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Photobucket

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:44 am
by Will Anderson
Hmmmm, it would seem that Photobucket have updated their terms and conditions as of 27/6/17 and now you have to pay for "third party hosting". That means all my photo links to the forum are broken until I stump up.

As I am not prepared to pay $399 per annum can anyone suggest a good alternative host?

Re: Photobucket

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:10 am
by greeny
Just checked my posts and all my links seem fine?

Re: Photobucket

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:55 am
by Corky
You may have exceeded your monthly limit Will. There's a data download limit.

Re: Photobucket

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:01 am
by scimjim
this is all over the net - PB seem to be holding people to ransom demanding $400 to release your photos (which of course they own under the T&Cs you agree to). Not sure why it's only affecting certain people - perhaps it's different accounts?

Re: Photobucket

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:07 am
by Gillsfan
I don't seem to be having a problem, I wonder why some people are effected and some aren't?

Photobucket

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:46 pm
by Will Anderson
Photobucket can go forth if they are playing that game. If it had been a reasonable amount I might have paid it but £300 for the privilege, no thanks.

Re: Photobucket

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:21 pm
by peter freeman
Never PB used myself Will - I always reduce the photo sizes and upload them to the site. Never used the cloud either - keep them in house is my rule.

Photobucket

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:01 pm
by Will Anderson
Quite right Peter, I wouldn't put up anything I didn't want to be freely available for copying but up until now I have never had a problem with PB.

I meant to ask, are they 14" Woolfies on your car?

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Re: Photobucket

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:34 pm
by peter freeman
My MB wheels have winter tyres on ( came with the car ) so I fit 7x14 wolfs for the summer. Glynis prefers the look of wolfs to MB wheels anyway.

Re: Photobucket

Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:41 pm
by Will Anderson
peter freeman wrote:My MB wheels have winter tyres on ( came with the car ) so I fit 7x14 wolfs for the summer. Glynis prefers the look of wolfs to MB wheels anyway.
What tyre size are you running?

Photobucket

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:52 am
by tanuki
Will Anderson wrote:Photobucket can go forth if they are playing that game. If it had been a reasonable amount I might have paid it but £300 for the privilege, no thanks.
Well that settles it ... I am leaving them too !
Over the past months the service has been getting worse - uploading time incredibly long, crashes -
while at the same time the ads also increased - popups all over the place almost every 30 seconds :evil: -
I could live with that considering that the service was "free" - hence the ads - ... but there's no way paying
such a ridiculous price just to go ad-free and being allowed to simply "keep running" as before ...

Fortunately there's nothing vital there ... all pics were scaled-down copies just to be posted on forums,
all the originals are on my PC + backups :wink:
Yet another proof if needed that I should stay away from cloud hosting :twisted:

Now hunting for an alternate site :roll:

Cheers,
Fred

Re: Photobucket

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:04 am
by greeny
Received an email from photobucket this morning saying that I have to upgrade my account to re-enable 3rd party hoasting

Look at.my avatar

Re: Photobucket

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:06 am
by Coupe Racing
Will Anderson wrote:Hmmmm, it would seem that Photobucket have updated their terms and conditions as of 27/6/17 and now you have to pay for "third party hosting". That means all my photo links to the forum are broken until I stump up.

As I am not prepared to pay $399 per annum can anyone suggest a good alternative host?

Surely a 2TB external HDD for approx £70 is a good bet
I have 2 for films and a couple spare
One would hold a lot of full size pictures

Re: Photobucket

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:12 am
by philhoward
Might not help when it comes to hosting them on a forum or website though?

Re: Photobucket

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:13 am
by philhoward
Mine are working at the moment - I guess it's only a matter of time before they stop working though :(