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Offline Redbird

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Re: Photobucket No Longer Free
« Reply #11 on: Jul 04, 2017, 11:47:01 »
I've received no notices and my account doesn't seem to be affected.

If you can see the pic... it's still workin.
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Re: Photobucket No Longer Free
« Reply #12 on: Jul 04, 2017, 20:20:32 »
I've been using them for 10 years and had over 1400 images hosted there. Got an email from them last week stating that unless I opted for their $400/yr plan then none of my pictures could be embedded on forums like this (third party hosting), checked my posts and all now had their generic image (see below) in place of my pictuers, so I backed up and deleted all my pics and closed my account. I can understand the need to pay for hosting like this but the amount and just the way they went about it is really strange.

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Re: Photobucket No Longer Free
« Reply #13 on: Jul 04, 2017, 20:29:48 »
People are saying they can't download their own pics to their devices.

Photobucket is essentially holding their photos hostage, and demanding a ransom to get them back.

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Re: Photobucket No Longer Free
« Reply #14 on: Jul 05, 2017, 04:38:20 »
I was able to bulk download all of my pictures, but it was a tedious process since you had to do it folder by folder and the process failed quite a bit. Kept at it and got them all. It would create a zip file of all the pictures in each folder that you could download.
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Re: Photobucket No Longer Free
« Reply #15 on: Jul 05, 2017, 08:04:25 »
Here's my experience.

First off I kept getting messages to PAY to delete adverts ! ::)

Then I got messaged to enquire if I used PB to host third party [ forums / blogs ] platforms.

I ignored that for 2 weeks, then when I finally got sick of seeing it and hit "yes", the following day all images had been removed from forums. >:(

Very shortsighted as that now means I will no longer be visiting their site and getting bombarded with their customer's ads.

Phuk Photobucket. 8)
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Re: Photobucket No Longer Free
« Reply #16 on: Jul 05, 2017, 09:57:54 »
Here's my experience:

Phuk Photobucket. 8)

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Re: Photobucket No Longer Free
« Reply #17 on: Jul 05, 2017, 12:53:45 »
The old saying goes:  "If you aren't paying for the product, you ARE the product."   My guess is they were bleeding cash.
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Re: Photobucket No Longer Free
« Reply #18 on: Jul 05, 2017, 13:01:56 »
They don't get add revenue for hotlinked pics. If people aren't clicking the pics to go to PB site, the adds don't get seen and they make no money. It seems like they targeted the folks using their site to host on forums vs folks who have people go to PB to see the pics and thus see the adds for revenue.
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Re: Photobucket No Longer Free
« Reply #19 on: Jul 06, 2017, 06:54:25 »
Just checking using DTT site facilities  8)
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