Photobucket registration




  • So, I thought to myself, "I could upload this hack-job of a translation to my personal web server... which would require me remembering what the password to that account is.... or I could see how easy it is to create a photobucket account to dump it; it's a dumb enough screenshot." So I navigate to the photobucket homepage and see a shiny "sign in with twitter" link which looks mildly promising.... oh, it requires additional registration? blah. Well, as long as I'm here, I'll give it my spamdrop email and see how well that works.

    screenshot here

    Right. scp it is.








  • Any of the above allow registration-free image upload.



  • Haha nice WTF. BTW you also forgot to include your eye color, and make of car.



  • @nexekho said:

    http://imgur.com/

    +1. I prefer this over imageshack nowadays. I used to use imageshack a lot, but now I prefer imgur.



  • So why exactly did you censor the username?



  • @nexekho said:

    http://tinypic.com/


    TinyPic will take your image offline if it recieves too much traffic and they have a far higher frequency of removing zero-traffic images than any other image hosts.

    @nexekho said:

    http://imageshack.us/

    Slow (although not as bad as Photobucket) and they don't like hotlinking any more.

    Use Imgur.



  • @Mr. DOS said:

    TinyPic will take your image offline if it recieves too much traffic and they have a far higher frequency of removing zero-traffic images than any other image hosts.
    @Mr. DOS said:
    Slow (although not as bad as Photobucket) and they don't like hotlinking any more.

    I typically use Imgur when I have the choice (it's upload portal doesn't always work, though the actual image hosting is rock solid) but I've never had any of that stuff happen on TinyPic or Imageshack. I have to agree that Imageshack is a little slow.



  •  ?

    I can't see an image because the domain fennecfoxen.org cannot be found.



  • 1. call your post office department and ask them to assign null as a zipcode to area you live in

    2. pass the photobucket registration form

    3. fr€€ pic$?



  •  

    it kinda makes sense assuming that assigning null is the same as assigning nothing which it should be right?

    To be safe, you might want to have them create zip codes for NULL, DBNull, DBNull.Value, Nothing, String.Empty and FILE_NOT_FOUND.



  • @Zecc said:

    So why exactly did you censor the username?

    So we don't find out whether or not his username is the same as the "welcome" message at the top? I guess he snipped the password because he didn't want us to know that it is *******.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    Invalid zipcode length? That's why I've memorized a few legit ones, like 99362 (Walla Walla, Washington) or 54157 (Peshtigo, Wisconsin)



  • @FrostCat said:

    Invalid zipcode length? That's why I've memorized a few legit ones, like 99362 (Walla Walla, Washington) or 54157 (Peshtigo, Wisconsin)

    Look closer at the form.



  • I always punch in XD14 XD1, it always seems to pass UK postcode checks. I have no idea why. I don't think it's a real one.



  • @nexekho said:

    I always punch in XD14 XD1, it always seems to pass UK postcode checks. I have no idea why. I don't think it's a real one.

    having read tdwtf articles about various zip code validation "implementations", i have no idea how.



  • @Ibix said:

    @Zecc said:
    So why exactly did you censor the username?

    So we don't find out whether or not his username is the same as the "welcome" message at the top? I guess he snipped the password because he didn't want us to know that it is *******.

    Wow! That's the same password I have on my luggage!

     



  • @nexekho said:

    I always punch in XD14 XD1, it always seems to pass UK postcode checks. I have no idea why. I don't think it's a real one.

    That shouldn't pass a check against the actual UK postcode database (which I used to work with quite a lot in a past life). I forget the actual regex for UK postcodes, but it shouldn't even pass that test either. It would need to be XD14 1XD (or even XD1 1XD) to be in a valid format. OTOH, SAN TA1 is a valid UK postcode, although UK postcode database software will usually reject it. No prizes for guessing why Royal Mail accept it. ;)



  • @Cad Delworth said:

    OTOH, SAN TA1 is a valid UK postcode, although UK postcode database software will usually reject it. No prizes for guessing why Royal Mail accept it. ;)

    For the same reasons that the USPS accepts letters addressed to the "North Pole"?



