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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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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

Offline le mans

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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
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Offline le mans

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Re: Work-around for photobucket 3rd party hosting
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2017, 10:07:00 am »
Found another work around. If you use chrome browser you can download a plugin that will allow the blocked photobucket images to load:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...er-info-dialog
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Offline the phantom

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Re: Work-around for photobucket 3rd party hosting
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2017, 03:09:22 pm »
or you could just use imgur or other hosting site
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Re: Work-around for photobucket 3rd party hosting
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2017, 03:46:55 pm »
Agreed. The workaround is for viewing molestered threads that use existing photobucket hotlinks.
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Offline The Red Warrior

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Re: Work-around for photobucket 3rd party hosting
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2017, 07:46:46 pm »
Thanks for that. I've read plenty of mod how tos over the years with photos hosted by Photobucket that I will need to refer to in the future.  I'm sure not many people (myself included) can be bothered going through old threads to redo all their photos

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Re: Work-around for photobucket 3rd party hosting
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2017, 07:57:55 pm »
Thanks this very handy
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Offline mk2mitch

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Re: Work-around for photobucket 3rd party hosting
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2018, 02:18:45 pm »
If you're a Chrome user this extension will just automatically fix all the broken images for you without having to do a thing... Apart from install it that is :laugh:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/photobucket-hotlink-fix/kegnjbncdcliihbemealioapbifiaedg?hl=en
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Re: Work-around for photobucket 3rd party hosting
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2018, 04:08:49 pm »
thanks for that

there's a firefox version too

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/photobucket-fix/

just tried it and it works with ff57

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