Yes, and there now seems to bee no way to download images in the original format, which reduces the benefit of my scripts, but having a blurred and watermarked image is better than no image.KYPREO wrote: ↑Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:19 amEffective 9 September 2019, Photobucket is now both watermarking AND blurring images posted by any free member whose remote-linked images exceed 25MB in bandwidth (calculated on a rolling basis). This basically means ALL images. So Photobucket has gone back on their public statements that they had lifted image blocking for former free accounts.
Don't worry, they won't be alerted to it as long as you stick to openly informing users that you'll PM them the solution so as not to alert PhotoBucket.
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It happens to just about anyone, I just couldn't resist the temptation to make a little bit of fun with it. (And I am glad you're accepting it as it was meant, and not pejorative).
Taking that stance is fine when dealing with a usergroup (or a user) from which that kind of action should be unthinkable. In this case it wasn't and your action (in this specific case shortsighted) would have caused more damage than the more or less private information being temporarily not so private.
This is something I like to use pleaseJohn connor wrote: ↑Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:43 pmI haven't been reading the whole topic, but I just use an extension called AWS S3 which offloads attachments to AWS S3 storage. It costs me no more than 70 cents a month and that's having a bunch of other data there as well. BUT! You need to know how to use it and how to secure it. Once you do it's like having the greatest cloud-based segregation ever. So attachments will all load from a different URL rather than your host's server.
Once upon a time I used Photobucket which I liked to call Photo-F-It. Not anymore. If I'm sharing images on the Internet beyond my own forum I'll use imgur or imagesGuru. In fact, I think there was a hacker tool called Photo-F-It. I think it cracked user accounts. This was years ago though and I'm sure that vulnerability has been sense patched.
Note that the current extension version of AWS S3 doesn't work with PHP 7.2. I had someone recode it for me. I can share it if someone wants it.
You're absolutely right, but perhaps what you haven't considered is what forum administrators would like done and what their users actually do are 2 different things.John connor wrote: ↑Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:01 amWhy are you people continuing to use PhotoBucket in light of what is going on especially given the fact there are many alternatives that exist?... I wouldn't even try hacks and workarounds. You're just prolonging the BS associated with their asinine platform. I for one would never put up with having my images blurred and watermarked.