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what's going on with photobucket?
Posted by ikar01 on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 10:19 PM

They made me an offer in my email today.  A year's worth of service including 3rd party for $99.99.  The offer is only good for 7 days.

That's better, but....

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Posted by fermis on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 10:45 PM

They must be feeling the pain from their bad choice...good for them!

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 11:38 PM

You would be stupid to fall for any of their so-called "great deals." Run. Run far away from Photobucket......

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, January 25, 2018 2:11 AM

I had an e-mail from them the other day as well, didn't even bother to open it. The only servicei want from them is to close my account. They made their own bed, let them wallow in it.

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

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, January 25, 2018 5:53 PM
I unsubscribed from their emails

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, January 25, 2018 5:59 PM

I wouldn't give (or sell) PB the time of day or night. Lots of other choices out there, free and pay.

 I settled on Imageshack for mine,  $40 a year and no adds or hassles, and happy with it.

Anything from PB now goes straight to spam folder and gets dumped.

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:18 PM

Fotki for $ 24 a year. No ads.

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Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, January 25, 2018 6:40 PM

Photobucket Is EXACTLY like going through a nasty Divorce.

You went through H E double hocky stick's to get rid of her...

WHY ON EARTH , would you take that cheatin , lying, slimeball back ????

 Just because they offer you a cookie ??? 

And after the year is up they pull their $400 stunt all over again ???

DONT Fall for their "Shinanigen's "

Photobucket is DEAD !!!  Let's leave it at that . 

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

  

 

    

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, January 26, 2018 6:34 AM

After trying several others, like Google Photo, and having problems with some folks seeing images and others not, I have settled on Postimage (postimage.org).  Free, and faster to load than Photobucket was, plus, so far, anyway, no advertising.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Phil1947 on Friday, January 26, 2018 9:27 AM

I’ve been using imgur for years on different forum sites as I’ve always had a strong dislike for Photobucket, which now seems somewhat prophetic.  It’s free, easy to use, ad free and automatically gives you a link to copy & paste for forums and message boards. Granted, the home page is cheesy with a mess of childish memes which you can just ignore and you have the option to easily set your album privacy to 'hidden’.  

~I started out with nothing, and still have most of it.~

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, January 26, 2018 9:47 AM

GMorrison

Fotki for $ 24 a year. No ads.

 

 

Postimage - Free, no ads......Big Smile

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Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, January 26, 2018 5:33 PM

Ever since the Photobucket fiasco I have been using  imgur. It's free and it works fine. 

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Posted by ikar01 on Friday, January 26, 2018 10:47 PM

I think they lokced me out sometime ago, Im not sure how to access my pictures anymore.  On top of that, I was doing some picture searching on a base I was stationed at during Vietnam while trying to help another G.I. with his agent orange claim and to my surprise I found shots from photobucket during the search.  They did get one shot wrong though, it was actually a picture I took at Ellsworth, S.D. but it did have a B-52 in it.

Call me ignorant with computers, but i didn't know they did that without permission. 

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Posted by littletimmy on Friday, January 26, 2018 11:41 PM

ikar01
Call me ignorant with computers, but i didn't know they did that without permission. 

According to Photobuckets "term's of service" You gave them ALL right's to your picture's the minute you agreed and put your image's on their site. They can now make a profit from your picture's and do with them as they please. 

And there's nothing legaly that you can do about it.

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

  

 

    

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Posted by scottrc on Saturday, January 27, 2018 11:05 AM

I had blocked their emails as well except one or two still seem to get through.

I am quite happy with Imageshack.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, January 27, 2018 11:15 AM

It wasn't photobucket who "did" it, it is someone else who grabbed your picture off your album.

You certainly can go in and delete stuff. I grabbed all of my photos on day one. Then I just left them there as I didn't really care that much, and if I suck up a little of their bandwidth, so much the better.

But years ago, when I was starting my career, a boss of mine gave me the advice that  when writing a letter, always operate on the assumption that (a) whoever else is a subject of it will get their hands on a copy, and (b) a copy will be stapled to a telephone pole on Main Street.

Technology has changed, but I still follow that advice in principal.

Which is all to say, I don't put stuff on the web unless I release any further control over it.

 

Bill

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, January 27, 2018 5:51 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

 

 
GMorrison

Fotki for $ 24 a year. No ads.

 

 

 

 

Postimage - Free, no ads......Big Smile

 

I switched to postimage and dumped imageshack when they ignored my emails regarding some posting issues. 

 

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by Striker8241 on Sunday, January 28, 2018 9:10 PM

After I went through the hassle of deleting all my images on Photobankit, it occurred to me that they likely back up their databases periodically....

Still, it made me feel good at the time Big Smile

 

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Posted by the Baron on Sunday, January 28, 2018 9:24 PM

GMorrison

...You certainly can go in and delete stuff...

Not any more.

I had a paid account, the basic subscription, and so, I didn't lose hosting, until my subscription expired at the end of 2017.  I cannot access the account now, without paying for one of the new subscriptions.  It's not a big deal, because I didn't store images there, I only used PB for hosting and linking images.  Last year, I started using Postimage, too.  Free, no ads (as of now), but it is a relatively bare-bones website, too.  But sufficient for my needs.

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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Posted by Bakster on Monday, January 29, 2018 6:02 AM

the Baron

 

 
GMorrison

...You certainly can go in and delete stuff...

 

 

Not any more.

