Photobucket commits Corporate Suicide

Discussion in 'The Tiki Bar' started by Bt Doctur, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. Bt Doctur

    Bt Doctur Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Ex SRV 240 Weekender twin
    in between
    Yep, I wont be using them to post any photo`s here .Just can`t see paying $400 for that service.
     
  2. Cincy Aquaholic

    Cincy Aquaholic Active Member

    Mar 15, 2009
    Cincinnati
    290 SS - 2016 Ford F250 Powerstroke
    Twin 5.7 with Bravo 1's
    Couldn't agree more. I'm not sure what that does to their business model but absent 3rd party hosting they are useless to me. I'm in the process of seeing if I can delete my content from there. Unfortunately, that means a lot of pics on this board will be no longer available. Bummer.
     
  3. wyrman

    wyrman Member

    850
    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    So what's another picture hosting site?
    I won't be using Photobucket anymore either.
     
  4. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    I had gotten to where I hated using photobucket - only used to post photos here. So slow.

    Interested in alternatives if anyone has any ideas. Open to paying some amount for decent response time - just not $400.

    Mark
     
  5. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    postimage.org
    tinypics
     
  6. Bt Doctur

    Bt Doctur Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Ex SRV 240 Weekender twin
    in between
    download your album to your computer
     
  7. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    I hadn't heard anything about PB changing their policies or pricing. I just tried to go to the Photobucket.com site to see what they had to say about it and the site is down.

    Any chance that "news" was hacked and is fake news?

    It's sad that we now have to question almost every bit of news we get to try to determine if it's real or fake.
     
  8. Cincy Aquaholic

    Cincy Aquaholic Active Member

    Mar 15, 2009
    Cincinnati
    290 SS - 2016 Ford F250 Powerstroke
    Twin 5.7 with Bravo 1's
    GFC- doesn't appear to be a hoax. I've seen it reported on "real" news and all of my pics now have that banner saying I need to pay up. From their website which I was able to access here's the only plan that offers 3rd party hosting.

    Plus 500 offers 500GB of Storage, Unlimited Linking and 3rd Party Hosting* PLUS 500
    510.1 GB Storage $39.99 / MO
    Billed Annually
    $399.99 / YR
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2017
  9. Westie

    Westie Active Member

    Oct 16, 2008
    Calgary
    2001 260 Sundancer towed with the power of an IFORCE V8
    7.4 L Bravo III
    Still seems to be working for me??
    In their new terms of use in does say that free users can't link to 3rd part sites.


    [​IMG]
     
  10. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    I don't get it, either. I read about this a few days ago and was concerned. But I just inserted this picture by copying the "direct" link from PB and making sure to uncheck "Retrieve remote file" during the CSR insert picture step. I guess it's a mystery...

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2017
  11. Bt Doctur

    Bt Doctur Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Ex SRV 240 Weekender twin
    in between
    ............[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2017
  12. romanservices

    romanservices Member

    180
    Aug 24, 2016
    Chesapeak Bay
    1999 Sea Ray 370 AC, Raymarine es98 - AlbaCombi NMEA2K converter -
    Twin 454 Horizon MAG MPI - replaced 2016
    I use OneDrive

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Bt Doctur

    Bt Doctur Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Ex SRV 240 Weekender twin
    in between
  14. Escape22

    Escape22 Member

    181
    May 22, 2017
    Milwaukee WI
    1986 210 SXL
    5.7 260 Merc
    still working for me :huh:


    [​IMG]
     
  15. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Just a thought... for those where PB is no longer working... how full is your "storage" on their site? I am no where near full - only 2%. I wonder if that has anything to do with it?
     
  16. Bt Doctur

    Bt Doctur Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Ex SRV 240 Weekender twin
    in between
    around 20% but one of the photos that I did post and then removed by pg is no longer available to view, just shows that update screen
     
  17. Cincy Aquaholic

    Cincy Aquaholic Active Member

    Mar 15, 2009
    Cincinnati
    290 SS - 2016 Ford F250 Powerstroke
    Twin 5.7 with Bravo 1's
    I'm only at 3% storage.
     
  18. Bt Doctur

    Bt Doctur Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Ex SRV 240 Weekender twin
    in between
    just got this "Thanks for waiting! For the next 12 hours, "BtDoctur's album" will be available for one download. "
    I guess you only get a one time download and then your stuck
     
  19. Escape22

    Escape22 Member

    181
    May 22, 2017
    Milwaukee WI
    1986 210 SXL
    5.7 260 Merc
    1% ....
     
  20. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Active Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    '08 H240
    5.7
    I just deleted my account. Has anyone else been getting slow load time and plenty of ads? Not pop ups, but they take up the whole screen and make you click to continue?
     

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