Originally Posted by DaleB
Vern, any idea how much space would be needed for your pics? I could spare a few GB on one of my hosted VMs.
It bugs the crud out of me that any pics that were posted more than a couple of years ago (a few months in some cases) are gone, and words cannot adequately express my dislike of most of the photo hosting sites.
I think some clever IT guy could crawl the VAF Site, extract the historical linked photos and build an image server. Then, all of the posted links could be replaced with links to the new server. This would require DR's permission, of course, but it is possible to automate. Perhaps paid for by an annual fee... If you want pics, you need to subscribe.
It's actually a very big problem that is not getting any easier to resolve. BTW, it's not about my site being available in the wayback machine or another server, it's the actual links in the DIY articles on this site that will dead end. Not just my stuff, the forums are full of dead links.