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Down with photobucket... FREE solution
« on: April 26, 2018, 05:16:01 PM »
postimage.org

Free, no sign up unless you want to. Simple sharing site. Did i mention it's Free?

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Re: Down with photobucket... FREE solution
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2018, 06:24:37 PM »


HOLY COW!  IT WORKED! :banana:
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Re: Down with photobucket... FREE solution
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2018, 09:02:27 PM »
You can either upload and post links right then, or sign up and make your own albums... Good to have an anonymous option or a member option...
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Re: Down with photobucket... FREE solution
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2018, 10:19:26 PM »
I'll need to check it out.  Thanks for the tip!
The anonymous feature will probably work until it starts being abused.
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Re: Down with photobucket... FREE solution
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2018, 12:06:41 PM »
Mods, Can we use the simple machines plugin from that site to shorten up the workload of posting pictures? It looks like to add the plugin you need admin access.

This could enhance the trip sharing around here!!!!
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Re: Down with photobucket... FREE solution
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2018, 12:09:47 PM »
Mods, Can we use the simple machines plugin from that site to shorten up the workload of posting pictures? It looks like to add the plugin you need admin access.

This could enhance the trip sharing around here!!!!

I'm anxious to hear what PW has to say about this!  The last time direct downloading of pix came up, the Simple Machines engine required that the copy of the photo be stored on the host server, which created a storage issue.  If Simple Machines has changed the protocol so direct linking is possible, that would be great!
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Re: Down with photobucket... FREE solution
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2018, 12:31:04 PM »
I don't see how posting an image from the postimage.org link that BigHat provided in his OP could possibly be any simpler than it is. :shrug:    There's even a direct hot-link for forums.....second option from the bottom, if I recall correctly.  Two clicks and it shows up here with no extra crap to deal with.............an d like he says, IT'S FREEEE! :banana:
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Re: Down with photobucket... FREE solution
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2018, 01:17:08 PM »
I don't see how posting an image from the postimage.org link that BigHat provided in his OP could possibly be any simpler than it is. :shrug:    There's even a direct hot-link for forums.....second option from the bottom, if I recall correctly.  Two clicks and it shows up here with no extra crap to deal with.............an d like he says, IT'S FREEEE! :banana:
I belong to two other forum (WineMakingTalk, and Backyard Chickens) and both of those site let you upload images directly from you HD, or camera. Click on the 'add file' icon, browse your picture files on your computer, and select. Bing, bang, done...  I think that's what XJ is talking about.

I checked out postimage.org and didn't like some of their policies. Main critics cite their very limited storage space for non-paying members.  I finally got some of my questions on Imgur about Albums and I like that site a lot.
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Re: Down with photobucket... FREE solution
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2018, 02:25:54 PM »
Since I'm using an iPad and I don't post that many photos, I'm going to take advantage of postimage.org as long as I can without shelling out any frogskins to them.  Imjur works for me, too, but there are just more steps to take and hoops to jump through than I care to perform. :popcorn:
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Re: Down with photobucket... FREE solution
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2018, 03:39:48 PM »
It cuts out the middle man. Like other forums you can click the add photo. choose from the hard drive, and the plug in uploads the image to postimage and creates the bb code and that link posts on this forum automatically. Using the plug in it would seem as though B&B were hosting the image.

two clicks. add photo, Choose photo.

Test.

e-2017-11-16-21.jpg[/img]
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Re: Down with photobucket... FREE solution
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2018, 05:01:36 PM »
XJ, is this a plug-in for your browser, then??
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Re: Down with photobucket... FREE solution
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2018, 06:07:14 AM »
Not sure. I think it's a forum plug in? Maybe both?

http://postimages.org/smf
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Re: Down with photobucket... FREE solution
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2018, 09:03:57 AM »
Not sure. I think it's a forum plug in? Maybe both?

http://postimages.org/smf
But you just posted a picture you said was a "test"????
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Re: Down with photobucket... FREE solution
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2018, 12:02:22 PM »
OH! I'm sorry. I was just testing the website not the plug in. So they host the picture without any sign in? I can't access that hammock photo on that site, yet it's still up here. That's kind of cool.
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Re: Down with photobucket... FREE solution
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2018, 01:29:52 PM »
OH! I'm sorry. I was just testing the website not the plug in. So they host the picture without any sign in? I can't access that hammock photo on that site, yet it's still up here. That's kind of cool.
Which site are you referring to?
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Re: Down with photobucket... FREE solution
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2018, 10:28:52 AM »
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Re: Down with photobucket... FREE solution
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2018, 11:12:48 PM »
For what few photos I post now, I think I'll stick with Imgur until they give me reason not to.
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Re: Down with photobucket... FREE solution
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2018, 11:23:54 PM »
Without Kodachrome it's all just pixie dust, anyway. :-\
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Re: Down with photobucket... FREE solution
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2018, 07:17:21 AM »
No Mods watching I guess, so no plug in....
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Re: Down with photobucket... FREE solution
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2018, 09:19:27 AM »
No Mods watching I guess, so no plug in....
Post your proposal/question here, Xj

https://bladesandbushlore.com/index.php?board=2.0
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Re: Down with photobucket... FREE solution
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2018, 09:46:30 PM »
The issue with a plugin is that the forum software we use is orders of magnitude less popular than vbulliten and therefore the developers don't code easy solutions to adding things to the forum. It's why we don't have tapatalk functionality anymore. Tapatalk didn't care to support simple machines software since the demand is very small.

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Re: Down with photobucket... FREE solution
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2018, 10:34:49 PM »
The issue with a plugin is that the forum software we use is orders of magnitude less popular than vbulliten and therefore the developers don't code easy solutions to adding things to the forum. It's why we don't have tapatalk functionality anymore. Tapatalk didn't care to support simple machines software since the demand is very small.

One day if I reach a magical threshold where I have free time and money contemporaneously I'll upgrade to vbulliten and get us all kinds of great features, but for now I can't afford to take time away from work to learn a new system.
I totally hear that!  "Life is what happens when you've made other plans."
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Re: Down with photobucket... FREE solution
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2018, 09:06:04 AM »
I like IMGUR and the extra step to post photos isn't an issue, at least for me.
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