hewmac06 wrote: ↑
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:47 am
Anyone caught out with Photobucket's hijacking of their board's images? They want $399.99 per year. and they'll make your images re-appear - this all out of the blue yesterday.
Yes, I was caught and all our events, features of our fun fan site was ruined. Photobucket has always promoted themselves as a free, hotlink allowed site, to share your photos on your website/business and blog for free. They offered a limited amount of space and for a small fee, which I was paying, allowed more bandwidth.
With no notice, they left almost 20,000 images with giant boxes saying you must upgrade to have your pictures shown. It's disgraceful.
We actually had a photobucket representative come to our site 3 years ago (unsolicited) to offer tutorials on how to use photobucket on our site. He posted a few times and answered some of our members quesitons.
So to have this happen is disgusting. Mine's not a business, just a fun, popular site but still.
They have millions of customers, I'm sure this is not the end of it.