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Should 14ers.com have a Group Photo Sharing page?

Poll ended at Wed May 02, 2012 7:15 am

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Postby BillMiddlebrook » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:15 am

I'm considering an addition to the site for "Group Photo Sharing" and I'm curious if anyone will bother to use it. Here's the scenario:

After a climb I have a batch of photos to share with my climb partners. Email isn't very efficient and not everyone has an online photo account somewhere to post the photos. Normally, I create a zip file and put it on the 14ers.com FTP server and PM my partners the login info and instructions on how they can upload a zip file of their photos to the same location. Works quite well and we can easily grab eachother's photos.

So, should I put together a couple of pages on the site where registered users can upload a large zip file of photos (yes, they will have to be JPG photos) and specify which users can download it? It would have an expiration of a day or two so big files don't add up on the server. It would be attached to you forum account so partners could just visit your profile for a download link.

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Re: Would you use this...?

Postby Dave B » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:24 am

Great idea!
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Postby USAKeller » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:29 am

I think that's a sweet idea!
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Re: Would you use this...?

Postby RJansen77 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:30 am

Yes! That would definitely alleviate some of the hassles with email, people not having online accounts, as you stated. Great idea!
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Re: Would you use this...?

Postby kansas » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:32 am

Good idea, Bill. One of the reasons I don't bother carrying a camera is because it's a pain to share the pictures with everyone, well that and the fact I have a photographer along for every climb...
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Re: Would you use this...?

Postby tmathews » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:45 am

BillMiddlebrook wrote:I'm considering an addition to the site for "Group Photo Sharing" and I'm curious if anyone will bother to use it. Here's the scenario:

I climb with some partners and we each have a batch of photos to share with eachother after the climb. Email isn't very efficient and not everyone has an online photo account somewhere to post the photos. Normally, I create a zip file and put it on the 14ers.com FTP server and PM my partners the login info and instructions on how they can upload a zip file of their photos to the same location. Works quite well and we can easily grab eachother's photos.

So, should I put together a couple of pages on the site where registered users can upload a large zip file of photos (yes, they will have to be JPG photos) and specify which users can download it? It would have an expiration of a day or two so big files don't add up on the server. It would be attached to you forum account so partners could just visit your profile to see a download link for the batch of photos.

Thoughts?


Yep. I found it pretty convenient when we shared our Ellingwood Point photos from March 2011.

Re: Would you use this...?

Postby gonzalj » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:48 am

I'm in agreement with everyone else, great idea.

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Re: Would you use this...?

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:57 am

There would be a size limit on the zip file (100mb or maybe a bit lower in summer). I would put a prominent warning on the page so people don't waste time uploading larger files only to find out they are rejected.
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Re: Would you use this...?

Postby AlexMack » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:01 am

I think it's a solid idea Bill!

I'll take this opportunity to just say that I love this site and am always impressed by your dedication to this site, Bill. You don't rest on your laurels and you're always improving what I already thought couldn't be better. There really is nothing like 14ers.com! =D> I actually just ordered my old man a 14ers.com T-shirt for his birthday, like 10 minutes ago, he's always checking this site out when I tell him I'm heading out. When I came back from Sherman a week or so ago he was asking me before I told him anything besides Sherman, "so I'm guessing you went from Iowa Gulch?" and stuff like that always happens, it's awesome. Anyway sorry had to get that in there...great idea.
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