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  1. The Black Monark

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    Most ISP's include some amount of webspace with subscription. Lots of people have been fooling with photobucket and similar for years w/o need.
     
  2. Raoul Dude

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    Back when we signed up in 2013, the only options here to post pictures were "pay RRB for the privilege" or "post them free through a third party hosting site." From 2015:

    (Thanks, Internet Wayback Machine! https://web.archive.org/web/2014010...m/index.php?threads/how-to-post-photos.80238/ )

    When I first signed up, I wasn't sure how long I'd end up hanging around here, and I was too cheap to pay $20 a year for membership -- so now I'm forced to "pay" in other ways, like going back and uploading pictures to 100 or so posts! :doh:
     
  3. The Black Monark

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    Yeah, I see the misconception there. "Third party" can be your own webspace as well, which is what I used before RRB started hosting their own pics. I've never used photobucket or anything like it, never liked the ads and lack of control.
     
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    I tried to sign in to photobucket and email the few pics I have on there to myself. Can't do all 50 or so in one .zip file, ha ha. So I picked a folder with ONE picture as a test. It threw a capcha at me and after I solved it it added more pics to sort out TWICE! all the time, it was loading crap ad ware in the lower left corner of the browser. Then the capcha TIMED OUT and asked me to solve it again! I pulled the plug on the page then my computer was infested with pop up ads till I flushed stuff out and rebooted.
    These guys are crooks :bandit: and I'd advise all to stay away from their site.:mad:
     
  5. Raoul Dude

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    That "misconception" stems from "how many ISPs still offer storage space for things like photos or personal webpages?"

    My first ISP back in 1997 proudly advertised their large (at the time) storage capacities for individual people's own homepages (that they would help customers create, too) -- but over the past few days I've looked fairly hard at Comcast/Xfinity, Spectrum/TimeWarner and ATT's websites and they make no mention of free storage or quantities except for e-mail.

    Instead, today's major broadband ISPs seem to be all about selling download/upload speeds, whole-house wi-fi, and TV channels: https://www.spectrum.com/packages?v=1&cmp=TWC

    https://www.xfinity.com/shop/xfinit...th&gclid=CMmNkafIotUCFcirMgodtLUA9w&gclsrc=ds

    When the (formerly free) photo-hosting sites like Photobucket and "web page hosting" sites like AngelFire and WordPress came along, more people started using those instead -- and the many posts in this thread seems to support that. Using a third party site also meant that people were more easily able to switch ISPs without having to worry about what would happen to their stored "stuff" or having to move it from an abandoned account.

    Storing things on one's own ISP or website is a great plan (if one's ISP even offers the feature) but 100 million people apparently fell for Photobucket's "easy and free" pitch and are now paying for it, one way or another.

    I may be cynical, but I suspect the Captcha filters are a result of the millions of angry soon-to-be-former customers flooding their site and Photobucket is trying to make sure their site isn't being attacked by automated "bots." I just went to the Photobucket site myself and even before I could log in, I got hit with a pop-up ad offering "ad free service" for "just" $2.49 a month. :doh:

    It looks to me like Photobucket is just desperately trying to get money any way they can.
     
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  6. LukeTheJoker

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    I have always used Flickr because I tried to log into Photobucket when I first started and the amount of ads was just crazy.

    Looks like Flickr is still going, but it wont surprise me if they end up doing the same thing.

    Maybe I should start going back through all my old threads and direct uploading them now, but I am sure with the amount of builds and pics I have it would probably crash the forum if I tried to do it all at once...
     
  7. Joe Monstermaker

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    I never depended on Photobucket to keep the only copies of my photos, thankfully. They could charge some money but not $400!!
    I'd sooner pay less for my own URL.
    Bye bye Photobucket!

    What I should do is post a bunch of raunchy porn on my Photobucket account until they shut it down. That's what everyone should do!
     
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    I just finished uploading pics from my hard drive to as many of my Photo-jacked threads as I could locate. Mostly my BO Ten entry and Fresh Finds. Yes, I have no life.
     
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    Just think if they would have charged $30 for a year of hosting. Can you imagine the amount of money they would have brought in from all the accounts out there?

    I still think they are going to back track on this one....such an epic PR fail.
     
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    Or at least "grandfather" in the existing 3rd party postings and charge a smaller yearly fee. I might do the 30. The photos being held for ransom are in my backups but it would take for ever to find and upload photos replacements into my posts.


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    We need a here's the hijacked photobucket pictures thread. Maybe put them all in a flickr album or something like that. Then if some comes across a broken photobucket link they can hop over to that thread. Might not be good enough for everyone, but better than bunch of broken links. I probably would have given them $120 a year, but not $400. Especially since the only good thing about them, at least for me, was the hosting.
     
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    I made a more appropriate ransom note for Photobucket...

    [​IMG]
     
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    It's sad these are popping up all over the net. Looking for ATV repair info - pics gone. looking for auto repair how to - ditto. Really great way to cripple the net. :arghh:
     
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    From someone who loves coming on this site looking for inspiration, it's really disappointing to browse a thread like Klunkers for instance or Fat bikes and have all the pictures gone. Grrrrr! :envy::(:cry: I used to use Imgur (its still free as far as i know)but I upload pics right to this site now. Its so easy now!
     
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  16. The Black Monark

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    My buddy Dave posted this at The Cabe:

    If you browse with Firefox or Chrome. Simply go in to the Extensions (Chrome) or Add-Ons (Firefox) and look for something called "Photobucket embed fix" - it will have an icon that looks like a green piece from a jigsaw puzzle. Install the extension/add-on, restart your browser (Chrome) and presto!, you're good to go. Now all of those pictures will be back and you can stop shaking your fist at the dang'ol internet!

    I just tried it, seems to work!
     
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    I wonder how long this hack will last before PB reverse hacks it ?
     

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