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Re: Photobucket 3rd Party Hosting

Postby Lancastrian » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:42 am

Well I finally got demand e-mail this morning.

I no longer use Photobucket and haven't done for some time now so I have deleted both my accounts, having previously downloaded all my photographs.

As I have said I am fortunate in that I can host my own pictures, however as previously mentioned in this thread 'imgur' is worth checking out.
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Re: Photobucket 3rd Party Hosting

Postby lozstlouis » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:00 pm

TIme to DIY?

http://bit.ly/2uJNb4I

So if you have an 'unlimited' connection at home & lucky enough to live in a decent bandwidth area (upload) then you maybe good to do your own thing. Although a fair use policy may apply in some cases. Traffic shaping also may slow things during peak hours. Luxury would be hosting something in Amazon AWS on a VPS or suchlike and then benefitting from seemingly infinite bandwidth! Deep pockets if it gets busy though...
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Re: Photobucket 3rd Party Hosting

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:07 pm

Yet another commentator using PB as an example of how not to do it.
http://www.itpro.co.uk/strategy/29007/what-startups-can-learn-from-photobuckets-ransom-disaster?_mout=1&utm_campaign=itpro_saturday_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&tpid=48149716981
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Re: Photobucket 3rd Party Hosting

Postby GeoFF03 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:29 am

After all the uproar they caused across the web forums over their recent hosting costs, I have just received this in my email in-box

"You Spoke, We Listened.
Photobucket is now offering a monthly plan
Congratulations! You're part of Photobucket's Elite Beta Group! You have been hand selected out of millions of users to be an essential part of our team of influencers. Best part so far? We have created a monthly option for our Plus 500 Plan. And YOU get the first crack at it. It's only available from the link below, so click below to get started!"

Out of curiosity, I used the link and found the monthly cost they were asking for was $60!! The current outrageous cost is supposed to work out at $40 per month. Obviously they haven't been listening hard enough.

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Re: Photobucket 3rd Party Hosting

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:52 am

I have spent some considerable time trying to find the real owners of Photobucket. Although it says they sold it my searches keep leading back to Fox and News Corp International which is the Empire of Rupert (not the bear) So it appears to me (I may be wrong others may see it differently) either its new owners are a bit shy or the sale wasn't all that it appeared to be. I'll leave you to make your own mind up.
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Re: Photobucket 3rd Party Hosting

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:41 am

Business works on Trust & Confidence.
I do not trust Photobucket and the only confidence I have is them being
right idiots, or much worse, Ransom Ware fraudsters.

Job over PB no longer exists (as far as I'm concerned)

IF you still have your photographs in files on your computer.
CLOSE down your PB account.
This will take them several days.
You will know it's closed when where you currently get the PB warning it
will revert to a cats face with a click here logo.
Then go into your thread and open in "Edit", this will show the old URL code
of PB. Within that code will be your photograph number, or name.
Lodge your photographs so identified into another Free hosting site.
Then replace the PB code with the new hosts code.
Hey-presto you have your pictures back.

This IS SLOW and time consuming, but just keep thinking "Stuff You Photobucket"

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I have 40 pages in my Workbench thread ..... The first 6 are now changed, still a
long way to go ...... But "Stuff You Photobucket"
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