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Problems with Photo Host - Again
Posted by G Paine on Saturday, March 10, 2018 11:00 PM

Last summer I left Photobucket, along with lots of others, and swtiched to imgBB. It worked OK, more or less, until about 10 days ago when the site asked me to log in again. I had forgotten my password, so I hit the 'Forgot Password' link. The system sent me an e-mail with a link to the New Password page. I put in a new good password and hit the Select button, and nothing happened. I have tried a couple of ways, even on my IPad with no luck. My e-mail to Customer Service has not been answered
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It looks like I will have to set up an image storage account with another host. AngrySuper Angry Any sugestions?

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Posted by bearman on Sunday, March 11, 2018 4:49 AM

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Posted by richhotrain on Sunday, March 11, 2018 5:06 AM

Set up a new account with imgbb, and create a new userid and password.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Sunday, March 11, 2018 7:41 AM

I have had no problems with Imgur since fleeing PB.  If you uploaded a huge amount of pictures and now you are locked out, I feel for you.

The only way to avoid that is to to what Randy has done, have your own domain name and pay for storage somewhere.  You don't have to create a destination website, like the wiringing for DCC page.  Even then you ought to have a back up.

 

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Posted by ATLANTIC CENTRAL on Sunday, March 11, 2018 7:56 AM

Dare I say it? I have found in life that most of the time you do get exactly what you pay for...........my time is valueable.......

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Posted by rrebell on Sunday, March 11, 2018 10:19 AM

ATLANTIC CENTRAL

Dare I say it? I have found in life that most of the time you do get exactly what you pay for...........my time is valueable.......

Sheldon

 

Sorry to disagree, real lesson is write passwords down and I use the same one for sites that are non transaction sites.

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Posted by middleman on Sunday, March 11, 2018 10:42 AM

Another vote for Imgur. Uploading and posting photos is trouble-free with no ads getting in your way.

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Posted by RR_Mel on Sunday, March 11, 2018 10:55 AM

I use a Cookie Blocker and if I don’t disable it security stuff doesn’t work, including passwords on some sites (the MR Forum is one that doesn’t work with the Cookie Blocker on).
 
 
 
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Posted by yankee flyer on Sunday, March 11, 2018 12:08 PM

Hi

What do you use for the Imgur web link or log in page?

I seem to stumble around trying to get to the right log in spot.

Thanks

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Posted by riogrande5761 on Sunday, March 11, 2018 12:53 PM

ATLANTIC CENTRAL

Dare I say it? I have found in life that most of the time you do get exactly what you pay for...........my time is valueable.......

Sheldon

Most of the time ... but not all of the time.  All of our time is valuable.

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Posted by middleman on Sunday, March 11, 2018 1:55 PM

Is this what you're after,Lee?

Deleted pic.

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Posted by yankee flyer on Sunday, March 11, 2018 2:15 PM

Is this what you're after,Lee?

Thanks for the answer.

I can get to that page but I can't find my album. I wasn't sure if that is the home page are if I have to sign someplace else.

These computers are smarter than I am.

Cheers

Lee

 

Edit: Hold on I solved my problem. I have to hover over my name and click.  Dunce

 

 

 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Sunday, March 11, 2018 2:27 PM

I can't remember when I signed in last, but if you bookmark this page, you can add photos to any of your albums if it remembers your login.

https://yourimgurname.imgur.com/all/

or you can bookmark you model railroad album if that's what you use most.

 

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Posted by middleman on Sunday, March 11, 2018 2:52 PM

Lee,disregard my PM. 'Glad you figured it out.

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Posted by richhotrain on Sunday, March 11, 2018 2:52 PM

rrebell
 
ATLANTIC CENTRAL

Dare I say it? I have found in life that most of the time you do get exactly what you pay for...........my time is valueable.......

Sheldon 

Sorry to disagree, real lesson is write passwords down and I use the same one for sites that are non transaction sites. 

I agree. There is nothing wrong with imgbb. Why bother with imgur?

If you forget your password on imgur, the same problem occurs.

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Posted by angelob6660 on Sunday, March 11, 2018 5:02 PM

Write down your password onto the website. So you won't forget. It's better than remembering if you have more than three different ones being basically the same.

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Posted by ATLANTIC CENTRAL on Sunday, March 11, 2018 5:48 PM

richhotrain

 

 
rrebell
 
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Dare I say it? I have found in life that most of the time you do get exactly what you pay for...........my time is valueable.......

