I received an email from Photobucket this morning. They reduced the size of their free accounts down to 25MB. This will take affect on June 1, 2019. Naturally 25 MB is not enough to do anything let alone host a build chronology. I would imagine other hosting sites will soon follow suit. You cannot even find out how much a “Pay for” account will cost without submitting your name, address and all the other info to become a member of Photobucket.
I will be downloading my photos and putting them back on my computer, and closing my so “called free” account.
Again, this is most likely advertisement driven. When you go to ANY 'FREE' site (and this forum is one) and see the pop up advert's, the site owner is getting paid from these companies. But no one clicks on the Adverts so the site gets NO money. To make matters worse is all the Ad Blocker plugins out there. That is why you always see the popup on web pages that say "Please disable your Ad Blocker to use this site" A business can not keep paying the bills if there is no income.
Where I have problems with some hosting sites is their Advert's containing information or content that is not 'All Public' APPROVED or ACCEPTABLE. I will not impose my morals on you and will not accept your morals on me. But explicit Pornographic popups has no place on a public forum about most topics. Some of the host sites have these links. Watch what you want but do not force feed it to others. But to use their site, you must see the popups. My Ad Blocking stops most of them, other sites block my use until I shut off my Ad Block.
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Even if it has it's quirks, i still like having my "Image Shack" premium subscription. It has unlimited space, large pictures(up to 25 MB), And a nice price of $19 a year. Although quite small at 172 pictures, i could upload many more if i wanted to. I have almost 12000 pictures of everything i could find about Reverse trikes. Many are just parts pic's or misc pics But i have them. Many of them are from these 2 forums we run.
I always add new stuff i have not seen before and i hope the members will add what they have. I will add your pic's to my image shack account if you cannot find anyplace to to store them.You can then link to them and add the pictures to a thread on this forum. I will write a tutorial on how to post to a thread from "Image shack". It is quite easy since i can start a new album that limits the people that can access the album to me and the person adding the pictures. I did this to Liteways thread i brought over from the old forum. Liteway has not asked to access the album(Maybe i forgot to tell him he could), but it is there if he needs it. I am going to ask Liteway if he will let me store his new photos to his album. it needs to be updated.