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RatCreature ([personal profile] ratcreature) wrote2016-12-27 05:57 pm
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LJ Scrapbook alternatives?

What are you all doing for image hosting these days? The recent news about developments with LJ brought home again the fact that there's a life cycle to websites and LJ hasn't been on an upswing for quite some time now. I haven't given LJ money for a while, reserving that for DW, but its Scrapbook is still what I use most to embed images.

(I haven't found a proper news announcement about their server move, but comment threads in the last DW maintenance post and on fail-fandomanon said that they've just moved their servers fully to Russia, and that they've been suspending/deleting LJs for political reasons? When looking for more info I've found mostly posts by Russian language LJs, some by former employees, like Anton Nossik, that I could only half-decipher via Google translate.)

Relatedly, does anybody know an easier way to back up your LJ Scrapbook than through the obnoxious interface? I've found some scripts from a few years ago, but they've changed Scrapbook since.
aethel: (frnk [by turlough])

[personal profile] aethel 2016-12-27 08:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I started using imgur. No problems so far.
aethel: (basil confounded)

[personal profile] aethel 2016-12-28 05:30 am (UTC)(link)
Sorry, I hadn't thought about that! I've only used it for podfic cover art and other collages I made. Many of them include copyrighted elements, but might be fair use. All are safe for work, and I didn't look into the TOS.
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[personal profile] yue_ix 2016-12-27 11:03 pm (UTC)(link)
I've moved to a privately-owned server, in my case using [personal profile] paraka's offer a while back of hosting fellow fans. (That offer had been made for podficcers mostly, but she agreed to me and checked with the ToS of her host, DREAMHOST.com, that my 18+ fanart weren't in violations with their rules.)

Since it has FTP uploads and a lot of space, it offers me control over what I've uploaded but also freedom to upload a wider range of fanmedia - podfics, fanart, video tutorials, gifs, fics, ect, and sort them however I want.
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[personal profile] astridv 2017-01-02 03:52 pm (UTC)(link)
I have the same problem. And it's not just finding a new site... what a pain in the ass it's gonna be to move all the hundreds of pics.
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[personal profile] astridv 2017-01-03 10:56 am (UTC)(link)
They haven't cared about their english-speaking users in a long time; Russia is where the site makes money. I don't expect any kind of customer service from sup because it's just not worth it to them to keep us as customers.

I'm not gonna give up Scrapbook either until I have to. It's just too useful for me.
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[personal profile] mific 2017-01-04 03:05 pm (UTC)(link)
I started laboriously moving fanart to photobucket today, even though I hate their interface moderately. If you r-click to open in new tab you can get a true direct link with no PB interface crap. Paying to lose the ads is also only about $10 per year. Played with tinypic and imgur but they have too few features for me like being able to add titles and readily organise works. So, 20 works dowm, 200 to go. Ugh.