Postimage spam links

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Talk' started by Todd, Sep 17, 2021.

  1. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (1,817) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Oh damn. One more thing on my to undo list. Ugh.
     
  2. rrock44

    rrock44 Disciple (392) Oct 27, 2009 Washington

    My bad. I am guessing it is postimage? I have noticed added “link” words after a picture I post. I usually catch it. Edit and delete the added words.

    That would be the only thing I can think of? If it is something different, let me know. Accept my apologies and if you’re ever in the Tri-Cities (Wa), I owe you a NOG.

    EDIT - just noticed the title of this thread (I just clicked on the thread through my alerts. Reading through the entire thread now. Don’t believe I have malware on my iPad. I think it is just those weird worded links that show up at the end. Looks like I let a few slip through.:grimacing:
     
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  3. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,229) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey

    Speak for yourself. It stopped working for me at some point and since then I’ve been using post images. I went back to the Imgur app and have no clue how to use it for pics.
     
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  4. rrock44

    rrock44 Disciple (392) Oct 27, 2009 Washington

    it was why I switched to postimage. Imgur stopped working for me.
     
  5. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,229) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey

    I still have the Imgur app on my phone but can’t figure out how to post a pic with it at this point. Don’t even remember how and why it stopped working for me but forgot how to even use it.
     
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  6. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (8,935) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Yeah, I used to use Imgur, and one day they became completely incompatible with BA. So I stopped posting pics. Then I learned about PostImages, and it was so easy. Now I'm in pic limbo over here.
     
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  7. MacMalt

    MacMalt Poo-Bah (5,016) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    I haven't tried the app yet but I got it to work in my PC. That said, I'm glad postimages is working again.
     
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  8. rrock44

    rrock44 Disciple (392) Oct 27, 2009 Washington

    Obviously @Todd you have some work fixing things, but if you find the time. I am curious if you noticed these spam links in my posts— Are they the older ones or recent ones?

    If it is older ones, then it has to be before I noticed the links. If it is recent ones, then head scratch. I thought I fixed the problem and I guess I didn’t.
     
  9. rrock44

    rrock44 Disciple (392) Oct 27, 2009 Washington

    Me too buddy. I think I was one (of the few?) to recommend postimage to you. I know I have recommended it to others in our main beer drinking thread. Oops. Looks like I Couged it.” I might owe a few people some NOGs.
     
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  10. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (8,935) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    I had seen a few of those add-on links, and just figured I screwed up somehow. I would delete them out when I saw them. Shrug.
     
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  11. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,229) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey

    Yes I saw Todd was allowing postimages for now but I wanted to see if I could use Imgur. Postimages is extremely easy and fast for posting pics.
     
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  12. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (2,766) Aug 17, 2013 California
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    This would be a major game changer!!!
     
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  13. zac16125

    zac16125 Poo-Bah (2,284) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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    NOOOOO, god noooooooo!

    Post images makes posting on this website incredibly easy. I hope this isn’t an overreaction to the addition of their imbedded advertising links which you can easily remove when posting.

    It’s been far too difficult to post photos on BA for far too long. Postimages has made this process super easy. Please think this through before finalizing that decision.
     
  14. zac16125

    zac16125 Poo-Bah (2,284) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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    Speaking of overreactions, it looks like this may have already been resolved. My bad peeps, my bad.

    But for real don’t take away postimages :wink:
     
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  15. LarryV

    LarryV Poo-Bah (2,527) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts
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    I’ve never once been spammed by post images.
     
  16. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (1,817) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Other alternative to make @Todd 's job (and others of course) "less hard" is if we could go back and edit after 15 minutes, then I could strip out the extra link stuff that comes with the free posting from postimage services. Frustrating.
    Well, if we go back to text-only, it's OK - I can do that from my phone, and then just post from imgur (when workign) from my laptop.
    The Dude will abide.
     
  17. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,504) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    It's all good. I should be able to clean up most of the posts this weekend.
     
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  18. Amendm

    Amendm Savant (983) Jun 7, 2018 Rhode Island
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    Works for me, just made a test post.
     
