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Posted by carl425 on Thursday, October 11, 2018 11:55 AM

I'm finally getting around to looking for a replacement for photobucket.  It seems that the most popular sites used in posts here, Flickr, Imgur and Imgdb, all have a statement along the lines of "don't use our site to host image libraries you link to from elsewhere" in their terms. I expect it's only a matter of time before they crack down like photobucket did.

Who knows of a site that is both easily usable and free of this exclusion?

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Posted by BigDaddy on Thursday, October 11, 2018 12:08 PM

I don't see that Flickr says that. 

"Flickr makes it possible to post content hosted on Flickr to other web sites. Pages on other web sites that display content hosted on flickr.com must provide a link from each photo or video back to its page on Flickr. This provides a way to get more information about the content and the photographer."

I usually trim that link out of BB link when I post one of my pics here.  Guess I'm a bad boy.

Could they mean linking your entire library, rather than just one picture?  After all they do provide BB links, which is far as I know are only for posting links on websites.  In the early days before windows, Bulletin Boards were something like yahoo groups. 

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Posted by NeO6874 on Thursday, October 11, 2018 1:07 PM

I used railimages (err, apparently now trainboard.com) years ago (just finally getting settled down in life to think about MRR-ing again).  Not sure how decent they are anymore.

Though in the intervening time, I've set up my own webservers and stuff.  Taking a stab in the dark, this should maybe be visible...

(link in case it doesn't play nice)

https://www.djph.net/owncloud/index.php/s/eMfkUooIA3myHVW

Edit - err, guess it didn't (thanks Ed)

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Posted by xboxtravis7992 on Thursday, October 11, 2018 1:15 PM

Facebook compresses images, but if an image is posted on a public page or public group on Facebook its not hard to link it in such as this. Just a matter of going to the root image on the Facebook page.




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Posted by carl425 on Thursday, October 11, 2018 1:56 PM

BigDaddy
I don't see that Flickr says that. 

https://www.flickr.com/help/guidelines

Look under "things not to do"

"Don't use your account to host web graphics or as a replacement for a content distribution network."

Not as plain language, but I read it as the same message.

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Posted by RR_Mel on Thursday, October 11, 2018 2:04 PM

Since PhotoBucket did their thing I tried Google and that only worked for those members with Google accounts. Then I tried Blogger and that work very good so all my pictures are linked to my blog.  Blogger is a Freebee.
 
 
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Posted by 7j43k on Thursday, October 11, 2018 2:25 PM

NeO6874

I used railimages (err, apparently now trainboard.com) years ago (just finally getting settled down in life to think about MRR-ing again).  Not sure how decent they are anymore.

 

Though in the intervening time, I've set up my own webservers and stuff.  Taking a stab in the dark, this should maybe be visible...

 

(link in case it doesn't play nice)

https://www.djph.net/owncloud/index.php/s/eMfkUooIA3myHVW

 

 

 

Edit - yay, it worked.

 

 

I'm seeing 3 blue question marks, and a working link to a Mantua Pacific.

 

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Posted by gmpullman on Thursday, October 11, 2018 2:49 PM

carl425
Not as plain language, but I read it as the same message.

I've been using Flickr for about five years now. No problems but I do maintain the full link-back that they request in their user agreement.

I believe the CDN warning is more geared toward file sharing use.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_delivery_network

CDN is an umbrella term spanning different types of content delivery services: video streaming, software downloads, web and mobile content acceleration, licensed/managed CDN, transparent caching, and services to measure CDN performance, load balancing, multi-CDN switching and analytics and cloud intelligence. CDN vendors may cross over into other industries like security, with DDoS protection and web application firewalls (WAF), and WAN optimization.

I agree with Big Daddy in that I don't believe Flickr has a problem with second party image hosting as long as the link returns to the Flickr site.

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Posted by NeO6874 on Thursday, October 11, 2018 3:02 PM

7j43k

 

 
NeO6874

I used railimages (err, apparently now trainboard.com) years ago (just finally getting settled down in life to think about MRR-ing again).  Not sure how decent they are anymore.

 

Though in the intervening time, I've set up my own webservers and stuff.  Taking a stab in the dark, this should maybe be visible...

 

(link in case it doesn't play nice)

https://www.djph.net/owncloud/index.php/s/eMfkUooIA3myHVW

 

 

 

Edit - yay, it worked.

 

 

 

 

I'm seeing 3 blue question marks, and a working link to a Mantua Pacific.

 

Ed

 

 

curses.  the link went to the same place as the broken image links... wonder wh... oh, you sneaky trash share links...

maybe this?

 

 

edit -- seems to have worked now ... at least from a different local computer it did.

 

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Posted by cuyama on Thursday, October 11, 2018 3:52 PM

NeO6874
railimages (err, apparently now trainboard.com) years ago (just finally getting settled down in life to think about MRR-ing again).  Not sure how decent they are anymore.

Trainboard/railimages works fine.

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Posted by NeO6874 on Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:17 PM

Now if only I remember my password for there :)

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Posted by BigDaddy on Thursday, October 11, 2018 5:48 PM

xboxtravis7992
Facebook compresses images, but if an image is posted on a public page or public group on Facebook its not hard to link it in such as this. Just a matter of going to the root image on the Facebook page.

I can find the root image on Facebook, but it does not end in .jpg or .bmp.  Are you using the picture icon if this forum or copy and pasting the image location?

 

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Posted by 7j43k on Thursday, October 11, 2018 5:51 PM

NeO6874

 

maybe this?

 

 

edit -- seems to have worked now ... at least from a different local computer it did.

 

 

 

Yup, I'm seein' that ole Pacific here, too.  It woiks; it woiks!

 

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Posted by Mark R. on Thursday, October 11, 2018 10:33 PM

You can also create your own web-site using one of the many free versions out there (I use Weebly) and just dump all your pictures into your site and link from there. Nobody can see the actual site while you are building it, just never "go live" with it.

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Posted by NeO6874 on Friday, October 12, 2018 6:14 AM

Another good option, although it probably costs money (which takes away from the important things :) )

 

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Posted by Steven Otte on Friday, October 12, 2018 11:08 AM

You can't post images to the Forum that are hosted on any site that requires a login. That includes Facebook. Sorry, not our policy, just the way the Internet works.

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Posted by xboxtravis7992 on Friday, October 12, 2018 3:37 PM

Facebook has never required log-ins for anything posted on a public page.

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Posted by Mark R. on Friday, October 12, 2018 7:32 PM

Public Facebook page or not, if you are not on Facebook at all, you won't see the linked image. If you are logged into your Facebook account, you will see the linked image.

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Posted by carl425 on Friday, October 12, 2018 10:59 PM

Mark R.
(I use Weebly) and just dump all your pictures into your site and link from there.

From the "You Will Not" list on Weebly's terms of service page:

"M.   upload files for the sole purpose of having them hosted by us and for use outside of a web site created using the Service"

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Saturday, October 13, 2018 9:47 AM

LION posts picks of him on broadwaylion.com Big Smile

Is server right at my right elbow.

EWE can post on your own 'puter if ewe activate IIS services which is a part of windows but not installed by default.

 

If you do not know what I just said, you probably do not want to try it.

Generally to run your own server you will need a static IP number from your ISP.

You can get your own URL from many places but you have to pay for them, but just using your IP number will work just fine.

 

But WTH... we pay about $100.00/yr to host our abbey website on Webmaster.com

There are othner cheaper ones and you can host all you want on there including your own website.

 

Oh Well...

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