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dhubthaigh
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update from Photobucket.

IF YOU HOST IMAGES FROM A FREE PHOTOBUCKET ACCOUNT,
READ THIS IMPORTANT NOTICE!


Your images may be blurred and watermarked if you exceed new bandwidth limits

What are the new limits?
Effective September 9, 2019, each free account will be limited to a total of 25MB of bandwidth for all hosted images (calculated on a rolling 30 day basis)

Who will these changes affect?
All members who host images from their free account.

Why are we charging for excessive hosting?
Please see our blog to better understand why we are making these changes.

Are you Hosting Images?
You are if you have posted an image from your Photobucket account to a blog, forum, social media site or other website using either an HTML or IMG link.

What happens if you go over your limit?
Your hosted images will be watermarked and blurred. To restore hosting privileges, simply purchase either an intermediate or expert plan subscription plan which will not only give you unlimited monthly bandwidth but also larger image storage limits.

Therefor unless a subscription is purchased by individuals all photos posted by them will be 'blurry'. There may be no recovery for accounts of those sadly passed away unless these were copied/backed up by other members.
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spoons



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bit the bullet last November and signed up to the forever plan (no longer available). The price was $48.38 per year, guaranteed for life.

If I was to sign up now, it would be $75.50 per year (no guarantee on future pricing) but I think it is a price worth paying for what you get. That's for the intermediate package by the way.

\Paul
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Merseman



Joined: 07 Aug 2013
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Location: Duns, Berwickshire

PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I basically only used 'Photobucket' for here.

Unrealistic to pay that annually.

They're still viewable in focus if you click.
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So they are not "proud to host" anymore, just back to being money grabbing "thingies".
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