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Old 07-18-2017, 01:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
ThermionicScott
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
3rd party image hosts: they're great for convenience, they suck for longevity/predictability!

Don't trust them for your embedded forum images.

I got burned about 7 or 8 years ago by one image service, and never went back.
+1. I spend a fair amount of time (perhaps too much) on a bicycling forum, and when you scan people's signatures apologizing for missing pictures, you realize it's a recurring theme: AOL, Comcast, Webshots, and now Photobucket. People are quick to suggest alternatives like imgur, flickr, etc, but not as quick to realize that theirs might be the next to pull a Martin Shkreli move.

It's direct attachments for me from here on out, even if it doesn't give as much flexibility as third-party sharing did.
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