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George Ledo
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Just got this:


Image Hosting Is Not Permitted

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Verrry interesting... I used Photobucket for a few years before they decided to charge people for photos they had uploaded on a free account, but I wouldn't have a clue how to host photos, let alone what a "free tier" account is. So I'm wondering if it's a scam. I'm going to contact them directly thru their web site and see what happens. Obviously, no way I'm going to click on the links.

UPDATE: I tried their web site, but there doesn't seem to be any way to contact them directly. So the heck with it.
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It just seems like the next logical step. First it is free, then once you like it they charge a nominal fee. THEN it goes up.
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A puppy sale as we say in the trade.
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Hasn't photobusket died yet ??

1000's of images vanished in forums worldwide and many on here.

People got ****ed off and left photobusket. Including me. I tried imghur but that can be dodgy as well.

Company who holds its user for hostage should be left far and wide.
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Exactly. I had a paying account with them years and years ago, then they changed their format and made the same thing I was paying for free to everyone.

I haven't thought of them in years+ and thought they must have gone the way of AOL by now (considering the image hosting available elsewhere).
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