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sweetolbob
05-17-2018, 05:40 PM
New email says under new management and they are restoring current members pix. No comment on how long.

New pricing model also. $1.99/ mo -$19.99/year.

Hopefully this will bring back some photos that have disappeared.

https://ecp.yusercontent.com/mail?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmkt1.photobucket.com%2Fga%2Fcampaign_images%2F4924%2F02.jp g&t=1526596553&ymreqid=9381aa75-af8f-e697-1c22-56000001e900&sig=Zu7VS9KfNky7cHIcCDtTFQ--~C

rockne10
05-17-2018, 08:09 PM
Good News?
I had not abandoned Photobucket; but certainly immensely curtailed its use, even after navigating it had become second nature.

SScopelli
05-17-2018, 08:41 PM
Too late for me. I have deleted all my photos off PB.

Many of my post have broken links because of them, and I'm not going back..

TWChamp
05-17-2018, 10:15 PM
Burned once is enough for me. I can host and post from my computer for free.

StudeRich
05-18-2018, 12:05 AM
Doesn't it sound like they are talking about "Current Customers" as in "PAID" Customer's Photos being restored, ONLY?

I am a long time "User" FREE, NOT customer, when they started Charging I never came back, what about me?

The "Third Party Hosting" is what we need for the Forum, so "we" are out of luck without coughing up the bucks. :(

fpstude
05-18-2018, 12:21 AM
I'll be happy when this is clarified. I have many photos in forum posts. I have not paid Photobucket any fees. For a reasonable fee this might work

sweetolbob
05-18-2018, 10:32 AM
I posted this for two reasons:

To let folks know there was a"change" in the company policy

And because my posts still have content, to hope that some of the members that have lost pictures and not paid any fees would check to see if their pictures have returned. Has anyone checked?

I don't plan on paying a fee as I've copied all my photos, Google is handling all my photos and Imgur allows me to post photos when a website won't post photos from my HDD's. I will leave all the photos on Photobucket as I have a lot of content posted that they still host.

Bob

fpstude
05-19-2018, 09:57 AM
As requested by Bob, I checked older posts going back a few years. The photos that had been replaced by the obnoxious image are back and posted as before. As I said in #6 above, I have not paid them any membership fees, or whatever they called them. I have no problem with a $20 yearly fee. I'll be checking this out. I have not been getting any of their emails to members, like in the original post of this thread, not sure why. I have an account with them.

sweetolbob
05-19-2018, 10:44 AM
As requested by Bob, I checked older posts going back a few years. The photos that had been replaced by the obnoxious image are back and posted as before. As I said in #6 above, I have not paid them any membership fees, or whatever they called them. I have no problem with a $20 yearly fee. I'll be checking this out. I have not been getting any of their emails to members, like in the original post of this thread, not sure why. I have an account with them.

Thanks Perry, It looks like at least a step forward but the future will tell. The Forum lost a lot of content when Photobucket went crazy. Hopefully we'll get a lot back now.

Bob

rockne10
05-19-2018, 07:12 PM
I've utilized their free services for years and they haven't deleted a single one of the photos I stored there. They weren't available for third-party hosting but, they were never deleted from PB.

lelshaddai
05-20-2018, 05:03 PM
All my photos are still there. Still a bunch of ads that make it very difficult to use. Still plan to continue to use Postimage.

fpstude
05-20-2018, 05:46 PM
I just checked out my old account with Photobucket. Ads are not a problem. I joined for a year to give it a try. I picked a photo to try as a test.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p276/fpstude/P1030625b_zps711ba53a.jpg (http://s130.photobucket.com/user/fpstude/media/P1030625b_zps711ba53a.jpg.html)

StudeRich
05-20-2018, 06:15 PM
What IS that?
It looks similar to the Bird impression in the '62-'63 GT Hawk Grille Shell but NOT! :confused: AND it looks GOLD!

fpstude
05-20-2018, 06:27 PM
You are correct. It is a photo of our '63 GT Hawk Grille Shell. The gold color would just be reflections.

kurtruk
05-20-2018, 10:26 PM
Did y'all notice it says the new pricing is for a "LIMITED TIME"?

fpstude
05-21-2018, 12:38 AM
I saw the "LIMITED TIME". Their receipt indicated I would be billed the same amount next year. We'll see.

Flashback
05-21-2018, 08:09 PM
I just checked out my old account with Photobucket. Ads are not a problem. I joined for a year to give it a try. I picked a photo to try as a test.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p276/fpstude/P1030625b_zps711ba53a.jpg (http://s130.photobucket.com/user/fpstude/media/P1030625b_zps711ba53a.jpg.html)
How you get it to work?? Renewed my account and can't get it to work?? tried about 20 times

fpstude
05-21-2018, 11:35 PM
When on the Photobucket site I chose the photo I wanted. On the right were four choices. I used "IMG", highlighted the link and copied it to the forum message.

They offer a link to customer service, give it a try. I'm definitely not an IT type person!

showbizkid
05-22-2018, 10:31 AM
Ha! I predicted this would happen. Somebody screwed the pooch with their greedy business plan, got the boot, and the new team are trying to repair the damage. Good luck; it takes a long time - if ever - to recover from a gaffe that huge.

But the pics on my blog (https://studeblogger.blogspot.com/) are back, so yay! :)

gordr
05-22-2018, 11:28 AM
They lost me as a customer. I don't know if the pics I posted there and linked to articles here are working again or not. If any Forum member finds one of my old write-ups, and needs the pics to go with it, just send me a PM, and I will search my files for them.

Flashback
05-22-2018, 04:43 PM
When on the Photobucket site I chose the photo I wanted. On the right were four choices. I used "IMG", highlighted the link and copied it to the forum message.

They offer a link to customer service, give it a try. I'm definitely not an IT type person!

You say highlighted.. you mean click on it ? right or left?? I used to do that on img and it would turn yellow. Then I would right click on forum and it would appear.. now I click on it and it has a blue streak and it won't go to the forum?/ Am I forgetting or is my site just not working?

Xcalibur
05-22-2018, 08:14 PM
Too little, too late, imho.

fpstude
05-22-2018, 10:41 PM
I swipe across what is in the box labeled IMG, then copy what is highlighted and paste it into the forum message. That gives a two line link that gets the photo into the message. It used to be easier, like you said, but this will work.

studeclunker
05-25-2018, 03:29 AM
I never lost anything from Photobucket except 3rd party hosting. I can understand their wanting to be paid for the service as it costs a lot to maintain such a huge memory and database. I was wondering how they did it for free in the first place. Still, once burned, twice shy...