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Fix for Broken Photobucket Links - So far available for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox

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Fix for Broken Photobucket Links - So far available for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox
Posted by gbk1 on Sunday, August 27, 2017 6:44 PM

An add-on (plug-in) has been developed, originally for Chrome and now ported over to Mozilla Firefox, that re-establishes the links to all Photobucket images that have been blocked with the Photobucket "Logo of Death" (see below. So far it's available only for Firefox & Google Chrome browsers. I will update this post if it emerges for Microsoft Internet Explorer, Edge or other popular browsers.

For Google Chrome users open Chrome and navigate here: https://github.com/kzahel/photobucket-embed-fix ; or here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/photobucket-embed-fix/naolkcpnnlofnnghnmfegnfnflicjjgj?hl=en

For Mozilla Firefox users open Firefox (v. 48 and above) and go here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/photobucket-embedded-fix/?src=ss

Links were posted on the MCM Forum yesterday.

The infamous Photobucket "Logo of Death":

Bernard Kron Keep On Buildin'

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Posted by smellyfatdude on Monday, August 28, 2017 9:09 AM

Thank you for sharing this info! I just installed the plugin for Firefox, and the photos in my own threads, both on this forum and the "other" one show up just fine.

Thanks again!

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Posted by gbk1 on Monday, August 28, 2017 10:04 AM

smellyfatdude

Thank you for sharing this info! I just installed the plugin for Firefox, and the photos in my own threads, both on this forum and the "other" one show up just fine.

Thanks again!

 

Perhaps just as importantly as being able to once again see my own photos is that I can now see everyone else's photos that have been blocked by Photobucket, on any site on the internet. Anyone who uses the internet as a source for information hasby now experienced how vicious and selfish Photobuckets image-link blocking tactic has been. Whole sites have been destroyed by it, and I can think of at least two model car forums that have been destroyed by this policy. I'm sure the same is true of thousdands of blogs, consumer sites and forums all across the internet.

If a patch appears for the most popular web browser, Internet Explorer, I will post a link here as well.

Bernard Kron Keep On Buildin'

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Posted by smhardesty on Monday, August 28, 2017 12:53 PM

I have seen this “fix” posted on a few forums I visit. I had to research it a bit to even figure out what it’s all about. As I understand it, I would need to install a “fix” to view photos posted on the forums. First thing, there is currently no plugin for SeaMonkey, my browser of choice. I had to switch to SeaMonkey from Firefox due to the outrageous number of lines of code in Firefox, as well as the weekly version upgrades. Unfortunately Firefox has become a terribly bloated piece of software that eats massive amounts of system resources. So no “fix” for me.

Secondly, I have a little hesitation installing a “fix” or “patch” to view photos on a forum in the first place. My line of thinking is that I shouldn’t have to chase after ways to view photos hosted on a site that quite obviously no longer wants it’s users to share their photos. Photo hosting is almost ALWAYS for the purpose of sharing them in some manner, whether on that sire or linked to from another site. I just can’t see adding more plugins to my browser for that purpose.

It has also been mentioned that this “fix” will more than likely be useless after Photobucket coders figure out that a plugin has been developed to bypass their attempts to restrict linking to photos. I agree with that line of thinking. It’s a matter of time before the “fix” no longer works.

My “solution” to the problem has been to contact the individual that originally posted the photos on Photobucket and to ask them to either repost on a new hosting site or to email photos to me directly. So far, I have received 100% compliance with my requests, some reposting and some emailing to me.

 

 

Steve

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Posted by smellyfatdude on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 11:12 AM

smhardesty
My “solution” to the problem has been to contact the individual that originally posted the photos on Photobucket and to ask them to either repost on a new hosting site or to email photos to me directly. So far, I have received 100% compliance with my requests, some reposting and some emailing to me.

I'm glad you've been so successful at that. Unfortunately, if we're talking about a forum member who's passed on, that wouldn't work. A long time member here by the name of plumber was a Photobucket user. His PB account is still there, and before their recent change of policy, the pictures in his threads here and on the "other" forum were still visible. I thought they too were gone forever, but now with this browser patch I can see them again, and save the photos of some of his gorgeous builds.

I don't think this was intended to be some kind of permanent fix. But it's still very much appreciated by those of us who would like to grab some photos, before it's too late again. Smile, Wink & Grin

introducing a leaner, fresher smellyfatdude 

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Posted by smhardesty on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:25 PM

You’re right, ‘smellyfatdude’. I have been lucky so far and I think one of the reasons for that is that I generally don’t read very far back in any forum. Since I’m just now getting into the hobby and just familiarizing myself with the forums, I don’t go very far back. I probably would experience more trouble getting reposts if I had been a long time member and wanted to try and save some photos I recalled from way back.

One thing I started doing right away after joining the forums was saving copies of photos of any build in progress or completed builds as soon as I saw them. I’m still doing that. I have hundreds and hundreds of photos saved already, most of completed builds that one of you more experienced builders did. Fact is, I already have so many that I’ve recently started trying to categorize them instead of dumping them all in one folder. I see so many great looking builds that give me ideas for my own builds down the road that I knew I’d never be able to go back and locate them in the forum.

As for installing anything on my computers to “fix” a problem, I’m WAY too protective of my computers and my privacy. I spent over 30 years in the computing industry and a lot of that time was spent doing corporate IT security. The last of my career was spent working from home repairing PCs for individuals and small businesses. About 75% of my time was invested in doing complete reloads of PCs that the owners had managed to totally bork themselves by downloading and installing everything under the sun. Windows is unforgiving when it comes to that. I stopped using Windows more than 15 years go and switched to Linux. Then about 12 or so years ago I switched my wife’s PC to Linux and neither of us have looked back. So to install anything on one of my PCs to “fix” a problem that isn’t actually mine just kind of goes against the grain for me.

Steve

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Posted by smellyfatdude on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 12:51 PM

You won't get any disagreement from me over your assesment of Microsoft operating systems. When you consider that Windows 95 originally shipped on 14 floppy disks, and then look at the bloated piece of software it has become now, it's no wonder it needs a patch for everything. Sigh

Someday I'll get up the gumption to use Linux, full time. As for now, I use my PC Linux disc to fix problems, get rid of trojans, transfer files that Windows won't let me access, etc. It's saved my butt more than a few times, when my own machine gets borked. Mischief

introducing a leaner, fresher smellyfatdude 

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Posted by smhardesty on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 1:26 PM

Since you are at least a little familiar with Linux, you should check out Linux Lite. I found it recently and have converted every PC in my house. Small, stable, fast, and an outstanding forum with loads of friendly help, including the creator and team. You can run it Live off a disc or USB too. Here are the links.

https://www.linuxliteos.com/

https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/index.php

 

Steve

On the bench - Right now, a mess.

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