Photobucket and Others Restricting Service

Discussion in 'Tech Support, General Q&A, Site Feedback & More' started by Boxer .45, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. -Corey-


    May 29, 2015
    I figured out a workaround for photobucket. Put ~original at the end of the url and it works for me.


    Could be helpful for anyone that wants to fix their broken pics without having to reupload them. I'm sure photobucket is a sinking ship though, so I don't know how long that will last.
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  2. pertinux

    pertinux Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Whoa-- it works!

    For now, as noted, but still a happy discovery.

    Thanks! :)

    ~ P.
  3. S.Alexander


    Jul 7, 2013

    Yup it works for now... Strange
  4. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Yeah, it worked for me in the Auto knives picture thread... I'll give it a few days to see if it holds before I start digging into older posts.

  5. -Corey-


    May 29, 2015
    The url with the ~original at the end is a direct link to the original full size image that you uploaded to photobucket, (if you paste that link into your address bar it will take you directly to the pic, not the photobucket library like the other links do) so using that link is a more direct path to the unfiltered image and I guess they either haven't thought about blocking those or haven't figured out how yet.
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  6. NCSlice

    NCSlice Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 22, 2015
  7. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    It seems they're not selling quite as many $400 membership as they'd hoped. I got this today,

    "Hello ,

    We would like to offer a tailored plan for users just like you - our Premium plan for $119.99 / year.

    The Premium plan will provide 3rd party hosting for non-commercial use on your forums, blogs, and personal websites*. Additionally, you will be able to store up to 300,000 photos.

    We are working on some exciting changes for 2018. This is our exclusive introductory price and this offer will expire in 7 days.

    Thank you very much for your continued support.

  8. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    They couldn’t have just slapped some ads on the site? They instead are holding people’s pictures hostage as a strategy? Good luck with that photosuckit. Generally what works is offering the service for free and then charging for upgrade packages.

    More like people will just move on to other image hosting sites.

    These companies have zero respect for the very customers or users that brought them to prominence. Apple got caught recently hiding software in its updates that causes their older phones to drain their batteries faster.

    Also I noticed that in the updated apple software they no longer let you keep a youtube video loaded. If someone calls you in the middle of the video it will cause the video to have to load all over again.

    Disrespect. People who implement these types of plans deserve to be lynched.
  9. gadgetgeek


    May 19, 2007
    They did slap ads on the site, and that slowed it to the point of being unusable.
    Apple's case is different, they actually did a good thing, made the phones crash less when the batteries were failing. But they didn't tell anyone that a battery swap was what they needed, which was not cool, they instead pushed new phones. But that is more likely just bad communication between the upper levels and the genius bar.

    Youtube has had variable "video saving" for a long time, always a pain when trying to get a vid to play during a conference with bad Wifi. Its always been for a reason, either bandwidth, comp resources, overall loading speed. But since its always changing, its unpredictable, and therefore not a good experience.

    So far most internet companies don't make money on the front end, they sell the users, and photobucket couldn't do that as well. If you are not paying for the product, you are the product. Yeah they screwed up as far as we are concerned, but maybe we are not the market they are after?
  10. marcinek

    marcinek Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2007
    Hilarious. I took advantage of their "Economy Plan," which was to dump them like a bad habit and migrate over to Imgur.
  11. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    PhotoBucket is getting desperate. They’ve cut the annual membership with 3rd party photo hosting from $400 to $100. Sounds like dying breaths!
  12. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    <<<--- is withholding CPR.

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