Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Fark)   Fark Photoshop/AudioEdit Contests Forum. Discuss stuff here instead of in the actual Photoshop threads. Forum is open to non-TotalFarkers so you may want to avoid discussing upcoming contests   ( fark.com) divider line
    More: Misc  
•       •       •

39647 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Jul 2003 at 12:22 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite   |   Watch    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



225522 Comments     (+0 »)
 


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | » | Newest

 
‘’ 2013-04-22 03:23:05 AM  

ban_sidhe: The link you provided just takes me to my "home" page, where I can access my library and such (the page that shows up right after you log in). Browsing around a bit, I can't find a way to access any payment information for my account. How did you get there?


From the "home" page, click the drop down menu beside your name/picture.
Choose "User Settings"
Under "Personal Information" click "Account"
 
‘’ 2013-04-22 03:48:07 AM  

Geordles: Could someone with a premium Photobucket account test something out for me?

I can't get Photobucket to stop recurring payments. The option to do this is here:  http://s1229.photobucket.com/settings/status

When I click "Stop recurring payments" it takes me to a help page. When I return to the "Account Status" page, it says my account is still set to recur payments.

I've tried several times (with Chrome and Firefox) over the last two weeks. My payment has recurred in the meantime.

I've sent messages to support and they aren't getting back to me.

I'm sure it's not just me but could someone try and let me know what happens?

Thanks,

Geordles


I feel for you.

This will not be easy.

It took me 2 weeks to get them to do it for me.

That was maybe 4 years ago?

I'd have to go look back at the scrutinizer to be sure.

In case I was not specific enough previously in this post.

This will be like getting a cactus pulled out of your penis.

Fark Photobukkit
 
‘’ 2013-04-22 07:46:45 AM  
How did the cactus get there in the first place?
 
‘’ 2013-04-22 07:49:34 AM  
libranoelrose:

Fark Photobukkit

That's pronounced Photobouquet actually.
 
‘’ 2013-04-22 07:55:54 AM  

Geordles: Could someone with a premium Photobucket account test something out for me?

I can't get Photobucket to stop recurring payments. The option to do this is here:  http://s1229.photobucket.com/settings/status

When I click "Stop recurring payments" it takes me to a help page. When I return to the "Account Status" page, it says my account is still set to recur payments.

I've tried several times (with Chrome and Firefox) over the last two weeks. My payment has recurred in the meantime.

I've sent messages to support and they aren't getting back to me.

I'm sure it's not just me but could someone try and let me know what happens?

Thanks,

Geordles


I just recently received a message from them saying I needed to update my payment information as my current CC on file has an expiration date of this month. I tried quite unsuccessfully to find where I did that, as they did not provide a link to the form. I submitted a support request a week ago, and the response I got was............


I copied that link you provided and substituted my own photobucket subdomain number 1296 in place of your 1229, but I still didn't make it to that page though I know where it is. I'm not ready to stop my service quite yet and I fear what a successful attempt to try what you are trying may result in.

I suggest repetitive support request submittal until they answer, that will be my plan when the time comes.
 
‘’ 2013-04-22 02:35:15 PM  

Geordles: ban_sidhe: The link you provided just takes me to my "home" page, where I can access my library and such (the page that shows up right after you log in). Browsing around a bit, I can't find a way to access any payment information for my account. How did you get there? From the "home" page, click the drop down menu beside your name/picture. Choose "User Settings" Under "Personal Information" click "Account"


As "Pro" user I have a vested interest in this site. For some strange reason I must have indicated "recurring payments" in Jan 2013 (this is something that usually NEVER do because of a nasty situation with a large antivirus company I subscribed to several years back) The practice of recurring payments is common in many businesses but it seems that Photobucket makes it difficult to stop them. What a surprise!

A little sleuthing found a few solutions for future reference. Here is the BBB review, which rates them D-. Apparently Photobucket claims that by clicking the "Stop my recurring payments" link, this is sufficient to stop the service. Now, when you click it, you are sent to the support page, and your hunt for an answer in underway. In the BBB review, several emails queries were required for a staffer to actually qualify the stoppage of recurring payment.
If you use PayPal, you have a simple process. Using a credit card will be harder, but still achievable. So yeah, I'm reviewing my options before Jan 2014.
 
‘’ 2013-04-22 03:35:12 PM  
It is not hard to see that wickedfish has his mojo risin lately. Congrats on all your wins fish!


/bastard
//I keed, I keed!
 
