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ALERT for Photobucket pics - New policy
« on: July 10, 2017, 11:46:44 AM »
Hey everyone,

I just found out that Photobucket has revised their policy to prohibit linking or imbedding pics on forums and other venues unless you pay a yearly fee for the privilege. :o :o You can check their policy update on their website for the changes.

I recommend using another photo hosting website to upload your pics so that you can still post photos. Unfortunately, this new policy will also affect previously linked or imbedded pics in all threads. :(
Dee

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Re: ALERT for Photobucket pics - New policy
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2017, 10:28:40 PM »
Wow. That really stinks. I use Photobucket for a lot of my photo's. Does this mean they are going to break the links so all the photo's we've linked won't work anymore?
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Re: ALERT for Photobucket pics - New policy
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 12:54:22 PM »
Yes it will be breaking the links on previously posted PB pics unless you purchase the plan that allows linking or PB changes their TOS.

This appears to be a slow roll out though, my pics are still working on other forums as of now.
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Re: ALERT for Photobucket pics - New policy
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 09:55:53 PM »
I found a photo on this forum that now has a broken link. For only $40.00 per month I can have unlimited third party hosting and have my img posts work. Not happening!!!!!!
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Re: ALERT for Photobucket pics - New policy
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 12:12:21 PM »
Yeah I hear you about the pricing, just ridiculous!

The really sad thing is that any photos previously posted from PB will have that stupid upgrade icon and ruin the posts unless the OP upgrades and pays the exorbitant cost.

I've been checking other forums and some administrators are trying some work arounds or considering allowing members to edit their posts to upload pics from their devices to replace the pics held hostage by PB.  I don't know how well the last option will work because it's usually not permitted and of course members that are no longer active won't be around anymore.
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Re: ALERT for Photobucket pics - New policy
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2017, 10:56:53 PM »
I have posted a lot of pictures over time in many places. I sure don't remember where each one is. I do know three of the forums no longer exist, so that helps.

Now if we start uploading photo's then you have to watch the file size and format for each forum. That is a pain for me.

And I wonder what the cost will be for the forum once it starts getting more photo's uploaded.
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Re: ALERT for Photobucket pics - New policy
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017, 10:24:38 AM »
I've been searching through some of my other forums posts to replace pics but it is very tedious, however I don't have too many pics on forums, mostly equipment related.

Good question on the cost of uploading to the forum owner since they will now be hosting the pics.

BTW, I just got the dreaded PB email regarding upgrading plans.  Not going to happen for me!
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Re: ALERT for Photobucket pics - New policy
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2017, 09:13:52 PM »
I got my email a day or so ago. I'm not upgrading either.
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Re: ALERT for Photobucket pics - New policy
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2017, 12:11:34 PM »
I noticed there is an Attachments and other options button below the dialogue box in the Reply button and I'll see if it works to post pics directly from my laptop computer.

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Can anyone else see the pic of my aquarium stand besides me?


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Re: ALERT for Photobucket pics - New policy
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2017, 07:25:27 PM »
I see it. :)

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Re: ALERT for Photobucket pics - New policy
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2017, 12:08:22 PM »
Thanks Rupert!
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Re: ALERT for Photobucket pics - New policy
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2017, 10:33:40 PM »
Nice stand. What's in the tank? Or what will be in the tank?
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Re: ALERT for Photobucket pics - New policy
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2017, 11:47:46 PM »
Thanks Jerry, this was the stand we built for a 125G tank 5 years ago and was set up for a couple years before the tank leaked.  I still haven't resealed the tank yet!!
Dee