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Re: Has a large amount of photos gone missing? « Reply #15 on: October 22, 2019, 08:55:38 PM » Author: GE101R
In general I'd like us to not mandate any purging, though individual members can always delete old photos as they so choose.  Although it's true there's lots of "junk" in the forums and gallery, there are also high quality photos that don't exist anywhere else.  Sometimes I'll search Google Images for a particular lamp or fixture, and the only results that come back are for pictures uploaded here.  While those pictures may have dropped off the home page long ago, they're still accessible when somebody seeks them out.
If you don't care, I might as well let them stay on. I thought you were trying to reduce the space available for later.
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Re: Has a large amount of photos gone missing? « Reply #16 on: October 23, 2019, 12:56:29 AM » Author: Beta 5
Wasn't it agreed that when the off topic gallery was created, it would be the first to be purged rather than the actual lighting photos, if more space was required?
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Re: Has a large amount of photos gone missing? « Reply #17 on: October 23, 2019, 05:12:38 AM » Author: Danny
I donít think purging pictures after a certain time is a good idea personally. Ive been on here since April 2011, and I must have close to 2500-3000 pics on this site Iíve uploaded over the years.

There is a lot of mine and everyone elseís pictures with very valuable comments and information on like lamps that Iíve had manufacture dated by other collectors. Also a lot of mine and everyone elseís have very valuable information on them regarding the lamp / fitting lamp specs etc. Which are useful for coming back to later. Plus comments on pics that have started off conversations. I often find myself digging in my gallery for old photos and comments.

As I say Iíve been on here 8 years and Its common my photos from 2011, 12, 13 etc still get comments rates and views. It was only a week or two ago that a couple of them were commented on. They may not get commented on for long periods of time, but they do get commented on occasionally

I do think however that if space is becoming an issue, I believe some admins or moderators should be employed to  over time gradually go through the gallery and remove poor photos with permission from the poster. This being poor quality pictures  & any off topic photos with no ratings or comments. There is a lot of poor quality photos on this site, no disrespect to anyone. And if space is becoming an issue itís time to clean it up I say. Also any old non relevant topics too especially ones with no comments  

@pat, regarding the Page jump, I mainly mean this for my gallery, sorry I should of said. As a lot of the time I go into my gallery looking for a specific photo from say 2011 or 2012, that photo may be on page 10 which is the very last page of that album in my gallery and I have to go through and click On page 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 & 10 just to get to it. it would be nice as I mostly know where what is in my gallery.  to be able to jump pages say jump from 1 to page 10 it would be much quicker. Itís not a issue as such, and I can put up with it but it would be nice. I donít have a desktop computer or laptop any more. All I have is my iPhone.
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Re: Has a large amount of photos gone missing? « Reply #18 on: October 23, 2019, 08:12:35 AM » Author: sox35
I don't know how you manage with just a phone, Danny..! I couldn't do it, far too small a screen for me, I need at least the 14" display on my laptop. My eyes aren't what they used to be, although that's only part of the problem, it's too fiddly trying to type on a small touch screen, I need a reasonably sized keyboard. That's what comes of getting old, I suppose  Undecided
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Re: Has a large amount of photos gone missing? « Reply #19 on: October 23, 2019, 11:10:26 AM » Author: Danny
Itís a lot quicker on my phone. I can zoom in and out easier and uploading is much faster. I donít really like computers they are annoying and make me angry when they donít work properly. I can check everything on this site and every other before my laptop or computer has even warmed up . I donít have all the virus worries and crap on this. I donít think Iíve been on LG or any other site on anything other than this phone in the last 5 years
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Re: Has a large amount of photos gone missing? « Reply #20 on: October 23, 2019, 12:34:21 PM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
I've been cleaning up some old photos and reuploading higher quality versions of some. I would never purge all of my old photos tho.
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Re: Has a large amount of photos gone missing? « Reply #21 on: October 23, 2019, 12:42:11 PM » Author: sox35
Itís a lot quicker on my phone. I can zoom in and out easier and uploading is much faster. I donít really like computers they are annoying and make me angry when they donít work properly. I can check everything on this site and every other before my laptop or computer has even warmed up . I donít have all the virus worries and crap on this. I donít think Iíve been on LG or any other site on anything other than this phone in the last 5 years
Ah well, you're half my age, you wait another 30-odd years  Tongue

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Re: Has a large amount of photos gone missing? « Reply #22 on: October 23, 2019, 08:35:43 PM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
Ah well, you're half my age, you wait another 30-odd years  Tongue

I don't have any virus worries on this machine either, Linux doesn't have that problem, and it runs a lot faster than Windoze on the same hardware  Smiley

Winblowz

I have a feeling in 30 years cellphones of today will be the things we reminisce over and the future kids will be using some sort of glass panel or quartz devices that run off of sunlight or something futuristic like that.

