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Suggestion Photobucket third party hosting issues as described by Nicodemus

Discussion in 'Wisdom of the Master' started by Karak Norn Clansman, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. Karak Norn Clansman

    Karak Norn Clansman Zombie

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    Breaking News.

    I propose that the good members of this forum knock their heads together and initiates an image salvage operation to save the very best Photobucket-hosted pictures from inactive members. The works of old masters are in danger of being lost forever, courtesy of Photobucket! See more here for Chaos Dwarf Online's unfolding initiative on the issue:

     
  2. Karak Norn Clansman

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    CDO is well into manually salvaging massive amounts of surviving pictures from olden days. Lots more to do, of course. An organized volunteer effort will carry you far.

    This is doable if a few members voluntarily sacrifice some days or a week of sparetime. Such a brief but intensive salvage sweep of old worthy pictures can save years and years of accumulated forum content!

    Please think of the very best logs you have, and consider saving their images if their owners are inactive at the moment.

    Worst of all? This Photobucket mess strikes in the middle of summer! Wanted to spend these hours outside. But long-term it will be worth it.

    PS. Tech-savvy admins of this forum might wish to contact The Red Devil on Lustria Online right away. He might have found a loop-hole to automatically download Photobucket images and transform them into attachments. DS.
     
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  3. Karak Norn Clansman

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    Stopgap fix to Photobucket images under lockdown (my emboldening), from Warseer's Captain Brown:

    Those who have not yet replaced their own Photobucket pictures with identical pictures hosted elsewhere, may want to scour their army blogs and other hobby threads. However, adding ~original to the address lines will not make the linked images compatible with more advanced solutions!

    Note however that we cannot consider this a permanent solution, only a stopgap option. It is possible that Photobucket may come to block this fixture, transform itself beyond recognition or go down altogether as a site.
     

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