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30 June 2017 @ 06:13 am
Links about PB Ransoming images  
When I first noticed Photobucket blocking my images, I did a Google search and only found a few items about it. Now, I'm finding lots of Forums and Blogs that are being affected by PB's ransoming of images.

As the one person points out, this is having a huge impact online. If you visit lots of blogs, more than likely their images will be gone. DIY sites, same thing. Forums, etc. I suspect few will be forking over $400 a year to Photobucket to get their images back online, and if they had images numbering in the hundreds or thousands? Those aren't coming back anytime soon, if ever. It's just far too much work to re-upload them elsewhere and re-type the links.

Anyway, I thought I'd list some links here that I thought were very informative - and also help make me feel that I'm not alone in my pain and anger over PB's rotten practices.

PB's own Blog. Fascinating how they respond to simple problems people comment on, but about the 3rd Party Hosting Issue? Total silence.
http://blog.photobucket.com/status/comment-page-1/#comments

This blogger's situation is very similar to mine here on LJ. Hundreds of posts and thousands of photos just gone. I feel her pain.
http://www.laurenwayne.com/2017/06/photobucket-phail-how-to-ruin-host-site.html

This person equates PB with Angelfire, Geocities, and Tripods demise. If PB does indeed disappear due to this sudden betrayal of their users, it serves them right!
https://www.reddit.com/r/rant/comments/6jbyhp/photobucket_has_changed_their_tos_to_not_allow/

One of many forums I've found reporting this issue.
https://www.edcforums.com/threads/photobucket-restricting-everyone-for-image-hosting.137820/

More info. and another prediction that this will be PB's undoing.
https://www.ghacks.net/2017/06/30/photobucket-now-charges-399-for-third-party-hosted-images/

This is yet another person who brings up people being locked out of their PB accounts, unable to even download their own images off the site! I haven't run into that issue (yet), but it's yet another evil tactic by PB.
http://blog.norphil.co.uk/2017/06/photobucket-alert-new-sort-of-ransom.html

That's all for now, but I may add more as the days go by.

 
 
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jennyjennygeee on June 30th, 2017 07:47 pm (UTC)
This has happened to my journal too Val, how did you get around it?
raloria - Screencapping Goddessraloria on July 1st, 2017 01:45 am (UTC)
Just checked out your journal and yeah, ouch! It's awful looking, isn't it? Two of my comms look the same way right now. :(
Sadly, there's no easy way around it. You either pay PB the $400 a year to make all the images reappear (hopefully) or you re-upload the images to another hosting site and re-link them all on LJ.
meesasometimesmeesasometimes on July 1st, 2017 12:30 pm (UTC)
thanks for the heads up and all the info, I thankfully don't have many important things but I am backing on slickpic for my art, so thanks.