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?!