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  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
The latest in the Photobuck saga-new account types
Posted by the Baron on Monday, September 10, 2018 8:20 AM

A post in another forum about photo-hosting prompted me to access Photobucket and see what they were up to.  I see now that PB has a new set of accounts, all of which appear to allow hosting.

Here is the link to the page showing the terms of their plans:

http://s267.photobucket.com/plans/

It looks like they've returned to a state more or less where they were, when they announced their disastrous policy of no hosting for anyone unless you paid $499 annually.  The storage space sizes are a little less and the prices are a little higher, though.  I had the basic account with 50 GB of storage, for $49 annually.  The comparable account now offers only 20 GB, for almost $72 annually.

I'd still never go back, but it's interesting to see that someone there figured out that as a company, they made a very poor decision with that change in service.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Humor/th_MonogramMafia.jpg?t=1296972087~original

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, September 10, 2018 8:48 AM

Even if they went back to the free accounts that i used to have i would not go back. I can't see this enticing many back, they were pretty poor even before the change in policy.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, September 10, 2018 10:40 AM

I get FAR better service from Imageshack for less. Photobucket is dead to me.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

 

  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, September 10, 2018 11:22 AM

I could care less what Photobucket does to try to lure users back. They lost far too many users.

Why bother posting the latest terms from Photobucket when everybody has shunned them since their fiasco a long time ago. It has been voiced that no one will ever go back to them. I hope Photobucket goes down the tubes. They deserved to be tanked and become no more.

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Monday, September 10, 2018 11:33 AM

It's interesting that having been forced to investigate other hosting services, many of us have discovered faster and cleaner ways to post photos, either for free or by subscription. P'bucket now seems very clunky by comparison; the company will certainly need to do more than simply back off their ridiculous price gouge to attract customers. Like Black Sheep, I wouldn't use them again no matter what.

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Monday, September 10, 2018 11:51 AM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

I could care less what Photobucket does to try to lure users back. They lost far too many users.

Why bother posting the latest terms from Photobucket when everybody has shunned them since their fiasco a long time ago. It has been voiced that no one will ever go back to them. I hope Photobucket goes down the tubes. They deserved to be tanked and become no more.

Why bother posting this?  Why bother posting anyting?  Because it's interesting, that's why.

You don't have to read or reply, if you don't find it interesting.

 

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Humor/th_MonogramMafia.jpg?t=1296972087~original

  • Member since
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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, September 10, 2018 2:25 PM

the Baron

I'd still never go back, but it's interesting to see that someone there figured out that as a company, they made a very poor decision with that change in service.

 

 

They "admitted" they made a very poor decision yet now it's far too late for them for anyone to trust them anymore. No doubt Photobucket is sinking further to new lows faster than they can swim to stay afloat.

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Monday, September 10, 2018 6:09 PM

the Baron
I'd still never go back, but it's interesting to see that someone there figured out that as a company, they made a very poor decision with that change in service.

 

I would rather sit in this chair ..... for a YEAR !

Photobucket can ...          

 ( string of profanity not sutable for human consumtion !)

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    July, 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Monday, September 10, 2018 6:17 PM

I don't see any reason to go back to PB and pay when imgur has it all for free. If PB wants me back then

  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 4:16 AM

I tyhink PB should actually be thanked. They have done many people a huge favour by getting to look for and find services which are much better than they ever were.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Phantom FG.1

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 4:25 PM

Bish
I tyhink PB should actually be thanked. They have done many people a huge favour by getting to look for and find services which are much better than they ever were.

But still, they ruined a goodly percentage of very informative posts all over the internet. Jerks.

So, does this mean the old pics are gone yet again then?

-Greg

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Friday, September 14, 2018 11:49 AM

I pay $18 a year for Imageshack and its been a good, easy to use, no adds or BS service.   PB can just stay under their rock.   

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, September 14, 2018 1:57 PM
I'm still using my free Photobucket account,I think it works till december,then I will have to try something else.

  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, September 14, 2018 2:08 PM

Tojo72
I'm still using my free Photobucket account,I think it works till december,then I will have to try something else.
 

 

You're a brave man for staying on with Photobucket. I'm surprised your images hasn't been locked by Photobucket. I wouldn't wait til December. I'd find something now. Who knows when Photobucket will pull another stunt like before.

I use postimage because it's 100% free and very easy to use.  Here's the link:

www.postimage.org

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, September 14, 2018 7:41 PM

I can't even get in to see my own pics. But, since there only model pics and nothing else, they can stick them................................. sideways. 

Jim  Captain

Almost forgot, how do I make this stupid PB cat pic go away?

 

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, September 14, 2018 10:15 PM

fox
Almost forgot, how do I make this stupid PB cat pic go away?

Click on SETTING'S on your profile.

Then EDIT your signature.

Click on the cat picture, and then hit BACKSPACE.

POOF ! Cat picture gone.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, September 15, 2018 12:45 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

 

 
Tojo72
I'm still using my free Photobucket account,I think it works till december,then I will have to try something else.
 

 

 

 

You're a brave man for staying on with Photobucket. I'm surprised your images hasn't been locked by Photobucket. I wouldn't wait til December. I'd find something now. Who knows when Photobucket will pull another stunt like before.

I use postimage because it's 100% free and very easy to use.  Here's the link:

www.postimage.org

 

Thanks,there's nothing on there that I don't have saved somewhere else,just old build logs,and stuff I posted on the forums.When I start building and posting again,I will check out your site.

I also use Shutterfly for storage,but you can't host from there.

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, September 15, 2018 3:09 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

 

 
Tojo72
I'm still using my free Photobucket account,I think it works till december,then I will have to try something else.
 

 

 

 

You're a brave man for staying on with Photobucket. I'm surprised your images hasn't been locked by Photobucket. I wouldn't wait til December. I'd find something now. Who knows when Photobucket will pull another stunt like before.

I use postimage because it's 100% free and very easy to use.  Here's the link:

www.postimage.org

 

Its actually postimage.cc

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, September 15, 2018 10:19 PM

Bish
I tyhink PB should actually be thanked. They have done many people a huge favour by getting to look for and find services which are much better than they ever were.

Yes Amen.

 

  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Saturday, September 15, 2018 10:25 PM

tempestjohnny

 

 
BlackSheepTwoOneFour

 

 
Tojo72
I'm still using my free Photobucket account,I think it works till december,then I will have to try something else.
 

 

 

 

You're a brave man for staying on with Photobucket. I'm surprised your images hasn't been locked by Photobucket. I wouldn't wait til December. I'd find something now. Who knows when Photobucket will pull another stunt like before.

I use postimage because it's 100% free and very easy to use.  Here's the link:

www.postimage.org

 

 

 

Its actually postimage.cc

 

 

 

Nope. The website address I provided worked....

  • Member since
    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 2:42 PM

"www.postimages.org" is the current direct URL to the website, with unsecured access.  Once we log in and start drilling down to our account pages, the redirects use "postimg.cc".  That's left over from the expiration of their website registration earlier this year, and the subsequent ransoming of the previous address.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Humor/th_MonogramMafia.jpg?t=1296972087~original

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