adam525i New Reader
Aug. 16, 2017 8:02 p.m.

I came across this Google Chrome extension on another forum and it seems to work for the most part bringing back the pictures to the threads.

Photobucket Embed Fix

Adam

Derick Freese UltraDork
Aug. 16, 2017 11:34 p.m.

Works for me. Chromium 56.0.2924.76 running on Mint Linux

GameboyRMH MegaDork
Aug. 17, 2017 8:01 a.m.

Interesting method he's using there. I'm going to try replicating this on Firefox using an addon called Referrer Control and a custom rule.

Edit: Can't be done this way, the HTTP referer has to be derived from the image URL on a per-user or per-album basis, so static rules won't cut it.

chandlerGTi PowerDork
Aug. 17, 2017 8:16 a.m.

Retrorides has it set up so Photobucket pics are still showing, maybe he is using a similar hack but he had it going pretty quickly after they lost their minds.

GameboyRMH MegaDork
Aug. 17, 2017 8:31 a.m.

I can confirm that it works in Chromium 59.0.3071.15 on Win10.

MrJoshua UltimaDork
Aug. 17, 2017 8:44 a.m.

Wohoo! It makes my threads work again! Husband and wife '08 challenge miata build

GameboyRMH MegaDork
Aug. 17, 2017 9:02 a.m.

Doesn't work on Firefox 54.0.1 via Chrome Store Foxified

John Welsh MegaDork
Aug. 17, 2017 9:44 a.m.

GameboyRMH,

Before I attempt at downloading what Adam525 posted, is this a "safe" download?

John Welsh MegaDork
Aug. 17, 2017 9:46 a.m.
MrJoshua wrote: Wohoo! It makes my threads work again! Husband and wife '08 challenge miata build

I have not yet downloaded and I can not see the pics in your thread.
If I download I might be able to see them but anyone who does not download wont be able to see them.

Is there anything possible to add to the board software that would continue to make the thread pics visible to any and everyone?

camaroz1985
camaroz1985 Reader
Aug. 17, 2017 9:47 a.m.

Nice find!!

GameboyRMH MegaDork
Aug. 17, 2017 4:39 p.m.
John Welsh wrote: GameboyRMH, Before I attempt at downloading what Adam525 posted, is this a "safe" download?

Yeah I've fully inspected the source code, it's safe.

Ian F MegaDork
Aug. 17, 2017 4:51 p.m.
John Welsh wrote:
MrJoshua wrote: Wohoo! It makes my threads work again! Husband and wife '08 challenge miata build

I have not yet downloaded and I can not see the pics in your thread.

The pics don't work for me either. So is this essentially just a fix if the viewer is running Chrome?

For various reasons, Chrome is not an option.

adam525i New Reader
Aug. 17, 2017 5:14 p.m.

It's just a fix (bandaid?) for if you are running chrome. Thanks GamerboyRMH for digging in a bit deeper to make sure there wasn't anything malicious going on. I took the chance on one of my systems and then loaded it on the others once things seemed to be fine.

Adam

jj HalfDork
Aug. 17, 2017 5:41 p.m.

I still dont get it. My photobucket pics never went away. Did I do something different?

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/budget-volvo-740-track-car-build/61804/page1/

MrJoshua UltimaDork
Aug. 17, 2017 5:46 p.m.

In reply to jj:

Photobucket must love you more than me. I tested the extension on my thread, but the real reason I downloaded the extension is because the photobucket debacle has made a large portion of my car related internet searching useless.

jj HalfDork
Aug. 17, 2017 6:03 p.m.

I hope there is a better fix. Maybe its how I posted them. If I remember I just pasted the link they gave me for HTML directly into the thread.

MrJoshua UltimaDork
Aug. 17, 2017 6:13 p.m.

In reply to jj:

Nah, they probably just haven't gotten around to crushing your threads yet. A large portion of the photobucket hosted photos online are no longer working no matter what method you used to get them on a forum.

Stefan MegaDork
Aug. 17, 2017 6:20 p.m.

In reply to jj:

Did you sign up for a paid account or are you on a free account?

The free accounts had the terms of service changed recently and they've started killing free accounts that hotlink their photos.

mad_machine MegaDork
Aug. 17, 2017 7:54 p.m.
jj wrote: I still dont get it. My photobucket pics never went away. Did I do something different? http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/budget-volvo-740-track-car-build/61804/page1/

If you paid for the service before the start of the current fiasco, you are "grandfathered" in for a year. I know I am, but I have yet to decide what to do when that year runs out. No way I am paying 4x MORE for photohosting service than I do for my blog.

Hal UltraDork
Aug. 17, 2017 8:14 p.m.

Thanks to adam525i for the fix/workaround. Works great with Chrome Ver. 60..3112.90 on Windows 8.1. Now I can go back to some other forums that had been hard hit by the PB mess.

jj HalfDork
Aug. 18, 2017 9:52 a.m.

I was on a free account.

A 401 CJ HalfDork
Aug. 18, 2017 5:06 p.m.

As long as you're running Chrome, that patch just plain works. Doesn't do squat on IOS (Safari) though.

irish44j UltimaDork
Aug. 18, 2017 9:43 p.m.
MrJoshua wrote: Wohoo! It makes my threads work again! Husband and wife '08 challenge miata build

sweet, works for me too!

GameboyRMH MegaDork
Sept. 19, 2017 10:51 a.m.

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