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Threads missing links and images

on: September 24, 2019, 07:04:57 am
A lot of times I come across threads that are "dead" so to speak. What happens to all the dead links and images? Where can I find them?

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Re: Threads missing links and images

Reply #1 on: September 24, 2019, 02:49:30 pm
You probably can't. Sites that go offline and images that are deleted, well, they're gone. You could look up the address on the Internet Wayback Machine and hope they've got a back-up. Pixelation doesn't make local back-ups itself.
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Re: Threads missing links and images

Reply #2 on: September 25, 2019, 11:07:13 am
that's the consequence of using websites like Photobucket instead of websites like imgur
PSA: use imgur
http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=19838.0 also go suggest on my quest, cmon
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Re: Threads missing links and images

Reply #3 on: September 26, 2019, 12:14:01 am
I think TinyPic died too.

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Re: Threads missing links and images

Reply #4 on: September 26, 2019, 02:25:26 am
that's the consequence of using websites like Photobucket instead of websites like imgur
Imgur will probably die one day too.

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Re: Threads missing links and images

Reply #5 on: September 26, 2019, 08:53:20 am
Uh oh, that's where I keep my WIPs. Well Google drive is the other one.

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Re: Threads missing links and images

Reply #6 on: September 26, 2019, 01:44:14 pm
Everything will die. Google's services have more longevity than most, but they still shut services down all the time (also, you can't hotlink from Google Drive AFAIK). Make sure you have a local copy of anything you want to keep instead of relying on the cloud, and be prepared to reupload copies to new image hosts if you want them to stay online.