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post #1 of 20 Old 08-15-2017, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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Please update your account...

My new least favorite phrase...Please update your account to enable 3rd party hosting!

WTH? Is this something on my end? Do I need to update my account to see others pictures again, or does the person owning the picture need to update? Either way, it is ruining the historical info on the world wide web.

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post #2 of 20 Old 08-15-2017, 09:28 AM
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PhotoBucket tried to stop haemorrhaging money by changing it's terms, ransoming peoples images. People decided not to pay the ransom. A good example of how to fail at business.
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Yep. It's your Photobucket account, not this site.

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Or "their" Photobucket account....

I was paying $2.99 per month for extra storage. Because of that, and the fact that I was more or less on a contract with them, I am still allowed third party hosting. Meaning I can post pics here like before and all my pics are visible. Until September 2018 I believe was the date...

I won't be paying $39.99 per month for hosting privileges. Or even close to that. I have downloaded EVERY picture I had stored there. But, you cannot go back in time and repost the pictures as you cannot edit posts after a certain amount of time on most forums. So, like with others, most of what I have posted over the years will not have pictures unless Photobucket changes their policy on this.

If they were about bankrupt, I get trying something desperate. But I don't get who thought charging about 10 times what other sites charge would be a long term business model!

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This makes me glad that 99 percent of the photos I've posted to this and another motorcycle website have been via uploading the photo to the site. The images weren't anywhere near they quality of the third party hosted ones, but at least they'll still be there. Most of the junk I post is related to some DIY project, so at least someone who wanted to copy it could still get the gist of it.

You're just witnessing good ol' capitalism at work. They provided a service, and didn't calculate into their business plan that consumers might find another use for their service. They maintained the free service by jamming you with advertisments, until that business model no longer provided enough revenue. I'm sure they've known for years that there was a substantial number of customers that were using their site as a third party host, and at some point in the recent past the board sat down and said "hey, we're dying here, we need a revenue stream, let's monetize all these customers that are freeloading on our business...and let's up the pressure to pay by blocking the millions of images that we've previously hosted for them".

If you think this sucks, wait'll they dismantle Net Neutrality, and Comcast/Spectrum/Etc start making you pay based on how many gigs you use every month. "Cuz that's likely to be right around the corner.
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post #6 of 20 Old 08-15-2017, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Yep. It's your Photobucket account, not this site.
Just so I'm clear...if I update MY account, people will be able to see my stuff, but I still won't be able to see anyone's photos that don't update?

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This makes me glad that 99 percent of the photos I've posted to this and another motorcycle website have been via uploading the photo to the site. The images weren't anywhere near they quality of the third party hosted ones, but at least they'll still be there.
We can increase file limit size and quantity as well if you want

It's easier if you guy post your images here so that all image upload issues can be directed to us should sometime happen.

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Just so I'm clear...if I update MY account, people will be able to see my stuff, but I still won't be able to see anyone's photos that don't update?
That's correct.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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We can increase file limit size and quantity as well if you want

It's easier if you guy post your images here so that all image upload issues can be directed to us should sometime happen.

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This is actually something I addressed in a separate thread not too long ago.

It sure seems to me that the images that I upload to the site are a lot smaller than they used to be, and that's the main reason that i began hunting around for an image hosting site (I settled on one I already had: Google Photos). Previously, the image size was adequate for showing the details of one of my projects, but lately an uploaded image is so small as to be basically useless to someone who was looking at it and trying to copy what I did.

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We can increase file limit size and quantity as well if you want

It's easier if you guy post your images here so that all image upload issues can be directed to us should sometime happen.

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I think Vertical Scope is going to be forced to host pictures for their sites. Which means some work on their end to make it easy and presentable. I hate thumbnail pictures on site. But the ones here where you can click on a decent size picture to make it even larger work well enough.

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