Just today I was overjoyed to find that the Photobucket image hosting site has returned my pictures to all of my tutorials and posts on this forum.
Two or three years ago, they DECIDED that allowing users to post their own pics to a third party web site (like this forum) for free was causing them to lose business and abruptly turned off that function, only allowing that feature if you paid roughly $20 a month for that service. This made all of the images I had posted over 11 years to just disappear, with no warning.
But just today I found all (or mostly all) of my pics have returned, but with a "PhotoBucket" watermark on them, which is fine with me as long as they are back.
All my videos are still gone, but I'm trying to replenish those over time.
Does anybody here know when they had a change of heart and put users pictures back? I'm glad they did, but I'm hoping this is permanent and not a fluke.