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Closing my Photobucket account

PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 7:47 pm
by MrWidgeon
I'll be closing my Photobucket account near the end of May when they demand I pay for more storage.
I can't afford that, so I will lose about 2/3rds of my posted images. I don'r know which ones I'll be losing so I'm just going to shut the account down.
This means all of the images I've posted here will also go away, so if there's anything you want to save you better get hot.
I'm going to investigate new hosting services, but from what I've seen and heard all of them are charging for storage space now and I don't have the money for that.
I'm sorry it's come to this, but corporate greed and shareholders seem to rule now and i refuse to play along.

Bill

Re: Closing my Photobucket account

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 3:27 pm
by dogsbody
Well, that sucks! I'm doing the same with Photobucket but I downloaded all my PB images back onto my 'puter 2 years ago, after they tried to hold all our picture for ransom. I then went to Flickr and replaced most if not all my posted pictures on this forum. I know that Flickr now charges you if you have over 1000 images stored, but it's only $35.00 CDN per year. That works out to about the same as buying one drink at Starbucks once a week.

I also have a free Village.Photo account that works pretty well. I've only got about 50 images on there.

Personally, I think the days of free image hosting are just about over. It will either cost a bit or you'll be so overrun with ads as to make the site practically
useless.



Chris

Re: Closing my Photobucket account

PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 12:24 am
by MrWidgeon
Thanks Chris, I'll look into Flickr again.

Bill

Re: Closing my Photobucket account

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:51 am
by MrWidgeon
Due to some help from a GOOD FRIEND, I've paid the blackmail fee and will keep my Photobucket page for another year.
All images will remain up and without that annoying logo plastered all over them.

Re: Closing my Photobucket account

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:35 pm
by AlexNortonesq
Our thanks to your friend.

Re: Closing my Photobucket account

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:30 pm
by dogsbody
AlexNortonesq wrote:Our thanks to your friend.



For sure!


Chris

Re: Closing my Photobucket account

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:36 pm
by seawings
Apologies for catching this one late; I've been side-tracked for two months both at work and at home and have had no spare time..

Great news Bill..!

It's always good to have a good friend watching your six....!

Re: Closing my Photobucket account

PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:42 am
by MrWidgeon
Indeed it is Sir, indeed it is.