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Held Hostage By Photobucket

This thread is for discussion of recent changes to Photobucket user policies.
This topic has serious implications.
I combined a bunch of threads about this here to keep the discussions focused and cohesive.

*As requested later in this thread, here's a link to a tutorial on how to insert attached images into posts wherever needed > How to put a picture where you want it in a post.

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post #2 of 210 Old 06-30-2017, 06:12 AM
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Held Hostage By Photobucket

Photobucket has decided to hold all my photos hostage. It's a shame they have resorted to this tactic, and a potential loss for all who post helpful images to these threads.

At $399 annually, I won't be paying the ransom....
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Photobucket has decided to hold all my photos hostage. It's a shame they have resorted to this tactic, and a potential loss for all who post helpful images to these threads.

At $399 annually, I won't be paying the ransom....
Me either!
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Hope you retained the originals on your computer.

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Hope you retained the originals on your computer.
I can access them, just cant paste them into threads. Most of the pictures are saved to my OneDrive account, where I'm already paying Microsoft's annual ransom money...

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What's going on? Every picture I have on this forum and others is from Photobucket. And yes, originals backed up.
What's the next best/ preferred picture hosting site ?

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I use Imgur, Flickr and Google Photos. All free...for the moment.
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You don't need to use a photo website. Just upload your pics directly to JF from your computer or phone.

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You don't need to use a photo website. Just upload your pics directly to JF from your computer or phone.
That'll work for future posts, not so good for the historic ones. I've probably linked hundreds, if not thousands of photos, to websites over the past 20 years.

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You don't need to use a photo website. Just upload your pics directly to JF from your computer or phone.

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Matt, that's only a temporary fix if you have a lot of pics. When ImageShack did the same hostage thing that apparently Photoshop is doing to some, I started shrinking my pic size and uploading them to JF, but that filled up rather quickly. And if you don't pay the JF ransom then that's not even an option.
I also tried the imagur route and that quickly turned out to be a bad choice. I don't recall the reason why now off hand.

I just checked my photobucket account and it seems to be fine for now. Most of my build thread is kept there. But yes, I have multiple backups of my pics, both full size and shrunk for the web.

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Like their background web pages, constant pop-ups and autoplaying videos that you can't find to shut up weren't enough. And Lord only knows what kind of tracking bugs they throw on your system. Fugg 'em and feed 'em beans!

Edit: Oh the irony: I just checked back on this thread and got an autoplaying ad that I couldn't find to shut up, lol
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I'm not paying either.

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I'd be happy if I could actually get onto the photobucket site without the constant spam/ takeover bug every single time I open it.

I basically stopped uploading and referencing pics because PB was such a pain in the arse to login into to get to my links

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You don't need to use a photo website. Just upload your pics directly to JF from your computer or phone.
You can't put pics into the body of the message that way though, can you? They only appear separately after all the text, and sometimes you want to be able to mix text and images.
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