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post #1 of 23 Old 09-05-2010, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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New Directions(?).....My Photographs

In three days, my Pro Photobucket account expires. As this date has loomed on the horizon for me, I have been rolling around thoughts in my mind about what is next for me; what personal steps can I take that will stretch me further on my life's journey. Currently, I am experimenting with some ideas that, i feel, may lead me in a direction that I want to go.

When I can, I will provide an update about what that is. In the meantime, all links to my photographs are "broken" and are no longer visible on the forum. I am sorry for any inconvience, or problems, this may cause someone, (who might be in the middle of a "How To" project this weekend!).

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Stromtrooper, I sense a disturbance in the force. I use photobucket too and I was not even aware of expiry/death date. So now I will have to add that to my "bucket list" Keep us up to date Black Lab.

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I use photobucket too and I was not even aware of expiry/death date.
there isn't, unless you have a pro account. i have a "free" account with well over 1000 pictures on it (cleaned it up the other day) and i have had it for at least 6 years now.
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That's a relief seuadr, mine is free too. I guess there is no way for Black Lab to move/convert/slide over to "the free zone"?

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I will try to explain a little better.

When I started posting photographs, (better said, "embedding"), here on the forum, I needed a photo-hosting site to accommodate my library. I signed up for my free account with Photobucket back in 2008.

I started to upload photographs, here and there.......and everywhere.... In the beginning, I didn't have an organizational plan. As 2008 evolved into 2009, I was a little overwhelmed at what I was doing. There were literally hundreds and hundreds of photographs loaded on to the site that most people never saw. They were the "threads" to many "unwoven" ride reports and projects that I never finished writing.

This year I got a little better at organizing the folders. However, there was a mess of stuff scattered about in different folders here and there. Much more messy than what my workbench and shop looks like in some of the photos!!!!

Maybe this has happened to you, or you know someone who has done the following; as you begin to take control of all aspects of your life, stepping from your teenage years, into young adulthood, you totally frig up your check book, (this is before computers, debit cards, phone banking and ATMs). You are at a loss as to what to do but, open another checking account. After waiting a few months for things to "settle down", you look at the old account's bank statements; "Oh yeah, I forgot to enter in the charcoal and lighter fluid I bought for Aunt Nellies Labor Day barbeque."

It's kind of like that right now. I'm cleaning up in a harsh fashion. However, the text is still in the posts and is fairly descriptive and can be followed by itself.

My allowed bandwidth at Photobucket was exceeded fairly quickly. I honestly don't know how the whole thing operates, (embedding in Stromtrooper in conjunction with hosting on Photobucket), but as I started to post the "How To" articles, traffic significantly increased. In my "2010 Bike Modification" thread, the "View Meter" was nearly at 10,500. As to the other posts in the "How To" section, numbers like; 1,500, 2,000, 3,000, 5,000 for some of the posts are not uncommon. Does that have something to do with my bandwidth use on Photobucket? I don't know. Maybe a "tech" person here can elaborate on that topic.

All of the photographs are safe and sound with me; both the originals and the retouched versions. I haven't lost any of them. One hard drive has 161 GB of photos..........

I don't have a solid plan yet as to how I am going to reorganize this material. I am looking at different solutions. In the meantime, during my down time, this allows for fresher eyes, fresher perspectives, better cameras, and better and deeper technical backgrounds to jump in and to step-up-to-the-plate, and fill a gap that may be present.

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In three days, my Pro Photobucket account expires. As this date has loomed on the horizon for me, I have been rolling around thoughts in my mind about what is next for me; what personal steps can I take that will stretch me further on my life's journey. Currently, I am experimenting with some ideas that, i feel, may lead me in a direction that I want to go.

When I can, I will provide an update about what that is. In the meantime, all links to my photographs are "broken" and are no longer visible on the forum. I am sorry for any inconvience, or problems, this may cause someone, (who might be in the middle of a "How To" project this weekend!).

Thank you,

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you know what?? i think you just need to go back and get all those broken links fixed.

Somtimes it sucks not being in the loop. HUH??[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="2"][COLOR="Olive"][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
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My allowed bandwidth at Photobucket was exceeded fairly quickly. I honestly don't know how the whole thing operates, (embedding in Stromtrooper in conjunction with hosting on Photobucket), but as I started to post the "How To" articles, traffic significantly increased. In my "2010 Bike Modification" thread, the "View Meter" was nearly at 10,500. As to the other posts in the "How To" section, numbers like; 1,500, 2,000, 3,000, 5,000 for some of the posts are not uncommon. Does that have something to do with my bandwidth use on Photobucket? I don't know. Maybe a "tech" person here can elaborate on that topic.
Do Photobucket have usage limits on Pro Accounts? That sucks.
My Pro Flickr account ($25 per annum) has about 3500 photos stored on it and has well over 150,000 views with no issues regarding usage or volume or storage.
Maybe it's time to migrate to a new photo hosting site.
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Do Photobucket have usage limits on Pro Accounts? That sucks.
My Pro Flickr account ($25 per annum) has about 3500 photos stored on it and has well over 150,000 views with no issues regarding usage or volume or storage.
Maybe it's time to migrate to a new photo hosting site.
The three big photo hosting sites (Photobucket, Flickr, Picasa) all say they have no bandwidth limit for pro accounts. But Photobucket adds this disclaimer: "Photobucket reserves the right to disable direct linking on accounts that use excessive bandwidth or otherwise abuse the system." So they do have a limit, but they don't tell you what it is.

I'm pretty sure Flickr does not have a secret limit like that. I like their user interface a lot better too. Unfortunately, you still have to organize things yourself ;-)
I don't have any experience with Picasa.

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I'll be glad to put those photos that are in the posts on my site temporarily to keep them active.

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