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  1. #121
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    Quote Originally Posted by hifi_dave View Post
    I used Photobucket because someone mentioned it to me. It was free and I could work it so that was good enough. The only pics I have on there are all Hi-Fi, so not important and some are still on my computer.
    Same here. Although my photobucket pics are still working at the moment, I stopped using it a while ago due to all the ads making it too slow.
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  2. #122
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    Personally I used Photobucket because it was easy and I didn't find Imageshack to be more intuitive. Marco, hindsight is a powerful tool, but if it had been Imageshack that had done this (and who's to say they won't if it's a success for Photobucket) then the shoe could easily have been on the other foot.

    I don't think anybody has their pictures only on Photobucket and anyway, the pictures can still be accessed on Photobucket even now. It's the third party hosting links that have been broken. Even if one moves all those pictures over to Imageshack the links to them will all have to be generated and inserted into past threads and posts. If you've only got a handful of pics to do that for then it's not an issue, but I've got literally hundreds of audio related images.

    I don't see any 'fanboy' enthusiasm for Photobucket, I certainly don't have any, it was riddled with irritating adverts (as free sites always are). I wouldn't feel too smug though Marco, it's your forum that is going to have hundreds of broken image links. In many cases this will make the accompanying threads pretty pointless.

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    It's nothing to do with 'smugness', Mark - nothing could be further from my mind, as I know full well the problems what PB have done has caused.

    It's rather that I'm curious why most folks seem to have initially flocked to Photobucket, as opposed to many of the other image-hosting sites available. Imageshack used to be free, then about a year and a half ago they introduced a charge (something paltry like $70 a year), which I thought was fair enough for the amount of images I post on forums, so simply paid it without a fuss.

    Therefore, as a paying user, my images will remain safe from deletion. Just because something is free, doesn't automatically mean that I'm predisposed to using it over something that I have to pay a small charge for. I'm not a tight-wad, lol.

    I chose Imageshack, over PB, simply because I personally found it easier to use, and continue to use it to this day with no issues whatsoever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    It's nothing to do with 'smugness', Mark - nothing could be further from my mind, as I know full well the problems what PB have done has caused.

    It's rather that I'm curious why most folks seem to have initially flocked to Photobucket, as opposed to many of the other image-hosting sites available. Imageshack used to be free, then about a year and a half ago they introduced a charge (something paltry like $70 a year), which I thought was fair enough for the amount of images I post on forums, so simply paid it without a fuss.

    Therefore, as a paying user, my images will remain safe from deletion. Just because something is free, doesn't automatically mean that I'm predisposed to using it over something that I have to pay a small charge for. I'm not a tight-wad, lol. I chose Imageshack, over PB, simply because I personally found it easier to use, and continue to use it to this day with no issues whatsoever

    Marco.
    Somehow my deal is about $20 a year. Wouldnt pay 70 for it. Ot sure how i got it so cheap...maybe as i was always a paying member? I paid as it was much quicker and no ads etc.
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    No worries. TBH, I can't remember exactly how much it was. I'd have to check. However, it was sufficiently minimal not to make me bother about paying it.

    20-50, or so a year, in the grand scheme of things, is shit all, and more hassle than it's worth to switch to something that's free, which I might well not like or find a ball-ache to use!

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    $70 a year just to use a tiny bit of space on someone's server? Forget about it. Show me a few ads, that's fine by me. But if you don't think your making enough from that then tough luck because I'm not paying 70 dollar. Outrageous. It's worth at best five clams a year. That's my limit.
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    of course 20 bucks now isabout 20 sovs. used to be near 14... so price has gone up in real ters due to brexit... Bassa's it may get stopped soon if i get sick of life not got much going for it at moment lol

    as I said there are free options and there is tapatalk if you use mobile devices which these days most do. Google photos as well as imagur, flikr, cube, tinypic as well for a few.. No need to pay if your happy with slowness and ads, which is ok if you use it rarely. Martin and I for instance didnt use photobucket much, and our pics were still in place. I removed mine myself because I didnt agree with them giving no notice. that was ransomware imho
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    I've just checked my invoices, and the actual annual fee is $37.99, which for me is hee-haw, especially as I'm used to Imageshack and find it easy to use.

    I'll be fucked if I can be arsed changing over to a free service, which I might find fiddly to use, simply to save 29!

    Marco.
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  9. #129
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    Still way too much.
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  10. #130
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    Lol - but you're a bit of a tight-wad!

    I often spend more than that on wine for the weekend! I'm more than happy to spend that amount, annually, for image hosting. Life's too short, and it's one less thing to worry about, sticking with something I know and like

    Marco.
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