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Photobucket pulls the plug - Read it and weep

Postby Squirrel - July 3rd, 2017, 8:44 am

If you start seeing nothing where there used to be images in threads there is a reason, If you hot link an image from your photobucket account to a forum they want $399 a year. I need a drink. Luckily for the last couple of years I've been just inserting images here but on a lot of old threads I used the photobucket approach.
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Re: Photobucket pulls the plug - Read it and weep

Postby MadMax - July 3rd, 2017, 9:03 am

Yep, good reason to pull the plug on photobucket, unfortunately they've ruined a lot of blogs and forums with this move. I hope they rot, wherever :censor: :cuss:
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Re: Photobucket pulls the plug - Read it and weep

Postby thesavo - July 3rd, 2017, 3:16 pm

I pay $12/yr for Tapatalk. They provide unlimited hoisting for paying members. Any image I need, I send them to my phones, then added or amend a post with the image. Almost all of my posts will have "edited at x time" for this reason.

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Re: Photobucket pulls the plug - Read it and weep

Postby rfruth - July 3rd, 2017, 4:29 pm

blogger (Google's free blog platform) is a good workaround

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Re: Photobucket pulls the plug - Read it and weep

Postby jimmyznutz - July 3rd, 2017, 4:52 pm

I've had no problems, but I also don't store many photos on photobucket. Might have something to do with the amount of storage you use. My links are still working.


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Of course I do edit the link to eliminate the photobucket reference.
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Re: Photobucket pulls the plug - Read it and weep

Postby Escape94 - July 3rd, 2017, 5:28 pm

Well I guess I'll keep using it until I can't, though I've been growing unhappy with photobucket recently. It has way too many pop ups an ads that slow down my computer when I use it. The app has also been a bit buggy Ive noticed
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Re: Photobucket pulls the plug - Read it and weep

Postby bangster - July 3rd, 2017, 5:57 pm

If it is still working for you, if you care about what you have there, better start downloading your albums. It doesn't go real well, takes awhile to do more than a few at a time before it just dies.

They hid it in a terms of service update, that went out quite a few days after they started terming picture hosting for those with any amount of traffic.
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Re: Photobucket pulls the plug - Read it and weep

Postby FRENCHY - July 3rd, 2017, 6:11 pm

Beware of fake news. I always use photobucket iOS app and it works perfectly and still working, you can see all my pictures on this forum since 2009
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Re: Photobucket pulls the plug - Read it and weep

Postby bangster - July 3rd, 2017, 7:16 pm

On active sites, or people that have frequently accessed technical articles or how to articles, or even posts that get more than 4 visits a day, images in signatures.

http://photobucket.com/p500/

I was able to get all of mine before mine was locked, if you don't care about your images, then disregard. I had a couple tech article posts and it didn't take long to get locked, 3 days before the terms of service update, but I heeded information from others about what was going to happen.
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Re: Photobucket pulls the plug - Read it and weep

Postby Charles - July 3rd, 2017, 8:47 pm

FRENCHY wrote:Beware of fake news. I always use photobucket iOS app and it works perfectly and still working, you can see all my pictures on this forum since 2009


Don't think it is fake Frenchy.

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