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Photobucket begins charging for hosting
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 9:19 AM

I got a message today from Photobucket that they will begin a subscription service for heavy users.  I am apparently a heavy user.  I went to a link in the message about signing up for the service, to see if it was reasonable.  However, the page was blurry, so you could not read the price.  The only way to find out the price is, apparently, to sign up.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 9:26 AM

I received the same email a few weeks ago. They are up to their old shenanigans again. Ah well, the reperieve was nice while it lasted.... the numbskulls in charge there are gonna chase away customers again.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 9:33 AM

If it's at all possible; download your files asap. I was able to last time. just before that got locked.

I got this message too, but I have ignored it.

I'm very happy with Fotki.

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 10:11 AM

Yikes...

I’ve used PostImage.

 

     ”For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.“

                                          - John 3:16-17

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Posted by tankboy51 on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 10:54 AM

It does not bother me, since I don't post pictures.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 11:34 AM

Avoid Photobucket like the plague. After the fiasco they pulled on us, I’ll never trust photobucket again. Screw them....

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 11:42 AM

I think that I am on Imgur. Moved when Photobucket started wanting money. Very happy with them. No charge at all providing all my pictures are under a certain file size. Photoshop quite hallily sorts that out for me!

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Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 12:02 PM

Yep, I also use Imgur. Works great.

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 1:06 PM

Move away from PB as fast as you can.  They deserve to falter.  

I use ImageShack.  Its been easy to use, hassle free, and worth the $20 a year.  

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 3:11 PM

I use Postimage and it’s free. I will never pay for subscription. 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 3:16 PM

Don Stauffer

I got a message today from Photobucket that they will begin a subscription service for heavy users.  I am apparently a heavy user.  I went to a link in the message about signing up for the service, to see if it was reasonable.  However, the page was blurry, so you could not read the price.  The only way to find out the price is, apparently, to sign up.

 

 

 

Why are you even still with Photobucket after the stunt they pulled on us a year or so ago? They’ve been charging for subscription since then. If I were you, dump them. Not worth it.

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Posted by Ted4321 on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 7:43 PM

The owners must be strapped for cash.  I use imgur.  Don't store anything there i don't already have a copy of. 

I wouldn't be surprised if I see the end of that business model and it becomes feasible for forums to host/store member's posts with photos. 

T e d

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, May 07, 2019 8:17 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

 

 
Don Stauffer

I got a message today from Photobucket that they will begin a subscription service for heavy users.  I am apparently a heavy user.  I went to a link in the message about signing up for the service, to see if it was reasonable.  However, the page was blurry, so you could not read the price.  The only way to find out the price is, apparently, to sign up.

 

 

 

 

 

Why are you even still with Photobucket after the stunt they pulled on us a year or so ago? They’ve been charging for subscription since then. If I were you, dump them. Not worth it.

 

I started up with Postimage for my modeling shots,however all my old stuff is still with Photobucket,just build pics,nothing I really need.But the account was still FREE although they drastically reduced the amount of storage I had,but I was still able to post to forums.I guess with this new change that will end too,but no loss,I only used it for forum posting.So far Postimage has been simple to use.

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 1:09 AM

Another fail from my perspective.  I assume their revenue comes from advertising based on the questionable site clients.  And with the plummeting cost of storage I just don't understand their business model.  I've been using imgur and if that goes south I'll host a site for all of us.  Price per TB is crazy cheap.  And bandwidth has become a commodity. 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 8:09 AM

Photobucket offered a free account?

I knew that they had walked back from the $500-a-year hosting account and had added some cheaper alternatives, like they had before the disaster, but I didn't know they started offering a free account again.

I can't imagine that anyone who used Photobucket before they dropped free hosting the last time, went back to them.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by Tickmagnet on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 8:11 AM

They really need to set this forum up so we can post our photos from our own computers.

 

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 8:32 AM

the Baron

Photobucket offered a free account?

I knew that they had walked back from the $500-a-year hosting account and had added some cheaper alternatives, like they had before the disaster, but I didn't know they started offering a free account again.

I can't imagine that anyone who used Photobucket before they dropped free hosting the last time, went back to them.

 

I never stopped,I used to have ad free for .99 cents,but that stopped with the big fiasco.But I still have  reduced storage free account up till now.

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Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 8:51 AM

Tojo72
 
the Baron

Photobucket offered a free account?

I knew that they had walked back from the $500-a-year hosting account and had added some cheaper alternatives, like they had before the disaster, but I didn't know they started offering a free account again.

I can't imagine that anyone who used Photobucket before they dropped free hosting the last time, went back to them.

 

 

 

I had the free account, till I used up the allotted space in 2015.  At that point, I sprang for what was the cheapest paid account, $49 a year.  When they dropped the free hosting, they continued the paid accounts to the end of 2017.  But the choice was to take the single remote-hosting account at $499 a year.  I have seen that in the meantime, Photobucket walked that all back and implemented a new collection of tiered accounts, but I still would never go back.  I switched to Postimage and let my Photobucket subscription lapse.  I'll never use Photobucket again.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 9:03 AM

I use Fotki for $ 24.95 or something like that.

Easy to use, NO ads. 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 9:04 AM

Yes,I started Postimage also,pretty simple to use,and free for now.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 11:07 AM

Tickmagnet

They really need to set this forum up so we can post our photos from our own computers.

 

Now that would be great. Scalemates offers that feature.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 12:37 PM

The explanation is that it's a big site with a lot of members who have lots of high res photos, and it would take too much bandwidth. I get that.

Plus, with all the kvetching that goes on here about IT or lack of, support by FSM, do you really want that?

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Posted by Svenne Duva on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 12:48 PM

Hi Don,

When PB pulled their trick my thinking was that well, at the end the kind of service provided will come at some sort of cost.

1. Ad's

2. Subscription

3. Mapping of online behaviour (google)

What realy put me off with the PB big shutdown was the way their customers where taken hostages.
And you say now they do it one more time..

So I accepted that the service will come at a cost and decided to pay.

But never ever to PB.

I am on fotki and it works great, and cost is reasonable with my kind of usage:

130 GB at less then 20 $ / year.

Svenne

sic transit gloria mundi

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