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General Discussion / Re: Pixelation's Future
« on: September 04, 2022, 06:44:01 am »
On top of all this, forums in general are dying.

Hey, I remember having a solution to that problem ;)

Are there any plans to locally back up the various images from the crit threads? I've been keeping mine up, but image hosting sites inevitably crumble... Perhaps submitting this site to the Internet Wayback Machine might be the easiest approach?

The Internet Archive has luckily already archived a lot of stuff on the forums. Submitting it manually may actually be worth a shot, but I'm not sure if they accept "just a website" to crawl through and archive stuff from.

Back in the day™, I had created a (very simply) Python script to automatically retrieve images from the Internet Archive for Pixelation threads based on their thread ID. Here it is:

Let me point out a few important details, though. It's a bit old, so it may not (perfectly) work anymore. It's also still Python 2, but updating it shouldn't be much of an issue. The domain that's used in the script is still, so if you'd like to use this for newer threads, using instead might be a better idea. Finally, scraping the Internet Archive is technically against their ToS... :lala:

Edit: Well, looks like the Wayback Machine website is now a lot more reliant on JavaScript than it used to be, so that script needs a lot of adjustments to work again :yell:

Edit²: Oh yea, can I market our stuff here? Check out the cool stuff we've been doing on Pixonomicon:

Archived Activities / Re: Secret Santa 2019
« on: December 26, 2019, 07:15:55 pm »
Beautiful pieces, as usual :) I think my favorite is magickbird's gift to zedOFF. Really digging that funky perspective.

General Discussion / Re: Old discord?
« on: December 02, 2019, 05:27:38 pm »
Here's the invite:

General Discussion / Re: Pixelation Discord
« on: September 28, 2018, 08:55:34 pm »
link removed ?

Discord server has been dissociated from the forums.

General Discussion / Re: Community updates
« on: August 18, 2018, 12:56:34 pm »
killed the Discord

It's alive and kicking :P

General Discussion / Re: Community updates
« on: August 11, 2018, 08:22:24 pm »
The repair-old-threads task could also happen as time allows after archival of the boards content and after moving on to whatever new platform. The task to repair old threads could be done manually and spread over the shoulders of the community in a process much like the collabs were handled: Mod would give out a list of threads that need repairing. Community members claim a thread-to-repair and then wander off to find the missing images (on their own computer if they happen to have a saved copy of the thread or on skimming snapshots on there) and report and deliver any found images back to the mod who can then re-host the images and re-link them in the thread-to-repair. If someone does not deliver anything after a few days of claiming, thread goes back up for grabs by someone else.

Oh yea, uhh, about that.. I have a Python script somewhere that I wrote a while ago. You give it a thread id and it tries to find the latest snapshot of that thread and grabs all images it can out of it. Might help repairing threads. If anybody wants this, contact me.

General Discussion / Re: Community updates
« on: August 11, 2018, 06:28:22 am »
I think the slack killed Pixelation by siphoning off the activity and losing the very precious momentum of good will and thoughtful time spent giving back to the community.

I think that assumption is wrong. Forums are just a dying medium, and I'm pretty sure that even without an active chat, activity would have dropped just as much. The lack of activities didn't exactly help, either.

Might have been the chicken nuggets ;p

I will be stepping down from my position as an admin soon-ish, due to some internal differences. It was quite a blast :) Good luck for the future!

Job offers / Re: Employment Section Rules!
« on: July 07, 2018, 06:35:52 pm »
Hi, SeinRuhe here,

I Quote:

[RESUME/PORTFOLIO] A Resume and/or Portfolio tag is appropriate for individuals who wish to advertise their skills and talents. Only one Resume/Portfolio per person. You may modify or delete this thread at any time. Do not use this tag for company advertisement. By posting, it is assumed that you're at least open to receiving job offers. Please Post Resumes and Portfolios in the dedicated childforum.

The thing is, lastly I'm not able to delete my posts on my portfolio, I bump once a month or so, to keep things in order I delete the previous bump and do a new one, any idea why I can't do this any more?

Should work again, thanks for notifying us of the issue.

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