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20 July 2017 @ 01:12 pm
Points to lack of banner!  
Ok Photobucket you git give em back! Ladies it seems I'm the latest victim of the great Photobucket rip off, can any of you suggest an alternative that's easy for a technophobe to manage, as I sit here seething gently. I want my banner back! It took me ages, and driving poor milly_gal up the wall to learn how to put one on my journal, and now you thieving sods are holding it to ransom.
Current Mood: infuriatedinfuriated
milly_galmilly_gal on July 20th, 2017 12:16 pm (UTC)
Dude, use my livejournal scrapbook. I'll upload your banner (send it back to me) and I'll send you the link to add it back to the CSS format :) ♥
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on July 23rd, 2017 06:20 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I'll get some pictures sorted, thank you so much.
milly_galmilly_gal on July 24th, 2017 09:03 am (UTC)
Whenever you're ready :D
deanshot: don't mess with medeanshot on July 20th, 2017 08:31 pm (UTC)
They're really screwing up big time. I changed most of my pics already that appear on my journal and profile page to my scrapbook links.
Milly's suggestion is a good one.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on July 23rd, 2017 06:21 pm (UTC)
I don't think it's the wisest move on their part, now I'll beon the move.
sandy79: b & wsandy79 on July 20th, 2017 11:51 pm (UTC)
Sasha, I would suggest Imgur. It's quite easy to handle, and I'll gladly help you with any question - just holler!
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on July 23rd, 2017 06:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you for that, I'll go and take a look.
Dizzojay's Dean Dreamsdizzojay on July 21st, 2017 05:22 pm (UTC)
I still can't even process how they've got the sheer effrontery to expect us to pay $400 annually for their shitty, pop-up infested service. I haven't tried any experiments yet, but I do have accounts at both Slickpic and Imgur, so they might be worth a try.

My banner is still in place, so I obviously didn't use Photobucket to post it, but do you think I can bloody remember how I did it????
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on July 23rd, 2017 06:23 pm (UTC)
I think they are shooting themselves in the foot with this.They are going to piss off so many people, I'll be looking at some of the other sites and see what I want to do.
My Huntermeus_venator on July 22nd, 2017 06:44 pm (UTC)
I would suggest LJ's scrapbook. I think you get free space even if you don't have a paid account. The only weird thing with scrapbook is the image you see in your library is a low rez placeholder, you have to actually click on it to see your full rez upload.

But use the little green tv shape insert photo button in LJ when you do a post and it will let you upload a picture, create a new album or add a photo to an existing album and add it into your post all at the same time. Or if you've uploaded it already the green tv shape will also let you browse through your library.

Your images could also be uploaded to your DW account and crossposted to LJ. Both LJ and DW will allow crossposts to each other, but DW will not allow images to be posted to AO3. So LJ is still the best image hosting choice (Russian legislative issues aside).

The problem with the DW scrapbook is you don't have albums to organize your stuff and it doesn't really have image browsing. YOu have to open a second window, find your image in your DW scrapbook, copy the link and be ready to past it into the right slot in their image posting button (a yellow picture). So it's not as intuitive, but it still works. And EVERYONE no matter if they are paid or not gets 500MB of space on DW.
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on July 23rd, 2017 06:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you for such an in depth comment, it's really been helpful. It's time to get myself organized.