owlmoose: (B5 - londo oh dear)
KJ ([personal profile] owlmoose) wrote2017-06-30 09:28 am
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Speaking of not trusting for-profit companies to be a good home for fandom...

Photobucket discontinues 3rd-party image linking unless you get a paid account that costs $400 a year.

Without warning, either. So many sites host their images on Photobucket. This is going to break so much fandom history, I don't even know where to start.

ETA: Okay, maybe one thing. Looking at the new ToS, they offer a number of tiers of service, from free through the top-tier $400/year. Only the top level offers third party image hosting. Dear Photobucket, if you think millions of people were using your site just for personal image storage, I have a surprise for you.
nanslice: (Default)

[personal profile] nanslice 2017-06-30 04:48 pm (UTC)(link)
I haven't been able to use photobucket for a while (I could log in but I couldn't do anything because I'd immediately be logged back out) but I've used it since forever so this is a huge, huge bummer. :(
ossobuco: A Guardian dragon from Flight Rising (deneb)

[personal profile] ossobuco 2017-06-30 07:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Whaaaat. The. Fuuuuck.

(All my Flight Rising stuff is hosted there! So many images I've posted to my DW are there! Yikes!)
princessofgeeks: (Default)

[personal profile] princessofgeeks 2017-06-30 09:32 pm (UTC)(link)
GOOD HEAVENS
auronlu: (Default)

[personal profile] auronlu 2017-07-02 11:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh wow, just saw this. That's huge.

I wonder how much of my stuff still links there? I retain my old webhosting from the early 2000s and have no reason to regret it. But yes, that's a lot of fandom history lost.