There is growing anger and frustration worldwide over Photobucket's "ransomware" approach to customer service! Many GT-Rider member's images are still being held hostage hostage - hundreds - perhaps thousands of images on GT-Rider, are still inaccessible... Globally, thousands of forums are screwed up, along with product lines in various online retail stores such as Amazon etc. This recent article Moto-Rex just sent is worth reading: Photobucket accused of blackmail after quietly requiring users to pay $400 a year to hotlink | The Verge Quote: Users are now accusing Photobucket of extortion, as the service failed to make the update to its terms of service abundantly clear....You can imagine, then, the outrage that ensued. It appears some users can’t even download their own photos out of their Photobucket accounts without upgrading. The BBC have also weighed in on the issue: Amazon and eBay images broken by Photobucket's 'ransom demand' - BBC News Quote: "There were no announcements, no emails warning people that it was about to happen and more importantly, no explanation. "Bulletin boards across the globe are being crippled as previously vibrant threads with detailed images are disappearing. "People who have used Photobucket for hosting these images successfully for over 10 years are finding that they will have to literally start again with what for some, amounts to a lifetime's work." Hopefully, commonsense with prevail soon and Photobucket will realise the the public relations disaster this underhanded act of extortion has caused. Reversing it would be a smart move.