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Offline JudgeDredd

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Photobucket
« on: June 07, 2017, 03:04:19 AM »
I've decided I'm going to drop Photobucket. I wished I had before "getting in deep". I do not like their pricing policy.

A while back, I paid to upgrade from their free 3GB service to get 10GB. I then had to pay a further £10 to go "ad free".

I've just been notified by them "my subscription has ran out". When I followed their link, it took me to a page to upgrade to 30GB or 50GB. It was clearly designed to make me think my 10GB "subscription" was running out and I had to buy one of these other ones. It didn't take me to a page to tell me my ad free subscription had ran out and that I needed to renew that. It took some head scratching - from a very computer literate person - to work this out and see what they were doing.

I do not like that kind of sales tactic.

I was pissed off that they took my money for space and wanted to charge more for going "as free" anyway - but I bit the bullet last year.

Since my ad-free subscription has ran out I've noticed
    • the click on the image to copy the URLs doesn't work
    • the speed of loading has reduced dramatically
    • not just ads in the window - there are also popup ads to contend with too

    So I won't be using them anymore. So if you see any of my images I posted here disappear - apologies - it's probably because I deleted the account.[/list]
    « Last Edit: June 07, 2017, 03:06:04 AM by JudgeDredd »
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    Offline Staggerwing

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    Re: Photobucket
    « Reply #1 on: June 07, 2017, 04:37:58 AM »
    Even if you go to a new image hosting service, can't you let your Photobucket account revert to 'Free' and keep some of your old pix linked to your posts? My guess is that they will only delete the 'overage' above the free limit, either the oldest or newest pix.
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    Re: Photobucket
    « Reply #2 on: June 07, 2017, 05:12:57 AM »
    My 10gb account was bought and isn't subscription based. So I won't lose any pictures. They will remain and only disappear if I delete the account and I'll only do that if they keep annoying me with emails.

    It's only the ad-free subscription that has ran out - and that has ended my love for uploading there...it's just a slow, messy nightmare...even worse than before.

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    Re: Photobucket
    « Reply #3 on: June 07, 2017, 05:14:43 AM »
    Mark the emails as spam so you won't see them.
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    Re: Photobucket
    « Reply #4 on: June 07, 2017, 05:42:51 AM »
    Mark the emails as spam so you won't see them.
    ^ true dat  O0
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    Re: Photobucket
    « Reply #5 on: June 07, 2017, 05:59:38 AM »
    Yeah photobucket has really turned into a shitshow. 

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    Re: Photobucket
    « Reply #6 on: June 07, 2017, 06:59:10 AM »
    Yeah photobucket has really turned into a shitshow. 

    It's almost unusable now.
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    Re: Photobucket
    « Reply #7 on: June 07, 2017, 07:47:05 AM »
    What is a good image hosting service?
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    Re: Photobucket
    « Reply #8 on: June 07, 2017, 07:48:01 AM »
    I use Flickr, or just cross-post images from FaceBook
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    Re: Photobucket
    « Reply #9 on: June 07, 2017, 08:02:50 AM »
    Yeah photobucket has really turned into a shitshow. 

    It's almost unusable now.
    Yes it is - hence my dismay at using it and forced exit
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    Re: Photobucket
    « Reply #10 on: June 07, 2017, 08:04:03 AM »
    I use Flickr, or just cross-post images from FaceBook

    I probably have a Flickr account. Time to track it down.
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    Re: Photobucket
    « Reply #11 on: June 07, 2017, 01:57:13 PM »
    Yeah photobucket has really turned into a shitshow.

    Agreed. I need to find a decent alternative.
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