Picture of the day for the Fort.

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  1. stpetedisneydad

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    On a side note, have any of you that use PB got your email notices yet? I had read about them on other forums and got my email yesterday. Basically they will no longer allow third party hosting with free accounts but if you join their Plus 500 Plan for a mere $399.99 a year you can continue to use it to link to forums.
     
  2. bama_ed

    bama_ed It's kind of fun to do the impossible-Walt Disney

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    Ouch! This is news to me.

    I reupped for the 20GB Plus package back in April. I read your quote above and I thought, "surely he got that part wrong about hosting pictures that appear on forums being $400".

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    So I checked. And he wasn't wrong.

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    Now, to clarify, 3rd party hosting is where you copy the IMG link in PB and paste it in the DIS forum post so that the picture appears automatically in the post. What PB calls "linking" is being able to copy and paste just a URL which you have to click on and open the picture to view in PB. So what nearly all of us do is the 3rd party hosting.

    All I have to say, then, is

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    I got time to take my stuff and go home.

    Bama Ed
     
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  4. Jimsig

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    I could not believe that email when I got it today. I thought for sure it was a spam/phishing email at first. I had to go to their site to make sure. Have to wonder how many people they will loose now? Have to think I could get a godaddy etc website to host photos a lot cheaper.
     
  5. peg110

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    So..... What one CAN do, is get a "Hosting" account for a website. I actually host a few domains and I pay about $11/month. I have virtually unlimited storage PLUS, I have the benefits of a Webserver AND my own customized email addresses. (So I can use ANYNAME@mydomain.com).

    The downside of course is that you need to be a bit more "Tech Savvy" for this option (which I am), but I don't have to deal with all the "SPAM" of other "Free" email providers (Hotmail, msn, yahoo, gmail, etc..), I have a place to store ALL my pictures (if I want) and I can even do a website or 2 (or 20 as it's "Unlimited")

    What's more, the feature I love the most, is I have an "App" that let's me access the Control Panel to my site(s). When someone wants an email, I can just login and make one on the fly. I don't make an email, I make an email "Forwarder". In this way, I don't have to give my actual email, and when and if spam (or more technically UCE) comes in on that account, I know who sold my email AND I can delete the forwarder without having to change my main email account. It freaks out some though when they ask for my email address and I tell them (for example at Best Buy) that my email is "BESTBUY@mydomain.com" (or kmart@mydomain.com, amazon.com@mydomain.com, etc...)

    There aren't always the "pretty" uploaders to make it easy to do this method but I have a lot less restrictions then some of these Other sites. Again, though, being tech savvy here is the key.

    As a final note, I prefer to "Upload" the images I intend to use on these (and other) forums as opposed to Linking to them anyway. Mostly because, depending on the service you use, I (as well as others for sure) may or may not be able to "View" your images. When I am sitting at work and bored (with nothing to do, or at lunch or whenever) and I view the Dis, my company blocks PB and other Data storage providers, so I don't see the images. If you "Upload" the pictures to the Dis directly, then if I can see the Disboards, I can see the pictures.
     
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  6. bama_ed

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    Trying Google Photos....

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  7. bama_ed

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    trying different things. please pardon my confusion. :rotfl:[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  8. sweet maxine

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    So, is the photo bucket issue the cause of the problem with seeing the images? In looking back several pages, many of the images are gone, and there is a grey box. I have always loved looking through the pictures, especially on really bad days.
     
  9. Jimsig

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    If you see the box that says something about upgrading your photobucket account to allow 3rd party linking or something like that that would be it.
     
  10. 2goofycampers

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    Please use the chatter thread I bumped so this can be for pics only. Thanks guys.
     
  11. tltay2005

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  14. Jackdude101

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    Greetings, Bama Ed. Can you tell me the exact spot on the campground where you took these pics? I'm doing research about Disney trains on Wikipedia and would love to take some myself (there is zilch in terms of photos for this railroad there, currently), but I don't want to have to wander aimlessly in the woods to get them.
     
  15. bama_ed

    bama_ed It's kind of fun to do the impossible-Walt Disney

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    Well I don't want to publicize it any more than it already has been...

    So Jack, I would be happy to send you the info in a Private Message/Conversation...

    But to send/receive a PM on the DIS you need at least 10 posts. As of now your count is only one. So post anywhere, get the count to ten, then send me a PM. Go to your name in the upper right of this web page, choose the "Conversations" link, then choose the "Start a Conversation". Address it to me and I will see it and reply to you.

    I really hate I missed riding the train. It was closed by the time I first attended the Fort although the tracks were still all over the place. I did attend near the end of River Country's days and regret that too.

    But seeing the tracks now is some comfort.

    Bama Ed

    PS - for further research, you can try Michael Broggie's Book on all thing Walt Disney and trains which has a chapter on the FWRR.

    https://www.amazon.com/Walt-Disneys-Railroad-Story-Small-Scale/dp/1563420066

    I see used versions are now $50. Glad I got an original. It's a great read especially for the train in Walt's backyard which is why I got it.

    PPS - David Leaphart's book on the FWRR is the DEFINITIVE book in my mind.

    https://www.amazon.com/Disney-World...rd_wg=1JNG8&psc=1&refRID=VEW6Y655CM3H4FX85NPH

    It and the accompanying photo volume is the final authority on the FWRR. I have both of them and it is interesting.

    PPPS - A couple years ago I met a FW Cast Member who worked on the FWRR and after it shut down stayed on at the Fort. Dave Dietzel was his name. I think he has retired by now. I spoke with him for about 30 minutes about his FWRR reminisces and it was a pleasure. It is a time gone by.
     
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  16. tltay2005

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  17. Jackdude101

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    Okay, I'll do that. I do own the Broggie book. It was my primary tool for whipping the Disneyland Railroad and Walt Disney World Railroad Wikipedia articles into shape. I'm currently applying the same treatment to the one for the Carolwood Pacific Railroad. I don't own the Leaphart book you mentioned, but I do own his book on the Walt Disney World Railroad.
     
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