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Postby davislove » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:09 pm

Needs to be tested a bit but i found a no ad[*] sponsored type photo hosting service and it can be adopted for a forum:
http://postimage.org/ http://postimage.org/mod.php
it can be used via registration or you can upload pics without having to register
2nd link would be of interest to killatron as a way to incorporate this 'app' to form part of a forum
[*]i see a small nonintrusive ad at the very bottom of the page
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Here is another one: http://cubeupload.com/
again some testing may be needed; this one is a bit more cumbersome to use in that you have to press the 'show embedded codes' link so that you can see all of the 'bbcodes' called all forum codes you can load up to 50 pics and it does generate a preview photo so you can see the photo you are trying to upload. limited to 5mb sized pics, same as above link.
Also comes in both registred and unregistered forms
i do see some ads on some pics but not porn albeit there may be risque ads
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i am pretty confident on the two i mentioned above....i hope our moderator and or killatron can check out if the 2 i mentioned can be used as replacements for imagebam and other porn ad promoting hosting services....these would be used in addition to the tpowis photo host as alternatives

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here is a a 3 photo test of each service:
cube upload:
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Re: non-ad sponsored hosting service(s)

Postby Killatron » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:21 am

Great post Davis, and the postimage looks like its simple to integrate into this forum software. I don't like that its still essentially a 3rd party host and could end up having all kinds of annoying ads, but right now it looks promising.

The other hosting options you list are clean, free, and would also work well for the forum.

The thing is, this fetish walks a line, a line that is sometimes crossed with the occasional topless photo. We can have the X-rated material even, but it needs to be kept all in one place. The general galleries need to be at most, R-rated content. The problem is, the second you consider anything "adult" they will throw the WORST of the adult ads at you. And by worst they have no limits, live girl pop ups, fucking videos play, and worst, they throw sound in the mix on many of these now. After opening a thousandth link with fucking sound effects, I just couldn't stand it anymore. On top of that, it's scaring away would be sponsors. (I came so close to getting a deal going on for official promotion of Fit in your Jeans by Friday... so close... but Kim never made a follow up anyway, so boo).

So anyway, these are some viable alternatives to the porno image hosts out there. Hardcore porno that our fetish is honestly not really a part of. If they had targeted ads, there wouldn't be a problem.
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Re: non-ad sponsored hosting service(s)

Postby davislove » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:50 am

killatron i wrote to superheroinelinks that there should be some sort of a discussion/debate on this topic with input of participating actively posting members (even those that dont post much but might want to throw in their views) here for a month or two and come to some sort of concensus at to setting some 'rules of the road' as to photo hosting in the future.

One start would be to find out what services are out there that dont produce ads, if any, or which ones have ads but no pop-ups ect. Once we find out whats out there after an exhausting search then we need to test these services THOROUGHLY . Only after that we can start narrowing down the choices and/or make a decision on whats acceptable and make (firm) decisions and rules....Always remaining open-minded on newer no-ad services or ideas that may come out in the future.

I believe one way to avoid some pop-ups IMMEDIATELY is to make sure everyone marks photos as 'safe' or 'safe to view' this stops a lot of the porn-related content. I HAVE ALWAYS done this with turbo image and imagebam ect.

Anyway thats my 2 cents view....
In my quest to find other hosting services...i came across this one: http://imageupper.com/cgi/uploadm.pl
it comes in registered and unregistered versions and limits to 50 photos max @ 5.1mb each....they advertise themselves as '100% pop-up free one-click image host'. i am enclosing a test post that includes 1 4000 pixel photo.

:!: Upon further testing of postimage.org i noticed that when i did 12-20+ pics it froze so i think we can take that one out of service [i mentioned that one with my 1st post on this thread]...

thats why we need to test this things out first to find which ones work or not before we establish firm rules
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test of imageupper: [a bit cumbersome to use to get to the all bbcodes must click on an extra link and its at the very bottom of the page] works fine so far and its fairly fast. i see 2 non-intrusive ads at top@bottom but thats ok. no pop-ups or porn. It also has nice features such as gallery ect

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Re: non-ad sponsored hosting service(s)

Postby Killatron » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:04 am

Well, of course I am going to recommend using the photohost I have provided. It's fast, it' keeps track of views, and has no ads, and at most would have targeted on topic ads, never pop ups. It still needs some work, better stats for uploaders, and maybe a way to remove the 30 photo at a time limit (though you can get around it giving it about 30 seconds between sets of 30).

But once we have a recommended list of quality image hosts, I'll add that to the official rules of this board and we can get this place free of the hardcore smut that has plagued the image shares for so long.
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Re: non-ad sponsored hosting service(s)

Postby davislove » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:22 am

UNfortunately my bread@butter image hosting site i recommended a year+ ago and use most often is closing down:
when you click on https://someimage.com/
one gets the following message: Due to a multitude of reasons, including financial, management, and abusive behavior, SomeImage will be closing. Please backup your files as soon as possible.

