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With the recent implementation of new limits and request for payment of service at Photobucket, I am growing in interest about finding out one thing about this new feature.

I have a community that is a paid account. Is there a way to upload images for that Community? Such as Award Banners and Winning Images? I would prefer to give my money to a place that has more reliable service and this service here would give me more space than Photobucket would with a free account.

Otherwise I am looking at spending another $25 dollars for a service that could be available to all paid accounts, not just personal journals.

Any insight or answers would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
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From:jenny
Date:October 7th, 2004 08:49 am (UTC)
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I would love if FotoBilder would be available for community journals as well. I have one journal community access that is only that way because it is easier for me to post from my own account rather than having to log out and log back in. But the premise of that community journal is an updater for my website. If I could arrange it so that all of my website images are linked from that paid journal's gallery, and then put my personal images on my personal journal gallery...well, that'd be great.

It would also work for my icon journal. I would be able to upload all of my icons to that journal, and utilize that source for better organization!

And, since this is a paid user only option, then you'd be able to get two more journals that I wouldn't normally pay for, just so I could have the opportunity to do this!

To make a long entry short, I second this user's recommendation of making FotoBilder available to community journals as well!
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From:janinedog
Date:October 7th, 2004 09:11 am (UTC)
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Although that is a possibility, I can think of a problem with this suggestion (though maybe it wouldn't happen very often, it is possible).

I presume that if communities could have a FotoBilder gallery, then any maintainer of the community could upload pictures to it. However, this could easily turn into a whole lot of friends creating a community, paying for it, and then sharing the space on the community's FotoBilder gallery. Then, a bunch of people are all getting to use the service, but they only have to pay once (for the community that they all maintain).

Again, I don't know if this would be a real/common problem or not, but it could happen.
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From:lalindsey
Date:October 7th, 2004 09:15 am (UTC)
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same thing could happen with a regular pay account. people could create a journal, split payment for it, than use fotobuilder to direct link images in their journal . . .

i dunno. if it's paid for what's the problem?
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From:janinedog
Date:October 7th, 2004 11:05 am (UTC)
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True, but that's much less common than the other way around. People share (i.e. co-maintain) communities quite often, but only occasionally do people share personal journals, since it requires that everyone have access to the password, and personal journals are generally considered more private than communities (not to mention, people tend to use the same passwords on their email addresses as on their LJs, so there's security risks involved with sharing passwords).

It might not be a problem. It's quite possible that the employees don't care if people share a paid community for this purpose. I'm just bringing it up in case they do. :)
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From:lalindsey
Date:October 7th, 2004 02:15 pm (UTC)
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right, but several people in the same friends circle could theoretically all say, (say there was 5) oh, let's all by a fake account, (create a fake journal, pay for it and never use it) just for the photo options.

But then again, that would require some thinking . . . I dunno.

who knows. Some times I think the staff get nit-picky about all the wrong things, but whatever!
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From:jenny
Date:October 7th, 2004 09:52 am (UTC)
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I understand what you're saying.

Well, I tried to use the admin console to tranfer my community journals back to personal journals isn't working, and I do wish there was a working solution to either allow me to swap the journals back, pay for them, use the gallery option or use the gallery option for paid community journals :)
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From:whitaker
Date:October 7th, 2004 11:20 am (UTC)
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Right now Communities do not have access to FotoBilder. There are no immediate plans to add this, though it could possibly happen sometime in the future.
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