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photobucket shot itself in the foot
« on: 30 June, 2017, 04:56:18 pm »
Photobucket has changed its policies, and so images linked from forums such as this one now show the following text:
"Look who's popular. Is this your photo? Upgrade to Plus 500 for 3rd Party Hosting. photobucket"


Mods - feel free to move this post to a more appropriate sub-forum.

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Re: photobucket shot itself in the foot
« Reply #1 on: 30 June, 2017, 05:46:37 pm »
I need to look into that. I checked out one of my old posts on this forum and I see an image I uploaded to Photobucket is still showing.

Been looking for an alternative as I've found Photobucket a right pain. But then again I shouldn't complain too much as I've been using it as a free service. I thought it was my ancient (in computer years) 11-year-old Mac struggling but I've read plenty of complaints from others.

Many an unentered last minute art comp drawing was (unfairly) blamed by me on Photobucket for going screwy when I was trying to upload in a mad panic. Happened once or ten times.

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Re: photobucket shot itself in the foot
« Reply #2 on: 30 June, 2017, 05:57:11 pm »
I need to look into that. I checked out one of my old posts on this forum and I see an image I uploaded to Photobucket is still showing.

Been looking for an alternative as I've found Photobucket a right pain. But then again I shouldn't complain too much as I've been using it as a free service. I thought it was my ancient (in computer years) 11-year-old Mac struggling but I've read plenty of complaints from others.

Many an unentered last minute art comp drawing was (unfairly) blamed by me on Photobucket for going screwy when I was trying to upload in a mad panic. Happened once or ten times.

Its not free, but I pay $4 a month for Image Shack. And that continues to do me right.

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Re: photobucket shot itself in the foot
« Reply #3 on: 30 June, 2017, 05:57:34 pm »
I ditched PB when it started begging me to disable my anti-malware protections so it could spam me with advertising.  No problems with Imgbb so far.

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Re: photobucket shot itself in the foot
« Reply #4 on: 30 June, 2017, 06:54:26 pm »
I need to look into that. I checked out one of my old posts on this forum and I see an image I uploaded to Photobucket is still showing.

Been looking for an alternative as I've found Photobucket a right pain. But then again I shouldn't complain too much as I've been using it as a free service. I thought it was my ancient (in computer years) 11-year-old Mac struggling but I've read plenty of complaints from others.

Many an unentered last minute art comp drawing was (unfairly) blamed by me on Photobucket for going screwy when I was trying to upload in a mad panic. Happened once or ten times.

I read a similar thread on an RPG forum I sometimes frequent (which I nicked the subject from) and almost immediately after saw the image photobucket replacement on a thread on this forum.  It's possible you're viewing a cache of an image you've previously seen.  Could be other explanations as well.

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Re: photobucket shot itself in the foot
« Reply #5 on: 30 June, 2017, 08:54:06 pm »
images linked from forums such as this one now show the following text:
"Look who's popular. Is this your photo? Upgrade to Plus 500 for 3rd Party Hosting. photobucket"

I ditched PB when it started begging me to disable my anti-malware protections so it could spam me with advertising.

It's the only hosting site I've used for the past 9 years (pretty much entirelty for posting pics on here) and I've never experienced either of the above

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Re: photobucket shot itself in the foot
« Reply #6 on: 02 July, 2017, 06:34:21 pm »
images linked from forums such as this one now show the following text:
"Look who's popular. Is this your photo? Upgrade to Plus 500 for 3rd Party Hosting. photobucket"

I ditched PB when it started begging me to disable my anti-malware protections so it could spam me with advertising.

It's the only hosting site I've used for the past 9 years (pretty much entirelty for posting pics on here) and I've never experienced either of the above

The new limit has only just come in, so you wouldn't have experienced it before now.  example on this forum

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Re: photobucket shot itself in the foot
« Reply #7 on: 02 July, 2017, 06:43:44 pm »
hmm, see what you mean. Have you found out what "updating your account" entails?

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Re: photobucket shot itself in the foot
« Reply #8 on: 02 July, 2017, 07:29:59 pm »
hmm, see what you mean. Have you found out what "updating your account" entails?

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Re: photobucket shot itself in the foot
« Reply #9 on: 03 July, 2017, 04:28:55 am »
Can't find the thread that I acquired the title of this thread from, as I think it got merged with this thread on rpg.net.

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Re: photobucket shot itself in the foot
« Reply #10 on: 04 July, 2017, 11:11:03 pm »
yeah, this is really going down like a shit sandwich: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40492668

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Re: photobucket shot itself in the foot
« Reply #11 on: 05 July, 2017, 02:19:35 pm »
A reasonably small charge could be defended, but 400 dollars a year?  If that's defensible, then some service providers are about to cash in big.

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Re: photobucket shot itself in the foot
« Reply #12 on: 05 July, 2017, 03:11:47 pm »
I find it odd that they don't show the payment plans on their sign up page. As a newcomer I would rather see the options more clearly before I sign up.

I see some Photobucket hosted images on old art comps are still alive and kicking.