PHOTOBUCKET.COM ISSUES TODAY

Started by MountainDon, November 04, 2016, 12:40:38 PM

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MountainDon

Photobucket has been having issues for many hours today. If you are browsing our topics and images do not display that may be the reason. The photobucket website displays a screen with the words "Hang In There!
We're down for maintenance, but we'll be back shortly."

Their Facebook page has the message....

"⚠ Scheduled Maintenance: We will be conducting maintenance on our site today from 10pm MST November 3, 2016 until 2am MST November 4, 2016. You may not be able to access your account during this time. This maintenance is being conducted to improve your overall user experience with the site. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Support Team at support@photobucket.com. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience this causes!"


I guess they may have run into some glitches.............. 

   
Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn't mean it is good design.

Redoverfarm

Maybe they have some missing E-mails also. LOL


Mike 870

I got some malware from photobucket last time I went there to post pictures.

Redoverfarm

Quote from: Mike 870 on November 19, 2016, 03:08:17 PM
I got some malware from photobucket last time I went there to post pictures.

Mike I noticed that the last several times I went to their site they had a whole page of pop-up ads with a heading "continue to the site" in the upper right.  It is very possible that you might have picked it up from one of them.  I don't recall the ad pages being there before.

On a somewhat related topic I mistakenly hit one of the Google ads at the bottom of Country Plans and got a malware also.  Can't trust anyone anymore.

John Raabe

Redoverfarm

You found a malware site in the Google ad space on the bottom of our index page? That is not good!
Do you remember any identifiers? We can block them if we can find the poster.

John
None of us are as smart as all of us.


Redoverfarm

Quote from: John Raabe on November 20, 2016, 03:25:46 PM
Redoverfarm

You found a malware site in the Google ad space on the bottom of our index page? That is not good!
Do you remember any identifiers? We can block them if we can find the poster.

John

It has been several weeks ago John.  It was one of those "you have 1 unread message".  My net is really bad and when scrolling it will hesitate the page up/down then jump so I had started to look at one thing and by the time my mouse settled down I was on something else.  Just so happened it was one of those bottom ads.  No harm done but thought I would let others know they are there.  I looked and the ad layouts are different now.  Before there were three or four individual boxes from left to right. Now they are laid out in one box.  Maybe they discovered it as well and changed it.

Mike 870

It was definately malware on photobucket site, happened several times.  Hopefully they clear it up.  It was unprompted and tried to get me to download a fake malware removal tool.

John Raabe

Thanks for the info on that. The bottom panel is googles' to rent out (and can be wide or smaller boxes).
None of us are as smart as all of us.

MountainDon

Update....  I have no idea when this happened but an eagle eye member just brought this to my attention.  Forum posts that had images hosted on Photobucket now have the images appearing in the topics where they were originally placed. There is a "hosted by photobucket" watermark, but that is better than no image at all.



Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn't mean it is good design.