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Old 09-15-2017, 05:24 PM   #7
cinvowell
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Originally Posted by king killa View Post
It makes me wonder what exactly imgur will do in the future, if their local userbase leaves. They allow free third party linking, and always have.
I've never heard of Imgur so I looked them up and they do things very differently then photobucket. I'm sure photobucket knew they were in trouble long before this. If they had taken a new approach way before now they could have salvaged the situation. It looks like they never even tried to find new ways to solve the problem or introduce new ways to get revenue. As you guys pointed out, this does sound like a last ditch effort to grab what they can, unfortunately this looks like the end of their business. I don't see many people, even those with businesses, signing up for that $400 crap. Anyone who does and they close up shop, lets say 3 or 4 months from now, they're screwed all over again. You can't do that to customers and expect them to be loyal.

The first notice I got about this was Sept.11 well after they had taken everything down saying "Does this look familiar?" and showing that symbol they replaced all the pictures with like some kind of hostage message.

All those irritating pop-ups they have generate revenue and when I went to my pictures there must have been 15 - 20 of those things popping up every time I touched something or passed over something. I don't complain about stuff like that because I know that on the free sections of any site that's how they re-coop some of their cost and make money. I've had a couple sites that I went to quite frequently that had pop-ups unreal but since the services were free and I enjoyed going to those sites I didn't mind even if some were, lets say not family friendly. That's how they kept the site running and made money. One site is still active and the other is down due to other events unrelated to revenue.

Bottom line, it sounds like just bad business choices on their part that brought them to this end.
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