I'm sure everyone is now well aware of what Photobucket did - charging $400/year if you want to link your photos to a 3rd party site, like this one. Not only has it affected decades worth of forum threads all over the world, but there are/were a large number of Ebay, Amazon and Etsy sellers who posted images of the goods they were selling on these sites from PB too, and all of those images are gone as well......so not only have they disrupted their own site, but millions of sites all around the world - it's a real mess. Some forums are concerned not only at the loss of historical date and expertise, but that their forum may simply die because of the PB debacle. Many are rushing to other hosts such as Imgur and Flickr and others, but I fear that's only a stopgap, and if PB's ransomware approach works because folks simply can't recreate their threads, other hosting sites may do something similar. This has been a concern of mine every since the "cloud" became a thing.....you put all of you important pics and papers up there, and then how do you keep them from doing something like this? At what point do you just decide to pay the fee as it's almost impossible to recreate what you already did on another site? BTW, Facebook is not the answer, while the images do remain on your page, ones you have linked will soon disappear from places you've shared them and you'll have to do what PB users are doing, recreate threads with photos hosted somewhere else, or simply let those threads die. So, what are some of you going to do with your photo accounts?