When Photobucket pulled its stunt of holding everyone to a high ransom, many of us lost the pictures in our threads. At that time, the pictures were replaced by large gray squares with a snotty Photobucket message on them. Consequently, all of the threads missing their photos were marked "Falling". This shows a little upside-down anchor looking thing next to the title of the thread and also prevents the thread from jumping to the top should someone post in it. (because, yes, people do post things like "what a shame the pictures don't show in this thread") Time marched on and for whatever reason some pictures returned in some threads, albeit now with a Photobucket watermark on them. I've going through bit by bit to check the threads marked Falling, but obviously haven't gotten to all of them.
So, that was why Jazz's thread didn't show as New, because it was "Falling". It would be a big help for the forum if any of you see that your Photobucket pictures are back in a thread but that it's still marked Falling to alert me or Kerouac so that we can undo that.
The Lazurus Effect. Am I going crazy? After all these months, years?...Photobucket is working again! All of my threads now have my photographs, once again! I haven't had time to check, but probably ALL of our threads have the photos retrieved. Yes, there is a distracting 'Proudly Hosted by Photobucket' emblazoned across the photos, but...they're back! So happy.
Warning, I will selfishly bring up a few threads that I loved and missed.
Just read Bixa's post above. mmm...not tech savvy, but I just hope that all of those beautiful photographs on APIAS have come back.
Well, I am pleased, but guardedly so. What Photobucket giveth, it just might taketh away again.
I've spent hours converting some of my ruined-by-p'bucket threads to other hosts, but not all of them. I see many of my photobucket ones are now showing the pictures, but I'm not sorry to have spent the time making those threads I fixed more secure.
A member here has reported getting "access denied" notices and is being told that his/her account was "banned by the site owner".
This person is a solid member and is not now nor has ever been banned.
PLEASE -- if this is happening to anyone else, can you find a way to let us know? Perhaps you can make contact via email or facebook with fellow members & if so, please report if you are locked out of the forum.