Least Restrictive Image Hosting Sites

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    Aug 25, 2011 2:56 PM GMT
    Okay, I am just about fed up with Photobucket. I don't mind so much that they delete any nude images that I upload, but lately they have been deleting just about anything they feel like.

    Example: They deleted an image I uploaded of a hot guy who was tied up with a gag in his mouth. It was actually kinda artsy, and although he was shirtless, it only showed him from mid-chest up. Now here's the funny part. If that image was so offensive, then why was the GIF of a chimp holding its weiner and drinking its own pee that was right next to it not deemed offensive and removed?

    Here are the pics in question in the above example. I changed the name on the image of the guy and reloaded it to a different album in my account pending them finding and deleting it again.

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    So here's the question. Are there any free to moderately priced image hosting sites out there that have less arbitrary guidelines of what they consider offensive? I'm not looking to upload anything XXX, but I would like to know that I can upload the occasional twistedly funny or semi naughty pic without it getting pulled the moment I post it.
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    Aug 25, 2011 3:05 PM GMT
    Register a domain for 10 bucks a year, then get hosting for 4 bucks a month.
    Then you can upload whatever you want to your server and host your own images.
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    Aug 25, 2011 3:29 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidRegister a domain for 10 bucks a year, then get hosting for 4 bucks a month.
    Then you can upload whatever you want to your server and host your own images.


    That sounds way too technical and complicated for my tiny stupid brain to manage.
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    Aug 25, 2011 4:44 PM GMT
    Do a Google search on 'adult image hosting' and you'll find several free image hosting sites that will handle adult images.
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    Aug 25, 2011 5:22 PM GMT
    The_Guerrilla_Sodomite said
    paulflexes saidRegister a domain for 10 bucks a year, then get hosting for 4 bucks a month.
    Then you can upload whatever you want to your server and host your own images.


    That sounds way too technical and complicated for my tiny stupid brain to manage.
    It's easier than setting up a new computer.
    MUCH easier...
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    Aug 25, 2011 5:30 PM GMT
    The_Guerrilla_Sodomite saidOkay, I am just about fed up with Photobucket.

    I've had my problems with them, too. I've blocked all my photos there as private, not available to the public. The worst I ever uploaded were ass shots of guys, and some were there for over a year.

    Then I posted a few of those ass pics to RJ. Within 2 days not only were those pics deleted from Photobucket, but about 30 others, not one a frontal, sexually explicit or violent.

    Since other users of Photobucket or the public couldn't have seen them and complained, there seemed to be 2 possibilities. One was that their moderators had seen them during a periodic review of photos.

    The other was that an RJ member made the complaint to Photobucket to spite me (your PB user name appears with the pic file name in RJ, just hit QUOTE to see it, but that only works for signed-on RJ members), and indeed one of the usual suspects had started another flame war with me a few days earlier, so the timing seemed more than coincidental.

    So I wonder if you had placed restrictions on who can see your Photobucket pics? Do you think it was done during a random review?
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    Aug 25, 2011 7:07 PM GMT
    Google Picasa. Or just create a tumblr blog and set it to private. Then link the images from there.
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    Aug 25, 2011 7:38 PM GMT
    I had issues with Photobucket myself when I posted that blog from the ATLANTIS Mediterranean cruise last summer. They would barely allow pictures of a guy in a Speedo. I had to write a letter to them and bitch and moan to get their moderators to lighten up because they were deleting pictures that were not even remotely nude or pornographic. It was really annoying.

    That said, Art it's likely not another one of your conspiracy theories of RJ members out to get you, it was probably just over-zealous moderators there at Photobucket that randomly review accounts and delete pics they deem inappropriate -- whether they are actually inappropriate or not.
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    Aug 25, 2011 8:17 PM GMT
    Hi, i can use my dropbox for such things just fine. You just need to store it in your public drive and copy the direct public link, it's pretty handy and easy!
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    Aug 25, 2011 8:38 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI had issues with Photobucket myself when I posted that blog from the ATLANTIS Mediterranean cruise last summer. They would barely allow pictures of a guy in a Speedo. I had to write a letter to them and bitch and moan to get their moderators to lighten up because they were deleting pictures that were not even remotely nude or pornographic. It was really annoying.

    That said, Art it's likely not another one of your conspiracy theories of RJ members out to get you, it was probably just over-zealous moderators there at Photobucket that randomly review accounts and delete pics they deem inappropriate -- whether they are actually inappropriate or not.

    Nice of you to comment to him, but you are really making it more challenging for him to maintain his conspiracy theory, though I am sure that "creative" mind will still be able to do so.
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    Aug 25, 2011 8:46 PM GMT
    xrichx saidGoogle Picasa. Or just create a tumblr blog and set it to private. Then link the images from there.


    Thanks! I think I just figured it out. Now so long as there aren't content Nazis on Picasa...icon_lol.gif

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