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Please STOP using imgur

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by lookhigh, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. lookhigh

    lookhigh FC member

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    Why are some still using this so called pic hosting site?
    I don't have he time to follow peoples links to see a pic.
    They don't like FC so why should we use them.
    Tinypic works just nicely.
     
  2. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    Or Imgbb
     
  3. lookhigh

    lookhigh FC member

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    The more the merrier as long as it is not IMGUR
     
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  4. Vicki

    Vicki Herbal Alchemist

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    I used it because that it what I used when I first became a member here 10 years ago. I’m open to using tinypic if it is easier.
     
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  5. lookhigh

    lookhigh FC member

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    I was using imgur too for years. Not any more as i not like their anti FC policy.
    Tinypic is simple no frills.
     
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  6. Mr. Gweilo 420

    Mr. Gweilo 420 Dude

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    Can the mods fix it so only working host can be used?
     
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  7. Stu

    Stu Maconheiro Staff Member

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    Unfortunately, no.:ugh: Until vtac returns, I can only suggest for those who want to still use imgur to not try embedding imgur images, but rather just post the image link (not the direct link) so it looks like this: https://imgur.com/rxbP8Ir

    :peace:
     
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  8. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    Dropcanvas is what I've been using here recently.
     
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  9. analytika

    analytika Well-Known Member

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    It would be simple and cheap for FC to setup its own image hosting solution. Would require a little policing, but that seems in abundance around these parts.
     
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  10. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    I use https://postimages.org/

    They have a screen capture tool for Windoze that is really nice, allows editing, and the user interface is clean and easy. You can also upload pics and get a link and have them not go into your gallery which can be nice for a one-off situation.
     
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  11. StormyPinkness

    StormyPinkness Rhymenocerous ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

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    I used them for my first 3 years on here, in May they had to change from .org to .cc. It broke every image I'd ever posted on the site. I think they're good now and I don't know if it will happen again, but I stopped using them after that.

    Otherwise I have no complaints about them, they were great until then.
     
  12. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    Yes, that did happen. I still am using them because of the nature of their service. All my pics were preserved, they didn't fuck me over like Imageshack and others that started charging for their service.

    YMMV . . . :peace:
     
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  13. BiPolarBear

    BiPolarBear Active Member

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    I've always used it. lol Will from now on try tinypic or postimages. Thanks guys
     
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  14. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    Checked this out & it's a really easy to use, intuitive interface & it allows multiple uploads which is really nice.
     
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  15. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    Glad you like it. It appealed to me very quickly. I know they broke a lot of links lately but things have settled down. Plus . . . I still have all of my content and they aren't holding it hostage and asking for ransom $$$ like other sites have done to me in the past.
     
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  16. Daweed44

    Daweed44 Member

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    hello already posted somewhere else does there exist an android app for smartphone for posted pictures on the forum?
     
  17. Hackerman

    Hackerman Expiration Police

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    try tinypic.com
     
  18. Razshiro

    Razshiro Well-Known Member

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    +1 for this site, no ads, light/fast website !

    Too many advertisings & scripts, https://postimages.org/ is really better :2c:
     
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  19. anda1anda2

    anda1anda2 Member

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    Does anyone know which imgur alternatives strip the location data from pictures?
     
  20. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    I gotta ask. Did you get the bear ad, "only you can prevent forest fires" & then be redirected to the national forest website? It's the only ad I ever got. I get stuck in a loop between the ad on tinypic & the nf website. I couldn't take it anymore & went over to postimages, which is wonderful. Only issue I have is not being able to move pics between categories, but that might be on me 'cause I haven't taken the time to read.
     
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  21. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    I do that myself using Stripper and BatchPurifier.
     
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  22. Razshiro

    Razshiro Well-Known Member

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    Haha no :lol:, i'm using Firefox with NoScript/uBlock/Ghostery/... add-on, i don't have any ads:ninja:
     
  23. Roth

    Roth Pining for the Mountains

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    It amazes me how many people are still using imgur on this site.

    STOP USING IMGUR!
     
  24. KeroZen

    KeroZen Chronic vapaholic

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    I'm still concerned about images longevity. On imgur we had the insurance that they would not delete pics. On other sites it's not that clear.

    And we've been bitten so many times in the past. Free pic hosting sites turning your pix hostage when they became not free, those limiting your monthly bandwidth when hotlinking... and those just plainly deleting old pix for various reasons (age or just lack of traffic)

    So I don't know what to think. I tried tinypic lately but it's crap. One image at a time, ads, plus an annoying captcha every two pix or so. We can criticize all we want but imgur was a very good service. And our pix are still all on there... maybe there's still hope if we can manage to make the classified section visible only to registered users and not to google crawlers (because that was the culprit for the ban)

    The other day I was thinking that it would be relatively easy to make some scripts to automatically fetch all FC imgur images and re-upload them to another place. Maybe if a logged mod ran that script it could even auto edit posts and replace URLs in there...
     
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  25. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    Well, what about the classified on reddit, they use imgur?
     
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