VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

  #1  
Old 07-07-2017, 10:33 AM
Blain's Avatar
Blain Blain is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
Posts: 654
Default photobucket hosting

Anyone else get a message that the free account will no longer support 3rd party hosting?

The only program they offer for 3rd party hosting is $399.99 per year!

I think a lot of images are going to disappear from VAF.
__________________
Blain
R-22 sold.
RV-8 AW Cert 02-09-17
N82 Sierra Tango
Avatar courtesy of AircraftStickers.com!
Dues gladly paid thru Nov. 2018(my reminder)
.
  #2  
Old 07-07-2017, 10:40 AM
Vlad's Avatar
Vlad Vlad is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 7,513
Default

I have a Plus20 plan with them for 10 years or so and I am not able to renew it as of now. An email from their technical support says they are unable to locate my account. Might go blank as well soon...
__________________
Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.
  #3  
Old 07-07-2017, 10:53 AM
RV6_flyer's Avatar
RV6_flyer RV6_flyer is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: NC25
Posts: 3,032
Default

Have not received a message yet but almost every photo I have on the VAF Forums has been hosted there. NO I will not pay BLACKMAIL to Photobucket and will be looking elsewhere for image hosting.
__________________
Gary A. Sobek
NC25 RV-6
Flying
3,300+ hours
Where is N157GS
Building RV-8 S/N: 80012

To most people, the sky is the limit.
To those who love aviation, the sky is home.
  #4  
Old 07-07-2017, 12:05 PM
JDBoston JDBoston is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Boston Area
Posts: 266
Default

I would expect many 'free' or near free services to end this way. They typically price themselves in such a way that sustainability is not possible.


Horse's mouth:

http://blog.photobucket.com/please-r...s-photobucket/
http://blog.photobucket.com/photobuc...-hosting-plan/

Fallout:

https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/4/15...sy-paid-update

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/06...over-charging/
__________________
Jeff

RV-14A
Status: Wings complete, Working on: Elevators. Location:MA
http://vans14a.blogspot.com/
  #5  
Old 07-07-2017, 12:19 PM
9GT's Avatar
9GT 9GT is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Southern Michigan
Posts: 1,518
Default

I have not gotten a message from Photobucket about the changes but tried to download my 300 or so photos to my computer with no luck. Testing image linking here: Looks like it is still working,,,,,, at least for now.
__________________
David C.
Howell, MI

RV-9A: Under Construction. N161RV (Reserved)
RV-10: N959RV Completed 12/29/2013 SOLD 08/23/2016

"Donor Exempt" but donated through Dec. 2018
  #6  
Old 07-07-2017, 01:16 PM
ronschreck's Avatar
ronschreck ronschreck is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Gold Hill Airpark (NC25), NC
Posts: 1,341
Default It was great while it lasted.

So, where do we go from here? All my photos are on PhotoBucket. Anyone have another site that's free and easy?
__________________
Ron Schreck
IAC Director and National Judge
RV-8, "Miss Izzy", 2100+ RV Hours
Track Me *** Gold Hill Airpark (NC25)
VAF 2018 Donor
"He who demands everything that his aircraft can give him is a pilot; he that demands one iota more is a fool."
  #7  
Old 07-07-2017, 01:18 PM
AeroDog AeroDog is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: New London, NC (near Charlotte), Boulder, CO
Posts: 185
Default

So far, all my pics hosted by PhotoBucket are working normally. I just uploaded some new pics there.
__________________
Empennage, fuselage and wing kits complete
Finish kit nearly complete
RV-12 120593 N42KJ reserved
http://webpages.uncc.edu/~hill
http://jerre-hill.blogspot.com
=VAF= dues paid 2018
  #8  
Old 07-07-2017, 01:24 PM
Vlad's Avatar
Vlad Vlad is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NJ
Posts: 7,513
Default

According to their blog we will all go blank after Dec 31, 2018. Unless we pay a $400 ransom. It was surely worth $30 a year with all the glitches.
__________________
Where is N666BK?

Не имей сто рублей, а имей сто друзей.

Last edited by Vlad : 07-07-2017 at 01:27 PM.
  #9  
Old 07-07-2017, 01:30 PM
pyolet's Avatar
pyolet pyolet is online now
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Helena, MT
Posts: 60
Default

I use TinyPic.com and they have an app for iphone that works on the fly. Sadly it too will most likely be gobbled up by Microshaft and require you to pay for hosting. Free for now tho. Woody.


Quote:
Originally Posted by ronschreck View Post
So, where do we go from here? All my photos are on PhotoBucket. Anyone have another site that's free and easy?
__________________
RV-Super7, IO-540, Hartzell 80" blended CS. Flying since 2011. Day/night IFR.

=VAF= donor 2018
  #10  
Old 07-07-2017, 01:31 PM
bkervaski's Avatar
bkervaski bkervaski is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Posts: 848
Default

Quote:
So, where do we go from here? All my photos are on PhotoBucket. Anyone have another site that's free and easy?
You can use our photo sharing site, we built it just for a small group of us,
it's not a commercial site .. http://halie.com
__________________
#140376 RV-14A QB IO-390 Thunderbolt
Registered: N196
Progress: Flying!
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:52 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.