Maybe there will be paper that functions like a screen or something.
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Re: Has a large amount of photos gone missing? « Reply #23 on: October 24, 2019, 09:36:52 AM » Author: sox35
Winblowz

I have a feeling in 30 years cellphones of today will be the things we reminisce over and the future kids will be using some sort of glass panel or quartz devices that run off of sunlight or something futuristic like that.

Maybe there will be paper that functions like a screen or something.

I doubt it, in the 1950's they were talking about flying cars, I've yet to see one, though  Cheesy

Cellular technology has advanced very rapidly recently, it's true. But 2G GSM phones are still working fine, and I hope they continue to, our Nokia 6310i's are all we need, they make phone calls and send/receive text messages. I for one don't need to browse the web walking down the street.
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Re: Has a large amount of photos gone missing? « Reply #24 on: October 24, 2019, 12:38:42 PM » Author: FGS
I havenít had problems with my Windozer about viruses and such. Good reliable firewall and virus scanner thatís kept updated. Oh, donít get into a habit of visiting shady sites or opening links in unknown emails.

Why I have a feeling problems with windows is mainly from people who has zero clues how to use the OS properly and do basic upkeep like scanning for viruses and such. Haters gonna hate. Oh, well.

(Not to say all Windows from Microsoft is perfect. Vista is ridiculously slow and annoying to use. Same goes for Windows 8.)
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Re: Has a large amount of photos gone missing? « Reply #25 on: October 24, 2019, 12:49:03 PM » Author: sox35
I havenít had problems with my Windozer about viruses and such. Good reliable firewall and virus scanner thatís kept updated. Oh, donít get into a habit of visiting shady sites or opening links in unknown emails.

Why I have a feeling problems with windows is mainly from people who has zero clues how to use the OS properly and do basic upkeep like scanning for viruses and such. Haters gonna hate. Oh, well.

(Not to say all Windows from Microsoft is perfect. Vista is ridiculously slow and annoying to use. Same goes for Windows 8.)

Win 7 was the best version IMO. Shame that support is being withdrawn in a few months time  Undecided

I do have a machine with Windows 10 on it, I have some specialist software that won't run under Linux, but it's been very heavily modified to resemble Win 7 as much as possible. I was extremely annoyed to read not long ago that the latest versions of Win 10 have been modified so that you HAVE to use a Microsoft account to install it  Shocked  It's possible to circumvent this, but Microsoft don't tell you how  Undecided

I'll stick with Linux for day-to-day work, though. Far less hassle, and it runs a lot faster on the same spec hardware.
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Re: Has a large amount of photos gone missing? « Reply #26 on: October 24, 2019, 01:47:49 PM » Author: Mandolin Girl
Win 7 was the best version IMO. Shame that support is being withdrawn in a few months time  Undecided

I do have a machine with Windows 10 on it, I have some specialist software that won't run under Linux, but it's been very heavily modified to resemble Win 7 as much as possible. I was extremely annoyed to read not long ago that the latest versions of Win 10 have been modified so that you HAVE to use a Microsoft account to install it  Shocked  It's possible to circumvent this, but Microsoft don't tell you how  Undecided

I'll stick with Linux for day-to-day work, though. Far less hassle, and it runs a lot faster on the same spec hardware.


I have used Linux exclusively for the past few years now, and can do everything I need to do on it.  Cool
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Re: Has a large amount of photos gone missing? « Reply #27 on: December 10, 2019, 08:16:18 PM » Author: Lightingguy1994
I like to use mac os. Its like linux but easier to use. I currently have a mac mini as my desktop with 16gb ram / 256 SSD and a macbook pro laptop with 8gb ram / 256gb SSD. Both are the 2012 core i5 model and still work great.

Mac mini rarely gets shut down and it always has google chrom open with 50 tabs on it, some are months old. Yet it still fast and still sleep/ wakes reliably.


Really the only thing i miss from winblows is the ms paint program but to solve that i have virtual box with Windows 7 on it so i just open it from my dock and start windows on top of my main system in windowed mode. I can also drag and drop files between the mac and Windows desktop
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Re: Has a large amount of photos gone missing? « Reply #28 on: December 10, 2019, 10:59:01 PM » Author: joseph_125
I do have a machine with Windows 10 on it, I have some specialist software that won't run under Linux, but it's been very heavily modified to resemble Win 7 as much as possible. I was extremely annoyed to read not long ago that the latest versions of Win 10 have been modified so that you HAVE to use a Microsoft account to install it  Shocked  It's possible to circumvent this, but Microsoft don't tell you how  Undecided

Yeah I run Windows 10 on my computers for that reason too. A lot of CAD software seems to built for Windows only. As for the Microsoft account thing, I believe the last time I did a new install of Windows 10 I just didn't connect the computer to internet until it was fully setup and that let me circumvent the mandatory Microsoft account. I wonder if that's still possible with newer versions of Windows 10.
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