I've only posted this in about 3 dozen places. No admin on this forum has the foresight to make it a sticky.
Wrist slitting and bashing photobucket doesn't accomplish anything, and deleting your free photobucket account is even worse, however, this makes it possible to view every photobucket photo on the internet in context, if the OP did not slit his wrist and delete his free photobucket account.
Seeing Past Photobucket Hotlink Block
Unless the OP deleted their photobucket account, every old photobucket image is still linked on this website (and every other place on the internet). Photobucket has chosen to show you a block image instead of the original image.
There are Free Add-Ons available for both Chrome and Firefox, which will let you choose to see the original photo instead of the "ransom block" image, both on this bulletin board and every other internet website.
For Chrome - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/photobucket-hotlink-fix/kegnjbncdcliihbemealioapbifiaedg?hl=en
for Firefox - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... ket-fixer/
After installing my add-on, I called up an old thread thread, and I can see every photohttp://www.texaskayakfisherman.com/foru ... &p=2247672
And of course, I can also see everyone else's old photobucket images in context on every thread and every website.
Uploading the patch, you're not doing photobucket any favors, giving them any money, agreeing with them - all you're doing is restoring your old knowledge base to where it was before the photobucket ransom
If you want to remove the add on later, go to Add-ons and remove or disable it, or with Chrome, just right-click on your toolbar.