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So, you know how about a year ago Photobucket changed their Terms of Service so that users had to pay $400 a year for their images to be visible anywhere other than Photobucket itself, and sometimes it wasn't even visible there?

And you know that made me upset because even though I've never used Photobucket for image hosting, a lot of things online I wanted to catch up on someday have used Photobucket, and that would mean I'd never get to finish catching up on them?

And you know how I've made various jabs at Photobucket because of it such as claiming that Photobucket managed to even take down my userpics on LJ but not on DW (or vice versa depending on what site you read my April Fools entries on) and being like "These people think Quidd is the worst company ever - haven't they ever heard of Photobucket?!"


Um.


So today I was working on fixing my old entries, and I got to one* that does have an image hosted on Photobucket in it (because it was uploaded by glowing_dragon, not me), and... IT SHOWS UP.

Then I went to a couple of other places on the Internet that I'd been to before that I knew had Photobucket images in them because they became broken when Photobucket changed their TOS.

THOSE IMAGES SHOW UP NOW TOO. (I haven't seen any "3rd-party hosting disabled" placeholder images, anyway - images that users have deleted entirely are obviously still gone.)

...

I need to ask...

Did, uh...

DID PHOTOBUCKET FINALLY COME TO THEIR SENSES?! I'd Google it to find out for myself but I'm too afraid of finding more online drama that'll upset me. (Yes, even when I thought Photobucket was the one company that actually deserved the hate it was getting for changing their TOS, I still couldn't always bear to read it.)


Even the thought that Photobucket MIGHT have realized their mistake is so surreal... I feel like I'm dreaming. I might as well act like this is all a dream, but I can't do that right now because I'm supposed to take Enya to see another Enya perform live at 103:206 PM. :P




*Note: yes, that entry mentions that I was doing an MS Paint meme but I gave up on that years ago because I procrastinated it for so long and felt overwhelmed by it. :(

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dixonvixen
Jul. 17th, 2018 03:22 am (UTC)
I googled for you and they decided to go with pricing. So basically 2GB per month is $4.03 billed for one year. Then they have 50gb for $5.83 per month billed annually and lastly 2TB for 10.33 per month but billed annually. That was their greedy solution. They do offer a free plan or pay by month options as well. The free plan does not include 3rd party but all the others do. I hope this helps to answer your question :)
matt1993
Jul. 17th, 2018 03:42 am (UTC)
Wasn't it $400/year at one point? If so, looks like they reduced it to a reasonable enough price that more people are willing to pay for it. I'm still not gonna use Photobucket myself because ScrapBook and its DW counterpart work for me, but I'm glad lots of images that used to be broken are back now :D Less greedy than they were before is good enough for me :)

Thanks for looking it up for me!

Edited at 2018-07-17 03:43 am (UTC)
matt1993
Jul. 17th, 2018 04:06 am (UTC)
Just curious... when did the new pricing options go into effect? It's weird to think that I may have been like "Haven't those people who hate Quidd ever heard of Photobucket?!" after Photobucket reduced the prices to be much more reasonable.
dixonvixen
Jul. 17th, 2018 09:23 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. I was curious about it too because I'd seen somewhere that they were going to reduce the price.
matt1993
Jul. 17th, 2018 11:19 pm (UTC)
:)

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