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This disgusting piece of flotsam image hosting service from hell has done everything it can to lose customers, and idiots like me have hung on theough it all. Well, no more.

http://www.pcmag.com/news/354711/photob ... e-internet

This forces the issue and will require a dramatic restructuring of things. I may need to repost all the Fiftieth anniversary images. Indeed, I see no way to avoid it.

I can't believe a service that at one time was so extraordinary has fallen so far. But at least they have given me a coup de grace and not strung me along in misery dealing with their nightmarish multiplicity of ads forever. Their site must have been designed by refugees from the porn web, the bastards.

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30 Jun 2017 23:47
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I think you might be OK for the moment, since your images here appear to be large thumbnails rather than direct links.

By all means abandon PB like the infested sinking ship it is. But you might not need to do it tonight. My Enterprise Shot Catalog is in the same boat.

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01 Jul 2017 00:02
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Seriously considering moving all the material that I have on it . I've started to put some on Deviant Art but just wondering about moving the rest to another service.

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01 Jul 2017 07:07
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I tried to move some to Deviantart last night and hit a road block. Couldn't get a new account established. Perhaps they are getting a flood of customers. In any event, I doubt they are set up for thousands of photos in each account. I tried Imgur as well and was flummoxed by their arcane interface that required only loading fifty photos at a time and naming every group of photos. Comcast doesn't host images anymore. I may have to resort to using my iCloud account for public stuff. What is the simplest, best, free image hosting service? I mean... if I post an image and it drives traffic to their site, isn't that enough?

This is 2017, isn't it? Didn't we have this figured out like, twenty years ago?

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I tried to move some to Deviantart last night and hit a road block. Couldn't get a new account established. Perhaps they are getting a flood of customers. In any event, I doubt they are set up for thousands of photos in each account. I tried Imgur as well and was flummoxed by their arcane interface that required only loading fifty photos at a time and naming every group of photos. Comcast doesn't host images anymore. I may have to resort to using my iCloud account for public stuff. What is the simplest, best, free image hosting service? I mean... if I post an image and it drives traffic to their site, isn't that enough?

This is 2017, isn't it? Didn't we have this figured out like, twenty years ago?


Imgur asks for a lot of stuff it doesn't actually require. I've been pretty good with just albums and images. OTOH, I haven't tried uploading more that a handful of images at a time. It took a little bit of navigating, but I like it.

People also like Flickr (is that the right one?). I used to hate it (back when I liked Photobucket) but I gather it has improved. I haven't tried DA.

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well... at least i downloaded all my stuff off pb fairly easily... ; )

this is going to piss off a lot of people... free and easy 3rd party linking was why i picked them...

i suppose i can upload most of my stuff to Flickr...

but not sure if they have thumbnail links... or if they just use folders

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Judging by other people's posts on TrekBBBS Flickr has thumbnails.

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So do any of you gurus have the knowledge to provide a tutorial on how to host one's own images (ie how to create your own image hosting site)?

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I anticipated my move on another site several months ago because their increasing amount of ads nearly crashed my computer. As all is saved on another harddisk I decided to upload my stuffs back on Flickr. For me Photobucket has become a mess and is no longer usable.

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So do any of you gurus have the knowledge to provide a tutorial on how to host one's own images (ie how to create your own image hosting site)?


Not sure at the moment. Perhaps try WIX for creating free websites. But it must be a simple website with galleries like the ones I've seen for model making and miniatures.


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I think image hosting would probably require setting up at the minimum a partition within a computer, dedicated to server duty. That computer would need to stay on and connected all the time for the images to be visible.

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