Photobucket hostages finally released


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Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 6, 2018 - 05:58pm PT
Photobucket has ended their attempt to charge $399.99 per year for photo hosting.
And the old hosted photos are now viewable again.
Example thread from 2009 with photobucket hosted photos:

Trad climber
Jun 6, 2018 - 06:02pm PT
Good news
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Jun 6, 2018 - 06:05pm PT
love to hear the back story on that whole PR disaster

edit: maybe it was a huge success and they are going to try it again after millions more people use their "free" service

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Jun 6, 2018 - 06:06pm PT
Thx Clint.

With Flickr's acquisition and new terms of service, its good to have potential options.

I mean, where would the internetz be without photos embedded in posts!


Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jun 6, 2018 - 06:09pm PT
I haven't clicked on my Photobucket page in months. It just takes too f*#king long for the goddamn ads to run their course. Every page on The Web has ads, but none of them are as intrusive as the ones on Photobucket.

“It’s the first step of many to restore the trust of customers,”

Too late for that now. Should have thought about that before they f*#ked everyone. Eggheqads and business majors are great, but you need someone in charge who actually understands human nature. The bad taste of being taken advantage of never goes away, and memories fade slowly.

I don't understand the mindset behind making your sample product as shitty as possible on purpose. That's not going to encourage anyone to pay for more of it.

If you went to Costco, and they were handing out turds on toothpicks for free, but promised you the ones they sell taste better than the free ones, would you want to buy a whole pallet? For $400?
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jun 6, 2018 - 06:46pm PT
Thanks for the information, Clint. Does this mean the photos deleted from ST posts will return?
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Jun 6, 2018 - 06:51pm PT
The photos were always there, just have to right click and open in a new tab
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 6, 2018 - 06:59pm PT
Does this mean the photos deleted from ST posts will return?
Yes, they should display like they did originally.
The 2009 thread I linked is an example - I believe all the photos in it are hosted on photobucket.
Gnome Ofthe Diabase

Out Of Bed
Jun 6, 2018 - 07:16pm PT
Yipppy !
but i'm not falling for it, that was a mean spirited sad attempt at emotional extortion. Many who were sharing photos with people that were "On Their way out" paid up that 1st round, it was a sleazy move.

Now as for that picture that Munge posted,
what cha got?
the drill in a bag on your hip?
and what is that strange -2 hole-? redish thing ?

edit: is it just wire gates?
& do I have to mark my gear like that or will the 40yr old patina keep the sticky fingers away?

Trad climber
Portland Oregon
Jun 6, 2018 - 08:00pm PT
This is funny. I just deleted my Photobucket APP this morning.

I have no plans to go back, other than to retrieve my photos to host elsewhere.

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jun 6, 2018 - 08:02pm PT
God, has anyone visited their Photobucket accounts lately? They already have so many pop up add and banners that it's almost unusable.

Every page on the world wide web has advertising. This page has ads.

And every page on the web loads within one second - except for Photobucket. That takes several minutes to become usable, and that's on purpose. Has to be.

If they hold me in such contempt that they would make my experience so deliberately annoying, why the f*#k would I ever even think about giving them any of my money?

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jun 6, 2018 - 08:08pm PT
Clint! Thanks for checking out old threads here & sharing the good news.

I'm sorry to share, the lesson learned here for me is: no website, you don't pay for, is going to last forever, for your posts of significant adventures, stories, & photos.

That likely includes this forum.

looks easy from here

Ben Lomond, CA
Jun 6, 2018 - 08:15pm PT
Thanks for the heads up, Clint. I use ST image hosting to post pics here, but it's a bigger deal for me over at M&C.

Social climber
The Deli
Aug 23, 2018 - 07:39pm PT
Anyone else notice that the quality of our Photobucket images has taken a turn for the worse during this hosting debacle? The photos are not nearly as sharp as they used to be, and the file sizes appear to be much smaller now too. Trying to access anything on their website is still an absolute clusterF. Don’t know why anyone would want to continue to deal with them. How pathetic. “Photofvckit” Never gave them a dime either...

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Aug 25, 2018 - 07:23am PT
I got excited to dig up some of my old stuff, and then realized it was ImageShack! Oh well.
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