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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.
wimbledon99

Notification sound on iMac

Hi,

 

Does anyone have any issues with the notification sound on their iMac? Mine is like something being electrocuted and makes me jump nearly overtime!!

 

Speakers are OK with everything else so I can't work out what's going on :(

 

P.S. Only been happening since site upgrade.

 

 

 

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Mine does the same, sounds like the speaker is about to explode and the dog and I jump every time!

 

Duncan B

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1) Shut down the computer

2) Unplug from the wall

3) Send it back to the vendor asking for a refund as its broken

4) Buy a proper computer

5) Result!

 

;)

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What notification sound is causing the issue? Mine seems fine...

 

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8 hours ago, spfparker said:

What notification sound is causing the issue? Mine seems fine...

 

 

I'm only aware on of one notification sound! Turned off for now until someone is able to shed some light ;) 

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13 hours ago, Duncan B said:

Mine does the same, sounds like the speaker is about to explode and the dog and I jump every time!

 

Duncan B

 

That's the noise!! :crying:

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got it now! - but it sounds harmless . No idea how to describe it tho'... 

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It's annoying in the extreme, so just turn it off and be done with it.  Maybe it's a corrupted file on the Mac? :shrug:  Works ok on my PC (before I scream and turn it off), so maybe as Kallisti suggested you should throw away all your investment in your posh Macs and buy a PC.  PCs just work :wicked:  Actually, I've just finished reinstalling my PC after a hardware crash (parts under warranty, so it's just my time that's been wasted), so that's incredibly hypocritical :blush:

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8 hours ago, spfparker said:

got it now! - but it sounds harmless . No idea how to describe it tho'... 

 

I would describe it as :rant: and then I get like :dinosaur:

 

 

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I tried throwing the Mac away as Kalisti suggested but my 2011 PC seems to not want to boot up Windows 10, I checked Microsoft's help and it said to buy a new computer so I'll stick with my 2011 Mac that still runs perfectly well on the latest OS (and has never crashed, burned or demanded more processor power every time a new Operating system gets released). 

There is one piece of software that doesn't run as smoothly as the rest on the Mac though, it's called Office and is made by a Company called Microsoft :tease:

 

Duncan (my Cat's) B (lacker than your cat) 

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Office is a pile of overpriced whatsits which his why I use LibreOffice on Windows 7 instead :) 

Don't get me started on Windows 10...

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3 minutes ago, Kallisti said:

Don't get me started on Windows 10...

 

Me neither :tapedshut:

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4 hours ago, wimbledon99 said:

 

I would describe it as :rant: and then I get like :dinosaur:

 

 

I get a sort of muffled 'ding' - which is not unpleasant.

 

For what its worth - I converted to a Mac  just over a year ago after messing about with pc's for years. It's not perfect, they are expensive and it did take some time to get my head around it, but I don't think that I would ever go back.

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11 minutes ago, spfparker said:

I get a sort of muffled 'ding' - which is not unpleasant.

 

For what its worth - I converted to a Mac  just over a year ago after messing about with pc's for years. It's not perfect, they are expensive and it did take some time to get my head around it, but I don't think that I would ever go back.

 

I would settle for a muffled ding!! :lol:

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