Please see the announcement about Photobucket and use the sticky thread for all discussions and questions.
July 29th, 2017, 3:06 pm
lancfan wrote:Piecemeal editing locked threads such as Group Builds will be a nightmare for the moderators, is there a way to unlock them so that we can each edit our own posts whilst still preventing new posts being made?
Yes, I can do that, individually.
It would be most helpful for members to go through and make a list those GBs with your builds that you wish to edit. Don't try to do them all at once.
Let me know when you wish to start on a batch of GBs, I'll set you up, then let me know when you are done.
There is no rush and be careful.
July 29th, 2017, 5:10 pm
This is good to know.
Once I have located the GB photos, put them into my new host site and sorted them I can start
As a certain Mr Oates once said 'I may be some time'
I presume the unlocking of a GB will cover the gallery, previous built and reference sections too?
August 8th, 2017, 1:53 am
OK, lancfan has updated a half-dozen of his GB build-threads so we have a process that works, sort of.
What we didn't think of is other PB-using modellers posting pix in his build thread - those are still the dreaded PB-message.
Frankly, that can be too complex to even manage, so I'm more than happy if we get modeller content and images in the threads, plus the galleries, fixed up as best possible.
Anyone else want to try, let me know.
October 16th, 2017, 4:06 pm
Thanks for that work around James and yes I did understand it.
However like many I have tired of PB's draconian ways and excessive ads so I have opened an IMGUR account as its in my price range (Free).
I very quickly tired of downloading individual pics though and after a quick search found this rather nifty Chrome plugin called 'Photobucket Album Downloader'. Cost a princely sum of £1.50 but has saved me loads of time. It works like a charm, downloading your pics into a .zip file with the same name as the album and I am currently downloading all my albums before sacking of PB.
Here is the link: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/photobucket-album-downloa/jmpbbfglflhdhbmimlcacoojpkeopelc?hl=en
Hope this is of use to others and apologies if this solution has been posted before.
November 2nd, 2017, 9:14 am
I've just come to this thread after finally taking some action to upload many of the photos previously on PB onto Flickr. I see Johns post above about unlocking selected thread & I'll avail myself of that offer before too long hopefully, I've done my portfolio on ATF & noticed several have links to here & for sheer bloody mindedness, I'd like to stick it to PB, flaming social & cultural vandals. I haven't been around much this year, it has just been that sort of year & the whole PB thing was a porthole along the way I didn't need. I'm hoping this is a small step to some better participation.
January 1st, 2018, 6:53 pm
Is there something going on with PB? All of the photographs hosted by them that went AWOL (along with everyone else's) on my old Workbench Window thread (not the new 2018 version!) seem to have magically reappeared. Has PB had a change of heart?
January 14th, 2018, 6:36 pm
I have just finished transferring my pictures to SmugMug and changed all of my forum PB image links. With over 3,500 UAMF images to swap over I knew this would take some time and before that could happen they needed to be sorted out into separate build folders and build years and also the Photobucket catalogue codes needed removing to restore them to my original titles, luckily I had a weeks leave that needed to be used up so the downloads and sorting was done then, I decided that the retitling would be done piecemeal as needed. Some of the image sets were quite easy to download and sort as the subjects were obvious but others were not- I have made quite a number of Spitfires, Mustangs, Sea Furies to mention just three favourite subjects and the images and titles were annoyingly similar, these images were simply dumped into a common folder to be sorted later. Eventually this was all done, some 40+ images don't seem to have a home (which I may find in odd places at some point) but given the total this is an acceptable number, all my PB folders were emptied and deleted before I shut the account down so I do know nothing was left behind. Now to the up side of all this, not only do I now know where to find the images for any build but also in which year I built it, one major and quite enjoyable advantage of doing this work has been the opportunity to read through all my old builds as I edited them- to remind myself of the methods I used then and also to remember the DNF builds I had forgotten about and can now complete in due course.
My thanks go to John for being so patient as I sent each list of builds to be unlocked.
January 16th, 2018, 3:37 pm
No, David, the thanks go to you for undertaking this; it's been a real pleasure working with you on it.
January 16th, 2018, 4:25 pm
Well done, I've got through ~25% of my builds but have stalled recently due to lack of time. I will be going back and finishing things off.
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