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Photobucket and their greed.
« on: July 01, 2017, 11:08:27 AM »
Photobucket has decided that you now have to pay $400 a year to have your images show up anywhere except their pathetically slow ad riddled site.

Effective 5 minutes ago photobucket is no longer be allowed on my forums.

This is what's showing up for your images now if you use Photobucket and haven't paid the ransom.



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Re: Photobucket and their greed.
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2017, 01:46:34 PM »
$400.00 a year.
Gimme a break!
That's highway robbery.
No Notice to anyone using Photobucket?
I ask because I have a long forgotten Photobucket account that I receive reminders via email to sign in and utilize the space...but I never received a notice.
Man, I bet you are beyond angry at them.

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Re: Photobucket and their greed.
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2017, 03:56:01 PM »
Talk about crazy price!  Sheesh! 

I'll use my free space on google drive, microsoft onedrive, and dropbox, thank you very much.

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Re: Photobucket and their greed.
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2017, 06:04:10 PM »
No advance notice at all.

You know now also that all the other free services are watching to see how photobucket fares with this move.  ???

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Re: Photobucket and their greed.
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2017, 08:11:29 PM »
Photobucket is about to kick the bucket.
<----- Slow ride. Take it easy.

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Re: Photobucket and their greed.
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2017, 08:19:24 PM »
Jeebus Bobbie.
Dayum.
Your forum is/depends on it's images...it's coins!

There has to be some recourse...no advance notice at all seems like there oughta be something they can offer their larger scale users.

@Scoot...Made me laugh. 

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Re: Photobucket and their greed.
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2017, 11:52:43 AM »
I've had several long time members offer to help me restore them. If you: right click > view image the real image will come up, might have to refresh because of caching. It can then be saved and uploaded to my forum.

These are members with 6,7,8000 posts that I trust completely. I can give each one a specific forum to do and make them a moderator of that forum to work on it. It will take a while, but we'll get it done.

I have an additional 400GB disk scheduled for install on my server next week and we will map just the upload folder to it and move all the current images. So images will have their very own disk.

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@Scoot...Made me laugh. 

My members have started calling it PhotoSuckit.

  

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