Announcement - Photobucket images no longer working
Photobucket.com has recently changed its terms of service for free users on their platform. As of June 20 images hosted by Photobucket and shared on our forum, or any other third party sites, will no longer appear. As a result, you may notice a higher amount of broken images on the forum.
If you do not have access to edit your older posts please contact an Administrator or Moderator for assistance. Please provide the new URL for the image that needs to be edited and a link to the thread the image in located in.
More information on the change and what it means for Photobucket users can be found below.
I would recommend using Imgur, the simple image sharer. (I'm not endorsed by them at all) I've used them for 5 years now and it's super simple to create a profile, upload images or video, share them, create albums, edit photos, and etc.!
I'm amazed that Photobucket would make such a move with so little notice (they did email me the day before, but that was it.)
Being notified that 3rd part hosting of my images would now cost me $400 per year really struck me as an attempt to hold my pictures "hostage" until I ponied up $39 a month.
I'm not sure why they think that this won't result in most users fleeing to sites like Imgur that still offer free 3rd party hosting, but replacing every photo you've ever posted with a "placeholder" (and in my case that involves HUNDREDS of photos since I moderate another website and have used Photobucket for years now) sure doesn't make one predisposed to accept their offer instead of finding one of the many alternatives.
You can choose what you would like to do in terms of switching over to another hosting site - just be cautious and mindful that it may only be a matter of time til they follow suit (to what Photobucket did).
The instructions provided above is a temporary fix that we can offer at the moment to help restore your images until we have a more concrete solution soon.
Moving forward, we highly recommend that you use the Attachments tool within your User CP and Photo Gallery to host your images on our site here. I've gone ahead and increased the storage space from 1 MB to 5 MB to better accommodate your pictures.
Furthermore, for Chrome users we came across an extension that will enable you to see the broken images hosted from PB. Another temp fix for now (who knows how long it'll hold up) but here it is - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...bifiaedg?hl=en <- click on that link and do the following:
Add Ext > open the added ext at the top right corner of your browser "P" > select Manage Ext > tick off the box for both Allow in Cognito and Allow access to file URLs > refresh link of affected images to see they're visible again!
If you have further questions or concerns about any of this, please let us know - we're here to help you. Thank you for your patience and understanding.