I had a paid account, the basic subscription, and so, I didn't lose hosting, until my subscription expired at the end of 2017.  I cannot access the account now, without paying for one of the new subscriptions.  It's not a big deal, because I didn't store images there, I only used PB for hosting and linking images.  Last year, I started using Postimage, too.  Free, no ads (as of now), but it is a relatively bare-bones website, too.  But sufficient for my needs.

 

 

So far I am extremely happy with Flickr and it's free. Once you learn to navigate it it works really really well. And it's fast. Better still.. it isn't loaded with adware. 

...

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 29, 2018 6:05 AM

Bakster

 

 
the Baron

 

 
GMorrison

...You certainly can go in and delete stuff...

 

 

Not any more.

I had a paid account, the basic subscription, and so, I didn't lose hosting, until my subscription expired at the end of 2017.  I cannot access the account now, without paying for one of the new subscriptions.  It's not a big deal, because I didn't store images there, I only used PB for hosting and linking images.  Last year, I started using Postimage, too.  Free, no ads (as of now), but it is a relatively bare-bones website, too.  But sufficient for my needs.

 

 

 

 

 

So far I am extremely happy with Flickr and it's free. Once you learn to navigate it it works really really well. And it's fast. Better still.. it isn't loaded with adware. 

...

 

Ditto I like the organiser as well. Took a few days and a bit of help from guys here to work through it, but now find it far easier and more useful than PB.

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

 

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, January 29, 2018 6:21 AM

Bish
I like the organiser as well. Took a few days and a bit of help from guys here to work through it, but now find it far easier and more useful than PB.

Amen to that! And have you noticed how quickly the images come up when opened from your post? It is almost immediate. I don't think that I have seen an image hosting site that is faster. And... the images are clean. They don't pop up loaded with a bunch of salacious adds. Heck... I can even use my IPad to post images. I couldn't before using PB. I hope that they never change because it is awesome, for something free.

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, January 29, 2018 6:39 AM

Bakster

 

 
Bish
I like the organiser as well. Took a few days and a bit of help from guys here to work through it, but now find it far easier and more useful than PB.

 

Amen to that! And have you noticed how quickly the images come up when opened from your post? It is almost immediate. I don't think that I have seen an image hosting site that is faster. And... the images are clean. They don't pop up loaded with a bunch of salacious adds. Heck... I can even use my IPad to post images. I couldn't before using PB. I hope that they never change because it is awesome, for something free.

 

Agreed, i certainly hope they don't change. I have noticed it is quick and i have a very slow connection at home. I only switched a couple of months before PB's meltdown because PB was getting such a PITA to use, but wish i had done it sooner.

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

 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, January 29, 2018 7:47 AM

ikar01

They made me an offer in my email today.  A year's worth of service including 3rd party for $99.99.  The offer is only good for 7 days.

That's better, but....

 

Heh ... if I had gotten that email, I'd reply back with a two word sentence that begins with the letter F and the second word starts with the letter O. LOL!!! Hey, somebody gotta let your feelings known to them after that crooked stunt they pulled on us.

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 3:24 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour
ikar01

They made me an offer in my email today.  A year's worth of service including 3rd party for $99.99.  The offer is only good for 7 days.

That's better, but....

Heh ... if I had gotten that email, I'd reply back with a two word sentence that begins with the letter F and the second word starts with the letter O. LOL!!! Hey, somebody gotta let your feelings known to them after that crooked stunt they pulled on us.

 
I've been getting emails soliciting new business from them.  I've blacklisted them as spam in my email account.

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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Posted by Phil1947 on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 9:19 PM

I'm simply amazed and confounded beyond belief that anyone in his or right mind would actually be willing to pay $300 per year for this asinine photo hosting site when there are a plethoira of free ones available! I'm even more amazed that they have not yet gone out of business with their ludicrous piracy!  

~I started out with nothing, and still have most of it.~

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Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 10:15 AM

Phil1947

I'm simply amazed and confounded beyond belief that anyone in his or right mind would actually be willing to pay $300 per year for this asinine photo hosting site when there are a plethoira of free ones available! I'm even more amazed that they have not yet gone out of business with their ludicrous piracy!  
 

No, it's $400 a year, if you want the account with 3rd party hosting.  The Plus500 account.

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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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 10:18 AM

I’m pretty sure they were sold to a company that wants their bandwidth, clean. So they are getting rid of traffic.

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Posted by Phil1947 on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 10:59 AM

GMorrison
I’m pretty sure they were sold to a company that wants their bandwidth, clean. So they are getting rid of traffic.

Well if that be the case then I'd assume they're doing a great job of it! After all, why would anyone with the I.Q. above that of an egg timer be willing to pay such an exorbitant price for a photo hosting site with the plethora of free ones available. Even though I use Imgur to save pictures that I might wish to upload on a Forum site I never put any pictures on there that I think are extremely important to me and wish to save without any chance of losing them. I don’t take and or save all that many photos, but for those that are important to me I’ll either save them to my computer, and or transfer them to a USB memory stick as I trust no one when it comes to the Internet. Might be a tad paranoid, but better safe than sorry.

 

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Posted by Nino on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 11:08 AM

     They now list a $99.00 plan that will have 3rd party hosting for non-commercial use. Now they seem to say the $399 account was "only" for Business use.

     The site is now slower than a 1200 baud modem over a dial-up line. Practically impossible to look at others photo's.  It had been easy to locate many of the missing photos from FSM posts by going to the members photobucket page. Not easy now. Site is Slow Slow Slow and Useless!

GM,  I believe you are correct on that bandwidth issue.  I am now a IMGUR and Flickr user and soon to be a postimage member.   God Bless America , land of the free hosting Sites.

     Nino

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