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Photobucket - Costing $399 pa Now? 5 months 1 week ago #435500

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Parksy wrote:
Until we have further information from admin there's not much else that we can do about uploading pictures. Photobucket have placed restrictions on third party use so unfortunately the previous instructions can no longer be followed.
All that needs to be done in the forum recommended procedure* is to replace the word "Photobucket" with the words "a photo or general file hosting service". The words "for example Flickr" could also be added, and perhaps a footnote "some hosting services may charge fees for this". It looks like your post Parksy, so why not edit it it?

Further up this thread both Tukums and myself have demonstrated that you do not have to use Photobucket.

Having said that, the forum instructions are not right for my browser : I see no "picture link icon at the top right indicated by the red arrow"; so I just put the link in manually. I wonder if Flickr might soon follow Photobucket's lead anyway :(

* Hilarious that the upload demonstration picture itself is now replaced by the Photobucket nag notice :lol:
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Photobucket - Costing $399 pa Now? 5 months 1 week ago #435505

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Well DrZhivago.......I have just used Parksy's instructions to the letter and as you can see the instructions still work for my particular free Photobucket a/c.
Yes it is probably just a question of time before I will have to change my hosting service but it has not happened yet!!

Speaking of time please bear in mind that Parksy is a volunteer and as such gives his time freely for the good of the forum.

I hope your post was not meant to be critical because it can be read that way :unsure:
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Photobucket - Costing $399 pa Now? 5 months 1 week ago #435506

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I had an email overnight from Photobucket saying they have noticed that I use them for 3rd party hosting and that I will need to upgrade (for a fee) to continue that privilege. :( I only use them for this forum and only have about 20 photos on their system.
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Photobucket - Costing $399 pa Now? 5 months 1 week ago #435508

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That's all I used Photobucket for, no other sites, don't know how many pictures I had on, (not alot!) stacks of space was still showing on the usage meter. But 'they' removed every picture I ever put on the PC forum. (you would maybe have thought they would have left on the ones already published, but stopped any new ones from being used?) but no -- well done Photobucket shouldn't think you gained 1 customer by your actions. All my pictures deleted by me, (no point in leaving them) and account closed.
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Photobucket - Costing $399 pa Now? 5 months 1 week ago #435521

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It's not about gaining customers it's about getting rid of what they see as free loaders.
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Photobucket - Costing $399 pa Now? 5 months 1 week ago #435522

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Gafferbill wrote:
Well DrZhivago.......I have just used Parksy's instructions to the letter and as you can see the instructions still work for my particular free Photobucket a/c.
It seems to cut off after a certain volume of downloads (I read 2Gb somewhere). WoodlandsCamper (for example) said he is being cut off while having only 20 pics on Photobucket, but the picture size must be multiplied by the number of downloads. Every time one of us (or an un-registered lurker) sees one of his pics on this forum, it is another download; it can soon tot up.

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Speaking of time please bear in mind that Parksy is a volunteer and as such gives his time freely for the good of the forum. I hope your post was not meant to be critical because it can be read that way :unsure:
I certainly did not mean to criticise Parksy, he's doing a great job :) It is just that Parksy said : Until we have further information from admin there's not much else that we can do about uploading pictures. I was pointing out that the current advice is contained in a post by himself, not by admin, so I was suggesting that he edits it at least to reflect the current situation regarding Photobucket and that eg Flickr could be used instead.
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Photobucket - Costing $399 pa Now? 5 months 6 days ago #435578

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Hi everyone. Apologies for the slow reply, I've been out the office. Just to reassure you that we are looking into this.
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Photobucket - Costing $399 pa Now? 5 months 6 days ago #435581

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Flickr -- tried to sign up , but keeps coming back to get a Yahoo e mail address, does it mean 'adding' a further address? -- Anyone know?
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Photobucket - Costing $399 pa Now? 5 months 6 days ago #435583

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Instructions or not I can't cope with it all so until I can just click a button to select a photo from my albums on the laptop I won't be posting any pictures. :(

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Photobucket - Costing $399 pa Now? 5 months 5 days ago #435601

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Gafferbill wrote:
Speaking of time please bear in mind that Parksy is a volunteer and as such gives his time freely for the good of the forum. I hope your post was not meant to be critical because it can be read that way :unsure:
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I certainly did not mean to criticise Parksy, he's doing a great job :) It is just that Parksy said : Until we have further information from admin there's not much else that we can do about uploading pictures. I was pointing out that the current advice is contained in a post by himself, not by admin, so I was suggesting that he edits it at least to reflect the current situation regarding Photobucket and that eg Flickr could be used instead.

Thanks for your kind words Bill :)
Unfortunately I've had an extremely busy couple of days at home at the same time that my mainframe computer has decided to produce 'the black screen of death'.
I haven't had time to resolve the computer issue, and it's awkward, can be time consuming and can lead to mistakes if I attempt to carry out larger edits via my phone.
I know that Photobucket have placed restrictions on their free hosting service and as previously mentioned there are other free hosting services available which can be found via Google.
Admin decide the method to be used for.the posting of photographs and images and they are currently deciding how best to resolve the issues surrounding Photobucket, which is another reason why I haven't yet edited the instructions that I provided some time ago. When I know what approach forum admin decide to take I'll post the relevant instructions, in the meantime I'll delete the sticky containing the Photobucket instructions if that will help.
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