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Artists Beware Archive is live!

So I've been testing and experimenting with it for a while (mostly image hosts...) but I think it's good to go!


It's limited so you can't post or comment for the sake of organization and control, but you can view the posts, and it should have all the information really needed while still being practical for us to do.

Currently I use the screengrab FF add-on and then upload to imageshack with the do not resize option. It was the only free image hosting service I could find that didn't force a resize at some point. Posts are screengrabbed as soon as I see them, and will be updated if I feel it should be updated (for instance, informative comments or the like).

Feel free to follow the community if you want (though you can't join it), but its main purpose will be for archiving and possibly reposting down the line, so don't expect it to be interesting to watch.

I will be updating the rules here soon to include that posting here will have your post archived.

Hopefully, this will deter deleting issues in the future!

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Artist's beware has moved!
Do NOT repost your old bewares. They are being archived.


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Oct. 5th, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
http://www.majhost.com/ does not resize either and it allows you to create galleries as well. It may be worth looking into as I believe imageshack deletes stuff after a certain amount of time?
Oct. 5th, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
I'll look into it, thanks!

I dunno if they do or not... this would be a lot easier with normal hosting, but I can't really afford to spend money on hosting to use as an archive.
Oct. 5th, 2010 04:37 am (UTC)
I just looked over the FAQ. They don't delete files automatically UNLESS the images haven't been accessed for a year or more. I figure in that case, it would be so old that it wouldn't be relevant anymore anyway and nobody would notice.

Otherwise, they seem pretty good about it.
Oct. 5th, 2010 03:00 am (UTC)
Perhaps you could try out LJ scrapbook? Since you happen to have a permanent account, storage space shouldn't give you any trouble since you have about 15 GB available.
Oct. 5th, 2010 03:03 am (UTC)
I considered that, but 1. I don't like the idea of having the archive attached to my account so personally. That probably doesn't make sense outside of my head though. 2. I HATE the way they have it setup. I don't like using it and I don't like how it resizes things, and I just don't like it in general. I might as a last resort, but if I can help it..
Oct. 5th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC)
I second the scrapbook.

You're also free to use my webspace if you like. I have a ton of storage and transfer. More than I could ever use.
Oct. 5th, 2010 05:08 am (UTC)
You can use esnips.com too. They have a 5GB storage.
Oct. 5th, 2010 07:26 am (UTC)
I might be out of the loop on something... but what about photobucket?
Oct. 5th, 2010 07:29 am (UTC)
Photobucket auto-resizes and makes screenshots hard to read.
Oct. 5th, 2010 07:49 am (UTC)
They have a link that's a 'direct' link... that you can use instead of their resize link/ through them... so if you want to do a post, and want to direct link something that's much bigger, it's pretty easy to use.

^^;;; I've been using it for the art/photo posts in my journal, and while photobucket interface isn't keen with me, I skip it all and imbed in LJ with html.
Oct. 5th, 2010 07:51 am (UTC)
Whenever I uploaded anything to Photobucket, it didn't matter if I linked it directly. It would automatically resize it if it were above a certain size. It does it with my art, too.

Regardless, there's not really any difference between Photobucket and Imageshack, so I don't see a reason to change right now.
Oct. 5th, 2010 07:54 am (UTC)
NO worries really... it was more a curoiusity thing on my end at first then a ???? with more curiousity between the different sites...

I'm a shut in(out? maybe?) ... XD

In all though, thanks for doing it :), it's a lot more work, but comes appreciated.
Oct. 5th, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
This is true. If you have a massive 1500 px image, Photobucket resizes it to 800 px across. That is just the nature of Photobucket. It kills big res screenies, pictures, art, you name it.
Oct. 5th, 2010 06:35 pm (UTC)
You should be able to go into your Photobucket settings to change the max size limit, actually. That's just the default.
Oct. 6th, 2010 05:51 am (UTC)
I think you can only do that if you have one of their premium accounts.
Oct. 6th, 2010 06:27 am (UTC)
I was able to do so and I don't have a premium account.
Oct. 5th, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, fantastic! :D
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Jun. 22nd, 2011 02:08 am (UTC)
It doesn't really seem necessary, since deleted posts just get reposted to AB. Why have two directories for the same thing?

I also didn't want the tag list to get cluttered so it would be easy to reach the important posts like the template.

It's not a bad suggestion, mind you, it just seems a little pointless. People shouldn't really be using the archive for that purpose when that's what AB itself is for, you know?
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Jun. 22nd, 2011 02:12 am (UTC)
Yep! People deleting their AB posts is pretty insulting to the community as a whole, so I wanted a way to fix that. They can't delete posts WE repost, so people can't get away with and cover up their bad behaviour. It's worked awesomely so far!
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