Posted: 05 January 2011 at 7:25am | IP Logged
I'm really glad to see this topic - I was wondering where would be a good place to discuss this.
As others have noted, it's not mere blocking I-F - it's the summary massacre of hundreds of our pics w/o warning. In my a/c, I saw all my recent pics deleted, whereas my old ones - so far at least - are intact. I googled, and here's
something I found:
all pics will be deleted! tinypic.com is to blame Thread Started on Sept 24, 2010, 9:41am
for all the members here, who have used the provider called tinypic.com if you still can, please save your private pictures!
are right now deleting all albums. what i dislike about their procedure
is that they at least could have sent a mass email to all the people
who used their service, so that they would have had the opportunity to
save their pictures.
this message you get now, if you log in to their site:
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. klick here for more details.
International is changing. Beginning September 23rd, you will no longer
be able to upload content to Tinypic and your links will be turned off.
Please begin using Photobucket to upload, share and link your images
here for example in the breed profiles,
every picture i posted there is deleted now.
just take a look at:
the only one in the Malak profile that isnt deleted is from photobucket.
Also, note that Photobucket owns
Tinypic. I've uploaded everything on Photobucket, but one has 500Mb free, and would have to pay to get unlimited usage. Of course, one could always open multiple accounts.
Since all my originals were safe, all this meant was having to upload everything to another site (in my case, photobucket), and hope that the bulk upload worked overnight, which it did. But memo to everybody - keep your own work safe locally, as well as maybe on online storage sites.
For my part, I've deleted posts that have large #Tinypic embeds, and may upload their photobucket replacements later. But I'm not happy about having to do this.