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Re: PHLIPPING PHOTOBUCKET THE MIDDLE PHINGER

Postby AZSneed » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:37 am

Trump economics, screw the customer, in other words, boast on how great it is/will be and stomp on you.
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Re: PHLIPPING PHOTOBUCKET THE MIDDLE PHINGER

Postby taimdala » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:58 am

Yeah. Pretty much.

Autocratic capitalism at work.

Yay.
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Re: PHLIPPING PHOTOBUCKET THE MIDDLE PHINGER

Postby AZSneed » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:08 pm

If anyone has not read this article about why they did what they did, here is the link...http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/16/photobucket-fee-hike/
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Re: PHLIPPING PHOTOBUCKET THE MIDDLE PHINGER

Postby pennausamike » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:51 am

I knew Photobucket was losing money and I understand that no business can stay in business without profit.
The part that baffles me is a leap in price that is so massive.
I mean, zero to four hundred bucks? Really?
If Photobucket had sent an email saying that 3rd party hosting is a big drain with no revenue stream,
and that they were going to charge a buck-a-week, I would have just sort of figured,
"Well that sucks, but I get it, and that seems reasonable."
And if only half of their 100,000,000 users had chosen to pay, that would still be
520,000,000 per year in revenue.
Think about that for a second. That is a half a billion dollars for a company that employs 20 people.

My opinion is that the guy running the company did the math and in essence figured,
if only one/ fifth of the current users decided to upgrade he could still make
over three quarters of a billion dollars($800,000,000) for a lower hosting cost.
He is gambling that the lower needed customer base will out-weight the consumer backlash.
My hope is that enough people will refuse to pay the higher amount to force Photobucket to
offer a consumer-level package of $52-per-week or less, rather than what I see as a business-use amount.

The humorous part of all this for me is that even tho' I got the warning,
Photobucket has not stopped hosting my pictures on other sites, including this one.
Of course, I'm afraid to log on or upload any more pictures for fear of attracting their attention.

Time will tell....
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Re: PHLIPPING PHOTOBUCKET THE MIDDLE PHINGER

Postby pennausamike » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:52 am

posted on the Large Scale Planes forum.
A fix to see ransomed PB images.

Hi
To fix the issue in photobucket, you may also try this:
Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... src=search

Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... jjgj?hl=en
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Re: PHLIPPING PHOTOBUCKET THE MIDDLE PHINGER

Postby taimdala » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:26 am

pennausamike wrote:posted on the Large Scale Planes forum.
A fix to see ransomed PB images.

Hi
To fix the issue in photobucket, you may also try this:
Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... src=search

Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... jjgj?hl=en


Will this work if you've already closed your account with Photobucket? If so, cool! If not, too late for me but hopefully soon enough to help others. ^_^
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Re: PHLIPPING PHOTOBUCKET THE MIDDLE PHINGER

Postby pennausamike » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:40 am

I think this is to help view images that have the ransom note in place of the actual image.
So, not for a closed account (I guess) but for active, blocked accounts.
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Re: PHLIPPING PHOTOBUCKET THE MIDDLE PHINGER

Postby pennausamike » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:49 am

pennausamike wrote:I think this is to help view images that have the ransom note in place of the actual image.
So, not for a closed account (I guess) but for active, blocked accounts.


Which, oddly enough, I don't know about;
because my pics are STILL up!

Go figger.............
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Re: PHLIPPING PHOTOBUCKET THE MIDDLE PHINGER

Postby taimdala » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:40 am

I know, right? Sheesh!

That said, I hope Photobucket never gets its act together if it means we can still enjoy your photos and that more people can discover them.

Seriously, Mike, you've set a really high standard for fan collections, both in acquisition and display. You've a great collecion and there's no reason not to be proud of it.
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Re: PHLIPPING PHOTOBUCKET THE MIDDLE PHINGER

Postby AZSneed » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:59 am

Mike, thanks for the Firefox link.

Well, it is too late, I deleted all of my photos after they pissed me off, and no plans to go back.
I need to go back and TRY AGAIN to delete my account.

Fer sure, Mike's collection is impressive, and thrilling to see.
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