  • @dohpaz42 said:

    @Cad Delworth said:
    OTOH, SAN TA1 is a valid UK postcode, although UK postcode database software will usually reject it. No prizes for guessing why Royal Mail accept it. ;)

    For the same reasons that the USPS accepts letters addressed to the "North Pole"?

    Where do they sent those anyway?



  • @dtech said:

    @dohpaz42 said:
    @Cad Delworth said:
    OTOH, SAN TA1 is a valid UK postcode, although UK postcode database software will usually reject it. No prizes for guessing why Royal Mail accept it. ;)
    For the same reasons that the USPS accepts letters addressed to the "North Pole"?

    Where do they sent those anyway?

    To Santa, obviously



  • TDWTF: The Only Place You Can Have a Halfway Interesting Conversation About Postcodes



  • @serguey123 said:

    @dtech said:

    @dohpaz42 said:
    @Cad Delworth said:
    OTOH, SAN TA1 is a valid UK postcode, although UK postcode database software will usually reject it. No prizes for guessing why Royal Mail accept it. ;)
    For the same reasons that the USPS accepts letters addressed to the "North Pole"?

    Where do they sent those anyway?

    To Santa, obviously

    Actually, it gets sent to Frank, Santa's head of PR and Marketing. He then filters through all of the letters and cherry picks one or two of the most interesting (from both sides of the "list") and gives them to Santa for reading. This way, Santa can simply focus on the important things: like being a PHB to the elves, forcing them to do WTF-ry things until Christmas.



  • @serguey123 said:

    @dtech said:

    @dohpaz42 said:
    @Cad Delworth said:
    OTOH, SAN TA1 is a valid UK postcode, although UK postcode database software will usually reject it. No prizes for guessing why Royal Mail accept it. ;)
    For the same reasons that the USPS accepts letters addressed to the "North Pole"?

    Where do they sent those anyway?

    To Santa, obviously

     

    Yeah. Haven't you ever seen Miracle on 34th Street?

     



  • @Cad Delworth said:

    @nexekho said:
    I always punch in XD14 XD1, it always seems to pass UK postcode checks. I have no idea why. I don't think it's a real one.

    That shouldn't pass a check against the actual UK postcode database (which I used to work with quite a lot in a past life). I forget the actual regex for UK postcodes, but it shouldn't even pass that test either. It would need to be XD14 1XD (or even XD1 1XD) to be in a valid format. OTOH, SAN TA1 is a valid UK postcode, although UK postcode database software will usually reject it. No prizes for guessing why Royal Mail accept it. ;)

    If I want a UK postcode, I just google search a town name and pick the first one that shows up in a business listing.  (Or stick a pin in a phone book if I want a local one.)  For zip codes, I always use 90210.  Dunno why sites even accept that any more ...



  • @serguey123 said:

    @dtech said:

    @dohpaz42 said:
    @Cad Delworth said:
    OTOH, SAN TA1 is a valid UK postcode, although UK postcode database software will usually reject it. No prizes for guessing why Royal Mail accept it. ;)
    For the same reasons that the USPS accepts letters addressed to the "North Pole"?

    Where do they sent those anyway?

    To Santa, obviously

    Santa lives in a bin now?  Blimey he must have fallen on hard times.

     



  • @Zecc said:

    So why exactly did you censor the username?

    Because I got click-happy. shrug



  • @Mr. DOS said:

    @nexekho said:

    http://imageshack.us/


    Slow (although not as bad as Photobucket) and they don't like hotlinking any more.

    They also like to open popup ads at every possible opportunity. "Oh, you clicked the image to view the larger version? Here's a nice ad for you."


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @dtech said:

    @dohpaz42 said:
    @Cad Delworth said:
    OTOH, SAN TA1 is a valid UK postcode, although UK postcode database software will usually reject it. No prizes for guessing why Royal Mail accept it. ;)

    For the same reasons that the USPS accepts letters addressed to the "North Pole"?

