Photobucket's Ransom demand.

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Photobucket's Ransom demand.

Postby Aratus » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:08 pm

I'm writing this once here so I don't have to repeat it on every thread I've contributed to.

Edited:

Photobucket, having previously flagged up the use of its image hosting site for forums, (third party images) have now decided to demand $39/month to allow the images already posted on forums to be seen. Always supposing I had that kind of money to spare, there is a principle at stake here. Thousands of people all over the world have lodged their images on photobucket on their hobby forums. They now face the prospect of paying the money, or editing every one of their posts with images on it. I'm going to have to change dozens of images to a new hosting site, and that is going to take time. Until I do, you will see Photobucket's ransom demand instead of my images. I'm sorry about that.

It looks like this

Image

I'm now using free imaging site http://www.postimage.org, but there are other sites.

In due course I will delete my photobucket account.
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, with an 80mm refractor as a guidescope. They are housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC for imaging.
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Re: Photobucket's Ransom demand.

Postby Aratus » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:31 am

I just deleted my Photobucket account. They've given me 48 hours to change my mind! Ha!
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, with an 80mm refractor as a guidescope. They are housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC for imaging.
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Re: Photobucket's Ransom demand.

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:11 pm

How can I be one with the universe when we don't know what 96% of it is.

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