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« on: July 14, 2017, 02:36:44 pm »

Photobucket rolled out a new update to its TOS on June 26th with just a small, innocuous blog post as an announcement.

Users have been finding out about it as their embedded images on other sites have turned into placeholders telling them to update their accounts, and as Photobucket has rolled out email notifications telling them that if they want to keep embedding images, they have to pay $399/year.

I am looking for another hosting option.. But in the mean time images through out the forum, including the sidebar are starting to appear all messed up.. Those images within the forums sidebar are going to be a mess until I can work this out..

What a mess...........  Sad
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 02:41:57 pm »

Yes George, this is the second forum I've seen complaints regarding this. 
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 02:52:21 pm »

For members who have donated funds to the forum and had the "forum supporter" badge within your forum profile..

At the moment you will see a huge "please update your account" image ...

It looks horrible... So for the moment you can go to your "profile", then go to "forum profile information".. Scroll down the page until you see your signature box ( shown in attached image ), highlight the showing photobucket image link, and delete it.. The hit the "change profile" button..

PLEASE BE SURE to send me a private message, or add your name to this thread if you do delete that so that I can add it back later..

If you need help with this, please just let me know, and I will do it for you...

If you go to your profile and see that it has already been done, that means that I have already removed yours and will replace it once I get this sorted out.. No need to notify me that it is gone.  I will record it and replace later.. 


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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2017, 10:49:46 pm »

George,

Does this mean that all forum posts with images using Photobucket are affected?
Luckily I never got into the habit of storing my photos there.

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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 12:34:26 am »

George,

Does this mean that all forum posts with images using Photobucket are affected?
Luckily I never got into the habit of storing my photos there.

Tom

Yes... I looked through many of my archived postings and the images are gone.. This forum and others online, websites, blogs, etc, etc., have all taken a real damaging hit as a result of this.. Nothing short of a disaster to be honest...
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 12:53:19 am »

Can't believe they would be so stupid. Sure, every business wants to make money, but Photobucket has shot itself in the foot. They should be blacklisted. Wouldn't be surprised to see the company flop before the year is out. Certainly deserves to!

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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 07:20:13 am »

Hi guys

I have already stated this risk before...


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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2017, 09:07:45 am »

You are right Richard, and this is one of the reasons because I insisted on having a limit in the size of the pictures, so to save space on the site. The pictures should be here only, it is much safer for assuring future access to the threads. Soon or alter any hosting site will do the same that Photobucket did.
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