Rocky I would thumbs up your comment if I could find the button for it so just have this
Actually I found it. Hey if I was the kind of person who gains satisfaction by telling people photobucket sucked at least now I have a tangible reason. $400 for that laggy trash. But I'm not that kind of person so I won't say that
I'd just ask for some patience on this issue. There are hundreds/thousands of images that all of a sudden need to be re-uploaded somewhere else, and urls updated in the site config. No matter what the solution, this is going to be a ton of work for our admins.
Yea I'm starting to think Flickr would be the optimal choice for the hosting exodus. It's less popular than Imgur (which is a good thing) and it's stable/well supported. It's what I used for the N64 Cartridge Scan Repository.