So a long time ago I used to use Photobucket for occasionally linking my own personal pics to internet forums. I haven't been on there in quite a while. Today, I went there because I wanted to post a couple of my dog's pics on the Noel thread here, showing her quirky side. OMG, the site seems entirely unusable due to so many pop up ads. And across the top of the website it declares, "Want to share your pics with other websites? Join our premium service for only $399 per year! That's barely over $1 per day!"
(I quoted as closely as I could from memory because there are so many pop-ups now I can't see that anymore.)
So...what the heck happened to Photobucket?
And...any tips from you all here on how I can post my pics on TCG?
Ah, the Denver Post explains, since Photo**cket is based in Denver:
Denver-based Photobucket on Thursday said that a side business discovered by customers long ago is not sustainable. The company stuck to its new policy to charge up to $400 a year to people using Photobucket to host a large number of images.
So how do you all post photos here on TCG? I'm pretty clueless about this.
Last Edit: Jan 10, 2018 12:00:38 GMT -5 by celawson
I'm pretty sure photobucket is demon-possessed. The last time I tried to use it, the popups were almost insurmountable, and then, a few hours after posting a pic, there was an error message in place of the pic.
I just signed up (free) for imgur and it seems okay.
Last Edit: Jan 9, 2018 19:15:06 GMT -5 by Christine
Not only is the site unusable these days, linked pics from Photobucket have some sort of time limit to the hot-linking. I would guess that the cost of maintaining the site's services proved to be too much to make it completely free, but rather than opting to make it a pay-for-services site, the owners went for the combo: pay or deal with an insurmountable number of pop-up ads.