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Rolling
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I say semi-off topic because this is about my bike shots that I post here.

I've been using Photobucket for a while now and even subscribed. But this year my membership lapsed and since I don't have the traffic I used to, (or they upped the bandwidth?) I decided to leave it as the free version with advertisements.

Well Holy Crap.

I noticed my computer was super slow the other day and sure enough, it was Photobucket. It was pegging my CPU usage. So naturally, I assumed it was the flash ads so I used ad blocker to nuke the offending ad (HP laptops BTW).

That solved the problem.

However, every time I log onto Photobucket, those clever peeps get the ads to pop back up and hog my computer. Thus, I have to remove the ads using my deathly slow computer again and again.

I see three choices.

1. Pay for the subscription.
2 Move my photos to some other provider, which is a pain in the azz I'm guessing. Unless there is a site that has a utility to grab Photobucket pix and batch copy them.
2. Find an even more clever peep on MTBR.com with a solution. I'm using firefox with the adblocker plug-in.

(ok, 4 choices,--put up with removing the ads every time).

Any thoughts?
 

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The ads are only slowing the computer as your viewing them.

Flash is processor intensive so it will and can make the cpu reach 100%

Flickr is great, no flash ads. (only google text ads)

May wanna check that out.

Or why not just use the mtbr gallery? Is there a reason to not just use that?
 

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Muskoka
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Check with your service provider. You may already have hosting available to you as part of your package. My internet service(cable) comes with 5 email addresses plus 50Mb personal webhosting space. That's where I host my photos. Another benefit is I can size them and present them however I choose.
 

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Rolling
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One_Speed said:
Or why not just use the mtbr gallery? Is there a reason to not just use that?
Content Control..

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k thnx pete That worked...Why didn't I think of that? The adblocker even gives me the option. I have been clicking on the default.

This thread is now moot.
 

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Tree Hugger
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Are you using IE? With Firefox, and Ad-blocker, I get no ads, and no slow computer.
 

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lidarman said:
Content Control..

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k thnx pete That worked...Why didn't I think of that? The adblocker even gives me the option. I have been clicking on the default.

This thread is now moot.
Good call, and good advice from Pete. With adblock plus, mtbr even loads better since the ads were priority while the rest loaded later.
 

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lidarman said:
Content Control..

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k thnx pete That worked...Why didn't I think of that? The adblocker even gives me the option. I have been clicking on the default.

This thread is now moot.
Thanks wasn't aware of that.

I could see how an ad blocker would really speed things up.

FYI, Was putting up with the ads since they do help pay for the mtbr website

But I do admit there really screwing mtbr's performance
 

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Pete Fagerlin said:
Ssshhhhh...
Pete your a ruler.

Installed adblock plus for firefox in less than one minute.

Subscribed to easypay? for ads to block.

Screaming fast with nothing else to add or configure.

Guess I will have to show my support for mtbr in other ways.
 

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This is moot for Ken there - but I'm sure others have the same questions.

Used Pbase for a while. I liked it, and still have some photos up there, but paying for a service that I can get for free? Hmmmm. Don't think so. I have both a flickr account and a Picasa account.

I like flickr for the ease of browsing. I don't like that if you want to have more the three galleries, you have to pay. Not much, but still have to pay. Nice uploader tool, but it takes a while to upload stuff.

I like Picasa for the easy interface for general uploading and editing that comes with the software. Its very easy to use. Once you have a few thousand shots though, it can be a b!tch to manage if you're looking for a specific folder. There's no limit on galleries, and the storage capacity is huge, just like flickr. Of course, you're then beholden to the google empire with Picasa.

When it comes to 'lifting' photos to post here, it both flickr and picasa is pretty easy. They both offer the ability to post various sizes. You can post small shots[what's the point?] or bigguns.

And probably the best thing about flickr and Picasa? There's no need to 'save for web' or downsize the files when uploading. Stick the original up. Of course it takes longer to upload, but its there. This is good unless you have an issue of bad guys tealing your image for publication like Leel did a while back. If you're worried water marking is a good idea.
 

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Awsome pop-up blocker - I'm faster now.

You could sign up for imageshack - I dont believe they have ads (least not ones that arnt already blocked) and its free.

You could also host your own domain/website. I signed up with yahoo business quite a long time ago and bought there basic plan. Well, I dont know if they just messed up or what, but I cancelled the plan, but some how I still have a site. The great part is I have an unreal amount of space and bandwidth.

My stats (I dont know how, I cancelled.)

 
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