Saturday, July 8, 2017

Echo Effect, Plus Other Changes

Anyone who’s visited my website recently may have noticed that all my Echo Effect strips have been replaced with this:


That’s because Photobucket no longer allows its users to share images, unless they fork $400 over to them each year. So…yeah, no more Photobucket for me.

As annoying as this is, I’m actually fine with it. Echo Effect is currently on hiatus, so if a mess like this had to happen, now’s the perfect time. Besides doing damage control for this, I’m in the middle of some other major changes that I hope to reveal more about by summer’s end. (Patrons can learn what those changes are now, however.) Anyone wanting to read Echo Effect can do so over at its backup site, in the meantime!

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  1. I've seen others affected by their change. At least it wasn't a really bad time for you. Time to dump Photobucket.

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    1. Yeah, I'm really grateful this is the year I decided to put Echo Effect on an extended hiatus, needless to say! Have wanted to leave Photobucket for years, so even though it's happening sooner than planned, it'll be nice not to rely on 'em anymore...

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  2. That must have been a shock to learn, that's a lot of money. Look forward to hearing about your plans soon. All the best.

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    1. Yeah, I first heard about this a week or two ago, and was appalled by how Photobucket was screwing everyone over. It took 'em a while to reach my account, surprisingly, but it at least gave me some time to put a plan in motion...

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  3. What?! That's so messed up! I'm so sorry. At least we have the backup site.

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    1. Yeah, I'm grateful I was smart enough to put that backup site together, all those years ago. Would be so much more stressed right now otherwise!

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  4. Wow! That's a lot of money to use Photobucket. I'm glad you backed up the site.

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    1. Having Echo Effect on a backup site definitely makes this situation a little less stressful!

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  5. Ugh. You have to hate it when businesses decide they're going to suddenly take advantage of their users like that. There are enough free resources out there that it's never a great move, if you ask me.

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    1. Agreed. If they had to do something like this, Photobucket should've at least warned its users ahead of time, and not have the upgrade price be so ridiculous on top of it all...

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  6. That's ridiculous about Photobucket! Another blogger had problems with that too. Good luck sorting through it.

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    1. Thanks, Sherry! I have a solution in place already; it's just going to take me a little while to finish implementing it...

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  7. I shake my fist at the Photobucket! (The image I have in my mind of me doing that makes me look like a crazy old woman yelling at a bucket! *LOL*) Good luck with sorting things out.

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    1. Hahaha! Awesome. Take that, buckets! XD (And thank you!)

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  8. I've read other blog posts about the same issue. Didn't they give any warning before adding that "little" surcharge?

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    1. Nope, no warning. I actually first heard about what was happening from an artist on Twitter...

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  9. At least there's a backup! I think Photobucket will be losing a lot of users. Nice of them to give you warning so you could make other plans!

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    1. Yeah, doubt Photobucket will last long after this. Have already deleted my account. And they didn't give any kind of warning, actually. Ended up learning about this on Twitter, from another artist!

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  10. Just stopped by to say hey, and we'll leave the light on for ya.
    Hugs,

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