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vestanpance



Joined: 20 Oct 2012
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Location: Birmingham

PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:59 pm    Post subject: Photobucket Reply with quote

A rumour I've heard.

It seems Photobucket are trying to charge for image hosting on forums, photos disappearing, mine are ok so far.

Could be a lot of useful info being deleted. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My pictures seem to have disappeared.... certainly older ones. Looked for the piston pictures for the different model ARs earlier....

Will check out photobucket later...grrrrrrrr
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right... Think I've found the problem and Photobucket are being complete and utter tossers.....

I've only used 36% of my allowance but they have stopped all linking to external websites unless you buy the 100 plan which is $99 per year...

Bastards Evil or Very Mad

I nearly went though the payment system because I really don't want pictures and the like to be lost here

I wonder if there is any other way forward? It looks like this is it and if they haven't got you yet..its only a matter of time.. Options anyone please??

LOVELY DS ADMIN PERSON - I would rather pay you than photo'ripoffbastard'bucket.... Any other options from the site?? I for one would be happy to subscribe to DS if its possible to host pictures here. I appreciate its a big ask.... Please

Crying or Very sad
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Howie



Joined: 18 Oct 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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LOVELY DS ADMIN PERSON - I would rather pay you than photo'ripoffbastard'bucket.... Any other options from the site?? I for one would be happy to subscribe to DS if its possible to host pictures here. I appreciate its a big ask.... Please


I second that, bloody photobucket......grrrrr
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The Cameraman



Joined: 22 Aug 2015
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Location: Lancashire

PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Guys n Gals,

I'll third it!
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Joined: 13 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, we'll stop recomending Photobucket then. Bang Head

This site runs on the bare minimum of domain/webspace/BB package, with very little maintenance and support by Admin. Which is just me, with a full time job that involves sitting front of 3 of these bloody screens all day. I have zero interest in spending any extra time looking after this or any of my other badly-neglected webpages to be honest. So don't expect any solutions on here I'm afraid. Sorry. Crying or Very sad

I'm very sympathetic though. It's going to impact all sites like us, through the fault of no-one and with no quick fix. It's a hot topic on many other forums I use. There are many other photo hosting sites ( Imgur / Flickr / ImageShack / TinyPic / SmugMug / Shutterfly etc. ) but I have no experience of them and who knows if they'll go the same way. I can only suggest not panicing, waiting a bit and seeing what the verdict is from the internet as a whole. A solution will emerge I'm sure.

Oh, and it's up to you of course but personally I'd abandon my account rather than pay the new fee. Fuck 'em. Up Yours
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look on the Photobucket Facebook page if you want a good laugh. It's not just forums like this one that's affected, it's also hit Amazon, Ebay and other stuff no-one saw coming. It's being described as a masterclass in how to kill a business. Laughing

Some people are deleting all their photos and closing their accounts. I don't recommend that, not yet anyway. It's possible that they'll backpedal and reinstate the 3rd party linking in exchange for a reasonable fee. No-one wants to have to edit all of their links to make their pictures visible again, we certainly wouldn't expect you to on here.

By the way, if my previous post seemed a little harsh, sorry. My day job is basically an endless depressing stream of "someone did this, now you have to fix it" orders and I don't need those outside of work too. Very Happy
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