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Old 03-07-2017, 03:21 PM
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So folks which is the best FREE image hosting site?
I recommend www.imgur.com to everyone and have been since it opened up. It is slowly getting worse, but it's almost a decade behind Photobucket in being awful. Photobucket has been awful for about 10 years now.
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:12 PM
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I recommend www.imgur.com to everyone and have been since it opened up. It is slowly getting worse, but it's almost a decade behind Photobucket in being awful. Photobucket has been awful for about 10 years now.

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Old 03-07-2017, 10:23 PM
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Seems like to get 3rd party hosting you have to pay a bundle of money!!

Plus 50 offers 50GB of Storage and No Linking or 3rd Party Hosting
50 GB*- $59.99 / Year

Plus 100 offers 100GB of Storage, Unlimited Linking and No 3rd Party Hosting
100 GB*- $99.99 / Year

Plus 500 offers 500GB of Storage, Unlimited Linking and 3rd Party Hosting
500 GB - $399.99 / Year

Think PB they will lose a lot of users, shooting themselves in the foot.
Will the advertisers keep paying their big sums of money for less coverage?

Definitely going to look at some of these other sites.
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Old 06-07-2017, 09:59 PM
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A BBC news item that covers the whole unsavoury business. Even affecting EBay & Amazon sites.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40492668
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Its killed my journal which will no doubt please some people but a lot of time and effort went into taking these pictures


http://www.z3mcoupe.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14947
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Old 07-07-2017, 08:17 AM
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I've now taken the precaution of downloading my entire library of 376 photos hosted by photobucket to save the images rather than risk losing them. This doesn't solve the problem though of broken links to all of them in umpteen threads.

What photobucket has done is tantamount to sabotage across the internet.
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Old 07-07-2017, 03:24 PM
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I've now taken the precaution of downloading my entire library of 376 photos hosted by photobucket to save the images rather than risk losing them. This doesn't solve the problem though of broken links to all of them in umpteen threads.

What photobucket has done is tantamount to sabotage across the internet.
Ransom I think is a better word! - I bet there are thousands of people with linked images to thousands of threads and even websites that have just gone down...but if you pay up it'll all come back!
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Old 07-07-2017, 08:22 PM
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I think the Ad revenue stream must have been dropping sharply and PB think that people will pay the "ransom" to improve their financial state.
I think they are in for a big surprise as lots of account holders will simply dump them. It really is unforgivable to go from giving a free service to charge $399 for the same service with basically NO notice.
What chance they go bust in the near future, as long term I just cannot see them surviving. They really have shot themselves in the foot.
I'm lucky in that I have all my pics backed up and I only had them on PB for 3rd party hosting.
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Saw this fix on another forum,

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...fegnfnflicjjgj


appears to work for those who use google chrome
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:18 PM
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Ive just tried that fix in Google Chrome and it does work. Unfortunately, I don't usually use that as my default browser.
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