Tutorials and disappearing photos

Tutorials and disappearing photos

fiddler49
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Joined: 04 Apr 2006, 16:39

11 Apr 2008, 23:00 #1

I was checking out a tutorial in the beginner knapping forum and noticed all the photos gone on that particular one. I've seen this before over time. I guess if you delete photos from your photo bucket account, any of those pics that happen to be in a thread or more important, a tutorial will disappear. The pics in many of these tutorials are as important as the text and should be a permanent part of the tutorial. I think the tutorials are a vital part of PaleoPlanet and the degradation of these by pics vanishing is just silly. Can something be done to make them permanent? I don't post tutorials just for this reason. cheers fiddler49
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PaleoAleo
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Joined: 14 Apr 2003, 21:09

12 Apr 2008, 01:26 #2

If you let me know before you delete them, I'll copy the photos to my PC, upload them to my photosite, and then swap them out for those you wish to delete. They will stay in my photo site till I drop dead and stop paying for the space, or until something less sinister happens.

I agree with you that it's a shame to loose the photos, but I can't house everyone's photos or I'll go broke and my wife will either divorce me, or kill me and bury me in the yard.

T
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indygoman
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Joined: 14 Feb 2008, 01:56

12 Apr 2008, 01:28 #3

I totally agree with you fiddler especially with us new guys that are even going threw archives and the pics are not even there ,Its kind of a put down almost feel like hating to ask a repeat question due to the fact that you dont see the pics in the tutorial.
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the warrior yeti
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Joined: 26 Sep 2004, 00:54

12 Apr 2008, 01:29 #4

MAN! That is sinister. We don't want that to happen to you Tom. Someone figure something out quick!
In farewell, and yet not in farewell, the Master handed me his best bow. "When you shoot with this bow you will feel the spirit of the Master near you. Give it not into the hands of the curious! And when you have passed beyond it, do not lay it up in remembrance! Destroy it, so that nothing remains but a heap of ashes."

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stnwerks
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Joined: 07 Feb 2008, 05:36

12 Apr 2008, 04:37 #5

I have found quite often that I was able to go into the photo bucket site and view all the persons pics by right cicking on the missing pic then clicking properties and shortening the url to reflect the users account.
http://s83.photobucket.com/albums/j288/ ... 0409AA.jpg shorten it like this
http://s83.photobucket.com/albums/j288/stonecarver
paste to address bar and often your in their photobucket album
Is this ethical, you bet if they have an open account, here is mine link ;)
It's a geek thing :)
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PaleoAleo
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Joined: 14 Apr 2003, 21:09

12 Apr 2008, 13:55 #6

This has always been a problem here. We tried to solve it in many ways. As you guys know, the photos aren't actually stored here on P.Planet when you post them. They are stored on the on-line photo sites where you uploaded them originally. If you delete them from the photosite, then they disappear here. The storage of photo files is a pain in the butt. It's expensive (or can be) at times, but there are lots of free sites.

Photobucket - free, but you don't get all that much space

Yuku - we have photo storage right here, but it's limited size wise.

Image Event - a pay site that I use. About $35 bucks a year for around 1500 photos. I've just had to double my storage space, so I guess I'll be paying double that now.

ImageShack: This one is free and supposedly has unlimited storage space. I have an account here too.

We've tried in the past to have a multiple user account at one of these places, but there doesn't seem to be a way to set up a multiple user account, and while sharing a password sounds good in theory, it's a logistical nightmare for me to Email the password to anyone who wants to use it for many reasons (the shear number of people, an angry person or hacker could simply delete the whole account or delete photos and we'd never know who, etc.)

So in the end, everyone is responsible for tending to their own photos. If you take the time to write up a tutorial, I'd expect that you'd want to preserve the photos some how. I've offered to house the photos for tutorials when others can't or don't want to hold them any more. But someone's got to let me know. I can't read minds and anticipate when to do this. It's a bit time consuming for me too. Each photo has to be copied to my PC, uploaded to my photosite, and then swapped out with photos on the tutorial.

I'll put a post on the tutorial sections suggesting that anyone who can't hold the photos anymore should contact me to work something out.

It's the best I can do......

T
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PaleoAleo
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Joined: 14 Apr 2003, 21:09

12 Apr 2008, 14:00 #7

P.S., Pointsonashirtguy even kindly offered once to house everyone's photos here on the Planet on one of his servers. Few if any ever took him up on his offer. There were posts about this hanging around at one point. Dont' know if I can find them again now. I had it pinned in the General Prim Skills discussion area for a few months.

T
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Abiqua
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Joined: 23 Sep 2008, 21:01

29 Sep 2008, 21:37 #8

If you copy a tutorial onto wikiHow.com (start a how-to article there) you can upload the photos onto their servers. wikiHow has plenty of server space for images. And as long as you link back to wikiHow from the thread - like "Check out the wiki version of this article at http://www.wikihow.com/how-to-whatever-whatever" then wikiHow's conditions are met. You can do this with ALL your tutorials if you want. This would be WONDERFUL for wikiHow because there are some amazing tutorials here, and this forum would receive a lot of publicity on wikiHow, because each picture and article can have an attribution link back to paleoplanet. Seriously, if you're interested in doing this, I could talk with the founder about it. Please let me know!
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Coyotlviejo
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Joined: 19 May 2004, 00:57

30 Sep 2008, 05:40 #9

I like to use Webshots. It's also free, and as far as I know you get pretty much unlimited space, or at least I've never run out yet!

Dan
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steveolevi
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Joined: 14 Apr 2014, 15:17

11 May 2014, 07:42 #10

I just want to know how to add a photo to a post. Can someone break it down for me?
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