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Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by VANCE, Jun 30, 2017.

  1. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Thank you :)
     
  2. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Is there a benefit to paying for one of these over the free ones? More storage or something? I've been using Imgur which is free for several years and never had any issues.
     
  3. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    a lot of folks used photobucket for free for years too:D
     
  4. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Fair enough, though I don't see that being a reason to pay for one of these sites.
     
  5. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    I think the thinking is the "free" part is probably going to go away on all of them. A lot of craftspeople are using the image hosting sites as a way to show their wares. So the site owners are catching on to the fact that people are making money off of their free hosting service and wanting to cash in on it. With photo bucket it was free for even 3rd party hosting for years and years. Some of my picture threads here are 12 year old, and were still showing the pictures till a short time back. The paid service was only $20 a year and that was for more image storage and more bandwidth for the hosting. At one time I had 7 different free photobucket accounts to get around the bandwidth issue. They changed that to $30 a year a while back, took out my recurring payment with no warning back in Sept, but it was still set at $19.99 and wasn't enough to cover the new hosting charges and they shut my pictures down. I explained what happened and asked for my money back, and they gave me my images back instead. Dealing with the sudden unexpected changes and regrouping when the free site changes its mind is a pain in the @$$. Fotki made a point of bashing PB stupidity and welcoming PB's victims to their site, so I'm going. I have until September to relocate important images and re-do some important posts before PB goes to the next level for me...$400.00 a year. I've made sure my recurring payment schedule is turned off this time...
     
  6. NOLA

    NOLA Gold Member Gold Member

    396
    Jul 9, 2016
    Did photobucket reverse course?
     
  7. Warrior108

    Warrior108 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Apr 24, 2012
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  8. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    the pics are working in "The Road to Fiddleback Friday"...which is awesome for the new folks that never had a chance to check it out:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:




    test
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  9. WValtakis

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

    May 29, 2004
    It looks like my old pics are working again over on CPF so maybe they reconsidered... here's a test :)
    [​IMG]

    ~Chip
     
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  10. NOLA

    NOLA Gold Member Gold Member

    396
    Jul 9, 2016
    From photobucket web page:
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    Photobucket has a new management team that wants to do the right thing. We are committed to earning back your trust and offering comprehensive and flexible image storage and hosting options for our customers. We’ve taken your feedback and made some changes to our pricing model that allows us to offer competitively priced plans that fit the needs of all of our customers.

    Today, our current customers’ hosted images have been restored and Photobucket is introducing a new pricing plan that is built around everyone’s needs.

    For a limited time, we are offering a new, competitive subscription package that includes ad-free storage and 3rd party image hosting for just $1.99 per month, or $19.99 per yea...
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  11. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
  12. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    That's about half what I paid this last go round with them. My last payment to them in September was $39 for this year. Good, maybe I won't have to re-write the most complex thread I ever wrote on BF lolol
     
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  13. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Save your pictures and run! Haha, how could they expect people to come back after that BS?
     
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  14. schmittie

    schmittie

    Nov 28, 2009
    Just checked an old knife review I did and surprisingly, now most of the pictures are there.

    Photobucket will still remain a sore subject
     
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  15. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    Im sticking with Fotki for sure. It is nice the old threads are back for a little while anyway
     
  16. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Yeah, I just checked one from 9 years ago, and all the pics are there again. I may start a fotki account later as a back up, but for now I'm just glad all 800 of my threads are back in working order :D
     
  17. wildmanh

    wildmanh Part time Leather Bender/Sheath maker

    Jul 9, 2000
    $20 a year is very reasonable. Glad Photobucket came to their senses. $400 a year was a joke!
     
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