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Forum topic by kshipp posted 03-20-2009 08:31 PM 989 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-20-2009 08:31 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question photos pictures hosting

First let me say that I have been on this site for quite a while and for some reason I had not seen the “Shuffle” button until tonight. There goes the whole evening. Lots of really amazing stuff on here that I hadn’t seen before.

I did come across a problem though when looking at some of the older entries. Because projects are the only place where the pictures are hosted on Lumberjocks they are disappearing from some forum topics and blogs.
One example I came across today was the last entry of Timbo's blog on his basement redesign. I get a message that says “This image or video has been moved or deleted.”

The same thing happened in the replies to this forum topic about how to use Photobucket.

I believe that this must occur when a user no longer has their online picture hosting account active.

There are also a lot of other forum topics about the pros and cons of photos being hosted on other sites and the ease of use of Lumberjocks forums and blogs because of this.

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I have no idea how the technical aspects of websites work but I’m just worried that we are losing a little bit of each day as people let their image hosting accounts lapse. If the pictures were hosted on Lumberjocks in a manner similar to the project photos they would remain with the site.

Just my two cents.

-- Kyle Shipp,

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#1 posted 03-20-2009 09:02 PM

I regularly dump old images from photobucket. In the unlikely event a Lumberjock needs something I posted and then deleted, PM me and I will re-post it.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Martin Sojka

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#2 posted 03-20-2009 09:16 PM

I know about this problem, Lew. Hosting all those pictures and files on LJ is quite a complex issue. But I want to resolve this in the near future. First step was internal redesign of the project pictures uploading. I’m planning to use the same code pattern for the post attachments (picture/files).

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