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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: (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.