Post by soramaster (Inactive) on Oct 21, 2016 14:50:35 GMT -4
I am currently unable to load most of this website. All images are gone. This includes the login box, header, everything. Very little text is still visible. All board/sub/thread boxes are one color with the text also invisible.
I will upload screenshots later. Not sure if anyone else is having this problem.
Correct. Presently all our stuff is still on Photobucket.
It has backups offline but I haven't transferred over all our images to imgur yet. It'll be a time consuming process to do so, because everything has the potential to break, though it is something I've got on the list to do.
Don't use imgur: its terms of service doesn't allow you to host your webpage's images on it (avatars included) and jcink boards are already blacklisted. Unless of course, you just mean to use it as another backup, but not actually linking anything. I don't know if Proboards allows you to host your images somewhere - probably not, as I've never seen anyone do that. For anyone else reading this and thinking of forums and image hosting, jcink does offer such a service and it's great to upload your forum graphics on its file system so you don't have to step on any toes. No need to worry about an image host going under, either!
ImgTC had pretty lax rules and was happy with hotlinking, so they might be fine with everything hosted there. Avatars definitely were fine, but I never checked about putting like, everything there. Didn't see anything saying that you can't do that, though - while imgur definitely does! No idea if it will actually stay up in the long run, but hosting images is pretty cheap - it's the huge gifs that strain hosting sites. Dropbox might also work - or just uploading pictures to your own site somewhere to then link to.
Do keep those offline backups though!
Images work fine for me now, to also answer your question.