Sheldon 

Sorry to disagree, real lesson is write passwords down and I use the same one for sites that are non transaction sites. 

 

 

I agree. There is nothing wrong with imgbb. Why bother with imgur?

 

If you forget your password on imgur, the same problem occurs.

Rich

 

So all my usernames and pass words are written down, because I could never remember all that stuff. I can barely remember my phone number.

And all my pictures are on two hard drives here and on a cloud service in addition to the very few I have on Photobucket.

So all my photos are pretty safe........

When all this Photobucket stuff started I was already a Photobucket paying customer to get rid of the ads.

A lot of ugly stuff was said on here about Photobucket, and a lot of ugly stuff was implied about anyone who would continue to use them. I mostly kept quiet.

I have about 100 pictures posted on a garden tractor web site, in several instructional threads that took years to build. That site does not allow editing after the first few hours of a post. It would be a great loss to that community to loose my thread, and a project of epic proprtion to ask those administrators to help with re-linking all those photos. No bragging, just saying, it is the second most read and posted thread in the GRAVELY section of that forum.

Now, even if I could easily replace all those links, and the ones on this forum, with my slow computer and typing skills that would take days, or even weeks to accomplish.

But I can, and do, earn $400 in one day or less.

So it was a practical decision.

I have lots of lofty moral views on a lot of topics, self defense, guns, property taxes, building codes, historic presevation, property rights, the invironment, education, etc, etc.

But at the end of the day many times we are smartest if we do what is practical to reach our desired goals.

So those of you think Photobucket did you wrong by changing their policies and prices, you are intitled to your opinon and indignation, and to take your photos where ever you like.

But while you move pictures and learn new web sites and software, I have moved on to other goals and all my photos still work great where they are posted on the web.

Again, I might be wrong, but I suspect the "free" web is not sustainable...we will see.

Sheldon 

PS - I can't speak for others, but in all the years I have been on the web, I have yet to actually buy a product as a result of an web ad that I did not seek out. Advertising, mostly wasted on me. 

    

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Posted by hobo9941 on Sunday, March 11, 2018 10:51 PM

I store all my non critical passwords on my computer as a document. I open Wordpad and type in the site name, screen name, and password. From time to time, I add various passwords, or change passwords as requested by some sites. Then I hit PRINT, and print out the list of Passwords and date it.

I also bailed on Photobucket. Not only can I no longer post pics from it, but I cannot even retrieve my own pictures that I uploaded to the site. Fortunately, rather than delete photos that I uploaded, I just save the full SD cards from my camera and buy a new SD card from time to time. I also have downloaded many pics to data discs and saved them.

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Posted by slammin on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:31 AM

I think this will continue to be a problem with photo hosting sites. The general web browsing public suffers. Nothing more frustrating than going to a thread for advise on problem solving or just to admire anothers accomplishments only to find a photo hosting snafu! I am a sponsering member of a newer Model A Ford site that hosts member's posted photos. I'm certain that would be impossible here with the number of threads and participants.

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Posted by hobo9941 on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 10:12 PM

I am wary of even the sites that are still free. Photobucket started out free, until it had a million or more photos, and then held them hostage. No site is going to start out with a fee. They wait until they have millions of photos to start charging. And the fine print you agree to when you sign up says that all photos become their  property.

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Posted by NWP SWP on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 11:49 PM

Use Imgur, sign ups quick and easy, uploading quicker and easier...

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Posted by doctorwayne on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 1:23 AM

Like Sheldon, I still have a paid photobucket account, and don't see the ads, either, and like him, I'm not susceptible to ads that aren't ones for which I've searched.

I have most of my original photos stored off-line - photobucket for me is just a hosting site for posting photos in forums such as this.  However, my old computer did, somehow, wipe clean 16GBs of photos off a flashdrive.   I don't know if they're recoverable, but may have to pay to find out.

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 2:09 AM

doctorwayne
Like Sheldon, I still have a paid photobucket account, and don't see the ads, either,

I have the paid PB account as well. What I have found, though, is that while I don't have problems with pop-ups, the casual viewer that clicks on one of my photos does.

Rather than annoy anyone with these ads I simply quit using it and use Flickr instead. I've also noticed that when I view other poster's Photobucket photos I can only see them at about 800 pixels wide. They used to be able to be enlarged quite a bit.

This has been my observation, anyway. Maybe others have a different experience.

I also use Malwarebytes and it blocks anyone's Imgbb photos from loading.

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