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Title: Important Announcement Regarding the RMCB5 Gallery
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 24, 2008, 08:53:35 PM
Effective April 1, 2008 (no this is not  an April fools joke) Rocky Mountain Club B5 will no longer host member photo galleries. We will continue to host event, tech and other RMCB5 specific photo galleries.

RMCB5 wanted to give you ample time to save off any pictures you may not already have copies of. After April 1, 2008 we will cease the ability to create albums and upload/edit photos on a user basis.

If you have any questions please feel free to post them here. Below you will find the answer to a few common questions.

Q: Why?
A: Offering image hosting for member albums was a nice, but due to numerous issues with the gallery software, user complaints and sometimes abuse it has become more of a deterrent then a benefit. Along with the negatives there are ample free hosting services out there that should allow members to host and link to their photos.

Q: Can you just send me a backup?
A: No, well yes, but no. It has always been the users responsibility to keep a backup of their images. If that has been true then there should be no need for this request.

Q: What will happen to the member galleries?
A: On some unknown date after April 1, 2008 the entire member Gallery will be purged, as well as the members abilities to create albums, upload and edit photos.

Q: Will RMCB5 offer image hosting for a fee?
A: There is no plan at this time.

Q: Where can I host my pictures now?
A: There are a number of free sites available, a few that come to mind are, flikr and picasa. A simple web search should turn up a number of options.

Q: What if I have more questions, should I PM an Admin or Moderator?
A: No, just respond to this thread and we will do our best to answer your questions.

Thanks for taking the time to read this thread.
Title: Re: Important Announcement Regarding the RMCB5 Gallery
Post by: 92UrS4 on March 21, 2008, 08:38:32 PM
Just a reminder that April 1 is rapidly approaching, consider this fair warning.
Title: Re: Important Announcement Regarding the RMCB5 Gallery
Post by: Eric18T on March 22, 2008, 04:45:26 AM
Q: Why?
A: user complaints and sometimes abuse .


Jay -  first of all thankyou for maintaining this site all these years for us. Secondly Can we find out who was compplaining so we can pound on them?
Title: Re: Important Announcement Regarding the RMCB5 Gallery
Post by: 03Indigo on March 22, 2008, 04:13:01 PM
got my pictures downloaded....all set.  Thanks for the warning :)
Title: Re: Important Announcement Regarding the RMCB5 Gallery
Post by: kraut-sled on March 22, 2008, 08:44:06 PM
Does this mean that on March 31st I can upload all sorts of "questionable" images with out fear of retribution? :D

Title: Re: Important Announcement Regarding the RMCB5 Gallery
Post by: methodicalmayhem on March 23, 2008, 01:53:51 PM
Randy no one wants to see any more pics of you like this, so no you cant upload your "questionable" images

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/methodicalmayhem/IMG_9269.jpg)
Title: Re: Important Announcement Regarding the RMCB5 Gallery
Post by: redline on March 23, 2008, 03:20:11 PM
wow... I definitely didn't expect to see that when I logged on today. lol
Title: Re: Important Announcement Regarding the RMCB5 Gallery
Post by: kraut-sled on March 24, 2008, 08:31:32 AM
Nice Karl!!!  You got me ;D
Title: Re: Important Announcement Regarding the RMCB5 Gallery
Post by: masterqi on March 24, 2008, 10:29:17 AM
NSFW!!   LOL
Title: Re: Important Announcement Regarding the RMCB5 Gallery
Post by: 92UrS4 on March 24, 2008, 10:36:42 AM
haha, my eyes...the goggles, they do nothing!
Title: Re: Important Announcement Regarding the RMCB5 Gallery
Post by: 03Indigo on March 24, 2008, 02:06:38 PM
OMG....I think I am afraid to go back to the shop now.  Are those your pink shoes?
Title: Re: Important Announcement Regarding the RMCB5 Gallery
Post by: kraut-sled on March 25, 2008, 08:48:42 AM
Yes those are my pink shoes, which are now only for special events.  My daily drivers are black.
Title: Re: Important Announcement Regarding the RMCB5 Gallery
Post by: gragravar on March 26, 2008, 10:00:50 AM
the pink shoes scare me.


I have my stuff cleared out of the gallery now.
Title: Re: Important Announcement Regarding the RMCB5 Gallery
Post by: 92UrS4 on March 26, 2008, 10:46:12 AM
Thanks Andrew, and you guys don;t have to delete anything, I will take care of that, I just wanted to be sure everyone had everything they needed before I blew it away.
Title: Re: Important Announcement Regarding the RMCB5 Gallery
Post by: ColoradoB5 on April 08, 2008, 07:32:16 PM
I'm all backed up.  Is there a way to send out an email announcement to members' listed emails?
Title: Re: Important Announcement Regarding the RMCB5 Gallery
Post by: 92UrS4 on April 08, 2008, 08:20:40 PM
I did a few weeks ago. And this announcement has been in place for over a month. Over half bounced. :)
Title: Re: Important Announcement Regarding the RMCB5 Gallery
Post by: ColoradoB5 on October 14, 2008, 10:22:06 PM
Hey Jay, I thought we were just going to remove the member galleries.  I just tried looking for some of our old GTG pics and don't seem to be able to find the gallery at all now.  Is that by design?
Title: Re: Important Announcement Regarding the RMCB5 Gallery
Post by: 92UrS4 on October 14, 2008, 11:39:46 PM
LOL, Dub you are about 6 months late to the party :)

Title: Re: Important Announcement Regarding the RMCB5 Gallery
Post by: 92UrS4 on October 15, 2008, 05:28:25 PM
I guess I realized I didn't answer your other question, yes all the other galleries are still intact, just member galleries are gone.
Title: Re: Important Announcement Regarding the RMCB5 Gallery
Post by: ColoradoB5 on October 17, 2008, 06:38:52 AM
Hehe, well I wanted to post pics on a TB thread on passatworld and when I came to look them up, I couldn't find the old GTG galleries.  Where are they?

I was at that party.  ;)

Title: Re: Important Announcement Regarding the RMCB5 Gallery
Post by: 92UrS4 on October 17, 2008, 07:39:15 AM
They are in the same place they ahve always been
Title: Re: Important Announcement Regarding the RMCB5 Gallery
Post by: ColoradoB5 on October 17, 2008, 05:51:26 PM
Yep, it's working again.  When I went to the gallery link from the home page last night, it just took me to the forums for some reason.  I ended up finding it by just appending /gallery on the URL to get to it.  All's well now though.

And one more thing: yo momma.