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Karzilla, Destroyer of Bugs ([staff profile] karzilla) wrote in [site community profile] dw_maintenance2017-03-17 02:41 pm

Photobucket

Thanks to everyone who let us know that Photobucket images were not loading properly on some pages. The problem seemed to be mostly limited to HTTPS requests; Dreamwidth maintains a list of known high-traffic image sites that support HTTPS, so that our secure content proxy service doesn't cache them unnecessarily. Unfortunately Photobucket seems to have recently changed their site configuration such that HTTPS requests aren't being served as expected, and we've now taken it out of our list of "proxy-exempt" sites.

If you continue to have issues, make sure you're not using HTTPS Photobucket links. It's a bit counterintuitive, but if you use HTTP instead, it will be automatically transformed on our end to an HTTPS link that uses p.dreamwidth.org.

Hope that clears everything up for now! Let us know if it doesn't...
sparkythegeek: (WH - HG hands behind head)

[personal profile] sparkythegeek 2017-03-17 08:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Hahaha, and here I've been "hollering" at PB on their support and plus payment email, insisting they'd broken something! :o) Oopsie...

Glad it's working again!
sparkythegeek: (Tink in Fairyland)

[personal profile] sparkythegeek 2017-03-18 12:42 am (UTC)(link)
LOL, well, that's fair! :)
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[personal profile] ranunculus 2017-03-18 05:01 am (UTC)(link)
As a beta user (way back in the day) of Photobucket I'm absolutely sure they "broke something". Plus introduced it without announcement.
Plus introduced code sure to NOT work with any Linux based program. That's why I finally got a Smugmug account which works beautifully with DW.
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[personal profile] killerweasel 2017-03-17 11:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Photobucket has been having tons of issues the last few days, so I assumed this was a problem on their end. And it sortof is. I just checked and all of the images that didn't show up previously are showing up again. That's great because I have 12 years of images (16,000+) that were transferred over here from livejournal.

Thank you! :)
Edited 2017-03-17 23:11 (UTC)
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[personal profile] lilly_c 2017-03-18 09:47 am (UTC)(link)
Photobucket seems to be working just now.
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[personal profile] fillefidele 2017-03-18 10:27 am (UTC)(link)
Just jumping on in to say I am working on copying over bios today (Jo first, whatevs) and I'm not experiencing any problems so far. I was confused as fuck to see entries appear from ij though XD
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[personal profile] mapsedge 2017-03-20 01:56 am (UTC)(link)
One wonders if you could use the method Google uses for analytics links and put in your links like this:

//mydomain.com/someimage.jpg

leave off the protocol and let the browser decide.
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[personal profile] mapsedge 2017-03-20 03:19 am (UTC)(link)
Of course! I typed faster than my brain could think about it. I hoped no one would notice :-/
Edited 2017-03-20 03:20 (UTC)
frith: Violet unicorn cartoon pony with a blue mane (FIM Twilight read)

HTTPS Related!

[personal profile] frith 2017-03-21 01:14 am (UTC)(link)
[personal profile] tornir gave me a heads-up on this last week, but for Flickr and a Ponycountdown widget. Long story short, I reuse old embedded images for events, such as the February 6 Harmony Day. The old image is sourced from a http URL, so it gets cached as an https p.dreamwidth URL. That works out fine for the Flickr images, but not the Ponycountdown widget in the community sticky. The widget was also using http urls. I didn't see the difference because I don't require my browser to use https, but for [personal profile] tornir, the countdown was not counting down.

The solution: swap in https in the html for the widget at both instances where http was being used for an URL.

Now the widget works for everypony. 8^)
frith: Violet unicorn cartoon pony with a blue mane (FIM Twilight friendly)

Re: HTTPS Related!

[personal profile] frith 2017-03-21 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
You're welcome. ^_^
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[personal profile] pjcatsinthetardis 2017-03-21 07:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Photobucket was also down at the time of this post...it was down for 3 days...may have contibuted to the issue.