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I see Photobucket has decided to bugger up everyone's posts by trying to hold us to ransom and charge for the previously free 3rd party hosting. Well sod you, Photobucket. I'm not paying $100 or more per year simply so I can use you to display gifs on LJ. So bye bye Photobucket.

If anyone is looking for an alternative photo storage site, I think I might have found one that seems to offer what Photobucket used to offer. It's called Photoland and the link is here. What I'm not sure about is whether they impose any limits on the amount of Gigs of data you can store there. They do limit how much you can upload per day.

Now to start transferring all my gifs etc off Photobucket.... *sigh*. I won't be going back through old posts on here because that would take forever, though if I come across one that has the dreaded Photobucket notice instead of a nice pic or gif, I'll see if I can replace the HTML.

Why can't these sites leave well alone?!


Date: 2017-06-30 10:28 am (UTC)
fairyniamh: (Default)
From: [personal profile] fairyniamh
grrr and arg! I have switched and will be passing word along. Thank you for telling me about photobucket's assholery and about Photoland being an alternative.

Date: 2017-06-30 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I kept seeing the photobucket message on other people's posts but I hadn't realised they'd changed their modus operandi until it happened to me yesterday. At least we can still access our own albums on there still - but I assume there's going to be a mass exodus of their LJ customers!

Date: 2017-06-30 11:08 am (UTC)
kalliel: (free fall)
From: [personal profile] kalliel
Oh, heavens. That sounds like a HUGE pain. D: I'm sorry to hear that!

Date: 2017-06-30 02:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
At least now you'll know why you keep seeing a weird message where images should be on everyone's pages...

Date: 2017-07-01 06:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Because they're money grabbing asshats. And this is hwy I use the lj photostream.

Date: 2017-07-01 07:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah but that's only available with paid accounts. Which I don't have.

Date: 2017-07-01 07:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I thought plus accounts got at least a GB O.o

Date: 2017-07-01 07:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't know what I get but it isn't much. i know I had a warning pretty early on in my LJ experience, then people pointed me to Photobucket so I just used that instead.

Date: 2017-07-01 09:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hmmm, that's a giant pain in the rear. I just don't like using anything other than lj. Outside hosting sites are a nightmare, as PB has just proven.

Date: 2017-07-01 08:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, that's super rude. I get that running these sites costs money, and theoretically they started the site to make money, but it's just not nice to get people hooked on a free service and then start charging for it, especially if the charge is anything more than a nominal fee, which $100 a year most certainly is. Glad you found an alternative!

Date: 2017-07-02 09:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
yeah, kinda. It's got some sort of daily upload limit on it, I think. I'm still looking for a decent alternative for gifs!

Date: 2017-07-02 08:50 pm (UTC)
deanshot1: (just wow)
From: [personal profile] deanshot1
Did you use the one you found and if you did, is it any good?

Date: 2017-07-02 09:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I did but it seems to have some sort of daily upload limit. Which is a nuisance.

Date: 2017-07-02 09:13 pm (UTC)
deanshot1: (Caution)
From: [personal profile] deanshot1
That would be annoying alright. I'm just wondering how long it will take photobucket to go after me, I have a plus20 account which isn't even mentioned anymore on the new plans.

Date: 2017-07-02 09:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Was that a paid for account? I've no idea what my accounts were called - I ended up with 3 because they had a cap on the number of shares you could make anyway before this global block was put on.

Date: 2017-07-02 09:33 pm (UTC)
deanshot1: (Big hug)
From: [personal profile] deanshot1
Yeah, mine's a paid one that I pay for annually and this year's subscription just went through.

Date: 2017-07-02 09:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hopefully you won't be affected then.

Date: 2017-07-02 09:57 pm (UTC)
deanshot1: (Flickering Candles)
From: [personal profile] deanshot1
I'm hoping I won't be affected either but I will be sourcing other photo hosting sites as a back up. It's like when LJ changed their TOS and didn't tell anyone until we all had to agree or no using of our accounts.


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