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Stupid Photobucket!

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:01 am
by mwalsh
As if all the ads and pop-ups (including new browser windows) weren't bad enough, Photobucket has now killed 3rd-party hosting unless you upgrade your membership to an exorbitant $400/yr. I guess Photobucket is now owned by the same kind of a*holes that would bump up the cost of an aids medication to $800 a dose. Screw 'em.

Of course, if you do pony up the $400 I guess all the ads would go away? Maybe.

Edit: Ha! Owned by the Disney Empire. Enough said.

Re: Stupid Photobucket!

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:01 am
by Lancpudn
mwalsh wrote:As if all the ads and pop-ups (including new browser windows) weren't bad enough, Photobucket has now killed 3rd-party hosting unless you upgrade your membership to an exorbitant $400/yr. I guess Photobucket is now owned by the same kind of a*holes that would bump up the cost of an aids medication to $800 a dose. Screw 'em.

Of course, if you do pony up the $400 I guess all the ads would go away? Maybe.

Edit: Ha! Owned by the Disney Empire. Enough said.



It's ruined a lot of sites, one in particular I use quite often is a "How to" auto electrical site with step by step pictures on how to do the job, Now ruined. :evil:

Re: Stupid Photobucket!

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:53 am
by mwalsh
Lancpudn wrote:It's ruined a lot of sites, one in particular I use quite often is a "How to" auto electrical site with step by step pictures on how to do the job, Now ruined. :evil:


It's pretty depressing how many sites I come across that are now utterly broken. I get that vendors can change their terms at will and charge what they want, but for a company like WDC (which has global revenues of more than $50 BILLION annually I might add) then surely there must be space for leaving things as they are for existing users and charging new ones? Or at least for charging existing users a more equitable fee than $400? That is just the epitome of corporate greed, and on a site that hasn't been managed particularly well for the last 4 years (and that's being nice about it!).

Re: Stupid Photobucket!

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:45 am
by mwalsh
My Photobucket hosted pics seem to be back as of today. Photobucket buckled under?

Re: Stupid Photobucket!

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:08 am
by edatoakrun
My photos are still held hostage:

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=5022&start=10

Re: Stupid Photobucket!

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:08 am
by cwerdna
I too am pretty annoyed as many of TonyWilliams useful posts are broken (e.g. viewtopic.php?t=4295 and http://www.mychevysparkev.com/forum/vie ... 5012#p5012) by this crap besides numerous other posts.

mwalsh wrote:but for a company like WDC (which has global revenues of more than $50 BILLION annually I might add) then surely there must be space for leaving things as they are for existing users and charging new ones?

WDC? That stands for Western Digital Corp in my mind: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/wdc?ltr=1. Disney is DIS: https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/DIS?p=DIS.

Not sure where you got that Photobucket is owned by Disney. http://photobucket.com/about makes no mention of them.

Re: Stupid Photobucket!

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:11 am
by rmay635703
I learned in the 90's that 3rd party hosting is unreliable for anything more than a week and should be banned.

Most sites offer self hosted pics

And that is as it should be

Re: Stupid Photobucket!

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:26 pm
by mwalsh
cwerdna wrote:Not sure where you got that Photobucket is owned by Disney. http://photobucket.com/about makes no mention of them.


It's complicated. Photobucket = Ontela = Steamboat Ventures (partial if not majority investor) = WDC.

If you live down here WDC always stands for Walt Disney Company, particularity if you've worked for them.

Re: Stupid Photobucket!

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:10 pm
by rmay635703
cwerdna wrote:Not sure where you got that Photobucket is owned by Disney. http://photobucket.com/about makes no mention of them.


Many "liberal" media outlets are majority owned by conservatives
A few prominent conservative figures are even on their boards.

So Many things aren't openly advertised,
the man in the background who pulls the purse strings is usually the most important.