Photobucket Is Holding Pics Hostage

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  1. Cheese

    Cheese The Super Fly One

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    I hadn't notice til today but photobucket changed they rules and now require you to pay 400 Dollars a yr to hotlink your pics to site like sherdog and shit. and you can't download them without paying either. WTF. Them terms of service changed on June 20th i guess.

    https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/4/15919224/photobucket-broken-images-amazon-ebay-etsy-paid-update

    any other site like photobucket other than imgur.

     
  2. Jesus X

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    I quit using them like in 2013 didn't trust the site. this is some borderline extortion.
     
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    koolinkunming Silver Belt

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    Stopped using it long ago. I just save pics to my laptop or phone, then upload them from there to my post. It works.
     
  4. Loiosh

    Loiosh Detective Platinum Member

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    I have thousands of images stored stashed on a half dozen buckets.

    This has been crappy news for me, but c'est la vie. It was a free service.
     
  5. HARRISON_3

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    I've always hated photobucket.

    Anyone know of a good free site for sharing photos?
     
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  6. Lethal

    Lethal Forum Administrator Staff Member Forum Administrator Senior Moderator Administrator

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    Not a single reason to use that site over Imgur anyway
     
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  7. Loiosh

    Loiosh Detective Platinum Member

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    I always hated the way Imgur embeds images, unless I'm doing something incorrectly. The framing is unnecessary and cumbersome.
     
  8. Loiosh

    Loiosh Detective Platinum Member

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    I toss throwaway images up on tinypic, but they have a size limit that is officially 5 megs but is actually smaller than that.
     
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  9. Cheese

    Cheese The Super Fly One

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    Yeah I never like Tinypic cause of that and I have the same problems with Imgur.
     
  10. Chesten_Hesten

    Chesten_Hesten The Wiener of Steel

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    I had to ditch photobucket a couple weeks ago on account of this shit.

    I took all my pics down from there.

    Fuck those guys.
     
  11. kevy2pale

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    The only time I've seen framing on imgur is for videos . I use it and none of my pics have the white frame around them . My gifs don't either
     
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    I have a bunch of photos on an account there. Then I have another account just for my personal gifs. I keep meaning to download them and put them on a USB stick but never get to it
     
  13. kevy2pale

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    If it won't let you download them just open them and screen shot them .


    Imgur is the way to go or an instagram or twitter
     
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  14. Lethal

    Lethal Forum Administrator Staff Member Forum Administrator Senior Moderator Administrator

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    They already provide the embed link for you. Or you can use the direct URL, up to you. But if you just copy & paste the bb forum url they give you you'll be solid.
     
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    How long till photobucket disappears?
     
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  16. Cheese

    Cheese The Super Fly One

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    I don't see it lasting much longer. Commercial property will be the only ones that would pay that much for using it. Its a crazy high price
     
  17. Peteyandjia

    Peteyandjia Iridescent Algae Staff Member Forum Administrator Senior Moderator

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    Are you able to view them? Maybe you can screenshot. It would be a pain in the ass, but at least you could save a few choice ones you really care about
     
  18. Loiosh

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    I can view and even download them if I want.

    Not sure why people are saying you can't.

    Check out the Who Here Has The Guts To Post Their Pic? thread, I have hundreds of pictures of people using PB links. Click one, and you can "save" it. It's my bucket and I have a functional download button, which may or not be available to others (I'd have to log out to check and I'm too lazy).

    Here's the first link from that thread.

    45ACP
     
  19. RockstarChris

    RockstarChris The Greatest Showman

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    im sure the incredulous cormier thread is just a 400 page photobucket ad now
     
  20. Peteyandjia

    Peteyandjia Iridescent Algae Staff Member Forum Administrator Senior Moderator

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    Can't see shit captain.

    This is what I get when I click on your link:


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    If you can see it, and you can download, you might want to start doing that ASAP for the stuff you really want to keep. From what I can tell surfing around message boards about this topic, photobucket are rolling this shit out piecemeal. Kinda like instagram when they changed their timeline from chronological to algorithm (which sucks). Your ability to see your shit may not last long
     

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