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Dear all - please see above extract from an email received this morning from Photobucket (I assume). They want $399 to 'upgrade' - which is 'ransom' speak for reinstating my forum pics (ALL of them) and allowing me to continue posting pics on this forum. You will have noticed that ALL of my pics have been replaced with a 'warning'.
It certainly looks like I have to pay the dosh or lose the forum pics ?
What to do ?
Last Edit: Jun 30, 2017 10:42:28 GMT by sinkingtip
Looks like it's legit. See below email reply from PB admin. Other PB users be aware. Now, do I pay $399 pa - or not.
Andy I think that rather than paying the whole 399 USD in one bite they allow you to pay 16 USD per month. Why not upgrade with them to pro status for a payment of 16 USD? You can then move all of your images to another site such as Flikr which I believe is still free and has no stupid adverts on it. Then just cancel your pro membership with Photofuckwit
Me too and I qualify for a free account as I'm well below their limit, but still can't access to download some of my more important pictures. Terrible way to treat us. Where was the pre warning. Blackmailers
There's no way I'm paying these shysters any of my hard earned after this piece of foul play. There are now massive holes on the internet, especially forums where people have gone to the trouble of uploading reports, 'how tos', project threads etc across a whole range of interests. I have over 2500 photos and about 40 videos, and although I have most of them backed up elsewhere, I can't see me trawling through old posts and changing all the image codes.
Of course, this is what PB are playing to, hoping we'll give in to their ransom. The website has been deadly slow and filled with adverts for ages as well. I'll be using my Flickr account from now on.
I use Dropbox to store images. I don't know if I can use Dropbox to post images on the forum because I have never tried but I can group a few together and put on a weblink so that third parties can access them and I have done this before on this forum. It costs me £7.99 a month.
A day without too bright a beam. A warm, but not a scorching sun. A southern breeze to curl the stream and, mister, half your work is done.
My own Photobucket access is fine. I do however pay them £14.00 per month as I took out the 'ad free' option ages ago as I got really, really pissed off with being bombarded with silly adverts every time I tried uploading pictures or downloading links for Websites and fora
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