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Postanidup on Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:24 pm

They have robbed me of a day to decorate the house I am working on!! I think I must sue them.... :rofl301:
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PostBroomhilda on Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:20 pm

I feel that we all should, not just us but everyone that uses Photobucket to send them a message and let them know how we all feel about this..maybe just maybe if they get enough emails they might do something about it..but again if they get all those emails they may take that email off runcircle



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PostCrissi on Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:22 pm


I am going to move all my pictures (those which are still visible) .. and I delete my Photobucket account completely. Like Suzanne said .. they had not given any kind of warning .. they are not worth that anyone will keep his album there ..
For me its a very long way to overwork all my pictures .. but anyway .. we are all in the same boat ..
I am using Servimg here in the forum - it seams to work stable since years ... and I will add albums on Imgur too.


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PostBroomhilda on Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:34 pm

That is what I am doing as well Crissi..I think I am going to take them out of tinypic as well something tells me they will be doing the same thing sooner or later..

What a mess..and this is what I will be doing this weekend..

Luckily I don't have many pictures in Photobucket but then I do have all my Affiliate buttons there..so not sure how to use anything else for them..I guess I will save them somewhere and figure that out later...



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PostChicklet45368 on Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:55 pm

I have not used Photobucket in years. For some reason for months and months whenever I tried it would be down and I couldn't get into or even see other people's albums so I found a new image storage site.

I have been using SlickPic for about a year now. I only have the free version which limits you to 1000 pics but I thought their prices were very reasonable for those that needed more storage than the free version gives you.

I just looked to see if I could find their policy on 3rd Party Hotlinking and I don't see that they forbid that.

Here's a link to their Pricing and what's included with each plan if anybody is interested in researching it further.

SlickPic Pricing
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PostOldbox on Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:08 pm

I just download my albums at PB down and could cry. Photos of 8 years, everything Sims.
I have an account since 2005 and pay 29.90 € per year. And now they want $ 39.90 a month. PB is crazy
Hopefully, all people go away from Photobucket



my next payment in November, you want PB certainly by me $ 39.90 runcircle


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PostBroomhilda on Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:29 pm

I'm sorry to hear that Conny and everyone that has been using PB for years..there is so many pictures out there..I really feel so bad for all of you..wow that seems like a lot of money to keep ads off of there..and to be able to share your pictures with other sites..

I just took all my pictures off of PB..now to put them else where..

I think my first priority is getting the Affiliate buttons somewhere else..may just use Serving.com..for those..

I had a couple of contests pictures on there..so I bet now they won't be on CBS anymore..they are the old ones not new ones..



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Posttilly on Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:35 pm

Ive never had a problem with imgur, its so straightforward and easy. I just upload the image, and click on it, and then use the image tags to post straight into the post. Photobucket was annoying with the ads, and so is tiny pic, which I also have. Grrrrr.
Sam, to see your images, just click on your name in the top right corner, you don't get the main page then.
I don't understand, as we own the images and they host them, so its not hotlinking is it?
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PostBroomhilda on Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:40 pm

I don't know tilly..all I know is I won't be using them anymore..or tinypic

I was just over at Forumotion you all have to read this

Block Photobucket Code




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PostCrissi on Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:01 pm



I am so sorry to read that so many of you having the same troubles right now.
Conny - I know exactly what you are talking about. I've paid for Photobucket too over years.
I am having ALL my Sims Pictures started with Sims 1 over there ... all my recolors, Forum pics .. and and and... I've worked all night long yesterday .. to save as much as possible. I am soooo angry about
their decision .. and not to inform us .. so now I don't have access to some pictures anymore.

Conny don't pay for them .. better work on removing your stuff .. they don't deserve to earn just one more penny.


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Posttilly on Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:16 pm

I cant even access photobucket.....
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PostBroomhilda on Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:58 pm

I wonder why so many can't access PB..I can..???

And I agree with Crissi...they don't deserve our support.. :onstrike:



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PostCrissi on Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:02 pm



I am still having access ... and now my account is bombed by tons of popping up advertise ..
they are kind of impertinent now .. crying2

Yes .. we :onstrike: Sam ...


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PostBroomhilda on Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:06 pm

Wow Crissi..I am so glad I got mine all off of there..

Now to put my Affiliate buttons somewhere and then delete my PB account..

