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    Default photobucket

    Pardon me if this is old news or fake news, but it appears photobucket is now charging for posting pics to forums. I saw a post by planettrout on another thread, so I signed up on http://imgur.com/

    It appears to be easier to use than photobucket, to post this pic I uploaded the pic, selected "small square", then clicked copy next to "BBCode", then pasted here.



    I am not endorsing imgur, but it appears to be a safe alternative to photobucket. FYI
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    In the age of rising and falling dotcoms, not sure how you determine a particular services is "safe" unless it is backed by a particularly large concern...and even then services come and go and EULA's change on a regular basis. You missed it, but there's a similiar discussion going on in the flytying group. The gotcha is for how long should one expects these 'free' services to last. Probably unreasonable to expect these types of services to last forever.

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    Dale,
    Sorry, don't understand this post?

    I am now using imgbb, but I definitely agree with Whatfly: you can't assume free hosting sites will be around, and free for any length of time.

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    I stopped using photo bucket when they flooded the site with adds making it almost impossible to use, when I got the message saying they wanted to charge me to post on 3rd party sites (such as this one) I deleted my account. I went with Tinypics.
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    Perhaps I have a completely different perspective. I would thank them for the excellent no cost service they have provided for many years past and tell them I'm not able, if that's the case, to subscribe to the paid service at this time. Free and Forever just ain't.

    Mark
    THAT being said, I'd rather be in Wyoming.

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    Free fr a long time is possible with a good model which incorporates commercial aspects which don't become a nuisance to users. Witness Facebook, Safari, Google, etc, etc

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    Byron,
    You'd have to elaborate on " commercial aspects which don't become a nuisance to users". Although, save Safari, you've obviously hacked my portfolio, they also, although offering "free" service, inject commercial aspect that is/are perhaps a bit less "a nuisance" but nontheless.............
    I generally expect nothing for free and am seldom disappointed .
    Mark
    THAT being said, I'd rather be in Wyoming.

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    Photobucket provided a nice service for me for a number of years; I was even willing to pay $3/month for extra bandwidth since I post SBSs on a number of sites. Their new business model is a bit rich for my blood, so it's off to Flikr (and maybe Imgur when I update my Mac's O/S).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Byron,
    You'd have to elaborate on " commercial aspects which don't become a nuisance to users". Although, save Safari, you've obviously hacked my portfolio, they also, although offering "free" service, inject commercial aspect that is/are perhaps a bit less "a nuisance" but nontheless.............
    I generally expect nothing for free and am seldom disappointed .
    Mark

    You certainly have a way with words! Love it!

    I was just mentioning a few internet "free services" which I use and do not feel "put upon" when I use them. Facebook in particular. And imagine what you get! Free messaging. Free picture and postings and all the services they offer and keep improving.

    Now, at some point in the future, they will probably much more commercialize the service. That's how these models tend to work. They get their numbers way up and then begin to monetize.......
    Last edited by Byron haugh; 07-20-2017 at 09:03 AM.

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    I switched to gifyu.com for now. Seems to be working fine for posting pics on message boards and my blog. I looked at imgur...but the social media aspect of it kind of blows my mind.
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