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Bodger



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 17 6:52 pm    Post subject: Photo Bucket?  Reply with quote    

All the pictures that I've posted on various forums over a period of in excess of ten years have suddenly been replaced by a notice saying that I need to update my PB account for third party posting.
I'm sure that they'll be after money from me but what the hecks going on? Are other folks finding themselves in the same position?

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 17 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't use it but I've seen people on another forum saying it's happened.

yummersetter



Joined: 26 Jan 2008
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Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 17 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Is that a copyright grab?

Bodger



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 17 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My son Martin has sent me a link this morning, which explains it all.

http://uk.pcmag.com/webcom/90124/news/photobucket-breaks-image-links-across-the-internet

I wont be stumping up this sort of money and it effectively 'knackers up' tens of thousands of my posts. It will surely also mean the end of Photo Bucket too.

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 17 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Use imgur instead (although all pictures are public, so I only use it for non-personal things)

Jam Lady



Joined: 28 Dec 2006
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Location: New Jersey, USA
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 17 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This is why I keep all images (probably multiple thousands, by now), all my web site entries, etc etc on my computer. With two external hard drive backups.

It is not whether you are paranoid. It is, rather, are you paranoid enough!

sean
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 17 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think that PhotoBucket have handled this incredibly badly. At the end of the day though someone has to pay for stuff and the idea that everything on the internet should be free just isn't sustainable.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 17 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
I think that PhotoBucket have handled this incredibly badly. At the end of the day though someone has to pay for stuff and the idea that everything on the internet should be free just isn't sustainable.


Yep, but this does look like one of those textbook examples of how to destroy a business with a single click. They've done a Proper Ratner.

sean
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 17 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh absolutely. Everyone I know* who uses them is baling out.


*Know used in the sense of am aware of on the internet.

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