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What kind of photo gallery would you like here?

Hosted by InsaneBunkers - completely integrated into the forum.
6 (85.7%)
Your own Flickr gallery tied into the forum.
1 (14.3%)
What we had before the MELTDOWN (Coppermine Galleries).
0 (0%)
Your own Picasa gallery tied into the forum.
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 7

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Offline skully

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What kind of photo gallery would you like here?
« on: June 27, 2011, 08:57:50 AM »
Let's get a photo gallery going here.   We will still have the ability to include pics in-post but I figured we should bring back user galleries.  Let me know your thoughts here.  If I left out an option, be sure to let us know here.
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Re: What kind of photo gallery would you like here?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 09:41:44 PM »
I just wanted to let those know that the Flickr and Picasa integration makes it looks like it's part of Insanebunkers.


The only difference is that it's your own gallery.  This has some benefits: 1) You can freely manipulate your galleries directly in these applications. 2) The application handles the backups.

If we do host these pics right on IB then I will have a secondary backup made at least once/week. 

Hope this helps.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2011, 09:43:22 PM by skully »
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Re: What kind of photo gallery would you like here?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2011, 07:26:30 AM »
Ok, I voted.  Just so you know though that I liked what we had before the meltdown, but I also like the Flickr integration because the backup of everyone's photos wouldn't be IB's responsibility.

However if we integrate into the forum this has some positives:  people will join and stay because they can contribute their photos like before--we had a much higher member retention back then and we were growing at a nice pace.

Now I'm going to fess up--when the massive site failure happened, I was uploading to my galleries.  I thought my internet had given out when I got the "site cannot be found" message, and then I kept getting it, and figured IB went down, so I decided to come back in a couple hours.  And guess what.  I've always felt partially at fault for it.  So whatever you guys decide for a photo gallery, I'm not going to tax the site like I did in the past (I had uploaded over 2GB - 1300 photos here), I'll save the best for here and the "meh" ones for my site.
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Re: What kind of photo gallery would you like here?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2011, 01:24:41 PM »
I am quite excited for photos on IB. Looking forward to sharing and seeing everyone else's!

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Re: What kind of photo gallery would you like here?
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2011, 08:32:04 AM »
One of the advantages to using Flicker, etc is that the bandwidth of all those pics comes off their site, and not IB.

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Re: What kind of photo gallery would you like here?
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2011, 09:43:16 PM »
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Re: What kind of photo gallery would you like here?
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2011, 09:06:40 AM »
Now I'm going to fess up--when the massive site failure happened, I was uploading to my galleries.  I thought my internet had given out when I got the "site cannot be found" message, and then I kept getting it, and figured IB went down, so I decided to come back in a couple hours.  And guess what.  I've always felt partially at fault for it.  So whatever you guys decide for a photo gallery, I'm not going to tax the site like I did in the past (I had uploaded over 2GB - 1300 photos here), I'll save the best for here and the "meh" ones for my site.

Ok, NOW the truth comes out!   Haha.. 
Totally not anyone's fault but our beloved web host..  It wouldnt be so bad if they were free, but they are not.    Let's get the pics back. :ph34r:
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Re: What kind of photo gallery would you like here?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2011, 09:56:05 AM »
LOL think I should send it to PostSecret or is it too late now?  :rolleyes:
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Re: What kind of photo gallery would you like here?
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2011, 08:15:40 PM »
Wow, PostSecret is a new one for me.

I think based on the feedback here we'll go with a self-hosted gallery.   More to follow...
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Re: What kind of photo gallery would you like here?
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2011, 03:09:28 PM »
nekkid chick photo gallery?

Probably flikr, all the kids seem to be on there.