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Photo Bucket - Pay to host pics
« on: July 11, 2017, 12:16:31 PM »
It seams over night that Photobucket has decided to charge all users $400 a year to use its site to host pictures on 3rd party sites.

This one decision to now charge users has wrecked EVERY FORUM in the world, if getting a thriving forum community was not hard enough, we have now lost most of our sites content  :o this is going to migrate more users to FB and IG etc.

I think that fliker and other platforms may well work, but this will not help our historical data unless users come and redo their threads.






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Re: Photo Bucket - Pay to host pics
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 07:12:41 PM »
If it's VW related, the Samba allows you to host and share.
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Re: Photo Bucket - Pay to host pics
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 08:07:11 PM »
They hit themself pretty hard on the foot over that one.

Wonder how long till they die / change their policy.
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Re: Photo Bucket - Pay to host pics
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2017, 07:05:38 PM »
yeah there are other hosting sites, it just means all our threads have lost the pictures.



Yes I am sure they will either rescind the policy or go under. The same is happening  to soundcloud with a similar policy
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Re: Photo Bucket - Pay to host pics
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2017, 11:18:15 PM »
It's complete bulshit.
I can't face going though my build thread. But I'm gutted.
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Re: Photo Bucket - Pay to host pics
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2017, 10:17:33 AM »
Oh yay!  >:(

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Re: Photo Bucket - Pay to host pics
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2017, 06:57:40 PM »
The best part about the Samba is you can host it there, it will be there forever! Everett will keep that server up and running and I don't see him charging for hosting your pics. Plus if you title them correctly, you might help a person with their project. ;)
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Re: Photo Bucket - Pay to host pics
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2017, 02:19:31 PM »

What a shame.
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