‘’ 2013-04-22 04:44:35 PM  

Geordles: ban_sidhe: The link you provided just takes me to my "home" page, where I can access my library and such (the page that shows up right after you log in). Browsing around a bit, I can't find a way to access any payment information for my account. How did you get there?

From the "home" page, click the drop down menu beside your name/picture.
Choose "User Settings"
Under "Personal Information" click "Account"


If I hadn't been half asleep when I tried it last night, I like to think I would have figured out how to get there.

Anyway, same story: I get routed to the Support page, which is a slimy maneuver.
 
‘’ 2013-04-22 10:42:23 PM  
ban_sidhe: I like turtles.
Curious
ok maybe that's not photoshopped.



Now, those are megaturtles. I wouldn't pick up that monster
 
‘’ 2013-04-22 11:03:04 PM  
Photobucket Phollow-up:
I decided to make a BBB complaint last night. In the process I had to go to the Photobucket website to get some details, during which I get a pop-up asking me to do a survey.
I complete the survey using the lowest rating for every question ("Very dissatisfied with the service", "Extremely unlikely to recommend to a friend", etc.).
One of the questions is "Why did you visit Photobucket today?"
My reply was "To gather information for a Better Business Bureau complaint"
I just got two emails stating that my recurring payments have been turned off,my credit card has been refunded and my Photobucket account has been reverted to a free account.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 12:01:07 AM  

Geordles: I just got two emails stating that my recurring payments have been turned off,my credit card has been refunded and my Photobucket account has been reverted to a free account.


good for you. and BTW do they really think that will make you like them?
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 01:42:03 AM  

Curious: good for you. and BTW do they really think that will make you like them?


They appear to. The email the sent was cheery enough.  (Note: I will not like them)
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 01:44:00 AM  
How I wish a TotalFark account included image hosting...
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 01:47:45 AM  

Geordles: Photobucket Phollow-up:
I decided to make a BBB complaint last night. In the process I had to go to the Photobucket website to get some details, during which I get a pop-up asking me to do a survey.
I complete the survey using the lowest rating for every question ("Very dissatisfied with the service", "Extremely unlikely to recommend to a friend", etc.).
One of the questions is "Why did you visit Photobucket today?"
My reply was "To gather information for a Better Business Bureau complaint"
I just got two emails stating that my recurring payments have been turned off,my credit card has been refunded and my Photobucket account has been reverted to a free account.


Congratulations!

/you must have an enormous urethra!
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 01:57:52 AM  

libranoelrose: you must have an enormous urethra!


I do now (farking cactus...)
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 03:44:09 AM  
What is the proper etiquette for posting similar images in a contest? I think mine is different enough from another FARKer's but we used the same show as a source.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 04:14:35 AM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: What is the proper etiquette for posting similar images in a contest? I think mine is different enough from another FARKer's but we used the same show as a source.


When in doubt, submit it with the voting disabled and acknowledge the original. More often than not they'll give you their blessing and you can ask gwinny to turn the voting on for you.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 04:46:36 AM  

Geordles: you can ask gwinny to turn the voting on for you.


Cuz there's nothing more she loves doing than that sort of stuff!

I say just go with voting.

UNLESS you are blatantly ripping off some one else.

Then you have to think about if your reply to them without voting was even seen.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 07:14:47 AM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: What is the proper etiquette for posting similar images in a contest? I think mine is different enough from another FARKer's but we used the same show as a source.


I believe the classiest move is to leave voting off. It is better to get the respect of your fellow shoppers than to get a handful of votes.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 07:46:55 AM  

Geordles: Photobucket Phollow-up:
I decided to make a BBB complaint last night. In the process I had to go to the Photobucket website to get some details, during which I get a pop-up asking me to do a survey.
I complete the survey using the lowest rating for every question ("Very dissatisfied with the service", "Extremely unlikely to recommend to a friend", etc.).
One of the questions is "Why did you visit Photobucket today?"
My reply was "To gather information for a Better Business Bureau complaint"
I just got two emails stating that my recurring payments have been turned off,my credit card has been refunded and my Photobucket account has been reverted to a free account.


/Taking notes

Thanx for the update
 
#2
‘’ 2013-04-23 08:31:26 AM  
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 09:27:51 AM  

ederosia: It is better to get the respect of your fellow shoppers than to get a handful of votes.


spoken like a true gentleman.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 11:25:42 AM  
My TotalFARK subscription has run out. Thanks  Eyeoftheaxis. I shall now return to trolling the politics board.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 12:02:56 PM  

Geordles: How I wish a TotalFark account included image hosting...


