June 30th, 2017

SoScrewed

Oh, goody....

More images on my journal are gone thanks to Photobucket. *sigh*
I figured this was going to happen. I have 4 Photobucket accounts - 2 that were my "main ones", the ones I used to pay for. They started with the 2nd one and now the first, older one has been hit with the "No 3rd Party Hosting" invasion. Grrrr.

Guess I know what I'll be doing later on today...re-uploading all those images over to SlickPic so I can re-link them. *sigh*

Btw, I've made a decision over this whole issue that is heavily effecting posts over at spn_locations. I'll be posting about it later.

Oh, why did I look at my lj comms??? sSa_wah
The header and backgrounds are totally gone at positively_spn and spn_onthheeset! * Gah!!!! They look HIDEOUS!!! Thanks, Photobucket. Thanks for ruining my life. Thanks for giving me more work than I need right now.

* Thankfully, the actual images used in all the posts for spn_ontheset are in LJ's Scrapbook and unaffected.

You know what this means....all my old Just 'Cause posts are now gone. The ones made from when I began them 9 years ago until I switched them over to SlickPic a couple of years ago. Lovely. I'm so sorry for anyone who goes back and views those old posts, not that I expect many will, but still. OMG This is so upsetting! Hundreds of posts just GONE like that! Seriously, I'm tearing up just thinking of all those Just 'Cause posts that are totally worthless now - on top of Seasons 1-7 over at spn_locations! Friggin' Photobucket and their $400!!!!

  • Current Location: in Mac-Land
  • Current Mood: sad sad
  • Current Music: a youtube video
Dean Crying Sad 1

SPN Name That Cap Challenge 5 - Day 68

Rules & Info. about the Challenge
Day 67 Cap:
The image of Dean was from S9s "THINMAN".

SPN_NTC5_0067

2 people guessed correctly: tracys_dream sandy79.

A tough one, but 2 of you got it right!
Note: I'm extending the date of the next cap since otherwise it'll fall on July 4th, which is a big holiday here in the U.S. So you have a full week to guess on this cap.

Ready for the next cap? Good Luck!

SPN_NTC5_0068

What episode is this cap from?

You have until I post the next cap on Friday, July 7th to comment
with your 3 guesses.


Dean Dark 2

Links about PB Ransoming images

When I first noticed Photobucket blocking my images, I did a Google search and only found a few items about it. Now, I'm finding lots of Forums and Blogs that are being affected by PB's ransoming of images.

As the one person points out, this is having a huge impact online. If you visit lots of blogs, more than likely their images will be gone. DIY sites, same thing. Forums, etc. I suspect few will be forking over $400 a year to Photobucket to get their images back online, and if they had images numbering in the hundreds or thousands? Those aren't coming back anytime soon, if ever. It's just far too much work to re-upload them elsewhere and re-type the links.

Anyway, I thought I'd list some links here that I thought were very informative - and also help make me feel that I'm not alone in my pain and anger over PB's rotten practices.

PB's own Blog. Fascinating how they respond to simple problems people comment on, but about the 3rd Party Hosting Issue? Total silence.
http://blog.photobucket.com/status/comment-page-1/#comments

This blogger's situation is very similar to mine here on LJ. Hundreds of posts and thousands of photos just gone. I feel her pain.
http://www.laurenwayne.com/2017/06/photobucket-phail-how-to-ruin-host-site.html

This person equates PB with Angelfire, Geocities, and Tripods demise. If PB does indeed disappear due to this sudden betrayal of their users, it serves them right!
https://www.reddit.com/r/rant/comments/6jbyhp/photobucket_has_changed_their_tos_to_not_allow/

One of many forums I've found reporting this issue.
https://www.edcforums.com/threads/photobucket-restricting-everyone-for-image-hosting.137820/

More info. and another prediction that this will be PB's undoing.
https://www.ghacks.net/2017/06/30/photobucket-now-charges-399-for-third-party-hosted-images/

This is yet another person who brings up people being locked out of their PB accounts, unable to even download their own images off the site! I haven't run into that issue (yet), but it's yet another evil tactic by PB.
http://blog.norphil.co.uk/2017/06/photobucket-alert-new-sort-of-ransom.html

That's all for now, but I may add more as the days go by.

Dean Gun 1

Just 'Cause


This cap is from 7x13 "The Slice Girls".
Click to see the full-sized cap.

I need an angry-looking Dean today (see below).
Have a good Friday folks. *hugs*