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      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.
bhouse

Site - slow response?

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I'm running Firefox and response time is sporadic. Broadband speed is about 85.11 mbps.

 

Now this is strange. Ran a ping test. First one came up with about 2.75 mbps. Ran a different test and got 85, and having done that the response times are much faster.

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Very slow today on the laptop.

I fired up the boiler and built a head of steam on the old PC but it is just the same..

 

Up here we can only dream of 85 mbps!  45 downhill with a tailwind if I'm lucky!

Richard

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1 hour ago, Scimitar said:

Up here we can only dream of 85 mbps!  45 downhill with a tailwind if I'm lucky!

Richard

Still slow for me. 4.5Mbps mac for me but I am in the back of beyond. Approx 6 miles from the centre of Cambridge...

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52 minutes ago, bhouse said:

Still slow for me. 4.5Mbps mac for me but I am in the back of beyond. Approx 6 miles from the centre of Cambridge...

Fine for me and I'm almost 260 miles from the centre of Cambridge  :shrug:

 

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It's been slow again today at times, but it's variable. BM seems to be affected more than other sites or my email.

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Has been very slow for weeks here. There is definitely a database issue; if I go to 'content I posted in' (which by the way is really well hidden since the upgrade) it takes literally minutes to load. Other parts of the site are not as bad but still relatively slow compared to the old forum.

 

 

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I've not noticed a single sloth issues myself, and I'm approximately as far as @stringbag away from Cambridge, and the server for that matter.  In case you think I have some kind of privileged connection to the server, I don't.  Just the usual FTC broadband like most of us in the UK have.  My only issue with speed at the moment is having to go back to a HDD while I wait for my replacement SSD to arrive :(

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By the way my issues occur on both home and work connections, on OSX, iOS, Win 7 and Win 10, IE, Firefox, Safari and Chrome :P

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Its been slow since the 'new improved' version launched. Often I cant access the site, have to try again later. I am a Mac/Safari user.

 

Dont have the problem with any other sites that I visit regularly.

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