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Offline philf

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Photobucket
« on: May 21, 2018, 06:11:40 PM »
I've just had an email from Photobucket who are now under new management.

"Hello,

All of your hosted images across the internet have been restored for a limited time under your Free Account.

We are also offering a new, competitive subscription package that includes:

Continued use of 3rd Party Image Hosting services
10GB of Storage
 No Advertisements
All of this for just $1.99 per month or an option of $19.99 per year. 

Hurry, last day for this offer!  Prices increase to $2.49 per month or $26.99 per year on May 22nd, 2018!
"

A bit late now but much cheaper than their previous offer.
Phil Fern
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Re: Photobucket
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2018, 06:41:47 PM »
Too late I'm afraid, they've shot their bolt as far as I'm concerned, I'll never trust them again.

The leopard doesn't change its spots , once a blackmailer always a blackmailer !
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Re: Photobucket
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2018, 06:49:33 PM »
I agree Andrew - I spent ages moving mine to another host (who doesn't charge anything - thank you friend if you see this!) and I won't be going back.

Phil.
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Re: Photobucket
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2018, 09:47:59 PM »
Took mine off and hosted them myself, a major effort to rewrite maybe a thousand links. Naturally won't be re-posting them there.  :loco:
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Re: Photobucket
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2018, 04:08:35 PM »
No chance! Never would return. Ever...... 
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Re: Photobucket
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2023, 02:00:53 PM »
They are still emailing me about my account I just smile and move on!

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Re: Photobucket
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2023, 03:45:55 PM »
They've been on my junk mail list since they renaged !
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Re: Photobucket
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2023, 06:40:37 PM »
I got fed up with the emails and requested they close my account - which hopefully they have.
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Re: Photobucket
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2023, 04:18:33 AM »
Photobucket have gone farther with me, they  have told me that they will be closing my account down in 1 week.

I  have downloaded the photos that I want to keep  and the rest can be lost.

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Re: Photobucket
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2024, 01:14:03 PM »
Just having a brain fart it has been years since we stopped using Photobucket and they keep saying ( Over and Over) they are going to delete our account but never do in my mind that is harassment and we should look into a class action suit. Any thoughts?

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Re: Photobucket
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2024, 02:20:18 PM »
Just having a brain fart it has been years since we stopped using Photobucket and they keep saying ( Over and Over) they are going to delete our account but never do in my mind that is harassment and we should look into a class action suit. Any thoughts?
Tom,
I'm fairly sure that the links of photos from Photobucket stopped working when they announced they were going to charge. I found another host and just edited the links to the new host.
I told Photobucket to close my account some time ago. Emails stopped and I just tried to log in and can't.
It's unfortunate that links to Google Photos or Google Drive don't work.
Phil.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2024, 04:01:41 PM by philf »
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Re: Photobucket
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2024, 04:12:33 PM »
I just tried a photo from my Google Drive.

Although the link doesn't work if inserted using the Insert Image button if you use Insert Hyperlink button the link to the photo on the web appears.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByxY2AT-A1L-WkczQkR6RTJUZFU/view?usp=sharing&resourcekey=0-wmYCFdGnZD8jMDeSRDVlbw

Does this link show a photo of an MDF loco wheel for everyone?  It does for me!

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Re: Photobucket
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2024, 04:47:13 PM »
Yes
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Re: Photobucket
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2024, 08:54:15 PM »
It does for me too.