FYI theimagehosting broken full-size images, new policy?
I'm not sure if this is a permanant change on their part, but I noticed recently many of the full-size images I've posted on theimagehosting.com for inslusion in threads here no longer work.
Not sure how many other GS users this is affecting, but I thought I'd bring it up as an FYI.
Of course they have every right to change their (free) service, and I realize it's selfish to complain about a free service. But if this is a new policy, it's a dumb one, because it's likely broken a LOT of web pages.
I certainly don't want to go back through my posts and fix them all.
I wrote them a message to find out more. If I hear back, I'll let you know.
Hi there -
It appears your policy of permitting direct linking to full size images has recently changed. I'm just checking with you to confirm. Nothing on this change appears in your FAQ.
I noticed this because a number of images I had posted to a message board no longer show up, and the "get code" feature for the full size linking option is no longer in the list provided after an upload.
Is this a permanent change at theimagehosting?
I realize it's stupid for me to complain about a free service (which up to now has been wonderfully easy to use and much appreciated), but this change has likely broken a LOT of web pages. If it's a new policy, was there no way to grandfather it based on upload date, to at least preserve existing links?
It has made me hesitant to keep using theimagehosting, since I can't be sure there won't be other fundamental problems in the future.