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Photobucket? What's wrong now?
« on: December 19, 2019, 09:37:25 AM »
What the hell is wrong with Photobucket now? The Search function stopped working about a month ago and now everything seems to be down.

Is the company doing updates or something? Has anybody heard anything?

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Re: Photobucket? What's wrong now?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2019, 09:50:34 AM »
The only thing that seems to be working are there ads asking you to pay money. I love before I can't see any of the photos I've saved there, is a notice my storage is full. When I first got that notice, I deleted a lot of photos, to free up space. No matter how many photos I deleted, I was still told my photo storage was filled. In all honesty, I wish it was possible to upload photos from my computer with Universal monster army, I could do it from Flickr, but I keep forgetting the specific steps needed to get the right URL for them to show up.
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Re: Photobucket? What's wrong now?
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2019, 10:10:09 AM »
None of my pictures appear when I log into the site! This is what I see in my Account Status:

 
Account Type Plus50 Get More Storage
Member Since

18th Dec 2010
Your account is set to recur payments

Yearly Your next payment is on 12th Feb 2020

Please contact plus(*at*)photobucket.com to cancel your subscription
Total Files Uploaded

13753
Storage Used

 
38.6 GB (51.09%)

 

75.6 GB Get more!

 
Bandwidth Used
0
 

25.00 MB Go unlimited!


I'm bewildered. I don't see anything wrong with my account. Nor do I see that other people are complaining about a new issue with  Photobucket access.

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Re: Photobucket? What's wrong now?
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2019, 04:30:50 PM »
Evidently it's all a problem due to a power outage at Photobucket. Hopefully I'll be back in "business" in a few days.

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Re: Photobucket? What's wrong now?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2019, 02:34:52 PM »
I now suspect that Photobucket is trying to meet profitability targets for 2019 by reducing bandwidth expense in December. That's why I'm being denied the bandwidth usage for which I've already paid.

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Re: Photobucket? What's wrong now?
« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2019, 04:59:48 PM »
I now suspect that Photobucket is trying to meet profitability targets for 2019 by reducing bandwidth expense in December.

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Re: Photobucket? What's wrong now?
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2019, 11:57:46 PM »
What about the thousands and thousands of pictures hosted on Photobucket that I've posted here and on other forums? Dumping Photobucket would mean those pictures would all be lost.

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Re: Photobucket? What's wrong now?
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2019, 12:16:46 AM »
Dumping Photobucket would mean those pictures would all be lost.

Well at least don't continue to use it for new photos. Old photos will be using less and less bandwidth, as time goes on.
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Re: Photobucket? What's wrong now?
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2019, 01:45:52 AM »
What about the thousands and thousands of pictures hosted on Photobucket that I've posted here and on other forums? Dumping Photobucket would mean those pictures would all be lost.

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Move them to a different site. I sometimes can't access the photos I haven't deleted, and where I've had them posted, they can't be seen. Flickr is working for me right now.
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Re: Photobucket? What's wrong now?
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2019, 07:26:29 AM »
Was wondering where my picture went.  I don't even go there anymore and I have tons of pictures there. I still can't figure out how to post a picture on a message board, like here or mego museum with my tablet or phone and that is all I have anymore.
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Re: Photobucket? What's wrong now?
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2019, 10:51:34 AM »
Well at least don't continue to use it for new photos. Old photos will be using less and less bandwidth, as time goes on.

Yes, that's what I'll need to do. ImageShack? Flickr? What's the best alternative?

Move them to a different site. I sometimes can't access the photos I haven't deleted, and where I've had them posted, they can't be seen. Flickr is working for me right now.

I'd still need to maintain a Photobucket account though to keep my thousands of existing picture links intact. I'm now in a no-win situation.

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Re: Photobucket? What's wrong now?
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2019, 11:20:39 AM »
Yes, that's what I'll need to do. ImageShack?


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Re: Photobucket? What's wrong now?
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2019, 01:33:42 PM »
Well my pictures are largely, though not yet completely, back.

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