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#1 MickinPlymouthUK

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 01:41 PM

Hi,
Can anybody recommend any good image-hosting sites?
I sometimes post war pictures into military forums, but my regular host recently blocked a photo of a shot-down German bomber because it had a swastika on the tail, so I'm thinking of switching to a less politically-correct host, any suggestions?

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 07:25 PM

Although, you've got to watch out for filters then...

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 01:33 AM

I use a big-name image host but I daren't name them publicly in case they block more of my stuff out of spite, but i've made them aware of my displeasure.
Maybe it's just an over-zealous moderator, but if they keep it up they're going to get a bad name and people will switch hosts.
I mean, the last thing clients want is the hassle of risking having their pics blocked because the hosts deem it un-pol correct.
Oh, and when they block a pic, they don't inform the client; the only way I found my German bomber was blocked was when I accidentally noticed it'd gone later, now I'm wondering which others they've blocked behind my back; I post a lot of stuff in military forums and there were a lot of swastikas in the German sections that I have to check, groan..

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 12:19 PM

http://bayimg.com/ No censors (except for porn), no political correctness, no copyright restrictions, etc. Run by the same folks that run the Pirate Bay.

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 01:06 PM

Thanks, but what do Bayimg get out of it if its free?

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 04:37 PM

I have no idea how they pay for it, as there are no ads that I can see (even after disabling Adblock Plus). I venture that they do it to further their self-proclaimed crusade for freedom of speech online.

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 01:08 AM

Problem is, if we post literally hundreds of images in net discussion forums, then later the image host goes bust or whatever, all our images disappear from every net forum where we've posted them, leaving just a forest of little red 'X's, so it's essential we use only trusted well-organised hosts.
Hopefully one day every discussion forum will have facilities for images to be inserted directly, thereby cutting out the need to go through a middleman host.

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 01:20 AM

That is political correctness going too far ... historical photos are just that. A different matter would be someone using symbols to promote any type of extremist view which is clearly not your intention. Good luck with your hunt.
In passing, I'm a fan of Stalingrad and Berlin - both by Antony Beevor. Also found Abolute War by Chris Bellamy really interesting.

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 11:06 AM

I've decided to name the host who blocked my pic of the shot-down German bomberwith a swastika on the tail: it was Photobucket.
However I told them off and they've now unblocked the pic..:thumbsup:
They didn't say why they blocked it in the first place, I suspect it was an over-zealous moderator but at least they subsequently overuled him/her so full credit to them.
Lucky for me I accidentally noticed the blocking, otherwise there'd be a red X still floating around in a forum without me knowing.
Not good..

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 09:07 AM

Image Shack...online free....or PAY ...Your choice...unlimited storage...You can delete pics.....or bring them back
Pics of "bare nekked ladies" won't fly...nor will outright porn...use your head the one where your brain lives :thumbsup:
JPG...GIF...VIDEOS....You set the pics as SHARE or mark them PRIVATE...again your choice

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 10:18 AM

Sadly, free Imageshack has always seemed a bit glitchy in my experience, which is why I mostly use Pbucket nowadays.
Also, Ishack can be just as pol-correct as Pbucket; for example Ishack deleted my pic of a Ku Klux Klansman for "Violation" not so long ago.
I was discussing the evils of racism in a forum and needed to post the pic, so by deleting it, pol-correctness has backfired on Ishack.
Same with swstikas, if an image-host bans them, we can't discuss the evils of nazism..

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 03:07 PM

Well...FWIW....I have several pics of Billary n San Fran Nan..a.k.a.Pelosi...n I haven't been asked to takem down... :thumbsup:

I have pics from Humor to GIFs......and anyting in between....cept porn n total nidity...lots of stuff from Vietnam War all the way up to the Afganistan War....I've never been asked to take ANYTHING down...or even gotten notices...so I dunno....hang in there...tried fliker...there are others but I have STML...+ CRS....

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 04:57 PM

I think moderators at the image hosting sites vary a lot, some are rabidly pol-correct and will remove pics at the drop of a hat, whereas others are more enlightened and kewl.
As I said, I complained to Pbucket for pulling a swastika pic and they put it back, so they must have overuled the moderator.
Also, I think pol-correct members of the public can complain about pics and bully the hosts into pulling them.

PS- and when a host pulls a pic, my experience has been that they never warn you or tell you, they just DO it, and leave you to accidentally find out further down the line, what cheek!

Edited by MickinPlymouthUK, 31 July 2010 - 05:00 PM.





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