Photobucket have started to charge for third party posting.

Discussion in 'Ask Baldy, Blame AceRph' started by El Ponkin, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    I see you're new around here so I'll explain. Prior to 2015 the forum hosted only one pic per post, so for Ride Reports and other picture-dense threads it made much better sense, in fact it was encouraged, to use an online picture hosting service. Baldy didn't even really like the one pic per post because in the old days server capacity was more limited and more expensive to maintain -- and those pics took up a lot of space compared to text! As a result, many of us chose to use Photobucket which was cheap, reliable, fast, and easy to use.
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  2. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    You do know that hosting cost money...ADV is paying to host your photo.
  3. Sleepyc

    Sleepyc I have a Moto Boner!

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    Good explanation.
    I worked for several large forums, and hosting photos was all part of the game, so I never gave it a second thought.

    Honestly, in todays world, that cost would be pretty negligible.
    Assuming that the avg size web photo is 500K, (+/- 100k) a 1TB HD will hold around 2 million photos. Probably not that many on ADV rider currently.
  4. Wreckchecker

    Wreckchecker Ungeneer to broked stuff.

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    In theory, you're absolutely right and not trying to be negative, but:
    1. Most folks don't down-size to post.
    2. ADV is the biggest of the international motorcycle forums by far. It very well may have 2 million photos. Baldy and contributors are paying that tab.
    (We each get pleasure from this place, so let's all donate!)
    3. We've also come to realize at work that between back-ups and copying to other uses, we pay for about 6 times the storage of the average image.
  5. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    @Sleepyc I just got a real camera and am trying to figure this one out. I can plug the sd card from the camera into my chromebook. It backs up to google drive easy enough, but I'm missing a step to get them automagically into google photos where I can then get them into albums. Care to hold my hand a little:dunno
  6. Sleepyc

    Sleepyc I have a Moto Boner!

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    If your saving your real photos to a chromebook, then you have to manually upload the photos to google photos.
    Just log into google photos and create a "Album" then select the photos off of your computer and let them rip.
    It's great as it allows you to upload, and then add more later and when you are done, you can share a link to family and friends.

    My Mom is 80 and computer illiterate, but I am able to create albums and share a link she can click in a text and see the whole album.
    It rules.
    :D
  7. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Got it. Thanks!