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#1 Nigel

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 07:18 PM

This site is an invaluable source of information and guidance from which I have hugely benefitted and to which I owe much, but today I was mortified to find that many key links were no longer working, for example to the extracts from "The Art of Garment making" - a publication which is virtually unobtainable on the second hand book market, even if one can afford it when a copy does surface.

 

Is this a temporary phenomenon?  I certainly hope so. 



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Posted 25 June 2017 - 10:24 PM

The photo hosting service appears to have a monthly bandwidth limit which has been exceeded. It should reset on a monthly basis I think? I may have a PDF if you want to send me your email address.
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Posted 29 June 2017 - 02:23 PM

The problem seems more complex than simply the bandwidth issue.  

 

I think the Photobucket image sharing site has recently changed its policy regarding images.  

 

This is because I have just received an email demanding that I pay money or my images will not be available to display on this website.  

 

I am looking at my options.  

 

 

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 08:54 PM

This is probably going to become an increasingly common problem, as these photo sharing sites realise that they don't currently have anything resembling a business model...

 

There is a workaround, at least for now: you can grab the photo URL (right-click and choose "Copy Image Location" in Firefox, or something similar in other browsers) and then paste that into a new browser window / tab to view the image directly on Photobucket. You might need to refresh the page in Photobucket to get the image to display.

 

I'm now off to grab the section on waistcoats...



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 12:59 PM

Another work around you can try, copy and paste the url of the topic into the Wayback Machine on archive.org, works on most topics that aren't recent.


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 07:00 PM

^ Oh wow manxd! That works brilliantly. I tested it with an old thread called 'Rundschau goes British' and all of Schneidergott's missing images are available again.

 

This is one of the most amazing things I've seen in a while.


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:28 PM

Well, Photobucket wants their maximum fee to restore the images.  Ie $400.00 US pa.

 

At that price, and probably on principle, I would be just as happy to slowly re post them on another more stable site.  Maybe Google drive or Dropbox.

 

Does anyone have an opinion about these or other sites?

 

There are not that many, in gigabyte size.


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Posted 05 July 2017 - 10:34 AM

Hi all,

 

Here is a review, albeit from 18 months ago but it gives a rundown on 4 of the most common Cloud sites.

 

https://www.cnet.com...-right-for-you/

 

There is also Amazon S3 account, I confess I have no idea yet what all this stuff is.

 

http://calculator.s3....com/index.html

 

I will probably stick to my dropbox.  so I will begin replacing my images as time allows.

 

The Wayback machine option looks good in the meantime.

 

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 08:39 PM

Hi! I don't seem to be able to access the forum using the Wayback Machine engine because I've changed my password since the captures were taken. Maybe some other users are having the same problem. I'd be extremely grateful if you could restore the images as they are invaluable.  Many, many thanks!



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Posted 05 July 2017 - 09:01 PM

Does anyone have an opinion about these or other sites?

 

I've been using Flickr for this sort of thing for years - it has the advantage of automatically generating various different sizes of thumbnails or previews, and will also generate the BBCode to embed them in the forum for you. The upload interface is quite nice, but I think you need a Yahoo! account... You get 1TB of storage for free, and the maximum size of an individual image is 200MB.



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Posted 06 July 2017 - 01:05 PM

That sounds ok dunc and very similar to what photobucket was like.  I would be concerned that flickr would be headed down the same model as PB.


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Posted 06 July 2017 - 07:35 PM

I lost interest in these companies a long time ago. And now, like rental storage, the accumulated rent, will soon cost more than the value of what you are storing. After a while you'll have payed ten times its valu, then a hundred, then a thousand, and so on. They need to figure a better model. They are paying less per space in hardware but running our cost up. 



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Posted 06 July 2017 - 08:30 PM

That sounds ok dunc and very similar to what photobucket was like.  I would be concerned that flickr would be headed down the same model as PB.

 

Yeah, it's certainly a possibility... You never can tell with these sorts of things. However, I believe Flickr has a bigger pro userbase, and is hopefully in a better financial position. But yeah, I wouldn't be entirely surprised to see them heading that way eventually.


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Posted 06 July 2017 - 08:48 PM

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 05:14 AM

I'd go with imgur.com. It's totally free and I think the largest image sharing site on the internet. 


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 11:17 PM

I'm still bogge down with family stuff at the moment.  Goodness so much to think of.  Thanks though Zandercock


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 01:27 AM

I'd be willing to donate some dosh to the cause. Let me know SG if I can do anything. Tosh's posts are the life blood and the largest contribution to the forum and hate to see it lost
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Posted 28 July 2017 - 09:12 AM

I would contribute.


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