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    • Mike

      PhotoBucket are no longer permitting 3rd party hosting   01/07/17

      As most of you are now painfully aware, Photobucket (PB) are stopping/have stopped allowing their members to link their accumulated years of photos into forums and the like, which they call 3rd party linking.  You can give them a non-refundable $399 a year to allow links, but I doubt that many will be rushing to take them up on that offer.  If you've previously paid them for the Pro account, it looks like you've got until your renewal to find another place to host your files, but you too will be subject to this ban unless you fork over a lot of cash.   PB seem to be making a concerted move to another type of customer, having been the butt of much displeasure over the years of a constantly worsening user interface, sloth and advertising pop-ups, with the result that they clearly don't give a hoot about the free members anymore.  If you don't have web space included in your internet package, you need to start looking for another photo host, but choose carefully, as some may follow suit and ditch their "free" members at some point.  The lesson there is keep local backups on your hard drive of everything you upload, so you can walk away if the same thing happens.   There's a thread on the subject here, so please use that to curse them, look for solutions or generall grouse about their mental capacity.   Not a nice situation for the forum users that hosted all their photos there, and there will now be a host of useless threads that relied heavily on photos from PB, but as there's not much we can do other than petition for a more equitable solution, I suggest we make the best of what we have and move on.  One thing is for certain.  It won't win them any friends, but they may not care at this point.    Mike.

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  1. The J.1 has never sold out Arthur.
  2. "Thank you" and "WETA" are words that are not very often seen together in the same sentence.
  3. Same with Leo Kessler (pseudonym for Charles Whiting) and the "Wotan" books, all but a couple of which I've read. As he wrote more of them over time, massive continuity errors started creeping in - up to and including the unit being in two places at the same time over different books and one of the main characters being gruesomely and very definitely killed off during the Battle of the Bulge, only to be resurrected in time for the Battle of Berlin five months later and with narey a word of explanation. It was as if he'd never been away! From what I've read about him, Sven Hassel was something of a charlatan whose war record in no way matches what he claimed he did. His books (like those of Kessler/Whiting) may reflect historical events up to a point, but the bottom line is that they're really just pulp fiction and shouldn't be held up as being anything more than that.
  4. You see it on eBay as well, although not usually to that crazy extreme. Clearly I must be missing something, because I don't see any point to that at all.
  5. Part-works are a mug's game.
  6. My Camel / LVG "Duellists" boxing that I ordered from Duncan on Sunday arrived on Tuesday. Unbelievable service, and definitely the way forward for me now with WNW.
  7. I think that Wingnuts scored a spectacular own goal when they invited Weta to the party.
  8. I joined up with a mate and was in the ATC for about a year, age 14/15, and reached the dizzy heights of First Class Cadet on the promotion ladder. Apart from the very itchy battledress-type uniforms we wore in those days, my abiding memories are rifle shooting and building model aircraft (every 2nd Friday's "parade" was modelling night IIRC). I left after another cadet who was 2 or 3 years older than me and had previously been a fairly anonymous non-entity got made up to Corporal and took that as a license to climb aboard his high horse and start bullying people (myself included). I reported it, as did a couple of others, but nothing was done. Needless to say, that soured the whole thing considerably so I handed in my uniform and returned to the Scouts, whence I'd come. My mate stuck it out and eventually ended up in the RAF flying Victor tankers during Desert Storm. Last I heard he was flying holidaymakers to Alicante and Majorca for one of the budget airlines.
  9. That's fair enough Steve. All of us can only call it as we see it based on our own experiences good or bad.
  10. Order placed with "Black Mike" aka Duncan for the "Duelists" Camel boxing this afternoon, and received confirmation within a couple of hours that it's already on its way. On a Sunday afternoon! Now THAT is what I call service!
  11. I've bought stuff off Model Hobbies a number of times, both via eBay and direct from their site, and have never had a problem. However, nothing for maybe a year or so, so it's possible that for whatever reason, their standard of service and their efficiency have declined since last time. I'd be inclined to think that this is probably why some guys seem to have been having issues with them recently, rather than deliberate 'sharp practices' on their part. After all, they've been around for a good few years and are quite well established.
  12. The Soar Art 1/35 Dora rail gun (slated as my "retirement project"), and all my WNW collection (around 20, including 7 now OOP).
  13. Won't happen, but a Meteor F.8
  14. Yes me too, mainly to keep an eye on what sort of feedback he was getting. It would be interesting to hear if members here who placed orders with him actually end up with .... kits!
  15. Looks like all his stuff has now been taken down. Was clearly dodgy. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Error?item=112319481061&errid=2#payCntId