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Author Topic: Broken photobucket hotlinks  (Read 611 times)

Offline billy

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Broken photobucket hotlinks
« on: February 28, 2018, 11:12:33 AM »
Just remembered the fix.

There are a number of extensions you can add to your browser to work around some of the photobucket issues. 

one example for chrome:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/photobucket-hotlink-fix/kegnjbncdcliihbemealioapbifiaedg?hl=en

Be aware that some privacy might be given away by using these.

If the poster deleted their account, not much use there unfortunately.   (maybe internet archive or wayback machine can help).
Billy

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Re: Broken photobucket hotlinks
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2018, 07:07:10 PM »
Photobucket pissed a lot of people off with that. I say just upload pics on a different, free hosting site. There's lots out there.
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Offline billy

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Re: Broken photobucket hotlinks
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2018, 04:49:25 PM »
Sure, finding a new place to host images isn't hard. 

The issue is there's about 10 years of posts here with images hosted on photobucket.  Unfortunately, the images no longer work without a browser plugin. 

Worse, many of those original posters no longer frequent the forum and the links won't be updated.
Billy

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