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post #1 of 31 Old 07-04-2017, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Problems with Photobucket

You may have noticed by now that many pics that are going through Photobucket as a 3rd Party Host, is not showing up on the forums (like below). This must have started a few days ago, but I didn't realize until just recently. You can catch up with what people are saying on photobucket's blog..........some extremely mad folks. I hope this all get's work out, because all my pics are hosted there.

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post #2 of 31 Old 07-04-2017, 12:32 PM
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They want you to pay now.
I saw this coming so I designed my forum to host our own unlimited number of images for its members so we wouldn't get caught in this mess with missing pictures in posts. Other forums should have done this long ago.
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They want you to pay now.
I saw this coming so I designed my forum to host our own unlimited number of images for its members so we wouldn't get caught in this mess with missing pictures in posts. Other forums should have done this long ago.
Paying members are having problems, too.

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Paying members are having problems, too.
Really? Wow.

Surprising there are people paying $39.95 a month. Think I'm in the wrong business.

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I read some of the blog and the new rules now.
I'm not going to make an account there to respond so I'll post here.

There are several website hosting companies that offer "shared hosting" at a MUCH lower cost than PB is asking.
All that's needed is to do some reading how to set up an account and learn ftp. Easy stuff. Many of the low cost hosts have unlimited storage but check their rules carefully.
This way YOU have complete control over your stuff and not inundated with with ads and popups/unders.

If anyone is interested and wants to learn more, I'm happy to help but PM me so it doesn't look like I'm spamming this forum.
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I see these new terms of service listed in my Free Photobucket Account but the individual photos I posted are still showing in posts such as in the Blue Ridge Run Thread. There used to be two criteria to monitor: Storage and Bandwidth. I believe bandwidth usage arose from hosting/posting activity while storage was simply the megs/gigs of storage used by photo uploads. I can still see my storage usage, but the bandwidth usage feature is now gone, interestingly.

The amount and frequency of advertising popups in Photobucket has gotten ridiculous anyway. You can't even function in there anymore without constantly knocking down popups of the most stupid things.
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Very strange, indeed. I am waiting to see what happens before putting my pics up on another site. If you click on where the pic would be showing, it takes you to the PB account and shows the pic, but of course not showing the pic on the forum

I still have all my pics saved at home. Here are a couple of responses from people:


Rhonda
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Photobucket does have the legal right to change their TOU, and they do have the legal right to stop us from using third party hosting going forward, however, those of us who have been paying through the years, for the privilege of posting images on the net without having to worry about bandwidth, may have a legal case against them.
If they break images that have already been posted by their paying customers, they are removing a service that has already been paid for under the guidelines of their TOU when that service was rendered.
I know for a fact that it is NOT legal to remove services that have already been paid for, without issuing a refund. The bandwidth usage for any image that was posted from a PAID Photobucket account, prior to the change in TOU, had ALREADY been paid for

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Seriously!!! You are really going to advertise as a free service and get people to download many years worth of pictures that are posted on forums and blogs then basically take them away and charge a $40 per month ransom. I have almost 10 years worth and over 4000 pics posted on forums and they have now been completely removed. Years of hard work eliminated with no warning whatsoever. Unbelievable yet not at all shocking in this day and age. Greed at it’s finest. At the very least you could have left pics already posted alone and then charge for any 3rd party pics after a specific date. If you had done it properly I’m sure many would have been willing to pay a small fee but $40 per month is completely ridiculous. So long Photobucket you won’t be getting one penny from me.

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It was a free service, I think it's embarrassing how some people are losing their minds and throwing fits like their rights have been violated or something. It was free. You got more than your money's worth already.

We were freeloading in Photobuckets house, and they decided to kick us out. Simple as that. Life goes on.
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It was a free service, I think it's embarrassing how some people are losing their minds and throwing fits like their rights have been violated or something. It was free. You got more than your money's worth already.

We were freeloading in Photobuckets house, and they decided to kick us out. Simple as that. Life goes on.
Same thing is happening to paying customers, too. I thought they might have been hacked, because I couldn't see them offering a free service just to all of a sudden keep those pics on that service from being shared......and definitely not if you were paying for the service.

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Same thing is happening to paying customers, too. I thought they might have been hacked, because I couldn't see them offering a free service just to all of a sudden keep those pics on that service from being shared......and definitely not if you were paying for the service.
In a report by BBC news, PB said they sent out a message to users about the change in policy on June 26, so it's not a hack.
As for the paying customers, they have to upgrade to the service that allows third party linking.
Seems like the folks at PB just got greedy. $39 a month is way over the top.

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