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columba



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're no gonnae continue to have the distinct pleasure etc etc if they start charging exorbitant fees!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:00 am    Post subject: Photobucket - ransomed Reply with quote

I've been out of the country for a few weeks but I noticed a message from Photobucket in my email and have just got round to dealing with it. All of my photos are unviewable on our forum. I'm not disposed to pay $400 pa and will download my photos. However this highlights a problem that I have thought about for many of the digital resources I use ie what happens to all my material when I'm no longer here (kicked the "Photobucket!!). Surely the organisation needs some centralised storage for all the material we have which can be under the control of the administrators. When I'm gone, my children will have a look at my computer and simply delete that which they are not interested in and my hobbies will be one of them. Is there space on our server for all our photos to be archived there? If photobucket are going down the payment road then it won't be long before the rest do too.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do I detect a hint of panic?????

"We are the best in the business at helping you run your business - and over THREE MILLION users agree.
Do not search for a replacement - stay with your easy and trusted
Photobucket service
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Please back up your photos now, and make a great business decision to stay with the world's pioneer in 3rd party hosting."

Aye, Right!
(the only case where two positives do make a negative!)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:06 pm    Post subject: Lost Photos Reply with quote

The lost photos make the site look odd. Where there are no lists of names it make it so much harder to do any research.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

don't forget to log in to your photobucket account from time to time or it will be deleted entirely. At least while it is there you can access your account.
Anyone else reading this................I am sure that if you email the poster of the photos, they will be happy to forward you a copy.

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Roxy
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like my photos from photobucket have gone. Is there a plan?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparently there is.....but.
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=9996
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Ken.

Still happy to help if I can. It would definitely be a shame if we lost all those photos.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like they have been forced into a change of heart - now only $100 per person and not $399. Reading the latest, do you think we could get away with one annual fee for SMRG?
http://photobucket.com/p500/


On another thought, I just came across a site I had not seen before, tinypic.com, it's free and here is my test photo..............



seems to be quite easy to use - perhaps this is the solution to our problems?

(the article is from today's Galloway News by the way)

\Paul
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spoons wrote:


On another thought, I just came across a site I had not seen before, tinypic.com, it's free and here is my test photo..............



Well that was a very short lived idea. Apparently tinypic is owned by photobucket. I got an email this morning saying that my tinypic account would be disabled in 30 days and suggesting I pay the $99 to run a Photobucket account - baah!

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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photophucket are getting worried.
Have you noticed that their message has been enlarged and really spoils the posts.
I'm going to have to amend my posts to delete the logo of this bunch of money grabbing ...............................

Where is our new web-site??????
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today I can see all the photos again (not just my own) so has Photobucket had a change of heart or will we lose them again do you think?
(I never paid them a penny by the way)

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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 6:54 am    Post subject: Photo update Reply with quote

It's great news the photos are back.
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/05/17/photobucket-image-hosting-plans/
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that info Mark.
So only a short term fix then. Still never mind our own solution must be in place soon?
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