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Babcat
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 03:16 AM GMT+7
Yesterday I got an email from Photobucket stating that my account has been restricted for third party hosting. Sure enough, there are no more photos in my build logs. From what I can tell they want $400 a year to turn this back on. Needless to say that ain't happening. Now I really dislike build logs, even old ones, without their photos, so if anyone has any suggestions for correcting this unfortunate situation, I'm listening.
Tojo72
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 04:24 AM GMT+7
I just went back and looked at some of my old posts that I posted pictures using Photobucket,they all had the pictures still intact.Is that what your talking about ? I have not recieved any email from them yet.The only upgrade I pay for is $12 a year to be ad free.
lespauljames
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 04:50 AM GMT+7
I have the same problem. Check my recent flakpanzer thread. I have emailed photobucket stating where my photos are with a link, and that I do not feel I am overusing the service . Lucky I have two accounts



Money grabbing gits.
Babcat
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 06:14 AM GMT+7
I would be willing to do the 12 dollars, but this is what I'm seeing for pricing
Pricing: The cost of a PLUS account varies according to how much storage you need! Please note, all subscriptions are billed annually.

2 GB - Free
Ad Free (no additional storage or bandwidth) - $2.49 / Month
50 GB - $59.99 / Year
100 GB - $99.99 / Year
500 GB - $399.99 / Year
When you upgrade to PLUS:

Premium Support. You have direct access to our tech support team. Email our PLUS Support Team
Storage. You get more space for your media.
Bandwidth: Bandwidth is a measure of the resources needed to display your media outside of Photobucket (example: images linked to your blog).
Plus 50 offers 52GB of Storage and No Linking or 3rd Party Hosting

Plus 100 offers 102GB of Storage, Unlimited Linking and No 3rd Party Hosting

Plus 500 offers 502GB of Storage, Unlimited Linking and Unlimited 3rd Party Hosting

So unless I'm not understanding, the plus 500 is the only one that will allow my links to be used here.
WXerock
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 07:21 AM GMT+7
I don't pay a penny and have yet to have an issue.

Regards,

Eric
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 08:01 AM GMT+7
You could turn your blog into a feature and submit it to us!
WXerock
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 08:11 AM GMT+7
Darren, are you talking about my M1101 build? How would I do that? PM me please.

Regards,

Eric
11Bravo_C2
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 08:41 AM GMT+7

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I don't pay a penny and have yet to have an issue.

Regards,

Eric



That's probably because you are still within PB's "limits". Once you surpass those, i'm willing to bet you'll get dinged like J Rutman and some other that have posted their constant PB issues.
parrot
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:21 AM GMT+7

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I don't pay a penny and have yet to have an issue.

Regards,

Eric



That's probably because you are still within PB's "limits". Once you surpass those, i'm willing to bet you'll get dinged like J Rutman and some other that have posted their constant PB issues.

Exactly,just wait.

Tom
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 12:17 PM GMT+7

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I don't pay a penny and have yet to have an issue.

Regards,

Eric



That's probably because you are still within PB's "limits". Once you surpass those, i'm willing to bet you'll get dinged like J Rutman and some other that have posted their constant PB issues.

Exactly,just wait.

Tom



What are the limits? I only have 56 pictures on Photobucket, and now all my posted photos are blocked. I don't post too many pictures, so I thought I would be ok. I saw that email, but I thought it was a trojan, so I deleted it without opening it. Is there another site that is inexpensive/free that anyone can recommend?
11Bravo_C2
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 12:32 PM GMT+7

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What are the limits? I only have 56 pictures on Photobucket, and now all my posted photos are blocked. I don't post too many pictures, so I thought I would be ok. I saw that email, but I thought it was a trojan, so I deleted it without opening it. Is there another site that is inexpensive/free that anyone can recommend?



Try www.imgur.com. So far it works well for hosting, until they join the PB bandwagon.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 01:13 PM GMT+7
I have yet to receive an e-mail and my links are still active.

I Am sure i Will receive an email at some point. Is it possible to go back and get your pictures downloaded despite the links not working or are the pictures simply locked until you pay?

I guess it is imgur from now on.
Dragon164
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 04:46 PM GMT+7
I just host mine here!

Cheers Rob.
sgtsauer
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 06:54 PM GMT+7
The photo hosting here works great. I have got away from photobucket because they have become so difficult to work with. I now use 'One Drive' for storage.

When I return to the US, anything photos that I post here will also be hosted here. It works very well here.
Ramanathan
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 07:44 PM GMT+7
I had no email received but my pictures gone on 3rd party sites. My blog messed up. I am really sad. I understand that they need money - but this is just like blackmailing. Give extra services for a fee that's OK. But to increase price OF THE SAME SERVICE from 0 to USD400... INSANE. If they say USD 40-50 per year, I think about it. But 400?
27-1025
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 08:36 PM GMT+7

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I don't pay a penny and have yet to have an issue.

Regards,

Eric



That's probably because you are still within PB's "limits". Once you surpass those, i'm willing to bet you'll get dinged like J Rutman and some other that have posted their constant PB issues.

Exactly,just wait.

Tom



Yep, I just got nailed too. Time to close that acct and try another free hosting site.
JSSVIII
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Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:49 PM GMT+7
Thanks Ivan, I'll try Imgur, I can't believe Photobucket does not offer a lower priced plan, they must want to get rid of all the "dead weight" of the free hosting customers. I would host my photos here, but that only helps me here, not on other sites.
catdude01
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:12 AM GMT+7
Guys this is happening to everyone, ipmsborinqueneers.com, largescaleplanes, ipmsusa, britmodellers, everyone its getting the pictures banned until they upgrade tothe p500 plan for $400. DNModels just sent a email apologizing for the same problem. this is sick, I have all my works in photobucket for the last 5-6 years....
Babcat
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 12:18 AM GMT+7
So there really isn't anything that can be done to the old posts besides paying the ransom. If I update photos it would update the blog and bring it up like a new post, right? Some of mine are pretty old, so I don't think that would be appropriate.
27-1025
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 01:02 AM GMT+7

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Guys this is happening to everyone, ipmsborinqueneers.com, largescaleplanes, ipmsusa, britmodellers, everyone its getting the pictures banned until they upgrade tothe p500 plan for $400. DNModels just sent a email apologizing for the same problem. this is sick, I have all my works in photobucket for the last 5-6 years....



Same here. I just deleted all my stuff from PB and will try Imjur and see how that works.
27-1025
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 02:10 AM GMT+7
Just a test trying to use Imgur;

http://imgur.com/l1Tf1cw
Removed by original poster on 06/30/17 - 07:11:34 (GMT).
27-1025
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 02:12 AM GMT+7


Ok now I got it.
Mech
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 02:51 AM GMT+7
I find Photobucket is not what it used to be more adds and constant when you click on anything. The new format stinks you can not magnify the pictures any more. I just used it and after a few pictures it freezes.

I have about 200 pictures to up load on my scratch built models that I have on the bench right now and should I look for a new host as well or wait until I start having problems with them.

http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/scratch-builder/library/?sort=2&page=1

Cheers,

Ralph
lespauljames
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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 02:58 AM GMT+7
I started a petition on change.org a probably futile attempt but it's worth a go
https://www.change.org/p/photobucket-reverse-the-photobucket-third-party-rule?recruiter=741244123&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=GST_USER_GBRT1_SCHT1_petition_gen