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ThreeJs

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Looks like photobucket slammed the door on third party hosting unless you pay $400 a year.
The sight that advertised free storage and easy sharing.o_O
Photobucket even supplied you with the codes to do the 3rd party hosting and now, without any notice, the shut you down and want $$$$$$.

Got all my photos I didn't already have stored on my computer. Some of my pictures were posted from different computers, like ex G/F's, and are over 10 yrs old.
Some I had forgotten were stored and would have been unrecoverable if lost.

Bye Bye Photobucket. :dead:
 


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MONMIX

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as a *former* bucket user, what is a decent alternative?
 




Turdle

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as a *former* bucket user, what is a decent alternative?

Subscribing because P B is just getting to hard to refer someone to these days. Nobody even wants to go there it seems.
 




CDW6212R

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I read about this several days ago, and I don;t have a lot there which I can't find on a PC at home. I could see my gallery then, but since yesterday the site is not accessible to me. I hope they do go under, it won't hurt me but a lot of people are being reamed seriously. Sad management decisions, very bad and more common as you look around.
 




ThreeJs

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as a *former* bucket user, what is a decent alternative?

I just signed up at imgur.com no crazy ads easy to load pics.
 




Turdle

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Is the above imgur link PC friendly? After the registration steps, and clicking boxes to verify I am not a robot, getting the verification check mark, I click next and it just hangs ----
 




Josh P

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PostImage works good with no size restriction on files.
 




toypaseo

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I post most of my PB images as "IMG thumb", and most are still visible...

Like this..

th_sign.jpg
 








james t

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This has ruined millions of old tech threads on forums all over the innerwebs. :angryfire:
 




CDW6212R

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Oh yes, thousands or millions of pictures will never be restored from this. I have threads in forums I haven't been to in years that likely have no pictures showing, and I don't have time to go hunt them and fix them. Photobucket should have to pay us for our labor, for something they caused by going against(lied) what they stated in print before we joined.
 




Turdle

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Yeah, this is a killer for sure.
How in the heck does a guy edit 15k posts and remember what picture was there?

I will admit. Using the img links made creating a post easier. @Rick always suggested loading the pics in an attachment. The fault lies solely on myself for trusting a website.
 




CDW6212R

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This has been the best forum to post on. I think virtually all of my pictures came directly from my computer. A lot of sites don't allow you to upload like we do here. Thank you Rick for making it better here.
 




UtahX

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Photobucket sucks. As to imgur, click on the pulldown menu, select BBCode, paste. To me it's a better pic and just about can be embedded/uploaded on most forums.
 




CDW6212R

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I liked PB mainly for the editor to quickly change a picture size, for use on forums that limit sizes. You could set the size an uploaded picture ended up at, saving time. That takes longer on your PC doing it in Paint etc.
 




ExPlat

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Well, I just joined the crowd of people that have many hundred's of hosted pictures on numerous old and new forums that PhotoBucket's new ransomware tactic has wiped out. Ugh...
 




peterk9

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I don't know why members just don't take out a $20 Elite membership. This not only allows you to post pictures directly from your device but also helps to support this site. Members spend $100's or $1000's of dollars on mods, not to mention the vehicle itself, but yet for some reason won't spend $20 on a membership.:dunno:

Peter
 




shucker1

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I don't know why members just don't take out a $20 Elite membership. This not only allows you to post pictures directly from your device but also helps to support this site. Members spend $100's or $1000's of dollars on mods, not to mention the vehicle itself, but yet for some reason won't spend $20 on a membership.:dunno:

Peter

I was just about to post the same thing.

Thanks Peter!
 




Rick

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Too bad that photo data can't be pulled down to EF servers in case it happens again.
 




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