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23 September 2010 @ 07:23 pm
Fuck you too, Tinypic.  
Tinypic is no longer accepting uploads from international locations, and links are turned off. If you have content on Tinypic, you can still view the URLs and the content, but only on Tinypic. To upload, share, or link content, please go to Photobucket.com to register an account. You will need to upload your content again to your Photobucket account, but you will be able to share and link your images and videos. We're sorry for the inconvenience and hope that you enjoy Photobucket, our premier image and video site.

In case anyone was wondering about what was going on. I really shouldn't say I'm surprised, there's been some issues with that place for a while now especially with the added CAPTCHA they did, but the main reason why I uploaded to Tinypic for the majority of the pictures I post is because it's easier and faster to upload than Photobucket (which I only upload for certain things) and that they originally didn't allow the links to break. Unfortunately their policies have now changed to no longer being accessible.

Anyone got suggestions for other image hosting sites? I hear Imgur.com is better, and LJ Scrapbook is an option too, I'm not fond of Imageshack, tbh. There has to be more out there though....
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Eden: egoist → do we focus on the shiveroverstreets on September 24th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
I was all over Imgur until I actually looked closely at the pictures I was uploading. They became blurrier and grainier. :( However, I was uploading pretty huge pictures, so maybe it'll be okay for smaller sizes. Imageshack is slowwww going, but right now I'm still searching for a better option.
Renéerogueslayer452 on September 24th, 2010 03:23 am (UTC)
If you do please let me know, as well. I want to find another place for hosting images that isn't going to be a bitch to upload or mess up picture quality.
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Renée: Castiel. Guardian angel.rogueslayer452 on September 24th, 2010 07:22 am (UTC)
I think because it was announced today that it might take some time? I don't know. Someone couldn't see some pics I posted from Tinypic a little earlier and others have been said that they can't see anything either, so it might be something they're just working on but will eventually happen. :/
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Renéerogueslayer452 on September 24th, 2010 07:23 am (UTC)
I'm just waiting for a new hosting site that doesn't decrease quality in pictures and doesn't take a long time to upload, hence why I liked Tinypic in the first place. :(
trading secrets for sugar cubes: stock » text » f. u. c. k.finnickodair on September 24th, 2010 10:45 am (UTC)
I use LJ scrapbook and I'm pretty happy with it, but it's a pain if you need to upload multiple images because you have to select them all one at a time. :/ But the image quality is good and there's no bandwidth worries and I love the fact that I can use LJ's tagging system for my pics.

There are downloadable clients for uploading multiple images more easily but I haven't tried any of them.
Renéerogueslayer452 on September 24th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
I need to figure out the LJ Scrapbook feature, I tried before but I was confused on what I needed to do and how to label and such. But I heard about there being no bandwidth issues and it has good quality, so that could definitely be a best option if nothing else.
Jenni: spn »onlyechoes on September 24th, 2010 11:31 am (UTC)
Well, they are back now.

lol I can't even, I definitely won't be using them again unless I have to.
Renée: Castiel. I don't understand.rogueslayer452 on September 24th, 2010 09:56 pm (UTC)
Back, as in they returned to how they were before?
Jenni: spn › castielonlyechoes on September 24th, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
Yep! They got cold feet it seems.
Renée: Misha Collins. IDEK.rogueslayer452 on September 24th, 2010 10:02 pm (UTC)
Huh. Weird. I wonder what they thought the initial problem was, since they don't really explain it in their original message. *scratches head* I'm confused....
Jenni: film › inception » arthur ›onlyechoes on September 24th, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC)
Me too. Apparently some say they didn't know how to fix their links or something I don't know. Either way they're full of bullshit, their homepage currently says this:

We heard from many of our users in regards to these changes and we appreciate your feedback. Tinypic has restored linking to your images and enabled uploading. Please rest assured no content was removed from the site. We tried to notify users on Tinypic and requested they move their content to Photobucket. Unfortunately this messaging was insufficient and has taken many of our users by surprise and we apologize. Our intent was to begin combining some of the best features of Tinypic and Photobucket, thereby offering users a better experience. Any changes in the future will be better communicated. Once again, we apologize for the inconvenience.
Renée: Cara. Archangel.rogueslayer452 on September 24th, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
Well that's...interesting? lol, I don't even know what to make of it honestly. At least they were better at quickly responding unlike the LiveJournal business here, that's for sure.
secret_hotel on September 24th, 2010 01:32 pm (UTC)
Honestly at this point I think the best option is just to upload pngs to Photobucket. In png format the images aren't compressed, and I don't feel like it takes that long. :/
Renée: Kahlan. Beauty in the breakdown.rogueslayer452 on September 24th, 2010 09:58 pm (UTC)
For me it kinda takes a little longer than it should, mostly because of the adds slowing the site down and having to upload one image at a time.
secret_hotel on September 25th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC)
Solution 1) Use Mozilla Firefox with Adblock Plus - no ads ever.
Solution 2) You don't have to upload just one image at a time in Photobucket, you can upload as many images as you want by holding down ctrl and selecting the files (maybe you haven't been around since they started using the new uploader).

I need more fandoms like CKR needs more sexylove_jackianto on September 24th, 2010 02:58 pm (UTC)
Oh TinyPic. Now I'm kind of glad that when I tried to get an account they said they were no longer accepting them.
Renée: Six/Gaius. Your destiny awaits.rogueslayer452 on September 24th, 2010 10:01 pm (UTC)
I just don't understand why this needed to be done, and why it's become such a problem for them. Of course I should have known something like this would happen, with the CAPTCHA they added and all, which is really annoying. Also why links started breaking and having images you posted either be not available or having another image present which is not the one you posted.
I need more fandoms like CKR needs more sexylove_jackianto on September 25th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
'I just don't understand why this needed to be done, and why it's become such a problem for them.'
Me too. If they're anything like LJ, stopped trying to figure out why they do things a long time ago.
Renéerogueslayer452 on September 26th, 2010 12:26 am (UTC)
Apparently they went back on their message and are back to normal, it seems. Which I'm like...okay? So many things aren't making sense these days, it's all weird.
I need more fandoms like CKR needs more sexylove_jackianto on September 26th, 2010 02:50 pm (UTC)
You're right that is weird.