Author Topic: Example #3 for not using image links to photos on external sites  (Read 159 times)

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First it was Picasa, now it's PhotoBucket.

Any and all images that were placed in PhotoBucket and posted in the forum using the external image link option are now GONE thanks to PhotoBucker's decision to charge money for linking images in their site to other places on the internet.

This topic alone lost 20 images and the lost post were in the first 5 pages of a 10 page topic. And those who used PhotoBucket and caused this issue have not logged onto the forum, participated in the forum, in over 5 years. The images are gone forever.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=784.msg45188#msg45188  (1yr SLL)
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=9550.msg102510#msg102510  (4yrs SLL)
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=9550.msg103214#msg103214  (4yrs SLL)
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=9550.msg102211#msg102211  (4yrs SLL)
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=221.msg24001#msg24001  (5yrs SLL)


From a database point of view on the forum, the loss of every PhotoBucket link to hosted images is yet another devastating loss yielding many text topics now meaningless without the images to support the discussion within those topics.

This is indeed another dark day but one cautioned about for a few years now when asking that all images be posted to the forum by members and not linked to an image or group of images stored in an external site for fear that something like this may just happen.


And then there are these miscellaneous externally linked sites from where images no long display

     http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=2448.msg40961#msg40961
     http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=6952.0
     http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=1631.0


I guess I really can't get off my soap box concerning this issue. Fewer if any members use external links, usually newer members, but the caution still stands. Post all photos to the forum. Do not use links to externally hosted photos to prevent this from happening again.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2017, 09:36:48 PM by TelePlay »
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Alex G. Bell

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Re: Example #3 for not using image links to photos on external sites
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 12:50:34 PM »
Would it be worthwhile for someone to pay the fee to get one time access to fetch the photos and post them to CRPF once and for all or is that impossible for some reason?

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Re: Example #3 for not using image links to photos on external sites
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 01:51:35 PM »
Would it be worthwhile for someone to pay the fee to get one time access to fetch the photos and post them to CRPF once and for all or is that impossible for some reason?

I don't think that is possible. It is the original poster that is supposed to pay them for third-party links.
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