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Looks like Photobucket restored the phoyos they previously deleted!

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Looks like Photobucket restored the phoyos they previously deleted!
Posted by philo426 on Sunday, May 20, 2018 8:17 PM

Went back to my Contrail HP42 build thread from 2010 and the pics are back!I refuse to pay them anything so why the sudden reversal?

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Posted by Murphy's Law on Sunday, May 20, 2018 8:53 PM
I too found some old post that are now showing the pics back up. I will never use PB again but it’s nice to know the old pics are back.
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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, May 20, 2018 9:10 PM

Yes cant trust them and the restoration may only be temporary,but fir now it is ok.

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Posted by steve5 on Sunday, May 20, 2018 9:58 PM

it seems to be only on FSM at the moment , just tried pete coleman's site , it wasn't happening there .

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 21, 2018 2:27 AM

My old pics are back up, good for them. Still won't touch them with a barge pole.

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

 

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Posted by murph on Monday, May 21, 2018 7:27 AM

I read, on another forum, that the genius behind the $400 membership fee has been turfed from PB and replaced.  PB has restored 'free' hosting for the time being until they get all their ducks in a row  Once they have things figured out (in a year or so) they will probably charge some form of hosting fee and it will never be a free service again.

When this buffoonery started at PB, I deleted all my photos and then my account.  I won't use them again either.  You can't take back a kick in the groin.  Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, May 21, 2018 8:15 AM

Since I went to postimage, I find I like it better than PB.  That flap about latel overdue payment was quick.  Site was back in operation before I even heard about it- my pics were there by the time I checked.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, May 21, 2018 10:26 AM
It's nice to see the old pics and threads they destroyed back up and running but I'm not going back

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, May 21, 2018 10:37 AM

tempestjohnny
It's nice to see the old pics and threads they destroyed back up and running but I'm not going back
 

That's the way I see it. Those who haven't- it might be a good time to try to copy off everything from their site if you still can. I did at the very beginning of this episode.

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Posted by Greg on Monday, May 21, 2018 10:47 AM

Quite interesting information. Thank you for posting it, philo. Not sure I'd have known otherwise.

It is a big deal on the internet in general to have these pics back, so many ruined threads and killed information. But as discussed above, will it last?

-Greg

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, May 21, 2018 11:10 AM

Heh.... PB finding out they’re losing money and subscribers and attracting new subscribers. A bit too late to make amends doncha think? Nope never ever going back to PB.

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, May 21, 2018 11:13 AM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

Heh.... PB finding out they’re losing money and subscribers and attracting new subscribers. A bit too late to make amends doncha think? Nope never ever going back to PB.

 

Right. I'd guess this is an autocorrection that will end up back where it started, but the hope is that with a little more notice, they can sell it better.

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, May 21, 2018 11:59 AM

Yes,did they really think that people would tolerate the stuff they pulled?No Way!

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Posted by the Baron on Monday, May 21, 2018 1:18 PM

They may be providing the linked images again, but they have not changed anything else.

There are no free accounts, and still only one of their paid accounts offers 3rd-party hosting.  That's the Plus500 account, the most expensive one.

When I access PB now, at least I can log in, which I could not do before.  But I get a message that my account is restricted, that I have exceeded my storage limit, and prompting me to upgrade my 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 Monday, May 21, 2018 2:30 PM

Frankly, the best news is that everyone got their links restored and that a significant portion of what's online in this hobby makes sense again.

Unforgivable- initial action to kill links and proposal to collect $ 399.00 to restore them.

I didn't spend much time reconstructing old posts I'd made.

I have no idea what the future will bring but I am done there.

I copied all of my images and walked away.

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, May 21, 2018 8:10 PM

GMorrison
Frankly, the best news is that everyone got their links restored and that a significant portion of what's online in this hobby makes sense again.

This is good news. I just checked my Mayflower thread and it's all there. So yeah... links restored. We'll see for how long. Probably a mistake! 

 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, May 21, 2018 8:29 PM

GMorrison
Frankly, the best news is that everyone got their links restored and that a significant portion of what's online in this hobby makes sense again.

That's what its about to me too. Now we hold our breath, like everybody already said.

 

-Greg

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Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 11:04 PM

Read about this on another forum. Too little too late. They pCensoreded off too many people by now. Would't touch them with a 42.2km pole. I deleted my account and I am using imgur now.

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Posted by Ish47guy on Saturday, May 26, 2018 3:08 AM

Looks like its back to the way it was...  I heard about previous P-Bucket links working again, so I checked mine, and sure enough they were.  I actually posted some images here in the aircraft forum about 3 days ago.

However...

Today, 26 MAY, I can't even open the P-Bucket website, my browser just times-out without the page opening, and all the images I just posted to the thread are gone. 

Like several other modelers I know, I'm done with P-Bucket. I have back-ups of all my photos, and a paid ImageShack account, so I just need to sepnd some time this long weekend redoing the links so they work.

 

 

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Posted by GlennH on Saturday, May 26, 2018 1:26 PM
Very cool. I see that on the link I use to open the forum. That really screwed up a lot of people why used that service plus folks like me who don't but could not see the pics anymore.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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Posted by the Baron on Sunday, May 27, 2018 9:26 AM

Ish47guy

...Like several other modelers I know, I'm done with P-Bucket...

I think everyone is done with Photobucket.  It's been suggested either in this thread or another one about this latest PB move, that they must be bleeding revenue since their disastrous decision, and that's why they started honoring 3rd-party calls for images again.  If that is true, it makes sense.

I can't think of anyone who would actually pay PB now, $400 a year for 3rd-party hosting.

I hope they fired the marketing genius who came up with this whole idea.

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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