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Photo hosting experiment
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 9:10 AM

With the changes to Photobucket, lots of us are scrambling to find a new photo hosting site.  After trying a few others, I had found Google Photo to be convenient, and started using it for FSM picture posts.

However, I find that some people can see the pictures I post, and some cannot.  I am trying to find out why this is.  So this is a little experiment and survey.  I am posting a picture below, and wonder how many of you can see the image. Let me know if you can see it, and answer two other survey questions.

1.  Are you signed up with a google account (Google +, Google docs, Google Play/Store for Android, etc.)?

2.  What browser are you using (Chrome, Firefox, something from Apple, one of the Windows standard browsers, etc.)?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by humper491 on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 9:22 AM

 hi Don, I see it. I do have Google accounts and am using Chrome. Last week I was one of a few that saw the P-59 pictures at first then when tried to view them again, just got the grey circle/minus sign.

 I will come back to this again later and see if it happens again, will let you know.

Humper Beam

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Posted by Hodakamax on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 9:54 AM

You are visible again and it still looks good! No Google affiliation other than to use it. Mac/Safari here.

Max

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Posted by MrStecks on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:05 AM

I do see the pic.  No Google account, and browser is Firefox on an iMac.  Nice to see your P-59 again.  Smile

Cheers, Mark


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Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 11:18 AM

Hello Don!

At first I didn't see a thing. Then I have logged on to my google account. After that I reloaded the page and after that I see that gray circle with a white dash in it. I browse from Poland and I use Windows 7 and regularly updated Firefox. I sure do hope you can figure out some reliable picture hosting service. Have a nice day

Paweł

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Posted by roony on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 11:34 AM

I've got the grey dot.  I went to flicker.  But when I try to post a picture here FSM asks for a source and a size.  How do I answer?

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 11:37 AM

I use Postimage.org. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to post pics. I'm happy with it and screw you Photobucket!! 

The best part? It's free and I don't need to set up an account to post pics. Setting up an account is optional though.

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Posted by templar1099 on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 2:08 PM

Don,no picture,have Google account,Windows 10 IE.

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Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 3:04 PM

I am at work now Smile, using Chrome, no Google account,  can't see the pic. Will try later from home.

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Posted by damouav on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 3:30 PM

Don - I'm using Chrome on a WIN7 box and an Andriod Tablet, both are unable to see your link.

As a Google account holder, the following 2 images are fom Google Photos.

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Posted by Wildcatfan247 on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 3:41 PM

Can't see it IE11.

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Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 5:14 PM

damouav - I see your pictures just fine! Nice Mossie, BTW. Have a nice day

Paweł

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Posted by damouav on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 5:44 PM

Pawel

damouav - I see your pictures just fine! Nice Mossie, BTW. Have a nice day

Paweł

 

Thank you Pawel.

Don - Have you tried another hosting service, pherhaps that may get the issue sorted for you?

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Posted by MrStecks on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 5:56 PM

Don, I posted this morning that I could see your pic.  But I just checked back in this thread and now I don't see it.  Now I just see the circle with the minus sign.

It's crazy, I'm using the same machine (iMac) and browser (Firefox) that I was using this morning!  This doesn't make sense to me.  Confused

Cheers, Mark


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Posted by David from PA on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 6:46 PM

Do not see it. Google Chrome running on Windows 7. Also use g mail for my e mail.

David From PA

 

 

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Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 7:15 PM

I see nothing but that grey dot. When I click on it it sends me to the Google sign in page Which  i dont have. So I created an account and signed in. Now when I click on the dot it says the page is unavailable.

I use Crome for my browser.

 

UPDATE: just tried again. Now when I click the dot it opens a new page thats nothing but the dot enlarged.

                      Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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Posted by damouav on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 7:19 PM

I just tried a little experiment. I copied the URL details from your image and pasted it into word. Then did the same with several of my images from my GP. If you select CTRL and click my images the hyerlink takes me to chrome and opens the URL and I can see the image, but yours didnt and I get an error.

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 7:21 PM

Don, I don't see a picture.  Just a blue box with a question mark in it.  I do not have any Google accounts, I am using Apple Mac Safari browser.

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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Posted by shamoo on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 9:12 PM
Using iPhone and safari I just seethe grey circle. I'm signed in to google. If I click on the dot I get a full page with the dot in the center
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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 9:48 PM

grey circle , and using google chrome 

I switched to postimage.org , after stikpusher 's suggestion , much easier than photobucket

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Posted by fox on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:02 PM

Don't see it Don. See "Open a Google account". Using w11 with Google Chrome.

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Posted by hypertex on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 8:17 AM

Don,

Can't see your picture. I don't see a gray circle or a question mark. I have a Google account and am signed in. Using Firefox on Fedora (Gnu/Linux).

I can see Pawel's pictures.

My guess is it has nothing to do with the browser. Look at setting for the photo album. Make sure sharing is turned on.

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Posted by Toshi on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:09 PM

To Don,

I don't see anything.  I'm using iPhone 7 Plus and iPad pro.  Gmail and Google account, safari.  I can see Pawel's photos.  Have a nice day!

Toshi

 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 1:29 PM

Toshi

To Don,

I don't see anything.  I'm using iPhone 7 Plus and iPad pro.  Gmail and Google account, safari.  I can see Pawel's photos.  Have a nice day!

Toshi

 

 

LOL!

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Posted by damouav on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 3:46 PM

The two images are actually posted by me, but no matter. What's uncertain is why I can easily post images hosted by Google Photots that can de seen, and the images Don posts can not.

As we dont actually know how the image data is found, where and how its ultilised and what settings are set within Google Photos it is difficult to assist.

What I am assuming, is that everybody how posted here since my first post can see the two images I posted, so Google Photos will work.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 4:11 PM

 

 

roony

I've got the grey dot.  I went to flicker.  But when I try to post a picture here FSM asks for a source and a size.  How do I answer?

 

You do need to put in the URL of the picture.  How you get that URL on Flicker I do not know yet.  I have always left size blank- the FSM client seems to figure out a good size to display it without me telling it.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by castelnuovo on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:42 PM

At home now, using Firefox and no Google account, can't see the pic Sad

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Posted by JOE RIX on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 11:11 PM

I'm afraid that I'm also unable to see your pics Don. I do not use a google accnt. I use Chrome as my browser on Windows 10. I just tried out photoimage.org and just today posted some pics from there for the first time. I hope folks will let me know if they are coming through.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, July 27, 2017 8:36 AM

I'm really confused.  The experiment seems to be delivering completely uncorrelatable results!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Pawel on Thursday, July 27, 2017 8:45 AM

Hello Don!

Well I wouldn't say that - to me it looks like we have a good consensus here. At first people were able to see your pictures, but then they got unavailable - even to those who were able to see them at first. What's interesting is the fact, that damouav's pictures are not only visible but also stable. That would tell me that there's no general problem with google here, but something specifically with your account or maybe with the link/URL you are using - this seems pretty temporary, I mean at first it's working fine and then, a bit later - not at all.

I hope you can resolve this one soon - I miss your pictures on these forums! Good luck and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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