Avatar
xpbr2000 xpbr2000 is offline
Droner
LS PLUS Supporting Membership
Administrator


 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mooreville, MS
Rank: Freaky Poster
Posts: 11,078
Default Photobucket users please read

Just to make you aware, Photobucket has changed their policy and you now must pay to use their hosting services. I personally would be ok with paying a fee to host photos. I understand what a business model is. Unfortunately, this means users have to pay 400 a year to be able to host their images (at least that is what photobucket is wanting). IMO this is way too much. It seems they waited too long to implement a cost plan and now are asking for users to pay for hosting at a significant cost.

For many of us this becomes a real problem. i have 1000+ photos on photobucket. not only that, but the Photobucket website has been going down hill recently. This must be their last ditch effort to stay in business.

I suspect that Photobucket may not be around much longer. So if any of you have your photos on Photobucket You may want to look at your situation and at least make a backup copy of your photos somewhere if you only have them on Photobucket.

This also bothers me in the sense that there is a lot of information that is now lost due to this. A lot of people aren't going to bother paying or moving their photos and fixing their information. Forum are a great place to search the collective knowledge of people on specific topic. I hate to see it go this way.
__________________

96 Camaro Cam'd anti-Coupe
Dyno'd @ 213 RWHP (NA)
"OperationX"
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-10-2017, 05:20 PM
Bonemaro's Avatar
Bonemaro Bonemaro is offline
Now back to the good part.
Forum Owner


 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Winder, GA
Rank: Four Star General
Posts: 9,330
Default

Robbery...
__________________

My 2000 Camaro SS/RS Wannabe. Proud non-member of PHK
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-18-2017, 08:44 AM
Neebs's Avatar
Neebs Neebs is offline


 
Join Date: May 2015
Rank: Private First Class
Posts: 235
Default

Wow, so does that mean all the photos throughout the forum will no longer be visible again?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-18-2017, 10:35 AM
xpbr2000's Avatar
xpbr2000 xpbr2000 is offline
Droner
LS PLUS Supporting Membership
Administrator


 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mooreville, MS
Rank: Freaky Poster
Posts: 11,078
Default

i'm working on moving a lot of them to the forum server that are used by how to threads and other things that are needed for the forum. if you see something that needs fixing let me know. i'm working on setting up a repository for images for the forum. I've setup my own website that houses my personal images that i had on photobucket and are in the process of fixing them.

it will be a drawn out process, manually fixing broken images. I will do my best to get it done quickly. in the next few weeks let me know if you run across any images that are broken. i'll be reviewing them to see if its necessary to host the images on the forum server. Personal images will not be considered at the moment. first thing we are focusing on is information directly related to information we provide in how to threads etc.
__________________

96 Camaro Cam'd anti-Coupe
Dyno'd @ 213 RWHP (NA)
"OperationX"
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-18-2017, 10:38 AM
xpbr2000's Avatar
xpbr2000 xpbr2000 is offline
Droner
LS PLUS Supporting Membership
Administrator


 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mooreville, MS
Rank: Freaky Poster
Posts: 11,078
Default

But to answer your question, the images can still be viewed but only if you navigate to the photobucket website or pay for their hosting package.

I suspect most people wont so i'm taking the initiative to pull back as much information as i can so that its not lost.
__________________

96 Camaro Cam'd anti-Coupe
Dyno'd @ 213 RWHP (NA)
"OperationX"
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-12-2017, 10:27 AM
IDCamaro1994's Avatar
IDCamaro1994 IDCamaro1994 is offline
LS PLUS Supporting Membership


 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Boise, ID (aka PoDunk!)
Rank: Specialist
Posts: 437
Default

Dustin, how much would it cost to set up a hosting service for this site? I'd be willing to pitch in a little more if other supporting members will too. Just saying...I'll try to help.

Sent from my LG-H631 using Tapatalk
__________________

'94 with '98 front clip
3.4, BW T5 WC Manual
205,635 miles
Shortstar Swap in the Works...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-14-2017, 10:27 AM
xpbr2000's Avatar
xpbr2000 xpbr2000 is offline
Droner
LS PLUS Supporting Membership
Administrator


 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mooreville, MS
Rank: Freaky Poster
Posts: 11,078
Default

we might be able to integrate it into one of the memberships. we discussed this briefly when the whole photobucket thing went down.

I will look at what we can do and the cost associated with it.
__________________

96 Camaro Cam'd anti-Coupe
Dyno'd @ 213 RWHP (NA)
"OperationX"
Reply With Quote

Go Back   V6 F-Body.com > Announcements, Classifieds & Updates > Website Stuff
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
2008 - 2017 V6F-Body.com