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Hey Mik. I have photos on Photobucket and hadn't heard about this. Just went over to see if I can download the photos I have uploaded there and I seem to be able to. I did get a pop up asking me to subscribe but I just closed it and am downloading those images as I type. Is it even legal for them to hold your content hostage like that?
Ah, it shows as 2GB free.. which applies to me. Anything over that comes at a premium. Looks like you can still download those photos and save them elsewhere. Have you tried Flickr? Or even just uploading them via Blogger? Good luck, and SUCK IT PHOTOBUCKET!
I'll just do manual uploads from here on in. The most glaring chasm I see is that blogger doesn't have a functional app. I truly think that would be a game changer, for me anyway. But yeah, dick move PBucket.
Yeah, I thought that was an incredibly crappy move by Photobucket. The kicker of it is that it pretty much eliminates all of their other ideas to monetize the site since their traffic through there must be essentially nil. The Repple Depple suffered the same fate and like you there is no way I'm paying $400 their service, especially after they dropped that bomb on me. I barely have had any time to add new content over the last few years, so I am definitely not going to be spending a ton of time reloading all of those 100's of photos onto some other site. I'll drop that time and cash into new gaming projects instead...
We're in the exact same boat Brian, and sadly the blog format for our niche seems to have evolved a bit from the early days anyway. Kind of makes the mere idea of going forward a little too optional. But for PBucket to just do a major shift like this it's like a death knell.
Yeah I am relieved I sort of got into the blogosphere late because Google does all my image hosting and I didn't need to go through a 3rd party. It's pretty tragic what photobucket did. Well, I may have to actually bite the bullet and do Instagram which is something I have avoided. But I do really like this blog. It was one of the first gaming blogs I followed and a big inspiration to get me started on blogging, which I still continue to this day. Good luck, Mik!
Thanks man! When I mentioned the community and the friends made through here you're part of all of that! Instagram is nice, it's like FaceBook for illiterate people, haha. I gotta say, it's nice to snap a pic, hashtag it, and set it loose. No fuss no muss. The blog isn't going anywhere, it's just taken a crippling blow, I'll make an effort to at least check in going forward, Mik's Minis isn't known for going quietly!
I am in the same boat. I haven't posted much over the last few years but I hate to scroll through my blog and see PB's crappy logo in every picture slot. I am slowly reloading pictures, first to the most clicked on pages, then to the ones I come across. I can't even image doing that with your blog. I am doing the Instagram thing too and like the ease of it. So I guess I will see you there!