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04 January 2019 @ 10:50 pm
They're back?!  
Whoah! Just realised that all of my photobucket pics and mood pics have suddenly reappeared. When did that happen? Last time I noticed, nearly two years back before I disappeared off into the wilderness, all of my pics had been removed and photobucket wanted to charge me a few hundred dollars to use them again.
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ali15son: pic#123027844ali15son on January 4th, 2019 01:49 pm (UTC)
you must be delighted. I don't use photobucket, i use flickr but glad to see you have them at your disposal.
miwahni: MFU Illya Sulkingmiwahni on January 5th, 2019 11:28 am (UTC)
I'm thrilled that they're all back displaying on my LJ again! Still struggling to log back into my account though.
entropy_houseentropy_house on January 5th, 2019 03:15 pm (UTC)
I found a link to contact photobucket if you have questions.

https://support.photobucket.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

(I just noticed the 'en-us' which might mean that link is for English speaking US folks, so maybe it's not the right link for you.)

Edited at 2019-01-05 03:17 pm (UTC)
entropy_houseentropy_house on January 4th, 2019 02:51 pm (UTC)
I had wondered about that- I never was on Photobucket, but I recall seeing a lot of missing links, but lately they're back.

Apparently there's only a few people running Photobucket and the one(s) who thought that disaster was a good idea have left & the people there now have set up a range of price options, including some quite reasonable ones.

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/05/17/photobucket-image-hosting-plans/

http://photobucket.com/plans/
miwahni: Pros BD tablemiwahni on January 5th, 2019 11:29 am (UTC)
That's interesting - I'm just happy that the pics are back on my journal for now.
freetraveller15: my avatarfreetraveller15 on January 4th, 2019 03:06 pm (UTC)
Wow. Thanks for the heads-up. I must go and check if my photobucket account is too alive again, then!
When the whole mess happened they hadn't even bothered to email me of their plans to charge a gazillion dollars to keep my links working... *eyeroll*
😉😊
miwahni: Pros BD tablemiwahni on January 5th, 2019 11:31 am (UTC)
Good luck - I'm struggling with logging on. I keep getting a screen inviting me to subscribe, when all I wanted to do is check that my pics are still there for now. Just happy that they're back on my LJ. It's a start!
entropy_houseentropy_house on January 5th, 2019 03:11 pm (UTC)
I think the free option won't let you access the photos to control them once you have more than the storage limits.

I got a little brain-frazzled trying to figure it out, but I THINK you could possibly pay for one month on the 'pay by month' plan to get at your photos to control them. I'm not entirely sure I trust Photobucket to let you end the subscription, though. It wasn't easy to tell, what with all the stuff to wade through.
Merlin Pendragon: Childhood heroesmrlnpndrgn on January 4th, 2019 04:04 pm (UTC)
They've brought back the free option.
Which I'm pretty happy about.
miwahni: MFU Illya Sulkingmiwahni on January 5th, 2019 11:32 am (UTC)
Have they? I'm struggling to get anywhere on the site, it allows me to log on then won't let me past the subscription page. Just glad that the pics and mood icons are back on my journal for now.
sunray45: B&D DReck Manipsunray45 on January 5th, 2019 03:17 am (UTC)
I was really upset when all my LJ posts lost the pictures and finally paid them about $100 for a year to keep my account with them open. Trouble is, I can't remember when that was. :-(


Was going to go through all my PB photos and copy them, but there are just too many and I didn't have the time nor inclination to do that.


On checking the links from entropy_house, the prices are much more affordable, BUT for new customers only. But YAY for the new PB management for getting things sorted.
miwahni: Pros BD tablemiwahni on January 5th, 2019 11:34 am (UTC)
You're kidding - you paid them that much?! I was just SO annoyed that they didn't give any warning, just suddenly blocked all the third party links, I had no intention of giving them any money. I actually emailed them at the time asking if they planned on offering a cheaper subscription for people who just used pics on places like this but didn't hear a thing back.

I bet if you talked to them now they'd agree to give you their new customer pricing.