View Full Version : It's not just us...

07-04-2017, 07:04 PM
Just found this on Slash/Dot:

An anonymous reader shares a report: Thousands of images promoting goods sold on Amazon and other shopping sites have been removed after a photo-sharing service changed its terms. Ebay and Etsy have also been affected, in addition to many forums and blogs. The problem has been caused by Photobucket introducing a charge for allowing images hosted on its platform to be embedded into third-party sites (http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40492668). The company caught many of its members unaware with the change, prompting some to accuse it of holding them to ransom. Denver-based Photobucket is now seeking a $399 annual fee from those who wish to continue using it for "third-party hosting" and is facing a social media backlash as a consequence.

Methinks they might be getting a harsh talking-to. Not that I expect it'll do any good. Like others here, I have no intention of paying them.

07-04-2017, 07:05 PM
I deleted my account, not that it'll do anything.

Jimmy W
07-04-2017, 11:55 PM
It doesn't really serve any purpose now, but I'm leaving my account so they will still have that expense.