Home Page and Gallery

Since this is a new forum I'm looking for everyone's feedback so that we can customize the site accordingly. Post your suggestions and ideas here!
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Home Page and Gallery

Post by brothers » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:01 pm

Definitely not complaining just inquiring. :) Did they become obsolete? For the record, I did like the gallery but I fully understand there would be several practical reasons for removing it altogether.
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Re: Home Page and Gallery

Post by BullGoose » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:36 pm

I knew something was different but could not put my finger on it.
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Re: Home Page and Gallery

Post by drmoss_ca » Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:39 am

No one has been able to post an image to their gallery since the previous forum update. That particular add-on would no longer work and could not be made to work. I daresay Vince could find and plug in an alternative, but it would be a few days work to get it all working smoothly, and then it would also require updates and maintenance to keep it going. Given how easy it is to find a spot to host an image somewhere on the net and link it into a post I don't find it unreasonable that he prefers to leave that to us.

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Re: Home Page and Gallery

Post by VinceFX » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:21 am

I'll look into options this weekend and will let you all know my assessment soon.

Just curious...is there value in preserving the old gallery or can it be nuked? I only ask because it would be much easier to start fresh with a newer solution. If folks desire to keep the old gallery AND maintain the link between the older user names and current, then the level of effort increases significantly.
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Re: Home Page and Gallery

Post by drmoss_ca » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:48 am

I think I nuked my photos in the gallery when it began to malfunction. If the images there are still showing up in old posts you could make a case for keeping them, but if they aren't displaying then I'd say trash the lot.

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Re: Home Page and Gallery

Post by brothers » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:08 am

I'm sticking with the notion that it's probably obsolete and there are a number of practical reasons for abandoning it altogether. Most of us use external photo storage and posting options. In the early days I used the Gallery as a tool for posting my photos to the forum. I didn't use it just as a true gallery for storing my favorite photos.
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Re: Home Page and Gallery

Post by Gareth » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:09 pm

I say abandon and nuke it.

There’s a few old gems in there (DrP’s brush collection for example) that I still like to look at, but that’s it.

Thanks Vince.

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Re: Home Page and Gallery

Post by VinceFX » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:26 pm

Thanks for the feedback guys. I'm definitely leaning towards nuking. If I go that route I'll make a backup of all the images just in case.

Thanks all. Will be in touch again soon.

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