Photobucket Fees for third-party image hosting

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Photobucket Fees for third-party image hosting

Post by troublesomekeen » Tue Jul 11, 2017 20:22

Hello there,

This is a pain for me because I used Photobucket as my primary source for sharing pictures here (also Dropbox). I've gone through all of my posts and replaced everything so that all the images that I've uploaded here will remain for anyone who reads through old threads--not that it has very much importance, but I just hate it when images won't load in forums topics.

Anyways, if anyone else uses Photobucket, you probably get an email from them explaining some sort of policy change. It's not that I dislike Photobucket, but as long as there's a free way to share pictures, I'll go with that option. I hear that Photobucket will charge you $400 per year to host third party images. Just a heads up.
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Re: Photobucket Fees for third-party image hosting

Post by Plasma Captain » Wed Jul 12, 2017 13:37

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Re: Photobucket Fees for third-party image hosting

Post by Levellass » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:13

Aah but if everyone else does it too then it makes sense. This is the way of the internet.
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Post by ScarletFlame » Thu Jul 13, 2017 13:55

Thank god. I stopped using photobucket a long time ago.
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Re: Photobucket Fees for third-party image hosting

Post by Plasma Captain » Thu Jul 13, 2017 13:58

If everyone else does it, people will either just stop hotlinking images, or someone new will show up to fill the gap. People aren't going to pay that kind of a price for a service which has traditionally been "free". People can't pay that price. It doesn't even cost half as much to have your own website.

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Re: Photobucket Fees for third-party image hosting

Post by Roobar » Thu Jul 13, 2017 15:38

Let's see imageshack: aha I see. Years have past since they made paid subscriptions and it's still operational and going. So if they can do it, then photobucket will make profit too.

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Re: Photobucket Fees for third-party image hosting

Post by Plasma Captain » Thu Jul 13, 2017 21:17

Have you even looked at the subscription rate for Imageshack in comparison to that of Photobucket, though?

Additionally, it doesn't look like ImageShack is faring too well. They're surviving, but they seem desperate to me.

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