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Old 08-27-2017, 11:11:10 AM
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Default NO FREE LUNCH on the Internet PHOTOBUCKET

Apparently Photobucket has recently woke up to the fact that their users have been linking to their uploaded Photobucket photos from other web sites. (That's Smokstak for one.)

We are then left to look at a Photobucket logo including their pop-up advertising. Please update your Photobucket account or better yet, DO NOT USE OFF SITE PHOTO HOSTS! They have a bad habit of getting hungry or simply going away!

The rest of us get to see these in your posts and this leaves us no choice but to DELETE your posts!


http://photobucket.com/P500/

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/0..._3rdparty_pgs/

https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/4/15...sy-paid-update

https://www.ghacks.net/2017/06/30/ph...hosted-images/

https://www.google.com/search?q=phot...utf-8&oe=utf-8

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photobucket
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Photobucket was founded in 2003 by Alex Welch and Darren Crystal and received funding from Trinity Ventures.[7][8] It was acquired by Fox Interactive Media in 2007.
In December 2009, Fox's parent company, News Corp, sold Photobucket to Seattle mobile imaging startup Ontela. Ontela then renamed itself Photobucket Inc. and continues to operate as Photobucket.[9]
In June 2010, Photobucket was named in the Lead411's Hottest Seattle Companies list.[10]
On June 28, 2017, Photobucket changed its Terms of Use regarding free accounts and third party hosting (hosting on forums, eBay, etc). Only the most expensive plan, at $399.99 per year, now permits third party hosting and linking to forums.[11] Photobucket made this change with no input or consultation with their current users, or the public. Adding this to photobuckets use of excessive pop-up ads, scams, clickbait advertisements, and in some cases viruses embedded in ads, the number of active accounts quickly decreased.[citation needed]
This new business model has caused thousands of forum DIY's and write-ups with explanatory pictures to be rendered useless. About 500 words into the linked document was a declaration that free accounts would no longer permit image-linking to third-party sites. eBay and Etsy have also been affected, in addition to many forums and blogs.[12] Thousands of images promoting goods sold on Amazon and other shopping sites have been removed after the photo-sharing service changed its terms, causing a great deal of controversy. One user was quoted as saying: "The CEO of Photobucket will have trouble getting a job digging a garden after this."
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Default Re: NO FREE LUNCH on the Internet

In the past I have usually ignored posts that linked to Photobucket because I found it a pain in the butt get to the pics through PB.
Please post your pictures directly on this site as Harry has recommended, it is not that hard. If a computer dummy like me can do it, anyone can.
Thank you, and I hope I haven't ruffled too many feathers.
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I stopped using PB a number of years ago and have only used site uploaders since but alas I had many posts that used PB before many sites had there own and so many of my old posts have the stupid PB sign I cancel my accout and deleted all the photos off the site I will not pay ransom to them

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400.00 a year I don't think so, they can go pound sand.
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Default Re: NO FREE LUNCH on the Internet

If you use Firefox, download the "photobucket embed fix" from Mozilla. It's a temporary fix of course until PB decides to block it but until then it will allow you to view embedded PB pics.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...-embedded-fix/
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And I like Harry's wording They have a bad habit of getting hungry or simply going away!

I did the going away part. Snapfish until recently held all my pix. Maybe usable as 3rd party host, maybe not. But worse, they changed the terms of service to "Pix unused more than 5 years will be deleted." Which happened to me.

Fortunately I have the 1978 hard copy of those pix which can be re-scanned and re-accessed computer wise - BUT meanwhile I have lost the E-pix, taken in storage economy (and marketing hubris) by Snapfish. And not even the courtesy of a Snapfish Email warning "we're going to wipe your pictures if they're not been accessed in 5 years."

What of those digital pix where a 3rd Party Host is your only storage where a 5.1 year old pix is kept? I did lose a couple of computers along the way getting to 5 years

Sorry for those.

The only Epix back-up you really have is the back-up you hold in your hand. And even those are none too good.

(The estimated normal functional life of Flash Drives is only about 3500 accesses - the problem being not so much the electronic part but rather the plug in USB which wears and does have a life.)

A terabyte is now well under $100. Perhaps a worthy substitute for low access picture backup?

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I am trying to fix all of the broken links in my posts, but for some reason I am not allowed to edit anything after the fact. Who can I contact?
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