It is one of the few of the major ones that did not redirect with pop-ups and was capable of hosting photos up to 25MB in size. I am in the process of finding a suitable replacement that i can recommend and more importantly avoids the redirects and use of porn related advertising; so until i find it stay tuned but i wanted to you all to know the unfortunate news regarding someimage and it is possible all of my pics might go offline.
:arrow: I am going to try out a few of these hosting services as i continue to post so expect a couple of recommendations as i go along if i find them
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Re: non-ad sponsored hosting service(s)

Postby Lycrafan2004 » Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:52 pm

due to the running costs for a server you will not find a hoster that does not display ads or expects a donation to finance these costs.
abload.de is a german server that is improved for hosting images. The limits are 20 Pics per upload and 10 mb each picture. They save the image unlimited. They display ads but no porn.
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Re: non-ad sponsored hosting service(s)

Postby davislove » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:28 am

thanks for the recommendation lycrafan2004.....................
Ive been using the following and so far no hiccups:
http://tryimg.com/ http://imageupper.com/cgi/uploadm.pl https://postimage.org/ and killatrons http://photohost.tpowis.net/index.php
and to a lesser extent: http://www.imagebam.com/ http://www.turboimagehost.com/ http://www.use.com/

I would like to find one that can handle larger sizes up to 20mb; so if any one has suggestions please fell free to post them....also if theres any one that avoids porn and redirects and doesnt have a lot of limitations also feel free to mention them.
:arrow: I AM AVOIDING THE HOSTING SITES THAT YOU NEED TO REGISTER; the ones that i mentioned above YOU DONT NEED TO REGISTER to post. [its completely optional as i am NOT interested in saving the pics in albums] Thank you

on a side note once i post the photos i erase them so as to not ever reuse hence i am not into saving pics thats why this forum exists :D what ends up happening is that i forget what i posted and i collect that photo a second time not remembering that i had posted it.......our moderator thinks that i go back into the archives and reuse or crop to give an old photo a second life....i can assure you all theres way too much new material to bother with that :twisted:
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Re: non-ad sponsored hosting service(s)

Postby Killatron » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:46 pm

As an alternative to our own photohost.tpowis.net I also have a usergallery up and ready for some testers. There are a few notes on how its currently working.

You can upload as many photos as you want and it can generate a bunch of links for you to share in BB code here. HOWEVER, it will place each photo on a separate line, this will cause an insane amount of scrolling for large posts. You can manually fix it simply deleting the break (space) between each IMG link for a much more concise fit on the forums.

To share a batch of pics, you must make each batch upload its own album for it only supports album share, not recent upload shares.

Now on the positive side, this system would allow you to share a whole album link and users can browse much like they do on the main site. You will also be able to clearly see what photos are popular through the use of both view counts and ratings. (everyone loves stats right?)

So if you are interested, setup an account at ugs.tpowis.nett the current registration password is: siwopt
Registration may close at any time as this is currently a test project.
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Re: non-ad sponsored hosting service(s)

Postby Lycrafan2004 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:02 pm

Thank you, very nice service.

What a pity that there are no replies to this and that there are not so much Pics up. Seems to be a project, that attracts less interest. I will try it later at the weekend. Sorry for my late reply but i was offline a few weeks.
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Re: non-ad sponsored hosting service(s)

Postby Killatron » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:21 am

I have been looking at alternative posting options for a long while now. Right now we have two problems. Firstly, the forum itself has a really assbackward way of storing photos, its such a mess that when I have to inevitably change hosts, its gonna be hell. Worse, forum upgrades may cause me to lose the established image attachment organization. The second problem is 3rd party hosts. Most have very annoying ads, and every now and then, one dies, and everything that has not been moved to the main galleries of the site is lost. The user galleries should fix at least the first problem.

Anyway if you have issues with the user galleries, let me know.
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Re: non-ad sponsored hosting service(s)

Postby davislove » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:11 am

Obviously i am a neophyte when it comes to the behind-the-scenes inner workings of hosting and managing a web site/forum. From conversations with you ect my suggestion would be: if it aint broke do nothing. Why do you have to switch hosts? This forum's platform is obviously dated but it works. It was never ever intended to have so many posts and pics and attachments; Its become an unwieldy wild beast but it works; so other than required minimum maintenance just make sure the beast has enough room to roam i would say and enjoy it for now. This forum is hosted by go daddy. Why do you need to switch platforms?
thats my 2 cents worth of 'food for thought'.

ps:that one hosting site that i used until fairly recently that went bye-bye at least the pics and thumbnails are able to be viewed; which is great; you dont want to see tons of wording to the effect that this image is no longer....
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Re: non-ad sponsored hosting service(s)

Postby Killatron » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:14 pm

Its not a matter of switching hosts, its forum software. Upgrades may force things to not go as smoothly as I would like, the attachments may not be attached to their original posts. The forum software is already obsolete, we've had a few issues with spam as a result, but our moderator team has been quick to deal with it.
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Postby Lycrafan2004 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:58 am

Davis: its the same with your Operating System on your PC. You may run it without changing or updating. But sometimes it will be so old and out of service that you will loose everything in case of a crash. So you have to update it sometimes to not loose compatibility.
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