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Maniac
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15 17 8:52 pm    Post subject: Photo bucket Reply with quote

What is everyone doing with photo bucket holding us hostage to buy a 399.00 account to have pictures hosted on any type of forum? Sent me an email then locked all my pics , I know it was a free account but still a bummer.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16 17 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a bummer Maniac. Just noticed they did the same thing to me. Mad
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17 17 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they will get us all shortly.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20 17 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

$40 bucks a month is really expensive...I have a few thousand photos out there....dont know what im going to do.

Can anyone explain to me in plain simple English what Third Party Hosting is.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20 17 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canadian Bacon:
Photobucket has an option if you have a picture on there to copy and past a link into a forum so the image will show up directly in the post on a forum. Instead of having a link that directs you to their web site to see the pictures. Many people out there use this feature, that's how I put my pictures on the forums I visit. I won't be sending them any money so I will have to find a different way.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21 17 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats what i do...my pics go directly to the forum....no links....they changed that.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21 17 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the same issue and i wont be sending them any money. So the question is then is what other options are out there?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21 17 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Found this.... https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/650637/photobucket-alternatives/
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22 17 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks paleale...guess I'll have to do a little research on what method would work best and bite the bullet and fix all my pics.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30 17 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love to see the percentage of people who use photobucket only for forum posting etc? I know that is the only reason I used them was for pictures I wanted to post somewhere. I know they offer prints and other stuff but I have never used them for that. I am guessing their customer numbers will begin to shrink and they will re think this.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31 17 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never used them for anything else, and I can say it is their right to change policy any time they want. BUT to demand 400.00 a year is just a little crazy Exclamation Just not good customer/user relationship.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01 17 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only reason I have ever used photobucket was to post photos on this site. Ill have to find an alternative as I think their price is outrageous.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14 17 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been using smugmug for some years, about $50 a year and I've been pretty happy with it.
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