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    MR2 Enthusiast Sweetpea's Avatar
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    Flickr is doing a Photobucket.

    https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/...ll-be-deleted/

    In many ways they aren't being such a pile of gits as Photobucket were but all the same, that's my threads trashed.

    James
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    MR2 Mk1 Club Chairman tommundy's Avatar
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    Hi James,

    As a by-product of the work I did to protect us from the Photobucket saga, all images externally referenced are automatically re-hosted onto our servers, so your threads will be in-tact on here at least.

    They won't be the full resolution ones, but at least you won't lose your build thread!

    I imagine the hyperlinks on the images will stop working, but the actual images on the forum will remain, w00p.

    Hope that helps alleviate your worries to some extent.

    It seems like the fully free hosting platforms are disappearing one by one steadily, so you're left with a choice of either paying them, or sorting some of your own hosting.

    Cheers,
    Tom

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    Hi Tom,

    I knew you'd done that for Photobucket but I hadn't realised you were doing for everything. Well done and thank you!

    So what happens if one of my linked photos disappears? ('Cos about half of them will.) Does the site somehow magically find the downloaded version and use that or do I need to do something exciting to re link them? Or has the site already replaced them and I haven't even noticed!?

    In future would you prefer that I use the "Insert Image" button rather than linking?


    To be honest I don't care much about the 50 Flickr charge. I can / could live with that. But I've gained so many ideas and so much inspiration from this and other forums and I write (at least partly) as a thanks to the people who inspired me. To support a community that has supported me... Now there'll come a day when my life changes and I don't pay the money. But I don't want the threads to die just because I've shuffled on and bought a bus/truck/tracked armoured vehicle (delete as applicable).

    Thanks again,
    James
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    MR2 Mk1 Club Chairman tommundy's Avatar
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    Hi James,

    Yes, it's doing it for all externally hosted images automatically. Nothing for you to do.

    It's up to you, you can continue to use the Flickr route as long as you can if that's easier, as the plugin will capture those images automatically.

    I imagine there will be another round of internet forums being further destroyed once the images over the 1000 Flickr limit start getting culled. Like you say, people could have moved onto new interests etc.. It's a real shame stuff like this is happening, as in my eye although forums have been losing out to Facebook in some ways, Facebook just doesn't give you what a forum does in terms of historic organised articles.

    The Flickr move is also taking away useful information that's been given to various communities for free and for the greater good of knowledge sharing.

    At least we've got a bit more notice with this compared to the whole Photobucket incident.

    Cheers again.

    Tom

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