Solution for Photobucket hotlinking issue

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Solution for Photobucket hotlinking issue

Post by Boyso » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:42 am

For those of you that are tired of seeing the generic Photobucket icon on forums, here's a Google Chrome extension that fixes it. I know a lot of restoration threads are unreadable without it.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... j?hl=en-GB

One might find something similar for other browser I suspect!
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Re: Solution for Photobucket hotlinking issue

Post by zepher11 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:02 pm

Now that is cool. Tried it out and it works. Thank you for posting!

It's nice that someone on the internet found a solution. It's too bad that Photobucket couldn't have just indicated that they were, from this day forward, charging for all third party hosting. Many, and maybe me, would think will that's fair I'll pay a little now going forward since they have been hosting my stuff free for years.

Oh well, may go down as one of the most boneheaded moves ever made by an internet company as they probably won't survive their attempted suicide.
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Re: Solution for Photobucket hotlinking issue

Post by Boyso » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:21 pm

Had you in mind when I found it!

Now the board admins could run this extension and then run a script to find all hotlinked photobucket images and replace them with a local copy. It does represent tens of thousands of pictures probably!

Yup Crimp One Off move, they did it before hence why I never used them. Asking a 400 $ ransom is just plain dumb!
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