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 Post subject: Photobucket Ransom Payment!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:59 am 
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Woke up this morning to none of my photos on LOST allowed to be hosted by Photobucket! NO prior warning! :banghead:
Also got an email this morning informing me that if I wanted them turned back on it will cost $399.99 yearly! :evil:

Noticed some others on LOST are having the same issue! (pictures gone and replaced with warning)

Not going to pay the ransom, just simply not worth it!
Time to move on to another service! I currently have DropBox installed.
Other choices include Flickr, ImageShack, and a few others.

What is your thoughts on Photobucket wanting ransom payment, and what is everyones opinion on the best photo hosting service to use.

PS: Would not mind paying a small reasonable fee for a service, but 400 dollars is ridiculous!!!! :furious:

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 Post subject: Re: Photobucket Ransom Payment!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:39 am 
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:o Odang!

Does it have something to do with a time limit or a memory limit or a bandwidth limit?

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 Post subject: Re: Photobucket Ransom Payment!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:36 am 
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GordnadoCRD wrote:
:o Odang!

Does it have something to do with a time limit or a memory limit or a bandwidth limit?

Not sure, but it is highway robbery!!!! :furious: :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: Photobucket Ransom Payment!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:51 am 
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I've never liked Photobucket. I use Flickr. It's easy and visitors are not bombarded by as many ads. I attached a link below to my flickr page.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/95z28a4/

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 Post subject: Re: Photobucket Ransom Payment!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:58 am 
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I switched to Postimage.org a few months ago.

http://postimage.io/

Free and easy to use.

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 Post subject: Re: Photobucket Ransom Payment!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:02 pm 
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For all you Photobucket users, here is the official scoop on the sudden change from PC Magazine:
Greed takes over, read'em and weap! :cry:

By Matthew Humphries June 30, 2017
https://www.pcmag.com/news/354711/photo ... e-internet

Photobucket Breaks Image Links Across the Internet
Want embedded Photobucket images to continue loading in forums or on your website? Be prepared to pay $399 per year.
Embedding images on a website or in a forum post is a very common practice, with those images usually living on one of the many well-known image hosting websites. One such host is Photobucket, but a recent change to its subscription tiers means many millions of images across the Internet are no longer going to load outside of Photobucket's own site.

Photobucket 3rd party hosting broken image

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The key feature of a Photobucket account we're talking about here is called "3rd Party Hosting." It allows you to embed images from Photobucket in another location on the Internet, e.g. in a forum post or on a website.

Photobucket changed its terms and conditions and removed the 3rd Party Hosting feature from the lower subscription tiers. If you want to continue using that feature then a Photobucket Plus 500 subscription is required. It costs $39.99 per month or $399 per year.

Not only is that very expensive, it means existing Photobucket accounts on lower subscriptions tiers will have any embedded images they've created in the past cease to work. Considering Photobucket has been around since 2003 and hosts over 10 billion images, that's potentially millions of embedded images across the Internet being broken thanks to a policy change. Here's just one example of how this change impacts a forum thread.

The worst part of this debacle, according to Ghacks.net, is the fact Photobucket users were apparently given no warning of the change. The subscription features simply changed, and images stopped loading without explanation.

There's hope this is a mistake, or that Photobucket's management will realize the scale of the problem they have created with this change. But if that doesn't happen, expect to see that Photobucket broken link image above many times in the coming months.

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 Post subject: Re: Photobucket Ransom Payment!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:14 pm 
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imgur is a great host solution.

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 Post subject: Re: Photobucket Ransom Payment!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:17 pm 
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Thank you for your efforts here, WWDiesel.

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 Post subject: Re: Photobucket Ransom Payment!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:39 pm 
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Note that there are plugins for most browsers that fix the issue and allow for displaying of pb images from accts that dont have 3rd party hosting feature.

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 Post subject: Re: Photobucket Ransom Payment!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:37 pm 
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bugnout wrote:
Note that there are plugins for most browsers that fix the issue and allow for displaying of pb images from accts that dont have 3rd party hosting feature.


Already broken

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 Post subject: Re: Photobucket Ransom Payment!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:48 pm 
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I use google plus to upload to here. Uploads are and have been in HD. It is a bit of a pain to upload the code to lost. Been using it since I first joined many moons ago.

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