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  • Photobucket says photo-f**k-it, starts off-site image shakedown

    I know quite a few people a year use Photobucket. So read on :

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/06..._3rdparty_pgs/
    Give a man a tree, He'll take a forest!

  • #2
    That thing was getting so slow that like a lot of others I went over to imgur a couple of months back. I can well imagine everyone else doing the same because it's a whole lot easier to use besides any other concerns.
    "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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    • #3
      Are there any non-3rd Party uses for a service like Photobucket?
      "White paper inner sleeve is pristine ..."

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      • #4
        I find the whole thing a bit bizarre because they must generate huge AD revenue.
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        • #5
          http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pepe-Jaram...QAAOSwDrNZW51P

          no longer working on ebay either , this seller has lots with zero pics

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          • #6
            My photobucket pics are still showing up in the finds thread.

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            • #7
              this is possibly the most daft thing I have ever come across in the wold of tech - and in a funny way was forecast by that Wozniak bloke in 2012, who basically said be very wary of cloud-based tech and what problems may arise in the future. There is no, or very little way, anyone is going to go from paying nothing to use a site, to $399.99 per annum - certainly when there are other better free services (imgur etc). But what Photobucket has done (apart from sign its own death warrant) across the world of forums, is pretty much to decimate archival posts with that stupid bloody speedo shit thing. 10 - 15 years worth of work, love, education, entertainment, knowledge sharing, boasting etc etc all pretty much gone. So many long standing forums that have educated the world in all things from rare 45s to rare stamps, to rare clothing, to you bloody name it are now all pictureless. A bit like a whole set of incredible encylopedias with no pictures. And boy, do we need pictures. What a bunch of total c**ts.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Senor Trunk View Post
                What a bunch of total c**ts.
                so true ;-)
                "It's all just one big plastic hassle..." - Psych-Out

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by stylesforfree View Post
                  My photobucket pics are still showing up in the finds thread.
                  Yes. I've checked my old charts and they are still visible. Currently. >>> a-September-Top-15-President-45s-Pt-2 <<<
                  new SPOKE release: >>> SEE HERE <<< RKM LIBRARY BEATS

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Col Wolfe View Post

                    Yes. I've checked my old charts and they are still visible. Currently. >>> a-September-Top-15-President-45s-Pt-2 <<<
                    The first photo I uploaded to share here is still visible too: >>>drink<<<



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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Col Wolfe View Post

                      Yes. I've checked my old charts and they are still visible. Currently. >>> a-September-Top-15-President-45s-Pt-2 <<<
                      Col, remind us ,what was that President 45 with the mad ' i like bread' and the female singer laughing on it???
                      record licker

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by relkeel View Post

                        Col, remind us ,what was that President 45 with the mad ' i like bread' and the female singer laughing on it???
                        hooray, I've managed to sign in!

                        Janie 'Psycho' is the 45 in question - see below link
                        new SPOKE release: >>> SEE HERE <<< RKM LIBRARY BEATS

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                        • #13
                          Nice one Col, top man.
                          record licker

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                          • #14
                            I just received the following email - looks like the days are numbered for my images on VG+...
                            photobucket
                            WE NOTICED THAT YOU HAVE BEEN USING
                            PHOTOBUCKET FOR 3RD PARTY HOSTING*


                            PLEASE UPGRADE TO A PLUS 500 PLAN.


                            Our Terms of Service does not allow 3rd party hosting with your current account level.

                            *What is 3rd Party Hosting?

                            Photobucket defines 3rd party hosting as the action of embedding an image or photo onto another website. For example, using the <img> tag to embed or display a JPEG image from your Photobucket account on another website such as a forum, Etsy, eBay auction listings, a blog, etc. is definitively 3rd party hosting. Why Photobucket?

                            Photobucket is the global destination for linking and 3rd party hosting. In Photobucket’s 14-year history, the Company amassed over 100 million registered users, over 15 billion images stored, 2 million daily uploads and 10 billion photos accessed monthly.
                            Easy to Use – Upload a photo from any device and copy the embed code with one click to host a photo with no development or technical knowledge required
                            Competitive, fixed pricing Offers the only unlimited 3rd party hosting plan (Commercial and Personal Use) Are my pictures still safe?

                            Yes! All your photos are still available by logging into your Photobucket Account. Photobucket has only restricted the ability to view your photos on 3rd party sites. Can I download my Photos?

                            Absolutely, at any time. It is an easy four step process:
                            Step 1. Login to your Photobucket Account
                            Step 2. Navigate to your library page
                            Step 3. View a photo and click the download button
                            Step 4. The picture will be saved to your computer

                            photobucket | for the love of photos.

                            To manage your notification settings, click here.
                            If you no longer wish to receive emails from Photobucket, simply unsubscribe.
                            Photobucket respects your privacy. For our complete privacy policy, please click here
                            Ⓒ 2017 Photobucket.com
                            All rights reserved. PO Box 13003, Denver, CO 80201

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                            • #15
                              Surely they cant keep this up. I mean who is going to pay that sort of money to upgrade their account when there are free alternatives? I thought the business model on these sites was ad revenue on the free side and doing packages for companies, unis etc alongside small subs for getting an ad free experience. I don't get it, have they been took over?

                              The sad thing as pointed out is there are now a myriad of pics gone not least on this site which would be a mammoth task if not nigh on impossible to get back up without spending years doing so. I know a lot of pics of LP covers are pretty much out there now but this site led the way. As that perma-tanned fruitcake would say on twitter, 'sad' .
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