Photobucket changes linking policy

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Photobucket changes linking policy
Posted by Penny Trains on Friday, June 30, 2017 7:17 PM

Photobucket has stopped allowing third party linking to photos for users who have free accounts:

Photobucket.com Terms of Use

Last revised June 28, 2017

Free account : Each individual Member gets one free account that provides 2 GB of free storage or space available for your original photo files, or videos under 10min. The free account does not allow any image linking or 3rd party image hosting. If a free account Member exceeds their Content Limit, their account will be immediately suspended and they will need to become a “Paying Member” (defined below) in order to continue accessing their account. You can upgrade to a Plus account at any time.

So, if you're using a free Photobucket account to post pics of your layouts and etc., you'll either have to start paying for it or post them somewhere else.  Just a word to the wise.

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Posted by Banks on Friday, June 30, 2017 8:07 PM

If there are photos and a little train in my signature box my photobucket is still working. (It was this morning )

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Posted by Penny Trains on Friday, June 30, 2017 9:26 PM

Testing.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Friday, June 30, 2017 9:28 PM

So, BB code is what I need to use to post the photos I transferred to Flikr.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Friday, June 30, 2017 9:31 PM

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Another test

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Posted by Penny Trains on Friday, June 30, 2017 9:32 PM

Yep.  Back in business.

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Posted by Nationwidelines on Saturday, July 01, 2017 6:32 AM

Penny Trains

Photobucket has stopped allowing third party linking to photos for users who have free accounts:

Photobucket.com Terms of Use

Last revised June 28, 2017

Free account : Each individual Member gets one free account that provides 2 GB of free storage or space available for your original photo files, or videos under 10min. The free account does not allow any image linking or 3rd party image hosting. If a free account Member exceeds their Content Limit, their account will be immediately suspended and they will need to become a “Paying Member” (defined below) in order to continue accessing their account. You can upgrade to a Plus account at any time.

So, if you're using a free Photobucket account to post pics of your layouts and etc., you'll either have to start paying for it or post them somewhere else.  Just a word to the wise.

 

 

I have read this same thing on several other forums also and it makes me glad I use Shutterfly. 

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Saturday, July 01, 2017 8:49 AM

I wonder if this means that all existing links will be broken.  That will play havoc with the American Flyer thread.  I will have to keep watch on it.  Fortunately I use Shutterfly.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Saturday, July 01, 2017 6:49 PM

Northwoods Flyer

I wonder if this means that all existing links will be broken.  That will play havoc with the American Flyer thread.  I will have to keep watch on it.  Fortunately I use Shutterfly.

Northwoods Flyer

 

As best as I can tell any photos linked from a free Photobucket account will be "locked" until or unless the user subscribes to the paid service.  I transferred everything I had on Photobucket to Flikr.

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Posted by mersenne6 on Saturday, July 01, 2017 7:33 PM

I followed your advice years ago Northwoods and put everything on Shutterfly as well. So, hopefully there won't be much of a problem.

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Posted by LL675 on Sunday, July 02, 2017 9:59 PM

I deleted mt photobucket account...enough is enough. will be checking out shutterfly.

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Posted by LL675 on Sunday, July 02, 2017 10:14 PM

 well that sure was a heck of a lot easier than Photobucket EVER was...thanks Greg!

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Monday, July 03, 2017 7:38 AM

Lets just hope that Shutterfly doesn't do the same thing

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Posted by arkady on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 9:18 AM

LL675

I deleted mt photobucket account...enough is enough. will be checking out shutterfly.

I created my Shutterfly account just a few minutes ago.  Now I'll have to copy my photobucket images over to Shutterfly.

 

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Posted by Penny Trains on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 7:58 PM

Just started doing that as well.  So now I have Flikr and Shutterfly.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 8:03 PM

If you don't want to loose your pictures, you can download them to your computer. 

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Posted by Firelock76 on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 8:05 PM

Shutterfly?  Isn't that a character from "My Little Pony?"

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