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Photobucket.com problems...BIG time!
« on: June 30, 2017, 11:54:43 AM »
Hi,
After more then 11 years as a happy user I, and a huge amount of internet users, today discovered that photobucket.com decided to take action against 3rd party hosting usage as they call it.  :o

This makes all my threads in different forums, including this one.,..... round the world, worthless cause all the pics are gone...  :'(

Photobucket.com demands a fee of $399 a year to let the pics be used in forums, homepages and similar.
How can we act to make photobucket reasonable again, suggests?
Otherwise this act is going to kill a lot of good and reliable forums connected to our hobby...  >:(
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Re: Photobucket.com problems...BIG time!
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2017, 12:27:37 PM »
How can we act to make photobucket reasonable again, suggests?

Hit'em where it hurts.  Stop using them.  I did over a year ago.
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Re: Photobucket.com problems...BIG time!
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2017, 01:43:22 PM »
How can we act to make photobucket reasonable again, suggests?

Hit'em where it hurts.  Stop using them.  I did over a year ago.
That's easier said then done, I´m afraid!  :(
I've got threads that I started years ago and they still are active and to start to edit the pics, if its even possible, it´s not an option!  :'(
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Re: Photobucket.com problems...BIG time!
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2017, 06:44:31 PM »
I have a lot of PB photos in my posts as well.

What's a good alternative?
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Re: Photobucket.com problems...BIG time!
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2017, 03:03:09 AM »
I was OK I thought but received this yesterday from them.
"Are you worried about your account? Don't be. All of our Plus Members are grandfathered in for 3rd Party Hosting until the end of your current subscription. However, if you want to beat the crowds and upgrade to the Plus 500 now, we'll give you six months on us!"
At $400 a year I don't think so!
I've got a ton of pics that will be coming off when this grandfather loses his grandfathered 3r part hosting when my Plus member renewal hits.
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Re: Photobucket.com problems...BIG time!
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2017, 03:44:16 AM »
"Most of us" ..  realized when we were told we were going to get 'something' for FREE...  that there either was a catch, OR would be a catch in the future...   

or as Uncle Remus would say:  "There ain't no free rides in this life"   

(of course that was before the Demos became stoned!)... :)
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