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    Default Why can't I see pictures

    Hi all,
    I am newbie to the forum, loving it however it keeps showing me photobucket errors. I joined photobucket but still can't see pics. Any advice?

    Cheers
    Ian.

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    Angry Re: Why can't I see pictures

    Photobucket has decided that letting people use its image hosting service to hot link to forums is not making it any money, so it has embarked on a program of breaking hot links made by people with free photobucket accounts. That is why you (and everyone else) see that "broken link" sign everywhere.

    Their thinking is that after a few months/years of allowing it for free, it will be too much hassle for people to move all their pics to another site and remake the forum links. They expect that people will knuckle under and upgrade to the US$400/year (payable in advance) account that allows hot linking.

    I don't like anyone holding a gun to my head, so I have moved a lot of my pics to other sites that allow hot linking from free accounts (at least forthe moment). It is a hassle and I don't like seeing broken links on forums either, but there is no way I would pay a cent to any business that pulls a stunt like that.

    Cheers... jondee86

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    Default Re: Why can't I see pictures

    yep photobucket are being a bunch of fuckwits so any pics hosted on their site are now dead. it's ruined all my ride threads. not happy
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    Default Re: Why can't I see pictures

    Blah blah blah, that's what you get for relying on a free service... (Did you not learn anything from Geocities/Angelfire...)

    Find a cheap web hosting provider, store your images there and you will not have this issue again - DreamHost do unlimited storage for as little as US$7.95/mth.
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    Default Re: Why can't I see pictures

    I used to be with Optus years ago. I no longer can use my account yet my excuse for a website still comes up on Google and still works. If you have an internet account your provider may well provide you with space to host pictures etc and display them like this

    Photobucket image with ~original inserted after .jpg


    photobucket image with ~ original not inserted
    Last edited by madmont; 28-09-2017 at 04:08 PM.
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    Default Re: Why can't I see pictures

    See above post
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