Photobucket deleted it! We got the runaround, so we took it to the press.
An hour later, we got an apology, our photos back, and an upgraded account.
However, be aware, if your account is private, they will still go through it and can delete photos at will. I'm thinking though, if they are cloth diaper photos we will take it back to CNET and they can run a follow-up story.
I love the power of the pen.