Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Northern California
Yes, and a year or so (or a month) and every one of those pics will be a blank spot on the thread. Which of course is fine if it is just ephemera. But there has been some really good stuff lost forever, including photos of old data sheet on reels etc that is just gone. So NO, that is not the way to go if you like to read old threads with interesting information. The site should support picture archiving at some level. If you want to post your landscapes and stuff by all means post them how you like. But that IMHO is not how a site such as this should work. It shows a lack of understanding of both how these thing work over long periods of time, and it creates and amplifies the bandwidth issue that lead to the imposed photobucket limitations in the first place.
And I could also go on about the fact that when used this way photoarchiving services are not able to monitize eyeballs on the page in a way that scales with the number of hits, and this eventually will cause them to do exactly what photobucket had to do. It doesn’t make sense for them in the long run to serve up a crap ton of hits on a large photo that has to be sent over and over again to another site. But speypages makes money off the content we create here that DOES scale with hits, and so should provide reasonably decent, user friendly photo support. This has been diescussed many times already on here. So yeah, the issue goes a lot deeper when you actually get into it. Photo archiving sites, especially the free ones, have a business model that is incompatable in the long run with large scale social media. They are more designed for sharing photos with friends and family.
“Gravity is a harsh mistress!”, The Tick