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  19. woemad

    woemad Poo-Bah (3,989) Jun 8, 2003 Washington
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    Well, thats what I use. I also edit the spam links out. They're at the end, so it's easy to do.
     
  20. eppCOS

    eppCOS Poo-Bah (1,817) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado
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    Thanks @Todd - didn't realize that those things were somehow (potentially?) malignant links - just figured it was part of the "free" version of post-image and never really paid attention to the double line coding when I copied pasted into the feeds on WBAYDN.
    I'll try to be vigilant from here on out.
     
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  21. LarryV

    LarryV Poo-Bah (2,527) Jun 13, 2001 Massachusetts
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    I see two types of links in Postimages - the first example is a usual link to the picture. The 2nd example is one that includes a 2nd link appended to the first one.

    I always break the link where indicated and strip off the section highlighted in yellow where the 2nd "[url" begins. I would think that if they were injecting a spam link it would be via the 2nd url section.

    [​IMG]
     
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  22. LesDewitt4beer

    LesDewitt4beer Zealot (522) Jan 25, 2021 Minnesota
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    I do this as well. Sorry Todd. I thought I'd submitted clean images highlighting only my images to copy/paste. My apologies.
     
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  23. officerbill

    officerbill Champion (828) Feb 9, 2019 New York
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    Odd. I've used postimages for all of my pics and, to the best of my knowledge, there haven't been any “spam” links added. I just copy the direct link and haven't had any other url added
     
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  24. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Initiate (102) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    Everyone unite for Direct Uploads like Untappd
     
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  25. Peach63

    Peach63 Savant (937) Jul 17, 2019 New York
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    imgbb? That's what I use and I didn't have any problems posting today.
     
  26. LesDewitt4beer

    LesDewitt4beer Zealot (522) Jan 25, 2021 Minnesota
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    As a user, I'd be willing to pay extra to be able to directly upload photos to the forum without going through a 3rd party application! Cheers.
     
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  27. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,621) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    I would be glad to pay also.
     
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  28. officerbill

    officerbill Champion (828) Feb 9, 2019 New York
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    Make direct upload a Society benefit while others could still use a 3rd party site?
     
  29. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Poo-Bah (1,623) Jul 27, 2013 Texas
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    Direct uploads would be a game changer, but being able to post with Instagram again would also be nice,

    All those free image hosting sites are so wonky.
     
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  30. SLeffler27

    SLeffler27 Poo-Bah (2,595) Feb 24, 2008 New York
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    Great idea.
     
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  31. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,879) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I have to ask. Why us Society members and not all members?
     
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  32. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,230) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Yeah, that could be a very divisive move.
     
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  33. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,879) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    But it, perhaps, could entice the +7k visitors each day to join the site? Just me thinking aloud.
     
  34. SLeffler27

    SLeffler27 Poo-Bah (2,595) Feb 24, 2008 New York
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    Exactly.
     
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  35. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,879) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I meant to add that that's an attraction of Untappd. On the reverse, adding a beer's pic on BA on the beer's page is simple Simon. Untappd, it has to be an official pic, added by the brewery.
     
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  36. TrojanRB

    TrojanRB Poo-Bah (1,623) Jul 27, 2013 Texas
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    Image hosting isn’t free, money has to come from somewhere. Seems like a nice benefit for society members,
     
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  37. jkrich

    jkrich Meyvn (1,330) Nov 1, 2001 Florida
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    Another option is the website, Flickr. It is as easy to use as Postimage and there is no cost. I did notice that the image that you post to BA is smaller than the Postimage photo.
     
  38. jts211

    jts211 Disciple (319) Aug 5, 2018 Pennsylvania
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    @Todd

    Are users permitted to use PostImages on this site moving forward assuming the string of text containing the "spam" is purged out prior to posting?

    @sulldaddy
     
  39. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,504) Aug 23, 1996 California
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  40. jts211

    jts211 Disciple (319) Aug 5, 2018 Pennsylvania
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