PLEASE change Photobucket accounts to "PRIVATE"

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by jeaucamom, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    Okay.... we just learned via Cyn that photos we think are somewhat safe and private are not. I HIGHLY suggest going to photobucket and using the "my account" button to change your account to private so the whole world cannot see you, your children (whose pictures can be used and altered to do all kinds of horrible things!), your home, etc.

    It will also tell you how many times per month your account is being viewed. The vast majority of my pics are chickens and mine was viewed 1390 times per month. There are so many sickos out there, I really want all of us protected!!!
  2. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    That was very well said. Now folks heed her advice and DO IT NOW.
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Yes I went private (I didn't know I could do that till recently) a few weeks ago when someone was taking pictures of my daughter and telling friends it was HIS girlfriend! EEGADS! He was plastering them all over facebook! I had no idea until then that my photos were NOT private...and there is nothing we can do about it either. I called the pd over here and he said that it is out there for anyone to see/borrow unless we are private. CRAZY!
  4. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    Hey Mods..... Can we add that to the instructions on how to post photos???
  5. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    The summer of 2005 we were on a cruise to Alaska and this creepy sicko old man was taking pics of all the kids including mine. He even changed his dinner table to sit near my kids and was taking pics of them eating. I marched over to him, demanded his camera and erased over 200 photos of children. My BIL is 6'4 and HUGE and a Pasadena PD and he was right behind me. We complained to the cruise line and the next stop he was kicked off!!

    People!!...... PLEASE be careful!!
  6. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    as far as I am aware , any photos you wish to post here must be in a public domain status folder... the photos I have posted here or at my site dissapear (or at least I think this is so) when I change the status to "private"... I do not post therefore any photos I do not want viewed in my photobucket account.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2008
  7. Parson's Wife

    Parson's Wife Blessed Abundantly

    Jan 22, 2008
    I signed up as private from the BEGINNING....but I saw that I had well over 3000 hits for this month....
    Can they still see my album, even though it's private? Just can't copy?

  8. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA

    I have changed mine to private... so this is a test photo on whether it will show up or not??

    And it did, so Yes, you can still post here if it is private.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2008
  9. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    I changed my account to private. The counter says over 12,000 people have looked at my pictures in the past month.
  10. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    Thank you for that post. I just changed mine. Who knew [​IMG]

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