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Camera Ready Naked --- Photo Sharing
« on: August 19, 2016, 12:25:38 AM »
For a few years I had an account on Flickr. I had lots of photos on there, some my own, and some I copied from various web pages.   That worked well until Flickr deleted my account for alleged copyright violations.   It happened right after I changed my account from "private" to "public."  Some discussion on another nudist site convinced me that promoting public nudity while hiding my own images in "private" is a contradiction.  So I changed to public.  Within a month the account had been deleted.  I suspect that someone complained about nudity so the MODS of Flickr looked at my photos, saw the copies of published photos, and that was their excuse to delete the account.

Now all the links I once had to my images on Flickr are probably down.  Secret Naturist Society won't miss the broken links. 

Recently I started a new account on Photobucket.    Its been up a month or so.  Every few days a couple of images are replaced by white squares with a note saying that the content of that (nude) photo did not meet their terms and conditions.   Today I looked and found several deleted photos.  I'm not really sure just what they object to, but its probably exposed genitals or something. 

So I'm thinking of starting my own photo hosting site.  I can get a domain and host for around $80 per year.  More than free, but its on a "adult" host which does not discriminate against bodies or sexual content. It comes with a free domain name registration so I can pick anything that isn't take.  "Bob Knows.com" or something else. 

I'm still thinking.  I would have to use some software for the site, and it might not have the easy drag and drop upload that Photobucket had.   

Is anyone else having these troubles?   What has been your solution? 
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Re: Camera Ready Naked --- Photo Sharing
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2016, 01:38:50 AM »
I can never get flickr to post a photo successfully.  I never had any deletions or account removal but then, I didn't stay on it that long as it just didn't seem to work for me.

I now have my naturist photos in the cloud on Microsoft One Drive.  It's private to each subscriber and as far as I know there is no 'moderation' i.e. invasion of privacy.  If they 'discipline' you it would be a result of a third party complaint, I think.  But I haven't read the small print.  You just have to start a Microsoft account and they give you a decent chunk of data space for free. 

I am absolutely the last person to ask about picture posting protocol to forums but, as celebrated a few months ago, I did work out how to embed a single photo in one of my posts!  So it can be done.

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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2016, 01:55:59 AM »
The best way to get things done the way you want them is to do it yourself. Good luck with the experiment and hope it works.

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Re: Camera Ready Naked --- Photo Sharing
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2016, 06:30:09 AM »
In my experience there's plenty of freely-available code out there you can download and use. As a generalisation, if you can use it straight out of the box it's probably hosted on someone's server and they're liable to police it. If you take complete control of the code you'll probably need to make quite a few adaptations to it which may mean learning some of the intricacies of he code -not everyone's cup of tea.

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Re: Camera Ready Naked --- Photo Sharing
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2016, 08:24:18 AM »
I've been using slickr for naked images for almost ten years with no problems, Bob.
The most likely reason for deletion was your use of images from elsewhere on the web.

Since I started using flickr they have improved the picture categorisation features in ways which make it much easier to post nude pictures without offending delicate susceptibilities.
The best place to read the rules is on a Flickr group called "AFM: How NOT to get Deleted! The Rules Group" which explains what to do (and what not to do) far better than the official help pages.
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Re: Camera Ready Naked --- Photo Sharing
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2016, 12:04:54 AM »
Bob, are you actually confessing to violating copyright, and then saying " that was their excuse to delete the account"? If that's what you did, you deserved it 100 percent; I don't see what defense can you possibly offer. We've talked about this here recently, and Stuart joined in to say that stolen images had been a very annoying problem for him and Karla. If you're thinking of a replacement site, you'd better plan on behaving better if you don't want trouble to follow you.

As far as I can tell, Tumblr has no rules at all, and their site is filled with stolen images, often with pious intonations like "If you claim copyright for one of our images, let us know and we'll remove it". Go there and do that, if it's what you want.

Nowadays my own pictures are on Dropbox, using the "Public" folder that accounts from before October 2012 can use. I'm not clear on how the functionality changed at that point, so I'm not certain that someone can open an account now and do the same thing. With my account, I can post HTML files that would effectively be my own image gallery, set up as a web page. The only rule Dropbox threw at me was "Please don't use our service for anything illegal". Many vendors have issues about nudity, so it was refreshing not to see any prohibition.

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Re: Camera Ready Naked --- Photo Sharing
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2016, 01:53:31 AM »
As far as I can tell, Tumblr has no rules at all, and their site is filled with stolen images, often with pious intonations like "If you claim copyright for one of our images, let us know and we'll remove it". Go there and do that, if it's what you want.


