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Unhappy Photobucket Sucks! ~ a Rant about Picture Hosting Woes.

Dear Friends,

After being a User on PhotoBucket since year 2003, and have being Uploading Photos to Share on Internet, mainly in Automotive Forums like this one, since then; I have already Uploaded Various Thousands of Photos there, sorted in Sixteen Albums; but Suddenly after a Decade of being a Loyal User, they Restricted the Limit of the Bandwidth per free User, from the original 100 Gb Monthly, to 25 Gb in year 2008, then to 10 Gb in year 2010...



The following Photo is Linked from my Facebook:

(so it is viewable)



So, all the Photos I've Uploaded there and Posted here, are not Displaying; they only appear as a Rectangle with the Following Message: "Look Who's Popular ... is this your Photo? ... Upgrade to Plus for additional Bandwidth" I have already received some Complains from other forums' Members in some Threads and private messages about that situation, such like this Post:


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Can't see the images !
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Originally Posted by MDOC7
I can't see the pictures, so this thread is useless.

So, Photobucket Sucks! ...

Not only for that, but also their "New" Software is a Real Nightmare Which scrambles newly uploaded Photos with the Older ones in a Folder, and doesn't let you Search among your own Photos... thousands of them! ... Imagine this: You want to Post a Photo on a Thread here, so you Upload the Photo to your "Kia" Album in Photobucket, which already has more than Two Thousand Photos, then after Uploading and Naming it, their software "Continues" to your album and automatically "Scrambles" the Recently uploaded Photo with the older ones; Despite that I chose "Newest First" as preffered order in all Albums.

Also their new software doesn't let you use the "Search among your own Photos" function, so you must manually "Browse" all the pages of said album in order to find your recently uploaded photo and grab its Link to post here ... it could Really take
-literally- Hours ... So, the Whole Photobucket Website Sucks!

The only solution for the Limited Bandwidth is to Pay a monthly fee for their "FREE" Picture Hosting Services, in order to get more Bandwidth, but that is a Problem for me, not only for the money amount, but Living in Honduras makes it Difficult to send Money to another country...



__________________________________________________ ___________


Also, I've Noticed that the Information you Find on the Wikipedia in English, usually Differs from the information you obtain on the same subject, on the Wikipedia in Spanish; I was searching info about the Bandwidth limits on Photobucket, and I Noticed that Difference in Information, as you can see in the Following Photo, which has the Screen Caption of Both Wikipedias:




The Source Pages, are:

For the Spanish Version, Here ~► Photobucket - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

For the English Version, Here ~► Photobucket - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

So, please excuse my Rant about Photobucket... and excuse me if some of my posted photos doesn't display all the Month; they reach the bandwidth limit on the first days each month, but photobucket resets their bandwidth assignment, monthly.



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The People from Photobucket answered, that I Shall pay an $ 29.99 US Dollars yearly for obtaining twenty gigabytes of more space... and "Unlimited" or unmetered monthly bandwidth assignment. There is no option for pay for more bandwidth only.

So due to the many letters I've received from users at Subaru Forums, Kia Forums, Mercury Forums and my e-mail, regarding the Lack of View of my Photos, especially on my many writeups; I decided to do the Payment and let my writeups to continue Helping more people worldwide. So, I'm glad to inform you that the Photos will be Viewable once again.

I do all this for you, I hope I'll continue helping more people.

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Have you looked at this review of "other" photo hosting sites...
The Best Place to Store Your JPEGs and GIFs: Six Image Hosting Sites Compared - Tested
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Thank you guys for your kind replies.

After more than a Decade uploadin' & Sharin' thousands of photos using Photobucket, it was somehow
... "easier" ...for me to pay, rather than move each photo and its link, editing each of my thousands of posts in many automotive forums... and not all forums allow to edit your posts, after certain time...

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I think that is a great info for @RjForte .

So again - for any write ups, or for pics you want others to see anytime, any day - use forum's server.
We will keep them there. No limits to bandwidth.


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Please understand that in My Case, I have over a Decade of Uploading & Sharing Photos and Information in some Automotive Forums, not only here, at Kia Forums; so I needed a "Centralized" Web Hosting for my Photos to Post Writeups & info about my Repairs / ideas \ inventions, etc... in all those automotive forums.

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... And we WILL continue to delete (or worse) ANY post of yours we feel should be deleted.....

I hope you'll not erase my posts... I always tried to be super respectful and my only intention has always been to Help & share useful information.

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I hope you'll not erase my posts... I always tried to be super respectful and my only intention has always been to Help & share useful information.

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This has nothing to do with you at all. He did ask a question and I answered it for him that is all.
You are fine and thanks for all your very useful posts, keep them coming.
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