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Old 02-19-2009, 11:41 AM   #11
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Any one up for a file mirror? Maybe a CF File Mirror? Hosted off this server?


It would provide more traffic,also it would be handy to have software useful to the community all in one place!

I Would also volunteer to maintain it
As I said in my PM, I can host some files for you/CF.
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:29 PM   #12
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I did mean to discuss J03's file hosting service. It's good
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why not use something like mega upload? why make david front the money?
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He needn't front the money, i'll host the thing for as long as i can.
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:21 PM   #15
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I Have a few scripts that look *Really* Good that would handle this nicely,if i could find some decent web storage and bandwidth,i would go for it!
Are there any online examples? I have some spare bandwidth on this server so might be able to sort something out
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:20 PM   #16
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comes back to the question.

why would any one want to pay to store your images for you?
huh? we use the spare space/bandwidth on cf or whatever, and enable image uploading.
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Are there any online examples? I have some spare bandwidth on this server so might be able to sort something out
I Dont,But i can send you a zip file of the scripts i have if you want to have a look at them
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Old 02-20-2009, 04:55 AM   #18
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OK...

I don't get this, really I don't...

Without wanting to sound like a stuck record, what's the point?

There may be some spare bandwidth now, but what about in the future, what if the service is very sucessfull, what if it's used a lot, what if someone uploads images here rather than on photobucket to share them? that could be quite a lot of bandwidth going with no real payback to the site.

I've seen some messages here where people have hosted images on photobucket where they get a smaller graphic saying that the image can't be displayed as their bandwidth had been exceeded, I'm not sure what this limit is, but I do have to ask whether you actually have that much bandwidth to share.

when I say payback to the site what I mean is that the service doesn't drive traffic to the site,

on top of that, you only have to have one person upload questionable/copyright material and the whole site is in trouble.

You may only have to upload an image of a celebrity before you find out that the picture is copyright and the entire site could get taken down.
all it's take is one DMCA letter to the hosting company and the site could get pulled.

and for what?

so we can host images here rather than on photobucket/flickr? which are already fast, with plenty of bandwidth, and completely free as well...

I could see the point of this if it was to host selected things,
like if you were to write an article on "insert your favourite computer activity here" (like video editing/audio editing/building a computer/making a web page/writing a program.

or if some members here made some applications for use by the public and they wanted them hosted here.

but an image host? what is the point?
a host to mirror files found on majorgeeks et all, what's the point? these places already have more than enough mirrors, and you can find the content there across the internet.

The only way I can really see this being a good thing is if it actually drives traffic here, hopefully to increase the userbase, like if we're able to offer unique content that you can't get somewhere else, (or is difficult to find somewhere else). what's the point in just adding a name to the end of a list of mirrors?
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I did mean to discuss J03's file hosting service. It's good
Hah, It could be better.... much better. I will get round to doing some UI tweaks, and adding a couple of new features... One day!
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I think this would be really useful for something like CPUz or GPUz or other utilities like that, which are often referred to when responding to help posts Also, it would increase traffic to the site - so long as its all looked after properly there shouldn't be any probs!
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