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New Photobucket terms of use....

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:22 am
by Wolf
For those of you whom have used Photobucket Free and Legacy accounts, they updated their terms of use on 7/6/17. '3rd party Hosting' or usage of embedded photos on other websites linked back to Photobucket via img file direct links will no longer be allowed with these 2 account formats.

Plus Account subscribers in good standings as of 6/1/17 will be allowed the 3rd party usage until 12/31/18. So, you get another year and a half before it affects you.

So- if you do not purchase at minimum the new 'Plus 500' account status to keep your current usage abilities, you will be limited to either direct links on the Plus100 account or virtually NO USE for anything below that. http://photobucket.com/pricing (If the link is inappropriate, I can remove it.)

This means that all of my linked photos for all of my build threads, tips, blogs, general posts, etc; will now be restricted to text-only unless I pay over $400/year (again, I can remove if I need to.) to keep the same accessibility.

Looks like I might need to finally look for other avenues to host my stuff. If I do, I'm looking for a website alternative, that has a good amount of space, and will allow my linkings however much I dare for a reasonable price or preferably for free. I am currently at 62% full with 2,236 files uploaded. I'm only at 1.3GB used of 2.0GB storage currently.

What would you do if you were in my shoes? (No- I'm not going to pay $480/year to keep my account as it was. That's preposterous!)

Later,
Wolf

Re: New Photobucket terms of use....

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:45 am
by meniscus
You can find hosting for $5.00 and under per month if you want your own site.  Otherwise, Amazon Web Services  (AWS) will host files for free and you only pay when they are viewed and it is only pennies then.

Re: New Photobucket terms of use....

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:44 pm
by Wolf
That's kinda what I figured. Might be time to build the website...
Wolf

Re: New Photobucket terms of use....

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:58 pm
by meniscus
The rule is, don't build your house on other people's property. :-)