Well this is a good start. just checked some threads with chrome browser and with the photobucket fix plugin on you will see images again and also easy download/save images
* obviously without plugin or with it switched off in addon settings then you see the photobucket ransom message *
What I would suggest know is any particularly useful post with photobucket pics gets pics saved while have access as if photobucket makes more changes or goes under they be totally lost .
Main lesson from this is A: be very wise to who you use for hosting your pics and B: always keep your own organised hard copy .
Any of the free options are a risk, is a reason why google don't do embedded image hosting service as it massive resource draw and hard finance in a free way :-/
If people could start a list on any topics with photobucket images or ones they still can't see proper pic as can't use the browser photobucket fix plugin then we can go about rescuing and reuploading .