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    Re: Photobucket

    Just to add insult to injury, PB has removed the ability to download your entire album at once. You have to do each picture individually which will take some time. It's almost as if the company has studied ways to tic off their users.
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    Re: Photobucket

    Quote Originally Posted by M_Pied_Lourd View Post
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    Here's the email I got from them...

    Cheers
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    Note where it says "For a limited time...". That means they plan to jack the price back up again, just perhaps in smaller steps. I might have paid the $20 if they had done that first; but now that I've moved on to a different "free" service, I can't see any reason for going back. Imgur isn't quite as nice as PB (used to be), but works well enough after a bit of learning curve.

    The "download album" feature stopped working for me even before they suddenly started charging $400/yr; don't know if that was intentional or not (but I kind of suspect it was). I did find a workaround that let me get everything back, but it's still a bit of a pain to use.
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    Re: Photobucket

    Just got an email that my extortion payment expired...and so far my hosting is still intact...

    We watch and wonder, what WILL photobucket do??
    John

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    Re: Photobucket

    They locked me out about a year ago! But, I figured a way to copy my photos and transfer them to a hard drive. Looks like they only want folks who are willing to fork out big bucks to use their site. I wouldn't use PBucket again because of what they did, (without warning) if they paid ME! If they came up with a reasonable rate it wouldn't have been so bad, but they wanted $400.00 from me for one year! I won't say what I really think of them, too much respect for others on this site.

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    Re: Photobucket

    Well, Photobucket took another stab at it this week. This time they didn't remove the pictures on all my old threads, but instead blurred them to uselessness. The good news, instead of $300 per year to get the storage back they wanted last time, they look like they only want $6.99 per month...like $72 per year. Much better value. Even USA Today called the move "holding our pictures hostage!"

    SO...I no longer use Photobucket, except for posts that are 3+ years old. But...if there is still interest in my old build threads I'll fork out the dough to keep the old threads alive?!? Any feedback appreciated...
    John

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    Re: Photobucket

    While I've exported and save the threads as PDFs, thereby preserving them for my use, I would contribute to keep the threads alive for others. At a risk of overstatement, they're invaluable, definitely more that $6.99 per month. How about a "go fund me" page? I'm sure others would contribute as well!
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    Re: Photobucket

    You can count me in on keeping the threads alive. I have enjoyed them and will need them as i continue to work on my car.
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    Re: Photobucket

    I am on the count me in crowd. I still check back on things at times. I found the build threads a great tool and would hope we can keep them there for others coming down the rebuild trail.

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    Re: Photobucket

    I would kick in too.. but will offer another suggestion... Since ckeithjordan has already exported why not find a better home for those? I know Randall uses google drive.. what about that?


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    Re: Photobucket

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeO View Post
    I would kick in too.. but will offer another suggestion... Since ckeithjordan has already exported why not find a better home for those? I know Randall uses google drive.. what about that?


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    Maybe even update the britishcarforum with a link to the new home?

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    Re: Photobucket

    It sounds like the interest is still there, and thanks for the offers to help cover costs. I don’t mind covering it so long as someone is benefitting from the threads. It turned out even better, at $53 a year, so I sprung for another year of storage. We’re good to go...and thanks for the inputs!
    John

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    Re: Photobucket

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeO View Post
    I know Randall uses google drive.. what about that?
    Just wanted to mention: I only use Google Drive for PDF documents. For simple photos to post in-line with threads, I've been using Imgur.com (at John's suggestion IIRC). So far at least, it's free and works well for me. I'm not sure if others are seeing ads, but I don't (I run an ad-blocker in my browser).

    FWIW, I also discovered a way to grab photos from PB without the blurring or watermark, without having to view their site. It was originally a way to recover all my photos from PB (many of which were extracts from originals, which I didn't keep); but turns out it works for other's photos as well. So just to show off, here's one of John's photos, rehosted on Imgur



    PS, might as well document this for the few who both understand and are curious:
    Code:
    set _test=%1
    Set _test=%_test:~6%
    
    curl -O --referer "http://s.photobucket.com/" http:%_test%
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CURL
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    Re: Photobucket

    Wow. Was that a scene from the movie “Alien”?

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    Re: Photobucket

    See, now that I paid up you can see the whole story on that tranny. I already feel like it was worth paying the ransom!

    https://www.britishcarforum.com/bcf/...040-Here-We-Go!
    John

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    Aah. I got my movie references mixed up. It was "The Blob" with Steve McQueen (the hand double was John Durant), not "Alien" with Sigourney Weaver...
    Keith

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    Re: Photobucket

    Funny!
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    Re: Photobucket

    John your TR2 build threads were superb . Much better than any of the Roger Williams books that many of us have paid big bucks for . I'd be willing to purchase the threads on a pdf download ( or usb stick ) If you or the forum moderators could make it possible . The photos are much better with the narrative .

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    Thanks for the kind words. At some point I hope to catch up on things I need to do and will try to consolidate all of them into a single downloadable pdf file. In hind sight that’s what I should have done to begin with, and then just copy and paste to the forums. I didn’t foresee the way Photobucket dealt with their storage problem by retroactively removing privileges. Oh well, live and learn...
    John

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    Re: Photobucket

    Things stored in the cloud are always at risk of someone pulling the plug on them.

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