Re: There's a difference between paying your fair share and extortion
"Just because it was free before doesn't give Photobucket the right to massively overcharge because they know they are the only place people can use if they want their old online posts to work."
On the contrary. It's Photobucket's service and they most definitely have the right to charge customers whatever they like for it. Just like their customers most definitely have the right to decline and go elsewhere.
Your old online posts won't work? Well that's life. When you post on forums you don't own using images from websites you don't own and don't pay for, under what sense of entitlement do you get to demand that both retain your content in perpetuity?