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Old 07-01-2017, 01:06 PM   #1
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Default Photobucket not supporting 3rd party hosting

Many of you may have noticed that Photobucket will no longer allow 3rd party hosting to the forums unless you subscribe to a very expensive package with them.
Unfortunately this does mean that many of the forum posts are without their photos anymore and may make no sense at all including my own.
It would be best to find an alternative source of hosting photos and not post photobucket links unless you have an upgraded account.
I am feeling rather sad about this as it has come with no warning and although I have all my photos backed up they can no longer be shared in the original threads.
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Old 07-01-2017, 01:12 PM   #2
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I feel the same way. Somehow, although all the pictures I have shared (up until yesterday, when I heard about the Photobucket thing) have been shared via Photobucket and I have a free account, I can still see all my photos on here. However, I have seen that other users' pictures have disappeared and I expect that will soon happen to mine, too.

I did contemplate paying for Photobucket, because I assumed it would only be a few quid a year to be able to share images. To my horror, I discovered it is $399.99!!!!! I am beyond disbelief. So, I'm now directly embedding my photos via the forum as I recently learnt how to do this (and also found an app to resize them first). Still, I am very annoyed and upset.

By the way, if anyone is having trouble working out how to embed photos directly on the forum, rather than via an image hosting website such as Photobucket, I made a guide:

http://www.hamstercentral.com/commun...ed-photos.html

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Old 07-01-2017, 02:49 PM   #3
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Default Re: Photobucket not supporting 3rd party hosting

Thanks for letting us know Souffle. My photos still seem to be on Newt's thread although I haven't checked older ones. I paid the annual 10 thing to not have adverts, so don't know if that makes a difference, but if they are now charging that amount to be able to share photos! Goodness.
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Old 07-01-2017, 02:59 PM   #4
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Mine were there earlier but have recently gone. You may get some leeway serendipity as you have paid something. I've heard of someone else who has paid that and is still showing their pics.
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Just checked my photobucket account and it seems empty! Nice of them to give you notice - not!

It does seem a bit strange it should just happen like that without warning. It's not ransomware by any chance is it? (ie Photobucket being hacked?)
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Old 07-01-2017, 03:17 PM   #6
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I found that photobucket was always a hassle. Was very slow & almost an eternity to resize. That's pretty bad to do that to their customers. At the least they shouldn't have deleted past photos.
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Old 07-01-2017, 03:52 PM   #7
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I'm so sad about this, I have nearly 2000 photos on my Photobucket account - there are 100s here and on other forums. I've just signed up to Flickr but it is such a shame about all the forum pics that are going to be lost from PB
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Old 07-01-2017, 04:02 PM   #8
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You can still look at the photos on your account but I'm same as you and I won't be going through all my posts and replacing them so that is kind of sad. I may do the most important ones. It's going to ruin a lot of people who use it for things like etsy
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Old 07-01-2017, 04:07 PM   #9
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You can still look at the photos on your account but I'm same as you and I won't be going through all my posts and replacing them so that is kind of sad. I may do the most important ones. It's going to ruin a lot of people who use it for things like etsy
There are reports on Facebook of Photobucket locking accounts that have more than 2gb of photos on, and you have to pay to regain access to them. I am trying to move all mine to Flickr before that happens, but my laptop & internet are both so slow!
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Old 07-01-2017, 04:08 PM   #10
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That's a bit of a shame for its users and really not nice to delete all the photos without warning. I never bothered with Photobucket as I didn't like the ads and found it a hassle, hence why I rarely post photos on the forum, as it is still a big song and dance for me.
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