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Discussion in 'General' started by BigDogBro1, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. BigDogBro1

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    Well it seems that Photobucket are a bunch of greedy bastards as well and now wants us to pay for 3rd party picture hosting for (edit)$399/yr. after allowing it for years. This means you won't see a lot of pictures I've posted over the years unless I decide to upgrade my Photobucket account. I doubt I will upgrade as I don't pay out BLACKMAIL threats !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    All my PB pics are saved elsewhere so I don't loose anything but the forums loose big time.

    Sorry for any inconvenience.
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    Well $2.48 is more reasonable than $400. I saw $400 a year!

    With that said I don't think you'll lose any pictures but now a lot of our how tos and things might be without pictures which sucks. They still will retain them on their servers, it's just they seem to be now be disallowing you to share your photos on websites.

    Although when you upload they still offer you the copy/paste to do so! Go Figure.

    I noticed its happening to everyone I have even been seeing some eBay adds with that image now so it's having it's effects im sure they are getting quite the hate mail however going from free to $400 p/year I don't know whose bright idea was that. If they had started small they might have done better. For $400 they can kiss my rear.


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    In order to post pictures here (a third party site) you now need to go with the 500 + plan at $399.99. I believe the $2.48 per month is for no adds.

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    I have been able to upload them without going through photobucket since the new site launched.
     
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    Are you saying upload to the new BDB site BBS software?
     
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    Agreed...although just a lot of the older pics have links that might now be dead. Kinda ruins some of our old how to threads.

    I was looking into our storage in this site and each member has 50mb should be able to host quite a few pictures but now a days with the high quality camera phones we have out now it's probably only about 40-45 pictures of storage.

    I am not sure what our server capacity is but we might need to think about extending it. Or rob the 50mb allotment from some of the members that haven't logged on in >2 years or something to give it to the active ones I suspect we could double or triple the storage that way.

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    Yeah...I just click the "upload file" and choose the picture. Then it asks thumbnail or full image.

    Sometimes I have to sve the image in less resolution first.
     
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    This has made me just sick since it was pointed out to me a couple days ago. You should read the comments on the Photobucket Facebook page. This has ruined a lot of helpful forums. People just don't use it enough to justify that massive expense but it's painful to lose 10 years of memories, how-tos, etc.

    Photobucket isn't answering their phone, the contact link doesn't work, and emails get a robot response.

    I always used it instead of the forum because I didn't want to clog up the forum with random photos. I didn't think the forum gallery needed a joke photo, etc.
     
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    I'm with ya Kathy. Good thing is technically they are not gone so you can always save them to your personal computer.

    Another option is storing them on your Google account. If you have gmail you get about 10GB of free space and it's very cheap to buy more. I store all my photos on Google Now and can link them here.

    I'm guessing what happened is photobucked was the go to for the internet forums and everytime the forum picture is called it has to use photobuckets bandwidth. Multiple that a few hundred million times and it adds cost. I assume photobucket is probably a company that doesn't make any money.

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    This is just the latest of the issues with "cloud" computing and the IoT.
    The market plan is offer for free and entice a large user base, use ads for revenue.
    When you hit market saturation and realize ads aren't cutting it -- start charging.
    You are going to see more and more sites do this -- the goal of most companies these days seems to be to no longer sell a product but to sell a service.
    This makes them a lot more money but it nickel and dimes the user to death eventually.
    Cloud storage is another scam -- personally, you need cloud storage (dropbox) implement your own with a raspberry pi and some hard drives, paranoid replicate it to a friends house and he does the same.

    I spent my career in IT and the CLOUD and IoT I see as a potential very bad thing. It returns us to the days of centralized authoritarian controlled services that you use at their mercy. And do you really want someone else to have all your data, do you trust them? Should you trust them?

    My data -- My Cloud!

    I know the immediate response -- not everyone has the skill set -- well its much easier than you think f you compromise a little and use something like a QNAP nas that has the cloud sharing as an option, there service provides a url redirection.
    There are site meant to make port forwarding thru the router as easy as possible as well.
     
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    You would also have to have your computer or server on 24/7 so I can view the pics you post here.

    I get where your going with. Privacy issue im not concerned about with pictures.

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    I do the same as JR03Chopper.
     
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    I am more than willing to offer storage space in Dropbox, I have 1Tb of storage and would give editing privileges to anyone interested.
     
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    Anytime. :old2:
     
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    Damn, I'm pissed now with Photobucket!
     
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    I just save them on my computer and upload them as you said, about every 3 months I throw them on a flash drive in case the puter takes a shit.:old2:
     
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    Most of my primary machines are on 24/7 and my servers are 24/7/365 minus short maintenance windows.

    The setup I described (raspberry pi and a HD or a qnap) are low power use setups that can easily and cheaply be run 24/7.
     
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    All I have on there are some pictures and nothing that I don't have on my PC so I told them stick it when the sun don't shine and delete my account.:eek:

    Carlos :boing:
     
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    Same here, I'm not high tech enough for all the things mentioned in this thread.
    I have not used PB in so long they didn't even send a note. :)
     
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    FYI, If you have photos on Photobucket that you want to save on your computer click on the photo thumbnail to enlarge and on the right side you will see the download link. Click on that and you will be asked to "save" or "save as", I use "save as" and my picture album on the computer opens right up and hit save and you have it back. Photobucket told me when I canceled my account that it would be deleted 7/2 and today 9 days later it is still there and working for me, they must be getting hammered.
     
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