Be very careful of those pop ups some maybe viruses.. runcircle



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PostCrissi on Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:13 am

Yes thank you Sam .. I will keep my eyes open .. although I am soooo tired now .. and need to go off
to bed .. its 1.15 am now .. lol


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PostLorry on Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:02 am

I can't even get into photobucket!
Apparently they have broken over 10 billion images, and people are very very angry.  
I don't understand why they couldn't give everyone some form of notice.
If you can get into pb, you can download your library.

Imgur is brilliant, no ads, and it's very fast......but I am worried now that other image hosting sites will follow.

We have to face it, we live in a very greedy world crying
Advertising is a way of making money, a lot of money swear
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PostBroomhilda on Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:31 am

Oh Lorry...what I would do everyone..take your pictures that you have posted everywhere and re save them somewhere..then re upload them to another host..

I know that will take forever but do you realize that if you don't then all we are going to see are ads or blank spots in posts..not just here but on all the sites that you have posted pictures..and all your time and precious pictures will be gone for good otherwise..

I think that would destroy me more by not having them at all then to re download them..one picture at a time..

My next thing is tinypic I do have way more there than on PB..well I'm off to start that as well now before it all happens again..



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PostLorry on Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:16 am

Sam I have most of my photos saved to my computer....not sure about the Sims 3 ones though.
I have checked my album here and so far I haven't noticed any missing. Perhaps it's just a matter of time before pb get rid of them. I never had that many anyway, so I'm sure they will leave mine till last.


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Postanidup on Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:55 am

Well I sure learnt my lesson!!
I did not keep all the pics, especially those for my meshes and recolors. But I was able to retrieve most of them.
I did loose quite a number though and still have to figure out what is was, since the library in pb shows the clock as well!
I am passed being upset, I hope to be able to have things back as they should be todaI have already created a folder on my external to save all the pictures I could get.
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PostBroomhilda on Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:00 am

Anita so far you have been hit the worst that I know about..and I am so, so sorry about that  crying   all those years of keeping pictures you needed either for Sims or your family and omgosh..I would be at PB with an email chewing them out..but I will be doing that anyway after I get my Affiliate Buttons up and running lol..I have them in Serving.com

I wasn't been hit at all with that clock thing..and my Affiliate Buttons are still up and running..

I know Alouette lost a lot of family pictures..can't remember who all else..

I wish I could help you Anita and anyone else that has years of pictures on pb..



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Postszanne7000 on Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:06 am

Conny - the 3rd tier for Photobucket that allows for third-party image hosting is $399 per year.

They say it is $39 per month, but there is only an annual billing option (it is in the small print).

It may be more worth your time to get your own domain and host your own images.

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I was speaking with my brother today about this.

The domain/web hosting fee is fairly inexpensive at about $12 per year. The server space is a monthly fee, depending on how much space is needed. He didn't have an exact amount but said something about $10 per month. I will verify that and how much space that is (how many images that might be).

He also was saying that domain/server providers like godaddy.com are a good place to start because their pricing is very reasonable.

If you get your own domain, the "page" never needs to be public, and you can store images there and direct link them all you want. As long as you own the domain, your images will be safe.

Again, domains are the easy part; server space for image hosting is the larger issue.

I'll have more information after I talk with him again.

Let me know if you have any specific questions I should ask :D



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PostBroomhilda on Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:25 am

Most of us like me can't afford to pay out any extra money for services..so we are stuck with free services that don't amount to much..so far though Serving.com don't have ads unless it's because I have a Forumotion site



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Postszanne7000 on Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:43 am

I get it, Sam...

...I really do.

I'm glad there are still some free sites out there.

Count me as one of those, though, that is terribly ticked off at Photobucket for how they've gone about this. I think they are going to get a ton of blowback from this move.



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PostTahoe on Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:52 am

I managed to get into the photobucket and save all my sim images so I can start a new album and re-insert the pictures, it's not fun with an album with a lot of empty pages. Some pictures are left when I have used Imgur too. All DOTY pictures I had already saved in a special folder thought it might be fun to stay.
But I do not know how to save the albums I have on photobucket I tried to copy the link directly to my desk but it did not work.
Do I have to open each album to save the pictures one?


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PostBroomhilda on Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:54 am

Right click on the images in PB..then save to your folder on your desktop Marie..it's going to be one picture at a time...sorry to say



Time for a Spring Siggi lol
Thank you so much Crissi, it's beautiful
~hugs and smiles my dear, dear BFF's~
I am so proud of all of you..
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