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Forum topic by CEY posted 12-25-2017 06:50 PM 645 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CEY

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12-25-2017 06:50 PM

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I enjoy viewing the projects and tips, but I hate that all the photos are blanked out with the photobucket place holder. If I’m doing something wrong, would someone please tell me what it is.

I went to the photobucket.com/p500 as directed, but I refuse to pay a ransom to some third party hyster., just so I can use a website… If there is a workaround that will solve the problem, someone please tell me, otherwise I’m pulling lumberjacks.com off my computer.
Chuck in NV


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HerbC

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#1 posted 12-25-2017 08:27 PM

You’re blaming LumberJocks for a problem created by photobucket.

Sure there are quite a few posts (of all kinds) that are damaged and in some cases totally destroy by the unavailability of the photos that were hosted on photobucket, but there’s no need to use photobucket or any other third party site to host photos on new posts, just use the img function, select the photo from your local computer then upload it to google via the LJ interface. Works well and the onus is on google and LJ to keep things straight in order to maintain value of the newer material.

Photobucket was always a pain in the * to deal with even before this change in policy.

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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HerbC

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#2 posted 12-25-2017 08:30 PM

And another thing…

LJ is not “on” your computer, so you don’t have anything to pull off the pc if you do decide to throw out the baby with the bathwater.

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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AlaskaGuy

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#3 posted 12-25-2017 09:14 PM

It 100% the fault of photo bucket. They changed their policy. You can’t blame Lumber Jocks or your computer. Photo Bucket is blocking you ability to see the photos. Those who want their photos to be embed in forms and such on the web they now need to pay Photo Bucket 399.00 a year.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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newwoodbutcher

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#4 posted 12-25-2017 09:37 PM

I don’t read this as a complaint against Lumberjocks but against Photobucket. I share CEAs sentiments. It upsets me, and I click past it. I’m not paying the ransom either

-- Ken

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robscastle

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#5 posted 12-25-2017 09:54 PM

I think some more information regarding the answer may also lie here.

Otherwise HerbC has it down pat, ...in both cases.

-- Regards Robert

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lew

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#6 posted 12-25-2017 11:11 PM

Probably the only solution, currently, would be to have the authors of the photos upload them directly from their own computers to the Lumberjocks’ site.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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CEY

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#7 posted 12-26-2017 03:35 PM

If that’s the solution, then it’s up to LJ to make it happen…” they” control their website… require all posters to upload photos directly. If it’s the Poster using Photobucket, then make it part of the “Posting Rules” “DO NOT POST PHOTOS USING PHOTOBUCKET!” end of story.

If the site is unusable by the average Joe, because of some third party software, then it’s up to the Webmanager to fix the problem.

And for the gentleman making the sly comment about “Pulling LJ off my computer” gimme a break you know exactly what I mean.

Chuck in NV


Probably the only solution, currently, would be to have the authors of the photos upload them directly from their own computers to the Lumberjocks site.

- lew


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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#8 posted 12-26-2017 03:44 PM



If that’s the solution, then it’s up to LJ to make it happen…” they” control their website… require all posters to upload photos directly. If it’s the Poster using Photobucket, then make it part of the “Posting Rules” “DO NOT POST PHOTOS USING PHOTOBUCKET!” end of story.

- CEY

Hey CEY, I’ve got over 200 blog posts that include thousands of pictures, many of them created when photobucket allowed 3rd party hosting. I posted on PB’s shortcomings and requested instructions for photo posting be updated accordingly. That you’re all huffy about the situation is cute. Seven posts and you’re throwing down the gauntlet? Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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HerbC

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#9 posted 12-26-2017 04:57 PM

I’m the “gentleman” who made the “sly” remark…

It was not my intention to slam you in any way. I was just pointing out that there was nothing on your computer that needed to be removed due to your decision to quit using the LumberJocks website.

In the meantime, keep your eyes open for that door that Smitty_Cabinetshop mentioned…

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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MT_Stringer

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#10 posted 12-26-2017 05:09 PM

Just upload your pictures from your computer and get on with it. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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MrUnix

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#11 posted 12-26-2017 05:15 PM

Photobuckets decision to cease free third party hosting is entirely on them, and has effected thousands of web sites around the globe. They do not want money from you, but from the person who owns the pictures and wants them (now) visible on the web sites they posted them on like they were when the service was free. If you want to blame all of the web sites out there that allowed linking to third party hosted images, then you are clearly misinformed as to the nature of the problem.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#12 posted 12-26-2017 05:30 PM



If that’s the solution, then it’s up to LJ to make it happen…” they” control their website… require all posters to upload photos directly. If it’s the Poster using Photobucket, then make it part of the “Posting Rules” “DO NOT POST PHOTOS USING PHOTOBUCKET!” end of story.

Chuck in NV

- CEY

I seriously doubt that anyone is using PB to upload since they screwed the pooch with their change in policy. So the rule you suggested is likely solving a problem that doesn’t exist. But I think if I was as pissed as you seem to be, I’d go ahead and “pull LJ off my computer”. But that’s just me.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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ChuckV

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#13 posted 12-26-2017 05:34 PM

Not to worry, all will be solved as of midnight tonight:
https://www.theonion.com/world-agrees-to-just-take-down-internet-for-a-while-unt-1819579575

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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ArtMann

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#14 posted 12-26-2017 06:01 PM

CEY, There is something you need to understand that nobody has laid out plainly so far. The truth is no pictures from Photobucket are stored on the Lumberjocks server and they never have been. The only thing that LJ keeps is a link to the location of the picture. When a picture of this type is displayed, the LJ server software retrieves the image from the real storage location. In this case, it is the Photobucket server. If Photobucket refuses to transfer the image, that is their decision – not LJ’s.

If you understood this, you would understand that LJ has no control of what Photobucket. Photobucket is the organisation you should be mad at. In reality, you don’t even have a right to be mad with Photobucket. They never promised perpetual picture hosting with no fees. They need money to keep their vast network of servers and software to keep it running. There is no free lunch.

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Rick_M

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#15 posted 12-26-2017 07:11 PM



... If there is a workaround that will solve the problem, someone please tell me, otherwise I’m pulling lumberjacks.com off my computer.
Chuck in NV

- CEY

There is no workaround and never will be. I expect you’ll be pulling us.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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