Jo UK wrote:
Oh, ame, that is what happens to enthusiastic photobucket users.!
I expect you also had a message encouraging you to buy a Pro account which gives you unlimited bandwidth.
The free account at photobucket, which is so valuable to many of us, does have its imitations The allowance of 500MB storage space and 10GB of monthly traffic That refers to the number of clicks on your pictures and the bandwidth each view uses.
Even our avatars, if they are stored on bucket, take up some of that bandwidth each time we post.
Ame, your pictures will be restored at the month-iversary (!) of your account start date.
What was the date on the day you joined photobucket?
i seem to have joined on April 13th last year. - gee, i think i didn't read the small print when i signed the P-buck account conditions... who does?! i just gave the information they wanted and then automatically clicked 'yes' and 'i accept' to all the remaining questions...
yes, i got a message from there about buying the Pro account. that was in the same message that i read yesterday and in which they warned me that i'm approaching my limits. i can't remember when that message was dated. i've been on a holiday this week and haven't read my e-mail (that's another mistake!
anyways i thought that deleting some unnecessary pictures would keep my nose above the water, and so i did that. i also thought that as one picture is about 300kB and they said that i'm some GBs from my limit, i would be safe... 3 pictures is about one MB so one GB would be 3000 pictures!
this morning i've been studying the P-bucket regulations a bit more carefully. i realized that it's not only the number of picture files you have there and their sizes, but it's also the rate at which your posted pictures are viewed! do you have any idea of how many pictures per day/week/month approximately is still on the safe side if you only post links to them on LK-pages?
it's a relief to know that the pictures are not deleted, but will be recovered within few weeks...
maybe this is just a good lesson to me, to calm down a bit. it's not necessary to post nor save every
picture you manage to capture....
it was just so fun....
i think i chatted with someone who also had begun using GOM-player and taking captures with it, saying that it is far too easy to click pictures with it!
i almost suffocated my computer with the pictures, and after that then i brushed the problem under the Photobucket-carpet....