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Re: Recommended Games Discussion

Post by PantherUK » July 6th, 2017, 12:18 am

That sucks, big time... :pissed:
Ooer... No pictures...

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Re: Recommended Games Discussion

Post by Hierophant » July 6th, 2017, 6:00 am

It certainly does suck. That article I linked also leads to this long streak of misery issuing from PB's piss weak response on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/photobucket/status/ ... aid-update

It's so messed up. I can't seem to access many Rec Games screenshots on Incito's PB. For me, it just shows the same ugly ransom note on their end as what's showing here on the forums. I've got a fair bit of it backed up on my PC, but I've now realised I must've stopped bothering at some point because everything ran smoothly for years after Incito got us the pro account.

My idea to try and get around that is to go through Rec Games and break the image links by removing a 'w' in 'www' or something like that, thereby halting any further bandwidth consumption. Hopefully, the bandwidth counter resets at some point so I can retrieve whatever is missing. Then at least I'll have a complete collection of our Rec Games images on file, in case we ever figure out a solution to this shambles someday.

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Re: Recommended Games Discussion

Post by eliaskeme » July 8th, 2017, 7:05 pm

Bloody hell I noticed that too. And you know what sucks the most? I actually had the snaps to the game folders in my MAME in my ext hard disk...and it broke. So what do we do know? Does imgur work?
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Re: Recommended Games Discussion

Post by Incito » July 9th, 2017, 1:33 am

I am going to post an announcement. :arg:

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Re: Recommended Games Discussion

Post by Hierophant » July 9th, 2017, 6:49 pm

Elias, I might end up using Imgur for some random stuff, but I don't think they're suitable for Rec Games and various other popular pages on MAME Addicts. Imgur's TOS clearly states that they have no intention of being a content provider for other websites. People who are going down the route of moving image libraries from Photobucket to Imgur may get burned in the long run.

Imgur Terms of Service - http://imgur.com/tos

I remember Photobucket used to tout themselves as having something like 100 million users and 15 billion images. Imagine if the majority of that does end up transferring over to Imgur and starts making their bandwidth costs spiral out of control. It might not be a pretty picture.

What I'm going to do for now is break the Rec Games image links in the hope that doing so will eventually let me recover the ones I'm missing from my backup. Incito and I can talk on MA Discord about reliable, affordable options for fixing what Photobucket broke.

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Edit: Slight change of plan. I forgot the board doesn't allow broken image links to be posted. I also just figured out I can access all the images directly from Incito's Photobucket login.

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Re: Recommended Games Discussion

Post by Hierophant » July 10th, 2017, 7:26 pm

OK, no worries about missing images from my Rec Games backup anymore. It was a royal pain in the butt to sort it all out properly, a full day's work, but it's safely stored on Dropbox and Google now. I'll share it with the other mods or any Rec Games contributor who requests it.

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Re: Recommended Games Discussion

Post by Incito » September 7th, 2018, 12:16 pm

Think we have any new games to add?

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Re: Recommended Games Discussion

Post by Hierophant » September 9th, 2018, 12:14 am

There sure are. Too many to mention, really. It's been on my mind a bit lately, too, since nothing's been added for a couple of years now.

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Re: Recommended Games Discussion

Post by eliaskeme » September 9th, 2018, 10:30 am

Incito wrote:
September 7th, 2018, 12:16 pm
Think we have any new games to add?
All you had to do was ask :wink:

PS: How does posting images work now? Same as it used to from photobucket?
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Re: Recommended Games Discussion

Post by Hierophant » September 11th, 2018, 2:50 am

Yeah, mate, use whatever image host you want. We will backup any images and, if necessary, self-host them. :hello:

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