Photobucket has been hosting some of my photos since forever. I’ve had no problems with Photobucket… until now. Is photobucket down?
I’ve been asking myself (and doing some sleuthing online, of course) if Photobucket is indeed down because all my photos there are unavailable. If you are reading this post before 1 p.m. today (11 p.m. for some states in the United States), then you can probably see the rather unattractive box to the right of this post, saying:
We’re doing a little work right now
Your Image will be back soon
Man… I’m thinking of doing something about it and hosting the images somewhere else for now, but I don’t need the extra work. But what’s going on with Photobucket?
Yes, Photobucket is down… but for a select few users only. I don’t feel so special being part of this elite few. Sigh.
I wonder what they mean by, “We’re in the middle of resolving an issue that affects a small percentage of our users.” Is there some sort of worm or virus in their system, or perhaps there has been a hacking attempt at Photobucket?
A lot of Photobucket users, especially those counting on Photobucket for their eBay listings, are pulling their hair out in frustration. I can imagine being greatly distressed if my eBay auctions are about to end and I’m expecting a lot of bids, then the pictures in them suddenly get replaced by an apology by Photobucket. Ouch.
No worries, the estimated time for Photobucket to be back up for everyone is at around 1 p.m. today. Hopefully, Photobucket will no longer be down by then and the site will be done with its “issue resolution”.