Photobucket trying to blackmail me.

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Photobucket trying to blackmail me.

Post by datzenmike » 30 Jun 2017 19:40

Unless I pay $400 all of my PB pictures used here or elsewhere are no longer view able. Besides the incredibly shitty service and constant changes, lengthy waits and impossibly hard navigation through the site, they want me to pay????? What the fuck? I sent them feedback through e mail and told them to 'piss off'.

You better all check your previous posts that included PB pictures.

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Post by 510rob » 30 Jun 2017 22:46

Seems like they are suddenly revealing their longer-term business model.

how many GBs worth of pictures do you estimate that you put up on their site?

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Post by icehouse » 30 Jun 2017 23:48

I use imgur. That sucks though I used photo bucket back in the day. Better check old threads.
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Post by datzenmike » 01 Jul 2017 08:10

All mine display the above message. They say I have only used about 22% of my allotted storage space. I won't close my account, that would be giving in and making it easy for them. What arrogant assholes! All my pictures are saved on my computer so they don't totally own me.
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Post by indy510 » 02 Jul 2017 13:20

You sure it's not a bandwith problem? ... I remember a few years ago they said I had reached my month's worth of free bandwidth, and I would have to pay to have the photos visible again, or wait two weeks

edit: the photos in your 710 wagon thread say you've reached %100 of your third party hosting usage .... sounds like too many people re-posting your pics or they were hacked. I would wait a few days

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Post by RMS » 03 Jul 2017 20:22

man..... 2 free accounts @ 95% spanning 7 build threads....

pb new terms : "Each individual Member gets one free account that provides 2 GB of free storage or space available for your original photo files, or videos under 10min. The free account does not allow any image linking or 3rd party image hosting. If a free account Member exceeds their Content Limit, their account will be immediately suspended and they will need to become a “Paying Member” "

whats a good, free, resizing program ? something that can do a folder @ a time ? will I crash the realm uploading 100s of pics ?
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Post by 510rob » 04 Jul 2017 01:43

RMS wrote:man..... 2 free accounts @ 95% spanning 7 build threads....

pb new terms : "Each individual Member gets one free account that provides 2 GB of free storage or space available for your original photo files, or videos under 10min. The free account does not allow any image linking or 3rd party image hosting. If a free account Member exceeds their Content Limit, their account will be immediately suspended and they will need to become a “Paying Member” "

whats a good, free, resizing program ? something that can do a folder @ a time ? will I crash the realm uploading 100s of pics ?
I've always used this program ---> http://www.xemico.com/photogadget/freeware.html

This also looks promising ---> https://sourceforge.net/projects/icompress/

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Post by funwithmonkeys » 07 Jul 2017 07:50

I have noticed a few more people's accounts being locked in the past few days.
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Post by funwithmonkeys » 13 Jul 2017 16:22

I just read the statement from photobucket and they launched this new service on July 6th. It is $400 per year for the 3rd party service which is ridiculous. They are going to be loosing a massive amount of business because of this. Everyone I know who is currently using them is changing to some other service because of it.
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Photobucket no longer trying to blackmail me.

Post by RMS » 07 Nov 2018 13:37

I am blown away! photobucket fixed all the links they were holding for ransom.
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Post by Byron510 » 07 Nov 2018 16:14

Maybe their long term business model realization backfired! :-D

Mike, you'd be a happier guy I suspect.

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Post by datzenmike » 08 Nov 2018 19:41

Never!!! I've never looked back.

Now all old pictures are marred with "Proudly hosted on photobucket"??? really?


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Post by Byron510 » 09 Nov 2018 08:37

.... and I think Rimski is currently ice racing with Bert Vorgons latest Anti-gravity decelerator on that very same patch of ice!

At least these guys have a good sound track!

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Post by bertvorgon » 09 Nov 2018 14:18

In my last e-mail from Rimski ( who is finally online from Lake Bullshitski ) he is working on a new project from the Siberian wilderness.

Like Musk and Branson, he thinks Space tourism is where it is going to be at. Tired of recovering himself from the bottom of Lake Bullshitski, he has embarked on a new capsule program from the throw away tests at Baikanor launch site. Tourists will be able to experience ZERO G and truly be in"space" as they will be above the Karman Line.

With a little luck and not too many trips to the lake bottom, he feels he should be ready for 2025. He is re-adapting the Vorgon Decelerator to help slow the capsule on descent.
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