Photobucket's Epic Fail

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Marcus Rowland, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. Marcus Rowland

    Marcus Rowland Member Site Supporter

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    If anyone hasn't already noticed, Photobucket have decided to disable off-site links unless you pay a fairly large fee, about $400 a year for the most expensive level of their professional hosting service. As a result more and more users are suddenly finding that the photos they've previously posted are being blocked - the only way to see them is to go to Photobucket. Which is bad enough, but it looks like quite a few people can't get them to work in photobucket either because of all the pop ups etc.

    Funnily enough the most common reaction seems to be to find another photo hosting service.

    I'm in the process of sorting this out for my own photos, but it will probably take a while. Meanwhile my apologies since some of the images I've posted are now showing Photobucket's error message.
     

  2. Phil

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    me, i find i mostly use flickr. i gave up on photobucket a while back.
     
  4. Marcus Rowland

    Marcus Rowland Member Site Supporter

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    I'm gradually moving stuff to flickr - the posting speed is good, and I really don't need anything more complicated.

    The hard part will be finding all of the hundreds of blog and forum posts, web site pages, etc. etc. that linked to these images and fixing them.
     

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