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IMPORTANT: If you use Photobucket, read this!
« on: July 07, 2017, 05:31:36 AM »
Photobucket has decided that, if I want to keep using them to present pictures, I would have to upgrade to something called a Plus 500 Plan. However, the kicker is that I would have to pay for it!

Well, this is the straw that broke the camels back. I've thus terminated my PB account.   Which is why all my pictures are gone now (although they're still on my computer, of course).

Details as to what is going on with PB here:

http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/technology/amazon-ebay-images-held-to-ransom-by-photobucket/news-story/f5b3efdaa1dfd7cb5c9a62e6ec2520c6


To see your pictures now, you're either gonna have to fork over a $US400 ($526) annual fee now, or find an alternative site for your pictures to be seen now. 
« Last Edit: August 05, 2017, 07:16:23 AM by TimM »

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Re: IMPORTANT: If you use Photobucket, read this!
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2017, 12:03:09 PM »
Thanks for explaining what was going on with my profile picture, Tim! Now, time to go and deactivate my Photobucket.
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Re: IMPORTANT: If you use Photobucket, read this!
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2017, 12:35:08 PM »
Do what I did, switch to Imgur.  They're way better than PB ever was.


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Re: IMPORTANT: If you use Photobucket, read this!
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2017, 11:16:29 PM »
$400? They don't offer anywhere near enough to justify asking for that much every year. I barely used them anymore anyway, so that's that I guess.

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Re: IMPORTANT: If you use Photobucket, read this!
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2017, 06:35:41 AM »
I'm sure they've just lost a lot of clients because of this ill advised move.  I imagine they'll be going belly up before long.

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Re: IMPORTANT: If you use Photobucket, read this!
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2017, 06:31:24 PM »
Imageshack did exactly the same thing a few years ago.

I use imgur or even Flirck to host images .

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Re: IMPORTANT: If you use Photobucket, read this!
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2017, 06:13:43 AM »
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Imageshack did exactly the same thing a few years ago.

And I'm sure they lost a lot of people because of that, like PB will now.

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Re: IMPORTANT: If you use Photobucket, read this!
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2017, 06:55:44 AM »
Oh so that's why my pics don't show up. I hope imgur. will not do the same.
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Re: IMPORTANT: If you use Photobucket, read this!
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2017, 11:08:46 AM »
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Oh so that's why my pics don't show up.

Yeah, you gotta switch to another site now.