End of photobucket

 So I receive an email from photobucket today saying they had disabled the feature that lets me post to a 3rd party site like FW'd. They now want me to upgrade to a 500plus plan for $399 per year lol well fark that. I'll just delete all my pics and shut down the account like countless others will I guess. If it was a nominal fee of $20 I'd consider it but I'm sure they're making millions from al the advertising click bait.

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 just a bit rich for the

Tue, 2017-07-25 12:38

 just a bit rich for the average joe bloe just to save and share their pics and memories. greed has got hold of them . 

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Unfortunately it looks like

Tue, 2017-07-25 13:27

Unfortunately it looks like it is going to do a whole lot of damage to a whole lot of image heavy forums which is a massive shame. Heaps of forums have used and recommended their members post up using photbucket links. So many informative sites are now not as good as they were.

Very rude of photo bucket, but I guess they are in business to make money.

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Recommendations

Tue, 2017-07-25 14:08

Does anyone have any free alternative recommendations?

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imgur.com 

Tue, 2017-07-25 15:47

imgur.com 

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Have Not

Tue, 2017-07-25 14:53

 Have not used photobucket for some time now, every time i tried to log in , it would clog up my computer with add's and tracking cookies. Then crash and i would have to try and log in again , now they want me to pay a stupid amount for the same service , 

Bye Bye  photobucket, was good in the begining but like all romances , the honeymoon is now over . 

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 This site will suffer

Tue, 2017-07-25 16:34

 This site will suffer heavily. There will be so many posts without images now

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 Yep. 14 years of pics on

Tue, 2017-07-25 16:50

 Yep. 14 years of pics on there.

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  There's a lot of pissed off

Tue, 2017-07-25 17:05

  There's a lot of pissed off people on worldwide Forums. Estimates being made, Worldwide for Photobucket 100 million customers - 15 billion images.

I was reading a couple of comments on other Forums- one of the biggest Forums to be effected is for Stamp Collectors, all there pic's for years are gone! It's made there Forums non existent without pic's.

Some are saying that the days of free photo/pic's hosting sites will be a thing of the past.

And don't pay Photobucket anything,rumours are they won't be in business for much longer!

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ive been looking for some

Tue, 2017-07-25 17:02

ive been looking for some alternatives and have come across this one for a quick and easy link for embedding one or 2 pics or adding a pic as a comment http://tinypic.com/

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tinypic lol

Tue, 2017-07-25 18:26

It's operated by Photobucket, read the terms

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Doesn't bother me who its

Tue, 2017-07-25 18:58

Doesn't bother me who its operated by,  as long as it works..

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Yep

Tue, 2017-07-25 18:34

 Tis absolute rubbish, lost a hell of a lot. Especially fishwreckopedia, not real happy about any of it.

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Too true Adam, I used the

Wed, 2017-07-26 10:04

Too true Adam, I used the fishreckedopedia a lot when I was over there in WA and still refer to it interstate also.

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 At the end of the day (and I

Tue, 2017-07-25 19:09

 At the end of the day (and I doubt Adam will like me saying this) it is really up to the websites themselves to update their websites to receive pics.

FW allows you to post pics straight to a new post but not to someone else's post hence relies on another website to host that data.

Certainly Photobucket has pulled a shifty on everyone but also was providing something for free which they are not now.

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Can't blame photobucket for

Tue, 2017-07-25 19:49

Can't blame photobucket for wanting to make some user pays coin out of it and they could have avoided a lot (pretty much all) of the user anger by drawing a line in the sand and saying that from x date, users will no longer be able to post pics to 3rd party sites and all previous ones will remain seeing as they have allowed it all this time.
 
What they've done instead is decided to hold people who rely on those images to ransom and put an astronomical price on it knowing that some poor bastard will cough up to continue his life passion.
 
A quick search shows that they have 100 million users. Surely they'd receive a higher income by charging a nominal annual fee of $10-20 than clinging to the hope someone is so attached to their online images that they'll fork out $500!

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Wished

Tue, 2017-07-25 20:12

 Wished it was that simple re photos in threads, this web platform doesnt work for it. Been trying since 2005. The new update i was planning to install this year has it, but it doesnt support 50% of the other functions we need. Talk about damned if you do, damned if you dont. :(

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You all have Facebook. Just

Tue, 2017-07-25 19:31

You all have Facebook. Just host your image on a private album ? Thats what i do anyway

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 Ok so was looking for some

Tue, 2017-07-25 19:43

 Ok so was looking for some confirmation feedback from here. Account deleted and a piece of my mind as a reason for leaving. 

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No I

Tue, 2017-07-25 20:10

don't do face book !!!!!! 

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They are big business

Wed, 2017-07-26 06:23

They dont do it for a hobby and the losses these tech companies incur and still worth squillions is unreal in my experience big business is always trying to screw someone for a buck and their deep pockets buy em time to do so.

Photobucket today..youtube facebook tomorrow??

This really sux for a few forums i read, as if competing with stalkbook wasn't enough now they either have to plaster pages with clickbait ads or charge subscriptions to cover costs let alone make a buck or 2.

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But .....

Wed, 2017-07-26 08:39

Seems to still work ok. Shit load of adds on there 

 

 

 

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 Lol

Wed, 2017-07-26 10:08

 Lol

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LOL

Thu, 2017-07-27 09:40

 Damn, didnt last long

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Imgur Test

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Any info

Fri, 2017-08-11 13:25

 Any info mate. Ie ; easy to sign up, cost, easy to use , do they spam the shit out of ya once signed up ? 

Cheers Grant 

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Seems to be ok so far. I had

Fri, 2017-08-11 14:02

Seems to be ok so far. I had to download another app to resize the image though

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Cheers

Fri, 2017-08-11 14:46

 Cheers , i'll give it a go ..