Photobucket is out to rob us.

At the moment most of my embedded images are broken. I have them hosted on Photobucket, but they suddenly decided that you have to subscribe to have your images posted on a third party website.

The subscription fees are outrageous, the most economical being $399 a year. THREE HUNDRED AND NINTY NINE DOLLARS.

I will have to switch hosts, which will take some time. In the meantime, expect broken images. Oddly enough though, they can still be viewed if you right-click to “view image in new tab.”

This article explains the issue in more detail- https://www.ghacks.net/2017/06/30/photobucket-now-charges-399-for-third-party-hosted-images/

Someone tell me this is a joke. Or some nutjob at photobucket launched this without consent… or an evil spy infiltrated and punked us all… what is this?!?! @_@ /

EDIT: In the end, I have hidden most of my WordPress posts. I will probably re-upload the images related to Mystic Messenger posts, but the rest might never see the light of day again. They were old and hardly relevant anymore so it’s not worth the effort. : /