For those who are not aware, due to a policy change at Photobucket, free 3rd party image hosting as been discontinued and any affected images are shown as this icon:
To update your account to enable these images to be shown will cost a membership fee of approximately 399$ (last time I checked). If you do not wish to pay then you are only left with a couple of alternatives...
1. Give up and start from scratch using an alternative image hosting site which has already been discussed in another thread.
2. You are able to download the photos on your Photobucket account so as to be able to re-host them on one of the other sites. This does mean that, if you are like me and have many, many images which have collected over time, it will take a considerable amount of time to sort through them all and even then you may not be able to replace all of your posted images.
Members are welcome to edit/replace/remove their own broken images but to flag all the old affected posts would unnecessarily clog up the time the mods do not necessarily have in removing them. It is just better to leave them for now and if or when they become relevant then request the original poster updates them.