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[–] turtlesarepureevil 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I figure just use direct imgur links for individual images and host albums elsewhere while using imgur as backup. Let them hemmorage.

Or advise people to not use direct links (a decent chunk)/adblock for the non-imgur site. @derram write a script to archive imgur album links pl0x.

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[–] discoball [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm opposed to using Imgur, for a number reasons:

  1. Imgur has been known to delete controversial images, such as those that might be hosted on Fat People Hate or various other subverses.

  2. It's running on VC now, so every click it gets (even to hotlinked images) only serves to make Andreessen Horowitz more money as the site appears to get more traffic. If it's ever sold, or floated on the stock market, you can bet it will have one of those absurd "tech" valuations, similar to Twitter.

  3. Lack of input. If we build something ourselves, we get to decided what to include, and perhaps more importantly, not include.

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[–] Rotteuxx 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Thx for the info, I hadn't yet started re-uploading all my /v/welding albums because I was super busy this week. I'm glad I didn't havd the time because I was going to split them up between your service & ImgTc.

Voat will get over this, just a rough road to ride on for a while.

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[–] NamelessCrewmember 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Hey, what are the chances of getting automatic exif stripping and an option for downsizing from say the original 5mb file ( which is way too much for some simple pics) to something smaller? It would with two quick checkboxes ticked strip all identifying info from a pic (say a phone) so that it couldn't be used to identify who took said pic?

When I saw the demo years ago that could tell exactly which camera took a photo off the Internet due to the specific noise of the censor that was extracted from a few known photos of that camera previously... ugh. Say I take a pic of a cop committing a crime, I post it anon, the they track it to my phone anyway and 'visit ' in the middle of the night.

Also, I get the serious jitters from two diff successful projects just abandoned. Something stinks bad about that.

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[–] discoball [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

what are the chances of getting automatic exif stripping

I really want this to be a thing. It's high on my list of priorities, I just haven't gotten around to it so far (or found a capable programmer willing to volunteer their time).

and an option for downsizing from say the original 5mb file ( which is way too much for some simple pics) to something smaller

This is already built into the site. When you upload an image, you can choose to either link directly to the fullsized image, or the "medium" (aka thumb) version, which is considerably smaller. I might add options for custom downsizing in the future, if there's enough demand.

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[–] NamelessCrewmember 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

First, thanks for the prompt and informative response, it's a big deal in the time of shit customer service and suddenly disappearing developers.

What I intended by downsizing was not to thumb but like 1024x768, which is suitable for most pics, low on bandwidth, and re compresses the original file to obfuscate its digital trail. I have never, and will never post a raw photo from any device I own to the net, and when on mobile as most of us are typically, programs to strip data and resize are a major stumbling block to posting something we want to share with protecting our anonymity.

Kudos so far, I hope you keep it going.

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[–] derram 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I think ads are fine as long as they don't show up on/you don't disable the direct links.

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[–] turtlesarepureevil 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You won't escape the wrath of NASA. They'll be watching and much more.

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[–] discoball [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Fuckin' astronauts, man.

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[–] turtlesarepureevil 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

They turned the moon into some fruity pies for profit. They can do anything.

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[–] Crensch 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Hey bud, thanks for your imagehost. I've been using it since I first heard of it.

I know this is a huge undertaking, but I'd really, really like a full-on conquering of imgur. Mobile apps, usersubs, etc.

I like your idea about being able to download all the images you post. Maybe also be able to check-mark images that'll be added to a list that you can click a button to download at a later date. (or a self-updating torrent of all the images so we don't lose them entirely should something happen?) Not a coder, not sure what all can be done there.

I think creative adverts or "week of the X" sorts of things would be a kind of advertising not really seen anywhere. Instead of having those shitty 3rd party ads that could have malware and other shit going on behind the scenes... maybe force them to use your website to upload their webm or image meme, then promote it at the top for a while depending on the $$. I know there's that whole thing about people not liking being advertised to... how about "Hey guys, this week is sponsored by Coca-Cola, so go out and support them for supporting us!". I'd buy an extra case for that, or switch from Pepsi to coke if I didn't absolutely hate coke.

What to focus on next? I believe just before you posted this, I was getting the confirm page with the /thumb/ link provided that I mentioned to you before. Right now I'm getting a preview, THEN that page, then I can click on the image again to get the correct link in the search bar.

Also, is there a reason something like this:

https://i.reddituploads.com/622b382353d842f4ae128bf428c5bc42?fit=max&h=1536&w=1536&s=09393e72448ec41d20c1cc7a796b3892

doesn't work? I rather prefer not linking directly to imgur or reddit, and the imgur urls work fine, but this one does not.

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[–] discoball [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

First, thanks for using the site, and for the suggestions. It means a lot.

I have consider a "featured images" subsection, above the "hot images" on the main page. Not a bad idea. However, in the meantime, I've disabled the "hot images" thing in order to clean up the homepage and focus on the core service.

I believe just before you posted this, I was getting the confirm page with the /thumb/ link provided that I mentioned to you before. Right now I'm getting a preview, THEN that page, then I can click on the image again to get the correct link in the search bar.

This is a known bug in the "upload from url" tab, it doesn't happen when using the main big-blue-box tab (but still an aggravating issue that I need to look into).

Also, is there a reason something like this: https://i.reddituploads.com/622b382353d842f4ae128bf428c5bc42?fit=max&h=1536&w=1536&s=09393e72448ec41d20c1cc7a796b3892 doesn't work?

It's the question mark; and, in this particular case, lack of file extension. For some reason, the program doesn't recognize something as an image file if there's a question mark in the URL, and I'm not entirely sure why.

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[–] Crensch 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Good shit bud. Glad you popped up when you did, I wasn't too keen on the other imagehosts available.

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[–] ZebraCrisis 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Webm support

Ooh, neat, let me try out- Oh no...

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[–] discoball [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Well...shit.

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[–] ZebraCrisis 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Thought it may have been because it happened to be a webm with sound, but soundless returned the same thing.