I seem to recall Fark hosting images when aarkieboy and Peteykins roamed the earth, but unfortunately the volume became to great for even Fark to sustain and the service went extinct. That's how I remember it anyway...I could be wrong.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 12:12:18 PM  

ederosia: I believe the classiest move is to leave voting off. It is better to get the respect of your fellow shoppers than to get a handful of votes.


I usually enable voting and offer to disable.

/"I don't get no respect." - R. Dangerfield
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 01:06:11 PM  
Any opinions on Flickr, anyone?
If I start using them, is there any good reason to go pro if I'm only going to use them for Fark Photoshop contests?
 
#2
‘’ 2013-04-23 01:40:20 PM  

Geordles: Any opinions on Flickr, anyone?
If I start using them, is there any good reason to go pro if I'm only going to use them for Fark Photoshop contests?


I've been using ImageShack.  They used to have a limit of 500 images, so I was routinely trashing my losing and "so-so" PS entries.  But, sometime recently, they changed it to 5GB storage.  So saving an 850-pixel RGB JPEG using a compression of 3 usually lands me well below 100kb per image.  It seems pretty solid for me, no complaints.

/ Now my PhotoSchlocks will be around for years, perhaps decades, instead of months! BWAHAAHAAHAAA!!!
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 02:18:17 PM  

#2: I've been using ImageShack.


According to their upgrade page, a free account doesn't support animated gifs (and you know how much I love animating). With a Premium Basic package, your images won't be available 7.2 hours/month. Their Premium Pro package seems ok but is retardedly expensive compared to their competitors.

I appreciate the input though. I'm having fun researching...
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 02:33:03 PM  

Geordles: Any opinions on Flickr, anyone?
If I start using them, is there any good reason to go pro if I'm only going to use them for Fark Photoshop contests?


After three different free image hosts went belly up on me, I decided to buy my own domain. I figured, if I'm paying for TotalFark, I might as well cough up a couple more dollars a month for my own hosting. It's just as cheap as subscribing to most image sites and I have pretty close to unlimited storage. I have never regretted the decision.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 02:49:51 PM  
...oh yeah, also no problems with censorship and plenty of room for Cliche City.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 03:04:46 PM  

grampy: I decided to buy my own domain


I've been thinking about that. I've also been told I can use my dropbox storage but haven't tried yet.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 03:42:40 PM  

Geordles: GreatGlavinsGhost: What is the proper etiquette for posting similar images in a contest? I think mine is different enough from another FARKer's but we used the same show as a source.

When in doubt, submit it with the voting disabled and acknowledge the original. More often than not they'll give you their blessing and you can ask gwinny to turn the voting on for you.


ederosia: GreatGlavinsGhost: What is the proper etiquette for posting similar images in a contest? I think mine is different enough from another FARKer's but we used the same show as a source.

I believe the classiest move is to leave voting off. It is better to get the respect of your fellow shoppers than to get a handful of votes.


Oh crap. I have seen so many others enable voting and promise to disable voting at the request of the other shopper.

Sorry.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 04:16:10 PM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: Geordles: GreatGlavinsGhost: What is the proper etiquette for posting similar images in a contest? I think mine is different enough from another FARKer's but we used the same show as a source.

When in doubt, submit it with the voting disabled and acknowledge the original. More often than not they'll give you their blessing and you can ask gwinny to turn the voting on for you.

ederosia: GreatGlavinsGhost: What is the proper etiquette for posting similar images in a contest? I think mine is different enough from another FARKer's but we used the same show as a source.

I believe the classiest move is to leave voting off. It is better to get the respect of your fellow shoppers than to get a handful of votes.

Oh crap. I have seen so many others enable voting and promise to disable voting at the request of the other shopper.

Sorry.


I replied just now, but I think the intertubes lost my response. It couldn't have been user error.

I wasn't hating on your behavior, or anyone else's for that matter. I don't think enabling voting and then offering to disable is terrible. Others might disagree, but I have seen very little rude behavior in this category in the PS contests.

My comment about "the classiest move is to leave voting off" was a reflection of my belief that contributing to the community -- in particular, the PS community -- is more important than getting votes. I might be getting a little cynical, but when I see the masses ignore truly great entries (not mine) and instead vote up stupid movie references or terrible Lootie shops, it reminds me unimportant votes are. I have no problem with a witty Q&D, but there are some truly great shops that get largely ignored. (I could make a list of 30 examples in the last few weeks, and none of them were mine. You know who you are.) For my own entries, I'd rather have one "nice job" from someone I respect than 100 votes from the masses. I guess that's elitist, but since anyone could learn PS and joint the community, I don't feel guilty about being elitist about it.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 04:55:33 PM  
It's probably better to err on the side of caution and not enable voting on similar shops. There are some folks that get really bent out of shape if you do. It's not as if we need more controversy and outrage in these parts.

