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Re: Photofuckit up for customers.

Postby RedRover » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:24 pm

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RedRover wrote:So how do I start the agonizing process of getting my shit back?


Step 1: Cry

Step 2: Drink

Step 3: Check if you have backup images saved anywhere.

Step 4: Upload them to another hosting site.

Step 5: Have fun fixing hundreds of image tags.


Well.... this is going to take a long ass time.
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Re: Photofuckit up for customers.

Postby Tzan » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:04 pm

Did PB actually delete all the images?

When Dropbox messed up the links, the images were still there on DB.
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Re: Photofuckit up for customers.

Postby Quantumsurfer » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:08 pm

No, the images are still there.  Still have to fix the forum posts with new links to a different hosted image or to the wiki.  I've done it to one post so far and I already want to tear my eyes out.  I don't think I will do it to the big ones, like For Great Justice.  I think I'll just upload the narrative to the wiki in toto and link to it in the thread.
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Re: Photofuckit up for customers.

Postby stubby » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:36 pm

RedRover wrote:So how do I start the agonizing process of getting my shit back?


What I did for ZZD is:

69: I went to Warhead's photobucket album and hit the "Download Album" button on the right side
7: uploaded the album to a new server
8: Used a text editor on each post to do a batch find-and-replace on all the links, changing the old server address to the new one. In this case, it was:

    find "http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk120/Warhead40k/Brikwars/Brikwars%20Zombie%20Dawn/"
    replace with "brikwars.com/forums/images/warhead/"
9: previewed the results for every post to make sure I didn't fuck something up permanently
10: posted the revised post

And that's it.
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Re: Photofuckit up for customers.

Postby Archduke » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:42 pm

Go to photobucket and use the snipping tool (get it if you don't already have it) to get back all of your images, then repost them on another site
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Re: Photofuckit up for customers.

Postby RedRover » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:45 pm

I have all the images saved, well most, it's mostly just the replacing. Jimmy rigging some sort of find and replace seems helpful'
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Re: Photofuckit up for customers.

Postby Omega Prime » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:47 pm

Here's some related news clips and things about photofuckit

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Photobucket is locking down huge chunks of internet history
Photobucket, one of the internet’s most longstanding image repositories, recently shocked its users by quietly changing its terms of service without announcing that it would begin charging $400 per year to allow users to hotlink their images, preventing people from easily embedding the images they’ve uploaded to Photobucket on other websites. Though the term is nearly archaic now, in earlier internet times, when images were big and server load capacity was small, hotlinking was a big deal; Photobucket was among the crucial free web storage systems that allowed you to freely upload and share images wherever you liked.
The result is that the internet’s “Web 2.0” middle period — which began sometime around 2003, when Photobucket was founded, and ran through 2008 or so, when social media took off — was dominated by sites and blog posts built around Photobucket images. But now Photobucket has blocked these images from appearing, which effectively decimates the internet’s archive of those middle years.
The change at Photobucket comes just as SoundCloud has announced massive layoffs, reportedly telling staff that it currently only has enough money to stay in business another quarter. Though SoundCloud has insisted that it’s going to be fine for the long term and that its users’ data is safe, the warning has given everyone time to prepare for the worst-case scenario.
No matter the outcome, though, in concert with the Photobucket news, SoundCloud’s fate could pose another huge threat to longstanding, beloved internet archives — a stark reminder that while the internet may be forever, it’s only as permanent as the servers in which we trust.


http://www.denverpost.com/2017/07/16/photobucket-fee-hike/
https://petapixel.com/2017/07/01/photobucket-just-broke-billions-photos-embedded-web/
https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/4/15919224/photobucket-broken-images-amazon-ebay-etsy-paid-update
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Re: Photofuckit up for customers.

Postby Bragallot » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:51 am

I'm not too sad as I think most of my battles were fun at the time, but not timeless and potentially kinda crappy looking back. There are a few that I might want to preserve though as (imho) some did reach a pretty high level of quality. Since they're still in my Photobucket account, I'd just have to transition them somewhere. Of course, I have thousands of pictures. What approach would you guys suggest?
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Re: Photofuckit up for customers.

Postby TheVengefulOne » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:14 pm

Bragallot wrote:I'm not too sad as I think most of my battles were fun at the time, but not timeless and potentially kinda crappy looking back. There are a few that I might want to preserve though as (imho) some did reach a pretty high level of quality. Since they're still in my Photobucket account, I'd just have to transition them somewhere. Of course, I have thousands of pictures. What approach would you guys suggest?


Some of your battles were definitely worth keeping (Killing Time especially), and some of them (part of Andelmere) are still up because you used Brickshelf for them. Imgur has unlimited storage space, so a lot of people will probably be headed to them instead. Beyond that you might consider restoring your battles and just making new (updated!) armory posts.

Edit: Don't use Imgur, see below.
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Re: Photofuckit up for customers.

Postby TheVengefulOne » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:49 pm

So I was reading Imgur's terms of service when I came across this little notice:

Also, don't use Imgur to host image libraries you link to from elsewhere


Dafuq? Does this refer to linking or embedding images or what?  :???:  :???:  :???:
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Re: Photofuckit up for customers.

Postby Duerer » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:09 pm

Maybe? From what it looks imgur has been trying to turn itself into a reddit-like community or some shit. I'm not 100% sure whether to dump all my other pics on flickr, given they might also pull the plug on them someday.
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Re: Photofuckit up for customers.

Postby TheVengefulOne » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:04 pm

Duerer wrote:Maybe? From what it looks imgur has been trying to turn itself into a reddit-like community or some shit. I'm not 100% sure whether to dump all my other pics on flickr, given they might also pull the plug on them someday.


Who knows, from what I've read Imgur has recently made it significantly harder to find image tags for people to link out with.  :fist: I guess I'll probably end up using Flickr and hope they don't start pulling shit like this.
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Re: Photofuckit up for customers.

Postby TheVengefulOne » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:27 pm

Good God Flickr is so much easier to use than Photofuckit.
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Re: Photofuckit up for customers.

Postby Brikguy0410 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:21 am

:necro:

huh I guess all those years of not contributing have finally paid off.

have fun fixing image tags you guys  :omnom:
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Re: Photofuckit up for customers.

Postby Tzan » Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:25 am

LOL
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