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Old Jul 4th, 2017, 10:53 PM   #1
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Gentlefolks,

I've just been notified that Photobucket, hoster of choice for pics in a.o. EhMac.ca is now asking for a ransom fee to be paid for all hosted pics.

Terms | Photobucket

This is disaster for all pics in the entire pic database hosted by Photobucket.

We on EhMac will not be able to see pics hosted on PhotoBucket anymore, thus losing valuable info in old threads.

Amazon and eBay images broken by Photobucket's 'ransom demand' - BBC News

I suggest trying to get all pics you can off PhotoBucket, and saving them locally.

I also suggest Imgur.com as a host alternative, for as long as they do not follow PhotoBuckets policy.
https://imgur.com/

Please make sure you have a local copy of your pics from now on!

Please do not shoot the bearer of bad news!
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Old Jul 4th, 2017, 11:14 PM   #2
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Maybe old posts/ uploads and memberships will be preserved...
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Old Jul 5th, 2017, 09:46 AM   #3
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Was this service free up to this point?
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Old Jul 5th, 2017, 12:32 PM   #4
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Yes, it was free. Almost every member here used it.
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Old Jul 24th, 2017, 04:23 PM   #5
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Was hoping I could share with Amazon photo but can't seem to make that work. Tempted to just pay the cheapest yearly fee for photo bucket. I do use photo sharing on forums for work every now and then when trying to find a solution to a problem.
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Old Jul 24th, 2017, 05:04 PM   #6
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Was hoping I could share with Amazon photo but can't seem to make that work. Tempted to just pay the cheapest yearly fee for photo bucket. I do use photo sharing on forums for work every now and then when trying to find a solution to a problem.
If you need to share images, use Dropbox, Imgur, or Google Drive.

Photobucket has been crap for as long as I can remember.
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Old Jul 27th, 2017, 09:07 AM   #7
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If you need to share images, use Dropbox, Imgur, or Google Drive.

Photobucket has been crap for as long as I can remember.
I found the opposite to be true, simple to upload my pictures and with each picture it gave me a simple bar not the side with links I would need. For posting in forms it was one click, it auto copied and I could paste into a forum and the picture displayed properly. No fuss, it just worked.

Flixr does seem to work, just a few more clicks to get what I need to make it work.
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