    Where do they sent those anyway?

    In reality, the USPS delivers them to crazy people who have volunteered to read and respond.

     

    Or at least they did a few years ago, I have the nagging suspicion that OMG THINK OF THE CHILDREN has killed it.



  • @dohpaz42 said:

    Actually, it gets sent to Frank, Santa's head of PR and Marketing. He then filters through all of the letters and cherry picks one or two of the most interesting (from both sides of the "list") and gives them to Santa for reading. This way, Santa can simply focus on the important things: like being a PHB to the elves, forcing them to do WTF-ry things until Christmas.
     

    Pointy-hatted boss?


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @blakeyrat said:

    @FrostCat said:
    Invalid zipcode length? That's why I've memorized a few legit ones, like 99362 (Walla Walla, Washington) or 54157 (Peshtigo, Wisconsin)

    Look closer at the form.

    I know it doesn't include a zipcode field. I assumed that was somewhere else, perhaps on a previous page. Because otherwise it's just stupid, not a WTF.

    Editted to add: if you go to photobucket and hit the signup link, you go to http://register.photobucket.com/, and guess what, there's a zip field on the form. I guess TRWTF here is that the "you done screwed up" page doesn't let you correct it.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @DaveK said:

    For zip codes, I always use 90210.  Dunno why sites even accept that any more ...
    ... Because 90210 is a real zip code and people live there?



  • @FrostCat said:

    Invalid zipcode length? That's why I've memorized a few legit ones, like 99362 (Walla Walla, Washington) or 54157 (Peshtigo, Wisconsin)
     

    I like 00401 which is Readers Digest, New York.   Sadly, there is no 00001.

     



  • @El_Heffe said:

    @FrostCat said:

    Invalid zipcode length? That's why I've memorized a few legit ones, like 99362 (Walla Walla, Washington) or 54157 (Peshtigo, Wisconsin)
     

    I like 00401 which is Readers Digest, New York.   Sadly, there is no 00001.

     

    Apparently Australia has been allocated 00194-0000 though this only exists in near-identical lists I have found. I have never tried this though. Wikipedia just says that 001XX is "locations outside US" so zip validators may or may not be clever enough for that.

    If we really have the entire 00194-XXXX it will work nicely as we have 4 digit post codes. Though where I grew up one post code covered about 120,000 people, but my current home post code only covers a few hundred houses.

     



  • @El_Heffe said:

    @FrostCat said:

    Invalid zipcode length? That's why I've memorized a few legit ones, like 99362 (Walla Walla, Washington) or 54157 (Peshtigo, Wisconsin)
     

    I like 00401 which is Readers Digest, New York.   Sadly, there is no 00001.

     

    The CIA has its own ZIP code, 20505, which I like to use as a placeholder. I'm sure I'm on all manner of watch lists by now.



  • @Weng said:

    @DaveK said:

    For zip codes, I always use 90210.  Dunno why sites even accept that any more ...
    ... Because 90210 is a real zip code and people live there?

    Yeah, but look; for every other zipcode filled out in an online registration, 99% are real and 1% are fake; for that one single zipcode, 99% are fake and 1% are real; any firm might consider it an acceptable false positive rate to just block the whole area!



  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @Someone You Know said:

    @El_Heffe said:

    @FrostCat said:

    Invalid zipcode length? That's why I've memorized a few legit ones, like 99362 (Walla Walla, Washington) or 54157 (Peshtigo, Wisconsin)
     

    I like 00401 which is Readers Digest, New York.   Sadly, there is no 00001.

     

    The CIA has its own ZIP code, 20505, which I like to use as a placeholder. I'm sure I'm on all manner of watch lists by now.

    So do each of the aircraft carriers, IIRC, and supposedly a bunch of the otehr ships.  From http://en.18dao.net/ZIP_Code/the_military, I found 09543-2810 for the Enterprise.


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