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Retiring photo uploading

Hey everybody — recently, we launched an experimental new “photo uploading” feature for new posts and comments. Given that this is largely a photo community, it only made sense. I did some math, estimated how much it would cost us, and figured it was worth a shot!

So, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is, it worked great and a number of you have been sharing and discussing your work — that’s a win. The bad news is, it’s already become pretty expensive, and it’s going to have to go for the time being. I hope you understand.

Now, if you’ve already posted photos, don’t worry — we’ll leave them in place. It’s bad enough that I have to pull this down, and I’m not about to go wrecking your posts. You just won’t be able to post anything new.

There’s good news, though. You can still embed photos in your posts or comments, as long as they’re hosted somewhere public on the Internet — such as your own Web site. (Some of you have already figured this out — good on ya.) Doing it that way doesn’t hurt us at all, and you should feel free.

Any questions, please let me know — and we’ll see if we can restore this feature someday. Thanks!

by Shinji Kuwayama at 2005-06-02 13:31:34 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Chicago , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

with that subway photography tread i felt it was about to happend!
its totaly fine man … the ability to embed the photos from some other site is great !

by [former member] | 03 Jun 2005 02:06 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
Cool, thanks for understanding. Taking away a popular feature sucks. I’m just glad the people here have had the wherewithal to figure out the “embedding” technique!

by Shinji Kuwayama | 03 Jun 2005 05:06 | Chicago, United States | | Report spam→
hey guys, most of the subway thread pics are sitting somewhere else (at least mine and G’s)…one place folks can keep their pics free of charge is flickr (not a plug just a suggestion)

as long as we can post pics in the way Shinji mentioned it’s still very cool. it’s nice reading a thread and coming across some interesting pics…

by Ed Leveckis | 03 Jun 2005 06:06 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
What program is “wherewithall?” Is that Mac or PC? LOL

by [former member] | 03 Jun 2005 07:06 (ed. Jun 3 2005) | new orleans, United States | | Report spam→
Thanks for the tip Ed. http://www.flickr.com works perfectly.

by Alex Reshuan | 03 Jun 2005 08:06 | Miami, United States | | Report spam→
Go here, [Flickr]

by Paul Treacy | 03 Jun 2005 17:06 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
Yeah Shinji…not to worry. It makes perfect sense and that subway thread was cool but I was wondering myself when the bandwith thing would become an issue. Thanks to ls members for the tip about flickr.com…..will check it out.

by Adam Cohen | 04 Jun 2005 13:06 | Brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→

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Shinji Kuwayama, Software Engineer Shinji Kuwayama
Software Engineer
Chicago , United States ( ORD )
Ed Leveckis, Ed Leveckis
New York , United States ( LGA )
Alex Reshuan, Photographer Alex Reshuan
Guayaquil , Ecuador
Paul  Treacy, Photographer Paul Treacy
London , United Kingdom ( LGW )
Adam Cohen, Film/Picture Maker Adam Cohen
Film/Picture Maker
(Adam Cohen filmmaker)
Berlin , Germany


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