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Thread: We've found ALL THE PHOTOS

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    We've found ALL THE PHOTOS

    They're always in the last place you look...


    This is a bit of a suprise to us, but a delightful one. The Admin Team were recently exploring the unnamable parts of the server (some may call them the Chaos Wastes...) looking for images from before the crash and found something bette than we had ever hoped - all of the site's images from before the crash.

    Now we can't promise it's exactly every image, but there are some odd 90,000 pictures, so I hope you'll forgive us if we can't be perfectly precise.

    Now, because we had to rebuild the site from scratch, the database doesn't know where all the photos need to go so they won't be restored automatically to everyone's galleries. But the images will be available for everyone. How we release them is up to you all so please vote above.

    Not sure what to say other than I'm elated and really excited. I hope everyone shares our feelings.

    Here is a preview of some of the images we've found so far - more are to come.











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    Re: We've found ALL THE PHOTOS

    Can they be restored to the threads or not?
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    Re: We've found ALL THE PHOTOS

    If restoring everything to its proper place is too brutal a task to even contemplate, just put the pics in properly sub-sectioned galleries and people can then hunt through them and re-link pics in their threads, if they wish. Should be manageable for the admins to do this (given a good amount of time- grab a coffee or fifty, pick a sub-section, and just get stuck in on it), and everyone will have access. Anyone with a few hundred links in a thread that doesn't want to re-link them all can just post a link to the proper sub-section/page where the appropriate pics can be found. That's enough work for the admins as it is, and it is not too much to ask the community to wipe its own butt after they have been provided the paper.
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    Re: We've found ALL THE PHOTOS

    How would releasing them in batches work?

    Presumably they're going to have to be really large batches, otherwise it would take ages until they were all available?

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    Re: We've found ALL THE PHOTOS

    Thanks Jacka and Shabbadoo.

    The issue is ... apart from it being a MAMMOTH task is that the pics don't have proper names any more so it's a case of people looking through and recognising their own photos and yes then relinking them.

    Also, it's a huge task because the images aren't just in one big file but in a complicated file structure that each image has to be picked out of individually and then renamed as an image file. So huge work for us but we are more than happy....yay thrilled.... to do it.

    But that's where we need the help of all the community to pull together and help us rename and relabel the pics. Are you up for it folks? *grabs a coffee*
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    Re: We've found ALL THE PHOTOS

    Thanks for the info. I think I've settled for them being lost in the warp.
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    Re: We've found ALL THE PHOTOS

    This is great news.

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    Re: We've found ALL THE PHOTOS

    Well I'm up for identifying my own pics. Beyond that, can't see how I could be of help...

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    Re: We've found ALL THE PHOTOS

    I don't have a horse in this race, since I host on Google (pairs nicely with Picasa) but I feel like all this would be a ton of work for the mods. If people don't have their own backups of their images I think it's reasonable to say they have to sift through the photos in one big pile and find the ones they need. Great opportunity to trim the fat!

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    Re: We've found ALL THE PHOTOS

    I vote for one big batch. We may even have members who recognize their friends and fellow members photos.

    My two cents,

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    Re: We've found ALL THE PHOTOS

    Do you think this might include avatars? I miss my old noddy smiley sun and the original image was saved on an old HDD of mine that is well dead and gone now.
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    Re: We've found ALL THE PHOTOS

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    Ah man, this is superlame. I can't decide whether I should try and rehost and update all my photos or just give up on my plog.
    Either way, they sure as %$" ain't getting $400 out of me . . .

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    Re: We've found ALL THE PHOTOS

    I'm re loading my images to http://imgur.com currently free and works. Not sure about storage size or bandwidth...

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    Re: We've found ALL THE PHOTOS

    So any news of this? I think many of us are more than happy to trawl through and add links to pics we recognize.

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