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Blurred out images
Posted by Rustyoldtractor on Monday, October 14, 2019 7:47 AM

Hi all!

Just joined the FSM community after many years away from the scene. I used to build 1/35 scale stuff, but want to branch out a bit.

I've created a profile etc and am having problems viewing images on my PC as they are blurred out.

Could this be my employers firewall/settings? Or could it be something else? I was hoping to dip in during my lunch hour, but not being able to see what you guys do makes that difficult!

Any pointers would be most welcome, and no, I dont need new glasses! Big Smile

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Posted by Bish on Monday, October 14, 2019 8:34 AM

I think its the computer your useing. Is this happening on every post or just some.

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Posted by Greg on Monday, October 14, 2019 8:40 AM

I noticed yesterday somebody resurrected an old post and all of the photobucket-hosted pics looked to be intentionally blurred. If Photobucket are doing that now and you are browsing lots of old posts, I wonder might that be a part of what you are seeing?

-Greg

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Posted by Rustyoldtractor on Monday, October 14, 2019 8:56 AM

Greg

I noticed yesterday somebody resurrected an old post and all of the photobucket-hosted pics looked to be intentionally blurred. If Photobucket are doing that now and you are browsing lots of old posts, I wonder might that be a part of what you are seeing?

 

I think you have hit the nail on the head, it was a thread from several years ago!

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/3/p/82253/890021.aspx

 

Thanks for the rapid reply!

 

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Posted by Greg on Monday, October 14, 2019 9:31 AM

You're sure welcome.

That's not the exact thread I saw yesterday, but that's what I was taking about, yes.

Did some digging, looks like Photobucket is now blurring some user accounts, something about free accounts using too much bandwidth. You can read about it by searching "Photobucket blurred photos"

Lots of folks here, including me, used to use photobucket so lots of old threads will be affected, i think.

-Greg

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, October 14, 2019 9:31 AM

Thats part of the latest Photobucket extortion scheme. All the old free hosted images are now blurred, since the watermarks were not enough to get people to pay for a hosted account. 

I do wish a long lasting bad case of gastritis to all the PB execs involved in the decision making for this scheme...

 

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Posted by Rustyoldtractor on Monday, October 14, 2019 9:35 AM

stikpusher

Thats part of the latest Photobucket extortion scheme. All the old free hosted images are now blurred, since the watermarks were not enough to get people to pay for a hosted account. 

I do wish a long lasting bad case of gastritis to all the PB execs involved in the decision making for this scheme...

 

Ha ha! I second that! Its a shame as I have just started a Semovente, and those pics would have helped with the interior.

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, October 14, 2019 9:45 AM

Yeah, unfortunately PB wrecked a lot of threads on a lot of websites with their extortion schemes over the past few years. Seeing how you can’t trust them to not change things and honor their original commitments/agreements, I doubt they will have much luck....

I look forward seeing your Semovente. 

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by Rustyoldtractor on Monday, October 14, 2019 9:50 AM

stikpusher

Yeah, unfortunately PB wrecked a lot of threads on a lot of websites with their extortion schemes over the past few years. Seeing how you can’t trust them to not change things and honor their original commitments/agreements, I doubt they will have much luck....

I look forward seeing your Semovente. 

 

Thanks! It might be a while as im the worlds second slowest builder. The laws that govern the universe mean that there must be someone, somewhere slower than me! Big Smile

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Posted by Greg on Monday, October 14, 2019 12:02 PM

stikpusher
Yeah, unfortunately PB wrecked a lot of threads on a lot of websites with their extortion schemes over the past few years.

That's the worst part of it, so much useful information out there now gone.

The PB fiasco even had an effect on my own posting. I don't really trust any hosting site anymore, paid or free.

-Greg

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Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, October 14, 2019 6:26 PM

Rustyoldtractor

 

 
Greg

I noticed yesterday somebody resurrected an old post and all of the photobucket-hosted pics looked to be intentionally blurred. If Photobucket are doing that now and you are browsing lots of old posts, I wonder might that be a part of what you are seeing?

 

 

 

I think you have hit the nail on the head, it was a thread from several years ago!

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/3/p/82253/890021.aspx

 

Thanks for the rapid reply!

 

 

Yes, I went to that link and all the photos were blured. I stopped using PB years ago.

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Posted by Rustyoldtractor on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 2:48 AM

The funny thing is that I decided to have a look via an Android device and the photograps are fine! Only when I view via a PC do I get this! Go figure!!!!

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