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Not technically a photography question but it is sort of related, in a round about way.

 

Since photobucket went all stupid where is everyone hosting photos to share on the site now?

 

I know very little about that sort of thing so I have no idea what to look for.

 

This has killed all my posts and pretty much stopped me from being active here and it is driving me nuts.

 

Any suggestions would be helpful.

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Just now, chaoshead said:

Not technically a photography question but it is sort of related, in a round about way.

 

Since photobucket went all stupid where is everyone hosting photos to share on the site now?

 

I know very little about that sort of thing so I have no idea what to look for.

 

This has killed all my posts and pretty much stopped me from being active here and it is driving me nuts.

 

Any suggestions would be helpful.

Well this forum actually allows you to upload pics directly to it. The only exception are for the NSFW nudity-related figures which need to be hosted off-site and linked to stay within the rules. I just upload nearly all my stuff on here and if it's NSFW I'll link the pics. Usually through facebook, but facebook links now expire after a while.

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I changed over to Imgur recently and it is pretty good so far.

 

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Another Imgur user here. DeviantArt also works too I think.

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I'd say Imgur for now. I was on Dropbox, but they pulled out embedding images. I finally bit the bullet and just leased my own host. Really not all that expensive and wicked easy to setup (I just use godaddy's economy hosting, decent cpanel interface).

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I have not tried to embed any dropbox images lately so had no clue they only let you share via a link now.  

 

Oh well. If needed I have a few sites hosted on our dreamhost account and will upload to one of those when needed.

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I switched to Imgur after Google first acquired and then killed Picasa web albums.

 

I find the interface easy and intuitive to use, and it's simple to grab a URL to an individual picture and paste it into a thread here (which thanks to the new forum software causes the image to automatically generate).

 

The only annoying part is the fact that it really wants you to use it as a social media platform, but if you just do a few tweaks of the notification settings and always remember to upload pictures as Private instead of Public, that's not a big deal.

 

Huzzah!

--OneBoot :D

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On 9/3/2017 at 3:36 PM, ub3r_n3rd said:

Well this forum actually allows you to upload pics directly to it. The only exception are for the NSFW nudity-related figures which need to be hosted off-site and linked to stay within the rules. I just upload nearly all my stuff on here and if it's NSFW I'll link the pics. Usually through facebook, but facebook links now expire after a while.

 

Facebook can also be problematic though. The Hasslefree sculptor Kev White got in trouble with their nudity rules for his sculpts. It usually takes someone reporting it, but it is entirely possible. I'd suggest not putting NSFW photos there, as bans are a pain in the bum to deal with. 

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I wonder if it could be an idea to create an Adult Show Off section with access like Beekeepers, on demand?

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5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

I wonder if it could be an idea to create an Adult Show Off section with access like Beekeepers, on demand?

 

This seems logical to me. I'd really like to be able to post my succubus and incubus figures when I paint them, and they sure as heck won't end up on the book of faces because the few prudes I know might get annoyed. 

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I'd really prefer an Adult/NSFW section here, too.   

 

I guess I could put the pictures up on my LiveJournal album, or...

Not... My relatives knows of that account... And my father has found religion. 

 

I have 2x 25GB webhosting sites, and only one is in use at the moment.

(It's mostly my email and computer collection on the site that is running. The other was for my writings, but I haven't gotten off my arse and transferred the contents yet.)

I'm only paying about $2/month for each, not counting the domain registrations. 

And yeah, they're unlimited traffic.

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