I've only really just come to the realisation what a potential disaster this for us and other other forums/blogs/businesses.
I imagine that I'm well inside the free limit but do wonder why the few photos I have on Photobucket (I later switched to our own hosting, http://my.gn15.info/
and of course with Tebee having taken over we can now load directly as we post in threads) still show up here as I think they're not supposed to, see this chunk of their new Terms:
'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.'
Does anyone with a more technical bent understand why some photos are still showing (when I suspect the posters are not paying members) whilst others now have what to me amounts to rip off requirements to pay.
Two key examples still running at the the moment are Steve Bennett and our own late, great Gerry Bullock. We're surely pretty much at the 'shut the door and go home' stage if we lose access to their stuff as well.
It's hardly surprising that there are folk up in arms about this all over the internet. If the price being asked had been a tenth of the $399 maybe there would have been grumbles but they'd have got a lot of money in; but by going for the huge price that they have surely all they are doing is ensuring that everyone exits fast?
I rarely rant but this is just...