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Imageshack banning
« on: 11:01, 01 June 11 »
Hello again,
Maybe you've noticed that Imageshack instituted a stupid policy according to which, if you post an IS-hosted image on a site, the reader has to have logged in to IS to see the images OR IS has to approve the site the pics appear on (!!); otherwise all you see is a placeholder with a url.
I think we should stop using IS altogether. If you don't want to upload your pics here at least use another service.
By coincidence I recently started testing Min.us. Here's a test:



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« Last Edit: 11:07, 01 June 11 by Gryzor »

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Re: Imageshack banning
« Reply #1 on: 11:05, 01 June 11 »
The link to min.us doesn't work for me? What is min.us?

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And C64s don't have rounded corners like that when viewed from above :D

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Re: Imageshack banning
« Reply #2 on: 11:07, 01 June 11 »
Well, theoretically you could just point your browser to min.us, but I fixed the link for you :D

Min.us is an online gallery/sharing site, like Imageshack. I like it because it's quite minimal and nice...

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Re: Imageshack banning
« Reply #3 on: 11:49, 01 June 11 »

Absolutly not, C64's used to make some nasty marks on the floor when dropped!  :)


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And C64s don't have rounded corners like that when viewed from above :D

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Re: Imageshack banning
« Reply #4 on: 12:22, 01 June 11 »
Did you deliberately drop it? Or was it an accident? :D

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Re: Imageshack banning
« Reply #5 on: 12:25, 01 June 11 »
Well I've uploaded by signature to it, though I didn't notice any problems with my Signature I had on IS. Agreed IS are a bunch of $#£! and even though I don't understand what's happening, isn't simply banning them going to create more headaches for other people? Or is this more to do if I let them in they decide the terms and force us to play their stupid game.
 
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Re: Imageshack banning
« Reply #6 on: 15:04, 01 June 11 »
I use this site(spanish site) http://www.subirimagenes.com

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Re: Imageshack banning
« Reply #7 on: 16:10, 01 June 11 »
@CP/M: by "banning" I don't mean I would introduce rules to the Apache to block Imageshack, but rather nudge people to stop using it :D My own sig pics were hosted on IS and I started getting those ugly default IS pics...

@Dragon: this looks nice and rich, pity it's only in spanish!

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Re: Imageshack banning
« Reply #8 on: 16:44, 01 June 11 »
Easy solution:

http://translate.google.es/translate?u=www.subirimagenes.com%2F&sl=es&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8
http://translate.google.es/translate?u=www.subirimagenes.com%2F&sl=es&tl=en&hl=&ie=UTF-8

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example(pic found in the website):

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Re: Imageshack banning
« Reply #9 on: 06:28, 02 June 11 »
@CP/M: by "banning" I don't mean I would introduce rules to the Apache to block Imageshack, but rather nudge people to stop using it :D My own sig pics were hosted on IS and I started getting those ugly default IS pics...

It mightn't be a bad idea to do a force block on IS, otherwise IS will get their way by utilising their unwanted promotional material all over the place and I personally prefer the Red X in a box over some Flashplayer rubbish. (I'd love to disable it, unfortunately certain websites utilise it for critical purposes)
 
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I think we should stop using IS altogether. If you don't want to upload your pics here at least use another service.

"We should stop using IS altogether." has a more authoritive ring about it!  :police:

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@Dragon: this looks nice and rich, pity it's only in spanish!

Might as well make good use of the tool Dragon as offered while it's still Free[nb]It could cost your life one day!  :o [/nb]!
 
 
 
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Re: Imageshack banning
« Reply #10 on: 07:27, 02 June 11 »
Hmm, I'm in two minds about this. On one hand, it's annoying, on the other I can sort of see their problem. There were other 'image sharing' sites that were basically just faking a frontend to imageshack so that someone else was getting the ad revenue whilst imageshack was providing all the bandwidth. Is getting a site exempted a particularly difficult (or expensive) thing to do?

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Re: Imageshack banning
« Reply #11 on: 08:25, 02 June 11 »
I don't know. I did request for cpcwiki to be added to their trusted list a few days ago, but nothing came of it.

And, limiting your functionality to fend off the bad guys... shot in the foot.

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Re: Imageshack banning
« Reply #12 on: 10:55, 02 June 11 »
Maybe you should give mediafire a try. They play nice.

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Re: Imageshack banning
« Reply #13 on: 11:56, 02 June 11 »
There's a lot of them around, so rounding up all the good, bad & the Ugly Image uploaders is a good place to start (just don't use Google to Track them down!  ;) ).
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Re: Imageshack banning
« Reply #14 on: 12:43, 02 June 11 »
Well, anything that lets you embed thumbs (at least) is good. Though you have to consider that hosting images externally means that they'll eventually disappear, no matter what.

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Re: Imageshack banning
« Reply #15 on: 02:25, 03 June 11 »
Why not upload your image as attachment? Then you have a thumbnail and can see it in fullsize, too...
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Re: Imageshack banning
« Reply #16 on: 08:34, 06 June 11 »
Yup - that's why I mentioned images disappearing on Imageshack and the likes...

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Re: Imageshack banning
« Reply #17 on: 10:20, 06 June 11 »
Why not upload your image as attachment? Then you have a thumbnail and can see it in fullsize, too...

Yup - that's why I mentioned images disappearing on Imageshack and the likes...

I was just being nice about it and upload images to Image Repositories like ImageShack since they catered for that sort of thing, rather than fill up this wiki domain.  :)  Though since there's a few Image Repositories floating around, ImageShack might reconsider what their doing if their business slows down!  ;)
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