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    PhotoBucket Extortion

    PhotoBucket has recently changed its Terms of Use agreement.

    In addition to banner ads, sidebar ads, and pop up ads you are:

    No longer are you permitted to link your photos to forums without paying for their high dollar account.

    The ransom fee is $400 USD per year.

    I have been using PhotoBucket for 15 or more years and have couple thousand photos there....the majority motorcycle related.

    I am in the process of deleting my photos and trying to find another host.

    My advice is not to use PhotoBucket in any way.

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    That sucks, I guess this will affect all kinds of forums, not just this one....So many arkived posts have photos linked through pbucket, that will all disappear
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    Fairly sure ToS for such sites essentially gives them ownership rights... as soon as they are uploaded = not your photo. I could be wrong.
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    I used to use photo something or other, ( I don't remember which it was ) until about a bit over a year ago. Then they required me to join fakebook, whichh I refused to do.
    They would not let me delete my photos or even look at MY OWN PHOTOS unless I joined that fake book outfit. They basically stole about a hundred photos from me and won't let me even look at my own stuff unless they get confirmation that I have joined the fake book outfit.
    I do not recommend putting any photos Ito any of these on line accounts because this is what will happen. I do not know what they do with my photos but When I went there to find out, there was derogatory messages against me.
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    Half of Joebands "Tdubs by year" thread will need to be rebuilt...this is an outrage
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    With the Dow heading for 65,000 in the next 2 years everybodies positioning for an IPO and they probably need to show a revenue stream of which there will be zero and photobubket always sucked IMO you can host your own pics on your own site for a few bucks a month
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    Quote Originally Posted by phelonius View Post
    I used to use photo something or other, ( I don't remember which it was ) until about a bit over a year ago. Then they required me to join fakebook, whichh I refused to do.
    They would not let me delete my photos or even look at MY OWN PHOTOS unless I joined that fake book outfit. They basically stole about a hundred photos from me and won't let me even look at my own stuff unless they get confirmation that I have joined the fake book outfit.
    I do not recommend putting any photos Ito any of these on line accounts because this is what will happen. I do not know what they do with my photos but When I went there to find out, there was derogatory messages against me.
    you could get a gmail.fake-email and join fakebook as Ned Flanders to retrieve your pics then post some good porn so they delete Ned's account lol
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    I really wish this site's photo controls would play friendly with Google Photos URLs, but I won't hold my breath on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlacerLode View Post
    ........IMO you can host your own pics on your own site for a few bucks a month
    Suggestions for how and where?

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    I've been using Flickr for free like forever and it works well.

    The app is a bit wonky, but grabbing a link from their site in a browser and truncating it and inserting it between "img" tags works just fine.

    I made a little video of how to do it if anyone is interested.

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