alwaysFlOoReD, that being the case, may Photobucket die a painful, agonizing presence on the Internet, only a small percentage of the '1%'ers' will pay that price just to post links of photos, not when there's free or low cost options available, or included in the Amazon Prime & similar bundles.
What good is a 'PLUS 100' plan when one cannot post or link any images? That's $120/year for bulk storage only, heck I'd do that for half the price & still make a huge profit, just would have to upgrade the ISP tier to Business Class & purchase a couple of NAS servers, as the need (& cash flow) arises, larger drives or more servers can be added. Best to max out capacity of drives from the beginning, even if first only two can be purchased. I'd gladly store 100GB of data for $5/month & if I had the know how to do so (likely no harder than learning to use a new & free piece of software), would allow posting of most images for that $9.99/month price (family friendly type only). There's a no-cost Linux option for everything, to include servers of all types & sizes, and the majority of sites does use Linux of one brand or the other. Making the 'PLUS 500' deal more ransomware than ever.
Think about it, 100GB of data isn't crap for that price, one can purchase two 1TB WD Blues on promo (around $100 total shipped) & store over 9x the amount, keeping one at home or business & the other in a safe place, such as a deposit box at their bank or other place of their choosing, swapping each weekly & not worrying over anyone's TOS within reason. Just post what's needed when required & no more.
If one has an extra no longer computer not in use that's still semi-modern, there's a homebrew server, one can then use for an OS either Ubuntu Server (more user friendly) or FreeNAS, harder to learn, yet those who uses the brand loves it. The main expense then becomes storage, there's cases & I have one in the Fractal Design R5 which holds a total of 9 HDD's, not counting the pair of two 2.5" SSD's behind the MB, or any NVMe options, if the MB will boot from one. Obviously an added SATA card would be needed, these can be had for as low as $50 for a quality model, $30 for a cheap one. There's a server with up to 90TB of HDD's (not counting SSD's) waiting to be placed into duty.
While the above may be an oversimplification, there's small or up & coming Tech Forums running in that manner, so don't see why a image hosting site can't be started the same way.
Edited by cat1092, 09 July 2017 - 04:38 AM.