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Now Host An Unlimited # of Photos On Photobucket
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This should eliminate the need to delete eHangar photos from you Photobucket account.

No need for those broken photo links we don’t like!

Here’s what Photobucket says:

Announcing Unlimited* Storage for your free account!

You’re a Photobucket fanatic, and we’d like to thank you. You can now upload ALL your photos and up to 500 videos!

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June 6, 2011 - 11:06 pm
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That’s great news, fuzzy. Is this for all Photobucket accounts, new and old?

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And… we saw how well this all turned out…. seestars

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Well, it was good while it lasted. rolleyes2

But anyway, we don’t need Photobucket any more on eHangar.com as you can upload your images directly in your forum posts. cool-smirk

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As many of you know, Photobucket now requires purchase of their “Plus 500” service, at a current cost of $399.99 per year, to enable unlimited third party hosting.  This was a free service in the past that was widely used by eHanger members to post photographs of aviation artwork.  As a result, many postings, perhaps 75% or more, now show a message stating “Please update your account to enable 3rd party hosting” where a photograph had appeared in the past.  The loss of content has had a devastating impact on eHanger – thread after thread has been decimated on what had been (in my opinion) the greatest repository of aviation art in the world.  Does anyone know of a fix or workaround to recover the lost content?

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I think the only way to recover most of the content is for administration to capture the source code of every single picture currently on photof*cket and turn around and post to the eHangar photo depository. I haven’t checked lately if one is still able to right click, save as on an image.

For many threads its probably better to delete the whole thing than to have the crumbs of what’s left.

There is a work-around in Chrome to be able to view, otherwise all one can do is right click, copy the code and view in a new window although that option seems to be going away also.

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There is no way to recover those images on Photobucket cry1

The only way to restore these forum threads is for the original member posters to edit their posts and upload their images again to eHangar or another image hosting site.

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I’ve found that I can go to my Photobucket albums and download many (but not all) of the photos I had uploaded for display on eHangar.  Then it’s a matter of using the eHangar edit function to delete the Photobucket links on my thread and upload the photos directly.  Laborious and tedious, but I’ve managed to re-populate just about all of the lost content.  For what it’s worth, there was a huge uproar about Photobucket’s new third party hosting policy, but it’s hard to see them ever reversing their decision, since they now have at least some paid subscribers to their Plus 500 service. Check out these links:

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/big-lesson-learned-photobuckets-ransom-images-debacle-191026772.html

https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2017/07/06/photobucket-different-kind-content-theft/

Who knows, perhaps someone will come along with a really creative solution…..

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Guss said 

Who knows, perhaps someone will come along with a really creative solution…..  

Like put a lead slug in the brain of the bozo that came up with the PB fiasco.

What really galled me about PB the last couple of years is I was paying for the $20/month no advertising/no this/no that ‘premium account’ that got so infested with porn spam I couldn’t even view my stuff.

As far as re-imaging my posts here… eHangar is quite a ways down the list. I spent over 5 years of my life restoring & upgrading the Porsche 962C that tried killing me in 1992. I have (had) a 10,000 picture, 300+ page thread on one of the major Porsche forums and many of the pics now exist only on PB and try reasoning with those thieves. And then there’s the Volvo stuff. And my flying shizz. And more stuff. duh

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I was fortunate in that I had only about 200 photos uploaded on Photobucket, and they were exclusively for my postings here on eHangar.

I did notice a change to Photobucket in just the last day or two. When I first tried to retrieve my photographs I found that only about 80% were accessible and downloadable, and for the others, when I clicked on them, I got the message saying I should consider purchasing the $400 Plus 500 service. Now ALL of my photos are accessible, and there’s actually a Download Button when I click on an individual photo, making it easier to recover my own material. I don’t know if this is a temporary modification or permanent, but this might be the opportune time to recover any photos you uploaded to Photobucket that are especially important to you, and not available elsewhere.

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