Image hosting FAQ/tips *Don't use photobucket*

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  1. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire grossly incandescent

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    Figured I'd make this thread since these kind of questions keep popping up all the time.

    Why doesn't imgur really work on here?

    Because people violated their TOS by using imgur to host pics of stuff they sell. You can still post direct links to albums and pics, but there's other hosting sites that work better if you want to actually have your pics show up in the thread.

    How do I see Imgur pics on here?

    hit reply to the post or open an incognito window to look at a direct link

    What are some good alternative imagehosting sites?

    postimg.org, facebook, flickr, mixtape.moe, tinypic, imghost, literally anything but photobucket.
    *You can also use sso's hosting option (click upload a file).
     
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    vilk Very Regular

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    postimg.org is what I use. It's pretty convenient.
     
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    spudmunkey SS.org Regular

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    To be fair, it's a fine option if you're willing to pay the $720(!!!!) per year to allow 3rd party hosting, and ignore the flaming garbage pile of a website and app.
     
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    cip 123 SS.org Regular

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    Facebook is a really easy one, if you don't want everyone on your friends list seeing your pics just hit "only me" in the post settings when you upload it.

    You can still use the URL to post here.
     
  5. TheWarAgainstTime

    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    I use postimg :yesway: 1000x better than Photobucket. Wish I had switched sooner so more of my previous threads would have working pictures
     
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    KnightBrolaire grossly incandescent

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    bump so people quit using dogshit like imgur/photobucket
     
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    Aso Single Hum Zealot Contributor

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    postimg.org lost their url and it's now postimg.cc. I know I have a bunch of broken photos in posts due to that snafu and can't edit to fix them.
     
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    Ordacleaphobia Can only power chord

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    A sticky on this thread would be crisp.
     
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    KnightBrolaire grossly incandescent

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    plz sticky
     
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    777timesgod Stop reading this...I said stop!

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    I have a feeling that people who still use Photobucket have myspace accounts as well. It is a shame that people with good pics dump them there. It takes forever to show a pic when I click on a link.
     

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