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April

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Photobucket photos seem to have returned?
« on: 19:03:37, 23/05/18 »
I was looking for some trip reports of routes we have done from Brampton to list for new forum member Bigbri. I noticed my photobucket pics seem to be showing themselves again  :o

I wonder why and for how long?
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Re: Photobucket photos seem to have returned?
« Reply #1 on: 19:09:14, 23/05/18 »
Maybe they reversed the silly decision to try and make people pay and started losing customers?

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Re: Photobucket photos seem to have returned?
« Reply #2 on: 19:22:05, 23/05/18 »
They did


https://support.photobucket.com/hc/en-us/articles/360004314254-Welcome-to-the-New-Photobucket-

Photobucket has new management, and we are liberating your images!
As of today, your hosted images are live.
Photobucket has a new management team that wants to do the right thing. We are committed to earning back your trust and offering comprehensive and flexible image storage and hosting options for our customers. We’ve taken your feedback and made some changes to our pricing model that allows us to offer competitively priced plans that fit the needs of all of our customers.

For a limited time, our current customers’ hosted images have been restored and Photobucket is introducing a new pricing plan that is built around everyone’s needs.

In an effort to improve our customers’ experience, we’ve also moved away from an advertising-based model and have eliminated a portion of ads from the site.

Photobucket pioneered the image sharing and hosting market 15 years ago, and our new management team is committed to returning Photobucket to the premier imaging service people had come to know and trust.

There are more positive changes on the way, but for now we are excited to share this new compelling subscription option, as a testament to our dedication to you, our valued customers.
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Re: Photobucket photos seem to have returned?
« Reply #3 on: 19:29:56, 23/05/18 »
That's good news for now, I used to use photobucket a lot not so much these days. Will have to keep an eye on them and see what these new subscriptions are like

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Re: Photobucket photos seem to have returned?
« Reply #4 on: 19:57:43, 23/05/18 »
Thanks sussamb, I wonder how much they will charge  :)
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Re: Photobucket photos seem to have returned?
« Reply #6 on: 11:58:20, 24/05/18 »
Still be some big holes in topics, I suppose, and will cost £50 or £60 a year depending on the £2$ to get 3rd party hosting is I have interpreted. I for 1 removed all my pictures, as did some others.
Still have not got around to putting any pictures onto the internet, it was a useful service while it was free for those of us living on pensions. If I was still working it might be different, not sure if I am going to be bothered.
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Re: Photobucket photos seem to have returned?
« Reply #7 on: 13:17:22, 24/05/18 »
First 400 photos are free and I have nothing like that number uploaded so all my pics are back in the few TRs and blogs I've done  :)
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Re: Photobucket photos seem to have returned?
« Reply #8 on: 13:45:52, 24/05/18 »
But for how long, to get third party thingy, you have to upgrade. Will they honor the spirit of Photobucket pre this change of policy.
I suspect my account was less than 400, I removed all mine because I did not trust them, some of my images had appeared in other places, even though I had ticked the privacy box, so I thought it safer to remove the whole lot.
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Re: Photobucket photos seem to have returned?
« Reply #9 on: 13:52:30, 24/05/18 »
Reading the terms it looks like you need to pay if you want to post to forums.


It has always surprised me that there were so many free hosting sites which allowed forum posting etc, particularly given how many people use ad blocking software.  However, the suddent imposistion of such large charges must have cost them a huge number of individual customers.


Reading the press release suggests to me that photobucket have taken a hit and are desperate to get some customers back.  For me I think I would be wary and make sure I wasn't reliant on pb - ie I had some good back up elsewhere.

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Re: Photobucket photos seem to have returned?
« Reply #10 on: 08:56:11, 25/05/18 »
I have a few photobucket accounts, it would be a bit too much money to pay for all of them  :(

I always did back up my photos anyway so I haven't lost any of them, the pics on the forum trip reports will probably disappear again when I don't cough up the money to photobucket!
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Re: Photobucket photos seem to have returned?
« Reply #11 on: 15:38:09, 25/05/18 »
Call me tight but when Photobucket started getting greedy, I started to post any photos on here using my own hosting and I won't be paying PB for the "pleasure". Flickr seems to still be free...for now
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Re: Photobucket photos seem to have returned?
« Reply #12 on: 08:47:04, 03/06/18 »
Only just saw this thread so searched for some old TR’s of mine, the pictures are indeed back, too late for photobucket though the damage is done and I’m trying out Flickr
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Re: Photobucket photos seem to have returned?
« Reply #13 on: 08:30:53, 11/06/18 »

I've just opened an account with imgbb.com. The website is nice and uncluttered, and links seem to work just fine:





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Re: Photobucket photos seem to have returned?
« Reply #14 on: 10:32:11, 11/06/18 »
Never heard of it. Allus nice to have a new suggestion  O0
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