Mark, it would be more useful to explain that apparently Photobucket is going to charge to hold photos, and if you don't join up, your pictures will disappear.
Now I will admit I'm guessing this from comments at fordbarn because Photobucket also is not compatible with dial-up internet.
I see they changed the user agreement to say no 3rd party linking for free accounts. But if you get the paid account ($2.49/month I think) you can still link. This is what happens now if you try to link a photo.
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David, I'm beginning to wonder if it's even compatible with my "high speed" (1MG) Wi-Fi. I don't even click on those links anymore, they literally take forever to load, even if it turns out there's only a half dozen pics in it.
I think for linking photos, you have to pay $400/year. I don't believe The $2.49/month accounts allow linking any more. If you go over your assigned storage space or keep trying to link photos, PB locks your account until you pay the $400/yr. fee. If I were you, I'd stop testing it.
I haven't used it for several years. Fortunately I didn't entrust them with my original photos. I have all of those right here. Trusting "The Cloud" has always seemed like a bad idea to me.
I'm with Steve, even if I had high-speed, what do you do on a cloudless day??
OK, Joke, but electronically It CAN happen!
Simple solution for me, no more photobucket.