Photobucket 3rd party???

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Photobucket 3rd party???

Post by kiwimanz » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:27 pm

Hey what's up with the photobucket 3rd part hosting BS?
Does it mean you now have to pay fro photo bucket?
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Re: Photobucket 3rd party???

Post by milehighXR » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:11 pm

We've been having this discussion on my model train forum for a few days now. There seems to be no rhyme or reason. It almost seems like it could be a ransomware attack, or they are just being really flaky about who they target. I only use PB for posting photos to forums, so it's no loss for me. I have 10gb storage for free, and so far, still have ability to post pics like this to forums:

Image


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Most of the folks over on the model train forum seem to be remove themselves from PB the instant they get the e-mail if not sooner. I have not gotten an e-mail from them- yet...
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Re: Photobucket 3rd party???

Post by dunhamr1 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:01 am

I got their emails too. Personally I think it's a money-grab to try and monetize it if you're going to use it for 3rd party hosting like we do to post photos on the forum here.
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Re: Photobucket 3rd party???

Post by kiwimanz » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:24 am

Yeah it does seem to be a money grab but logging on to PB it doesn't really give any explanation.
PB is getting to be a right pain anyway as there are so many pop up ads it almost prevents you from uploading pics.
I guess what should I expect for free...right?
Unfortunately I wanted to keep posting pics of my build, but it looks like it's a wasted cause. Not going through the time to upload only to have them blocked....
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Re: Photobucket 3rd party???

Post by Matt01 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:22 pm

i ignored it completely. I dont think its legit, it looks more like a "click this link" type spam.

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Re: Photobucket 3rd party???

Post by merk23literturbo » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:55 pm

Very interesting, I now see that each post that had links to Photobucket have been changed to the new warning logo click on button.
However on my posts, since I used tiny url it didn't catch it and my posts don't have that Photobucket warning button,HAHA, lazy programmers strike again.
Let's see what happens when I click "Submit"
HAHAHAHAHA, no Photobucket logo for me....... :haha
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Re: Photobucket 3rd party???

Post by milehighXR » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:06 pm

That's new, phuckin a**holes. Guess I find me a new hosting site then, and all the old photos I posted years ago aren't gonna get fixed. :thumbsdn

I just noticed they tossed my avatar too, bastards :thumbsdn
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Re: Photobucket 3rd party???

Post by kiwimanz » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:42 pm

milehighXR wrote:That's new, phuckin a**holes. Guess I find me a new hosting site then, and all the old photos I posted years ago aren't gonna get fixed. :thumbsdn

I just noticed they tossed my avatar too, bastards :thumbsdn
Rotten bastards... taking a man's avatar is going way too far!
What other sites work with this forum...flicker????
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Re: Photobucket 3rd party???

Post by Mike McCreight » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:15 pm

Photobucket used to be great, but for the last few years....
Happily, there's alternatives, and Pee-Bucket will soon go the way of Myspace...
It's not a hobby, it's an obsession!

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Re: Photobucket 3rd party???

Post by milehighXR » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:00 pm

merkurdriver wrote:https://imgbb.com/

(Homer Simpson sad sound here) oooohhhhhhh, only 16mb limit per photo, I don't wanna resize my photos, that takes too much time :(
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Re: Photobucket 3rd party???

Post by Mike McCreight » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:06 am

Test....
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Re: Photobucket 3rd party???

Post by merk23literturbo » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:27 am

From the news:
Corpus said Photobucket started notifying users in early June but admitted many emails bounced or were never opened. Discussions to address customer outrage are ongoing. What’s important, he said, is a customer’s entire photo collection is still available. They must log in and if they decide not to upgrade, they can download their images and go elsewhere. Corpus confirmed that Photobucket has no plans to impose a deadline to upgrade, and the company won’t delete any photos.
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Re: Photobucket 3rd party???

Post by Matt01 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:25 pm

well it turns out its for real.. looks like I have to find an alternative. I have to go through my threads and update everything ;(

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Re: Photobucket 3rd party???

Post by milehighXR » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:16 pm

I'm using postimage.org now. So far so good, quick and simple. Don't even have to sign up, but I did anyhow. No limits that I'm aware of so far...
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