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Offline le mans

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Work-around for photobucket 3rd party hosting
« on: November 02, 2017, 10:04:00 am »
During random trawling of another car forum I came across this. If you modify the URL for a photobucket linked picture to say ~original immediately after .jpg then the link will work again. Of course it may only be a matter of time before they close this down but could be worth a try if you want to resurrect a thread that's been rendered useless. I won't be using photobucket for any future hosting though. That ship has sailed!

By way of example this:


Becomes this:
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Offline RS ZWEI

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Re: Work-around for photobucket 3rd party hosting
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 10:56:28 am »
Thanks Jon.

If forums worldwide were struggling enough photobucket pulling the pin on hosting photos hasn't helped.
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Offline schattenblau

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Re: Work-around for photobucket 3rd party hosting
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 03:01:47 pm »
interesting hack but too late.

i've switched to tinypic

which incidentally is owned by photobucket !

© 2004-2017 TinyPic®, a Photobucket Video & Photo Sharing Company

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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Re: Work-around for photobucket 3rd party hosting
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 03:36:03 pm »
interesting hack but too late.

i've switched to tinypic

which incidentally is owned by photobucket !

© 2004-2017 TinyPic®, a Photobucket Video & Photo Sharing Company

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
There’s only one way that’s going to turn out then!
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