Knowing all the parties concerned, IMG.YT is an important image host, probably the most popular image host used on Hot Honeys, and the Wed, 05 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMT was a special release for IMG.YT because of all the recent problems encountered in their recent, major software change. As far as I can tell the changes are retroactively effective in that old posts work with the new solution too.
Note that Hot Honeys "image preview on topic hover" modification (software) is not yet compatible with IMG.YT uploaded images when IMG.YT users are using ZIP upload. We are working on the problem which is related to improving our forum software to accept 302 HTTP Forward replies (files uploaded via IMG.YT ZIP files present links to img.yt.* which are 302 redirected to s.img.yt.*), which we will handle in a future software update to our forum software. This issue also affects Imgmaid...
We are sorry for the inconvenience that our image preview does not work in these circumstances, but files uploaded in the present will work fine including "image preview on topic hover" at some future date.
Note that this does not affect IHG ripping of same image hosts and/or topics. They all download just fine via IHG.
Again, while our "image preview on topic hover" may not work on all hosts (specifically those who redirect thumbnails to a different URL) it will work retroactively when we get our forum software modification complete.
Hot Honeys management is committed to many future forum software upgrades, but subject to forum software developer available time. We hope to have the host tagging and preview hover mods working before the end of the year.
I forgot to add, the reason why IMG.YT changed their software. This is all related to switching to HTTP protocol to HTTPS protocol. The difference between HTTP and HTTPS is that HTTPS transactions are encrypted, and that your ISP (or anybody on the Internet backbone between you and server) are unable to snoop HTTPS accesses, although it's relatively simple if you have backbone access to read any/all HTTP accesses. I presume IMG.YT made these changes to cover a few countries where the content tney carry is not legal.
If anybody wishes to discuss HTTP vs. HTTPS access in terms of whether Hot Honeys should do the same, please start a topic in our Hot Honeys Forum Support & Feedback
I would be more concerned about the issue if I felt that Hot Honeys members live in countries where our content is not legal. However even in such countries, content hosted using IMG.YT is not able to be decrypted due to their software change, so it appears to me that the issue may affect perhaps less than 1 percent of our users. Members who are concerned may also contact me via PM if you would rather not post in public forum areas.