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Thread's pictures unavailable to others as well ?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by popps, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. popps

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  2. Saunders

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    Tina has left UO and severed all her ties. No doubt she has also removed her UO images from Photobucket.
     
  3. popps

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    I see. I wished Stratics had something that got pics in UO related threads copied into some Stratics' archive and automatically rename the link so that threads could not loose them when players stopped playinig the game and removed them.

    I mean, there are old threads with pics which could still be usefull to new or returning players to make them better understand the game but if the threads loose the pics then the help might not be the same.

    Oh well........
     
  4. Petra Fyde

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    We do have a site full of playguides for those willing to look on it.
     
  5. Kiminality

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    You know, if you'd volunteered to contribute to Stratics, or just been of a mind to do anything other than complain, you could have made sure the images were backed up.
     
  6. popps

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    Well, if I know an answer game related I do help answering to those posting questions...

    Unfortunately, I do not have too much time to play the game enough to make me feel comfortable in knowing it enough to be of help to others more often.

    As in regards to back-ups of game related images in Stratics' threads, rather than manually which might effectively come time consuming, why not make it an automatic feature ?

    Something like whenever one logs a game related picture into a Stratics thread, it gets automatically copied into a Stratics' archive and the link to the picture automatically gets renamed to the Stratics' one (or it will be renamed whenever the original link will stop working,,,).

    Or whatever of the sort to avoid having threads missing game related pictures.

    Just an idea, others might be better, of course.
     
  7. Fink

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    There would be no way to automate that feature based on relevance. People post all sorts of stupid, pointless, unrelated, and thoroughly enjoyable material in all the wrong places. If they were automatically backed up, Stratics would collapse under the weight of a trillion funny cat pictures.

    That said, you can attach an image to a post and it will upload directly to Stratics without needing a third party host. I'm not sure if that's a permanent link or they periodically dump those images. I would think they'd dump them after a thread goes dead a few months to avoid the aforementioned Kitten Event Horizon.


    Hmm, that doesn't sound right. Photobucket's a free host, yeah? There'd be no point in purposely shutting down all the UO stuff.
     
  8. Petra Fyde

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  9. Yen Sid

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    If you spent your time playing instead of posting here, then maybe you would have the time and could answer people's questions more often. rolleyes:

    It is too bad that she deleted everything, seems rather pointless just because your not playing anymore. It would have been just as easy to leave everything here.
     
  10. Wenchkin

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    Photobucket images are stored on Photobucket rather than inside Stratics, so if a user deletes or moves those pictures they'll show an error.

    So when you say "backup" what Stratics would have to do is grab a copy of the images first and host them so they remain in the post.

    You wouldn't want this done automatically, because a computer can't tell the difference between copyrighted images and those in the public domain. Or useful vs trashy images we can all live without.

    As for images hosted off Stratics, it's good practice to always ask for permission before you copy or hotlink to an image that somebody else created, even if that's inside a game.

    Wenchy
     
  11. Tina Small

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    Yes, popps, I deleted all those pictures, along with both the SA and legacy clients for UO, UO Assist, and UO Automap, and all the macro folders for both clients and UO Assist. Cleared up over 5 gig of hard drive space doing that!

    I haven't quite gotten UO completely out of my system yet. Still having a hard time not poking my head in U.Hall occasionally to see what's going on. (Not logging in to UO the last two weeks has been a breeze, though. No pangs there.) I do still have a few old screen shots and UO-related jpg files I made in Photoshop stored on my laptop and a couple more of them backed up on a network drive. Can't quite bring myself to delete those just yet. However, I know the day will come when I will want that space and there will only be a second or two of hesitation before I delete them too. (And before you say it, Llams Anit whoever you are, the needle's still in but yanking it out hasn't been as bad as I feared. And no, I didn't replace UO with any other game. I'm finished with gaming for good, I hope.) But yes, the 800+ UO-related pictures I had stored on Photobucket are gone. I have a Pro account, so I wasn't lacking for space by any means. However, I've been working on photography and getting better with Photoshop and seeing that folder of UO pictures every time I signed in to Photobucket was annoying. Also frustrating was seeing old UO pictures I no longer cared about completely dominating my picture view stats.

    So, as part of the process of walking away from UO, I deleted my UO pictures folder on Photobucket. I knew Petra had already captured all the important stuff and made it much more accessible on the Stratics site. You can find it there now in mere seconds, rather than having to search for a dusty old thread.

    Because I volunteered and/or because Petra saw something in some of my posts that was worth saving, all is not lost as far as someone being able to still get to any truly useful stuff I might have posted. Petra and several other people have spent an enormous amount of time updating the Stratics site. Every week, there's a post on Saturday detailing what's been added or updated. Sadly, I think too many people either ignore those posts or take them for granted. I hope that this incident reminds people of the importance and value of what Petra and others have done via the Stratics site. Perhaps it will also motivate some of the more ambitious forum users to contact Petra about getting the information they've gathered posted in a much more accessible and permanent location on Stratics.

    Be well, folks. Talk at you all later sometime, perhaps!

    :)

    *Wanders off to find Petra to lock up the Stratics account again.*
     
  12. Storm

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    Thank you again Tina!!!