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    A Blackmailing Tactic: 3rd Party Hosting Disabled by Photobucket

    A very short-sighted step has been taken by Photobucket in which they have disabled their facility of 3rd party hosting of pictures. Now any pictures posted on PG by a member through Photobucket is blocked. They are asking for a “RANSOM” of USD 399.00 a year to enable the facility for a paying member.

    It shows their stooped down level of professionalism that they did not even send a heads-up email (not at least to me) as to what they plan to do. It seems quite clear that they just wanted to hold people's pics hostage for money. I had uploaded all my PG related pics to Photobucket for ease of posting them on PG but now nothing is visible in those threads and instead a logo appears stating that 3rd party hosting is disabled.

    I wonder which type of stupid and buffoon management is running Photobucket.

    Mods, what would you suggest to us in this regard?

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    Very serious indeed, they lost their trust by blinding thousands of online forums without a minute's notice.
    They should have considered the share of online forums in their growth & popularity by hosting their links for free .
    We are looking into it anyways, hope will find a solution to retrieve our data and another "poor" photo hosting site so they can earn some fame to blow us off after getting "rich"
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    Testing..........



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    looks my photobucket account still working for 3rd party hosting but found 3 members Jibz, 12Gauge & Abbas till now with disabled accounts.
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    Testing....



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    Got an email from photobucket this morning, saying that my account has been made incapable of third party hosting, checked it and found all my photo links on PG been turned into what brother Afzaal posted above
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    Ages ago Gora lok made statement that nothing is free in this world.
    That was exact about photobucket lolz
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    I have an easy solution for you guys.

    Rewrite all those threads and post pics again.


    Simple, isn't it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fezan View Post
    I have an easy solution for you guys.

    Rewrite all those threads and post pics again.


    Simple, isn't it ?
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    horr namak chirko saday zakhma ty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fezan View Post
    I have an easy solution for you guys.

    Rewrite all those threads and post pics again.


    Simple, isn't it ?
    Only mods can edit posts after certain period of time. ..
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    I wonder which type of stupid and buffoon management is running Here Sad Really Sad move on

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    Quote Originally Posted by ali_haq View Post
    I wonder which type of stupid and buffoon management is running Here Sad Really Sad move on
    buffoon..is. .correct.. Howeve,r they will realise that people are not going to pay and the whole thing will go under pretty soon. Meanwhile I am sure there have to be other options ..

    meanwhile.. "Down wiht Photobucket"!
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    My life my rules...
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    Testing thumbnail

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    Den lala
    User should have previleges to edit their value posts
    Like Jibz bro did awsome restore work with his rifles
    Rather than making new posts users should have previlege to update their old post...
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    Did anyone notice? photobucket allowed 3rd party hosting again. Was a pleasant surprise seeing all mine n my friends threads blinking with photos instead was that "manhoos" message from Photobucket
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    Never knew it
    Thanks lala
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denovo87 View Post
    Did anyone notice? photobucket allowed 3rd party hosting again. Was a pleasant surprise seeing all mine n my friends threads blinking with photos instead was that "manhoos" message from Photobucket
    I noted your delightful post before anything else came to my notice here Denovo bro!

    Missing the good ole days here..!

    Yes... A pleasant surprise here from Photobucket!

    Makes sharing here more joyful!

    Second good news today, in addition to a stupid notification gone astray! Lol!

    Regards....
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    never ever used photobuket
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