For the record, I only get mad when the other shooper beats my entry. (I'm mostly kidding here).  Generally, I only have a hissy fit if someone actually uses my entry and enables voting.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 05:01:18 PM  
ederosia:  bunch of text.

since the non voting entries don't get seen by all depending on settings and unless you are using 99.9% of someones elses entry -- i say go for it. IIRC you started off by saying you and "joe" had the same GIS source/image. that is going to happen. and again IMO if you got the image, did your photoshop then saw a similar one posted .... but hey IANAL, nor a Mod and YMMV :)

besides the offer to turn off voting a "great minds" acknowledgement usually helps.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 08:19:19 PM  
I just have fun doing p'shops. Let the votes take care of themselves I say.

/haven't been able to much lately, though :(
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 09:15:57 PM  
<proud papa>
After putting two kids through college and have never held decent jobs, I was elated to hear this evening that my third offspring who graduates in less than two weeks has just landed a full-time internship. It's with a Fortune 500 company where she will be pulling down a great salary doing a job that is exactly like what she's been wanting.
</proud papa>

/lens flare
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 09:50:38 PM  

grampy: <proud papa>
After putting two kids through college and have never held decent jobs, I was elated to hear this evening that my third offspring who graduates in less than two weeks has just landed a full-time internship. It's with a Fortune 500 company where she will be pulling down a great salary doing a job that is exactly like what she's been wanting.
</proud papa>

/lens flare


Hopefully sounds like me in 15-20 years with my brood. Congrats on bringing at least one up right. I'm hoping to get at least one of mine to that point.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 09:56:23 PM  
Gwinny: We need another O shuffle here. Thanks!
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 09:58:17 PM  

grampy: /lens flare


Congrtz!
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 10:12:17 PM  

George Babbitt: Hopefully sounds like me in 15-20 years with my brood. Congrats on bringing at least one up right. I'm hoping to get at least one of mine to that point.


Most of the kudos rests on her shoulders, she's always been the most motivated one of the bunch.  Did a little research on the company since my previous post, it's actually among the top 10 on the Fortune list.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 11:08:01 PM  
I just got good news on the job front myself. I am employed again starting Thursday.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 11:27:45 PM  

grampy: doing a job that is exactly like what she's been wanting.


good for her, this is the important part.
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 11:29:11 PM  

Thrakkorzog: I just got good news on the job front myself. I am employed again starting Thursday.


Great news! Congratulations!
 
‘’ 2013-04-23 11:42:21 PM  

Thrakkorzog: I just got good news on the job front myself. I am employed again starting Thursday.


that is good news.
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 01:48:53 AM  
Gwinny: Another O shuffle needed.

/We're gonna have to start edumacating these newbs...
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 01:59:47 AM  

Curious: Thrakkorzog: I just got good news on the job front myself. I am employed again starting Thursday.

that is good news.


Thirded!

And congrats to you and yours, grampy!
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 07:14:16 AM  

Thrakkorzog: I just got good news on the job front myself. I am employed again starting Thursday.


Great news, welcome to the club!
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 08:25:26 AM  

Dumski: It is not hard to see that wickedfish has his mojo risin lately. Congrats on all your wins fish!
/bastard
//I keed, I keed!


Thank you!  I'm often puzzled by our voting public.
 
‘’ 2013-04-24 08:33:08 AM  
bighairyguy:
Great news, welcome to the club!

Curious:
that is good news.

grampy:
Great news! Congratulations!

Thanks. It's like a billion ton weight lifted off my chest.

3 keys that worked for me finally were:

1.  Using an old family business on my resume resurrected to make it look like I was still working at least part time on my resume. If the HR people are going to throw out non working people just because..you really have to cheat to win.

2. Advice from Reddit users to always answer strongly agree or strongly disagree on the personality tests.

3. Getting a new suit.
 
Displayed 50 of 10001 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | » | Newest



 
If you're having problems voting, quoting, or posting comments, try disabling any browser add-ons that might disable Javascript (NoScript, AdBlock, etc). See our FAQ.
 
   Forgot password? Create an account to make comments
  Use HTML Buttons
If you can see this, something's wrong with your browser's CSS support. (Or you're a spambot.)
  Images disabled in this thread
Before adding a comment, please take a minute to review our posting rules and our legal/privacy policy.
By commenting, you agree to these terms. You might also want to take a look at our FAQ.

Continue Farking

On Twitter





Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report