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Anyone care to explain what happened to PB?  Their servers are slow as tits.  I have 1000's of pics over the course of 14yrs there.. Hate to move all that shit.

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Photobucket has a adopted a new business model. The monkey YOU-business model, as pioneered by Comcast.

The tl;dr is: pay $399 per year so that pictures can be linked ('3rd party hosting')

I don't know what they are thinking. Their service is not worth that much money, nobody will spend this much money to link pictures in some thread on some forum, competitors are asking less for the same service. It has broken, so to speak, informative forum posts all over the internet. Many threads on VS included.

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Photobucket has been slow as shit the last five years. Hope they crash and burn

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1 hour ago, Brad850 said:

Photobucket has been slow as shit the last five years. Hope they crash and burn

I stopped using them a while ago because of how slow and full of ads they were.

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8 hours ago, Blockpartie said:

Photobucket has a adopted a new business model. The monkey YOU-business model, as pioneered by Comcast.

The tl;dr is: pay $399 per year so that pictures can be linked ('3rd party hosting')

I don't know what they are thinking. Their service is not worth that much money, nobody will spend this much money to link pictures in some thread on some forum, competitors are asking less for the same service. It has broken, so to speak, informative forum posts all over the internet. Many threads on VS included.

Request to the mods: May I be permitted one (1) swear word for this post please?

They fucked up all of the writeups i posted on VS and other forums. I am pissed. It's going to take a long time for me to move everything over to flickr.  

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On 7/10/2017 at 6:38 AM, Blockpartie said:

Now that Photobucket has taken business lessons from Mafia & Co what is a good alternative? Imgur isn't what it used to be (which always seems to happen), flickr is yahoo...

I don't mind paying for a hosting service. It just has to be cheaper and better than setting up my own thing.

Rant: What is it with more and more websites asking for unreasonable amounts of money in exchange for their services? While completely cutting their 'limited-but-free' options? I don't have the money or desire to pay for all these 'on demand' and 'premium' things all while there is tons of advertising on the website and embedded into the content. Often the content is not that great either.

Flickr or if you don't care about quality of photos then Google Photo.

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All my fuckyoubucket links in the notable build threads still work, did those get moved over to Chuck's server? 

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18 hours ago, Burn-E said:

Flickr or if you don't care about quality of photos then Google Photo.

Imgur has been the easiest for me. It has some of the editing tools that photobucket had as well.

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Car wouldn't start leaving a store the other day. Cranks, but doesn't sound like it's trying to catch. Peddling didn't change anything. No codes. Fuel rail presta valve would spit a little gas each time I prime the pump, confirming there's some pressure. Pump Relay swapped, then jumped just in case, fuses checked and swapped. Reseated cam sensor, ECT, and MAF plugs. Pulled battery wires and held together. None of this resulted in any change.

I was low on gas, but light not on yet. Probably just before the light came on though. So I added about a gallon of gas that I coincidentally had in the trunk, waited a few minutes, turned the ignition on and off 10 times in a row, and then tried again. It worked.

Weird fluke? Could it really have been out of gas? Pump weak? I filled up right after and estimating by the amount of gas it took, accounting for roughly what I'd added before, I don't think the gauge is off.

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Sending unit off? Maybe level is lower than gauge reads..

On 7/13/2017 at 3:05 PM, Fudge_Brownie said:

Car wouldn't start leaving a store the other day. Cranks, but doesn't sound like it's trying to catch. Peddling didn't change anything. No codes. Fuel rail presta valve would spit a little gas each time I prime the pump, confirming there's some pressure. Pump Relay swapped, then jumped just in case, fuses checked and swapped. Reseated cam sensor, ECT, and MAF plugs. Pulled battery wires and held together. None of this resulted in any change.

I was low on gas, but light not on yet. Probably just before the light came on though. So I added about a gallon of gas that I coincidentally had in the trunk, waited a few minutes, turned the ignition on and off 10 times in a row, and then tried again. It worked.

Weird fluke? Could it really have been out of gas? Pump weak? I filled up right after and estimating by the amount of gas it took, accounting for roughly what I'd added before, I don't think the gauge is off.

 

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On 7/13/2017 at 0:05 PM, Fudge_Brownie said:

Car wouldn't start leaving a store the other day. Cranks, but doesn't sound like it's trying to catch. Peddling didn't change anything. No codes. Fuel rail presta valve would spit a little gas each time I prime the pump, confirming there's some pressure. Pump Relay swapped, then jumped just in case, fuses checked and swapped. Reseated cam sensor, ECT, and MAF plugs. Pulled battery wires and held together. None of this resulted in any change.

I was low on gas, but light not on yet. Probably just before the light came on though. So I added about a gallon of gas that I coincidentally had in the trunk, waited a few minutes, turned the ignition on and off 10 times in a row, and then tried again. It worked.

Weird fluke? Could it really have been out of gas? Pump weak? I filled up right after and estimating by the amount of gas it took, accounting for roughly what I'd added before, I don't think the gauge is off.

Was the car on an incline?  Had a similar experience recently..

I either need to start carrying my fuel pressure tester gauge w/me or install a fuel pressure gauge. 

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6 hours ago, Dick Dastardly said:

Sending unit off? Maybe level is lower than gauge reads..

Maybe - didn't seem like it based on filling up after. Took 16.5g, I had added maybe 1 gallon, 2 at most, and the tank takes at least 20 if not 21. Talking with my brother, he suggested impending crank or cam sensor failure based on past experiences. Said it won't throw a code, but will randomly refuse to start.

5 hours ago, gdog said:

Was the car on an incline?  Had a similar experience recently..

I either need to start carrying my fuel pressure tester gauge w/me or install a fuel pressure gauge. 

Not really. Car was leaning slightly to the right, but not by much. This is on my S90 (M4.4 whiteblock still), for what it's worth.

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I put 15.8 gallons into a 16.5 gallon tank yesterday...then ran my lawnmower out of gas later that day. 

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lol^

the tank in the GTI is so damn small. 12 gallons and im typically filling up 10 gallons. it makes for very simple MPG mental math calculations haha

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