Good morning, all -

I received an email this morning from the folks at ImageShack, an image hosting site that some here on XMARKS may be using to host their photos, to which these users then link in their various posts here on this forum. Basically, the email stated that ImageShack premium users (users who pay ImageShack to host their photos) will not be affected by the change. But ImageShack users with only the free accounts will no longer be able to see their photos in the links they post on forums such as this one. In other words, if you have a free ImageShack account, and you use that account to host photos that you link to here, expect that those links will break when ImageShack's new policy goes into effect on November first.

If there are particular photos you've posted here on XMARKS that you know are hosted on a free ImageShack account, you may want to try tracking down your posts and editing them to upload your pics to XMARKS directly, find another image hosting site and update your links, or pay for your ImageShack account.

Here is the full text of the email I received:

Starting November 1st, 2015 ImageShack will be implementing a new
policy that will affect image delivery for some of our users, here are
those changes:

Premium ImageShack accounts will not be affected in any way. You will
continue to be able to use your ImageShack account, and all images
will be served to your pages.

Any free accounts (non-premium) will no longer deliver images to any
sites, blogs or forums. This change will be implemented by November
1st,2015. If you have a free account, have images that are linked to
any sites, blogs or forums and want to continue to have images
delivered to those pages, please convert to premium account
for only $3.99/mo, you will
continue to have unlimited storage and unlimited delivery of your

You can read about those changes in more details here:

ImageShack Team.