I have an account at Tumblr but I've never shared anything there.  Can I use it as an off site storage?  Can I get a link for a particular photo I want to post here, for example? 



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Nowadays my own pictures are on Dropbox, using the "Public" folder that accounts from before October 2012 can use. I'm not clear on how the functionality changed at that point, so I'm not certain that someone can open an account now and do the same thing.
With my account, I can post HTML files that would effectively be my own image gallery, set up as a web page. The only rule Dropbox threw at me was "Please don't use our service for anything illegal". Many vendors have issues about nudity, so it was refreshing not to see any prohibition.

I haven't tried Dropbox.  I don't like Photobucket.   Maybe I'll try Dropbox.

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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2016, 01:59:45 AM »
OK I went to Dropbox and looked up their terms and conditions,

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You agree not to misuse the Dropbox services...you must not even try to do any of the following in connection with the Services: .....  publish or share materials that are unlawfully pornographic or indecent, or that contain extreme acts of violence;

Naked photos of an old man going around the countryside naked are not unlawfully pornographic so they do not violate the Dropbox terms.  I think I've found a solution.
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Re: Camera Ready Naked --- Photo Sharing
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2016, 08:05:05 PM »
Nowadays my own pictures are on Dropbox, using the "Public" folder that accounts from before October 2012 can use. I'm not clear on how the functionality changed at that point, so I'm not certain that someone can open an account now and do the same thing. With my account, I can post HTML files that would effectively be my own image gallery, set up as a web page. The only rule Dropbox threw at me was "Please don't use our service for anything illegal". Many vendors have issues about nudity, so it was refreshing not to see any prohibition.


John P.   I started a Dropbox account.   I'm trying to figure out how to link Dropbox photos so they can be posted on sites like this one.   Have you done that with Dropbox?

Anyone else got that figured out?

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Re: Camera Ready Naked --- Photo Sharing
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2016, 08:08:45 PM »
Still working on it.  Test image post   Hmmm?  Maybe this works from Dropbox.

Right click on photo, click on menu "copy image location," paste here with a img in brackets around.

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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2016, 10:04:39 PM »
Still working on it.  Test image post   Hmmm?  Maybe this works from Dropbox.

Right click on photo, click on menu "copy image location," paste here with a img in brackets around.


It didn't display as a picture and when I tried clicking on it I got dropbox error 403.
why not go back to Flickr? I can help you there.
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« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2016, 11:30:20 PM »
Still working on it.  Test image post   Hmmm?  Maybe this works from Dropbox.

Right click on photo, click on menu "copy image location," paste here with a img in brackets around.


It didn't display as a picture and when I tried clicking on it I got dropbox error 403.
why not go back to Flickr? I can help you there.


I get a photo even in your quoted text.  That's interesting that you don't. 

I went to my other computer that doesn't have the Dropbox app.   No photo here.    Maybe Dropbox isn't going to work out either.


Flickr has me permanently banned.   I would have to get a new access point or something. 

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« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2016, 09:00:46 AM »
I saw no image at all, and nothing suggesting there ever was one. Maybe you removed it.
As I said, Dropbox changed its policies in 2012 and the way I post pictures to Internet groups (via a Public folder) is no longer available. They say newer accounts can accomplish a similar thing in a different way, but I don't quite understand what it is. See this instruction:
https://www.dropbox.com/help/16

Note also that near the bottom of that page, there's a section headed "Important note on copyrighted material" which explains all about you know what!

OK, I got interested in how this might work, and I tried the method Dropbox said people should use, as they describe here:
https://www.dropbox.com/help/167

I tried to get a URL for a file  on my Dropbox account which is all about circled bears, and nothing to do with naturism, and which isn't in any Public subfolder. This is the URL they gave me: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nj59zmckm77h4h7/P_20150530_153031.jpg?dl=0

Will it work as an image if I place the URL between (img) and (/img) instructions (actually with square brackets):


The answer seems to be no, even though the URL does work when you click on it, though it seems slow. So it looks as if Dropbox wanted to discourage people from automatically sending (is that "hotlinking"?) files in response to listings on web pages. Maybe it was costing them too much in bandwidth, so they shifted to a system which would make readers click on anything they want to see, rather than showing it automatically, and you might say that makes Facebook unusable for your purpose. But my understanding of all this is very limited.

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« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2016, 09:19:39 AM »
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Flickr has me permanently banned.   I would have to get a new access point or something. 

Bob
Can you see the AFM: How not to get deleted group at https://www.flickr.com/groups/unsafe/ without logging in to Flickr?
If so you may be able to get advice on reinstatement.
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