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Offline Zeronoux

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Re: Questions that don't deserve their own topic!
« Reply #2610 on: March 21, 2017, 07:26:41 PM »
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Dropbox has phased out Public Folders, which, afaik, now means I can't direct link to shit on my dropbox. For example, the graphics in my signature are now broken...

I've been using this as pretty much my only source of image hosting for 6+ years at this point. What (free) alternatives do people use and recommend? I don't really want to revert to the dark ages of having to log in to some Photobucket-esque site, upload stuff and copy-paste a link, when I'm so used to the convenience of just right clicking a file on my computer and having it instantly pasteable into a website.

On that note, I've linked to so many files here over the years that a lot of my old posts will now have broken links. If anyone wants something re-uploading, let me know.

Ive been using Imgur for my sigs and stuff for a long time now.

Missed the photobucket part lol. Ive personally been using Dropbox like that, so I never noticed the difference o.o

Not sure but can Google Drive work the same?
« Last Edit: March 21, 2017, 07:30:18 PM by Zeronoux »

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Re: Questions that don't deserve their own topic!
« Reply #2611 on: March 22, 2017, 11:13:54 AM »
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You can still generate public links for your files AFAIK.

You can, but you can't direct link it to make e.g. a picture in a signature. Only a link to a dropbox page containing that image it seems. An example of a link dropbox now gives me:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5w508hehpbwgv19/11062795_10152951069923250_3518157735838012311_n.jpg?dl=0

Not sure but can Google Drive work the same?

Not sure either. I don't have it.
 
Well, I do, really since my uni provides me an unlimited storage Google Drive but I don't use it, and it will vanish once I graduate so it's not a great long term solution anyway. I nominally uploaded something to it to try and share, though, and get a link like this

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-94imt4MYXjeEFWR3NwZWdlSXM/view?usp=sharing

Neither of these work as direct links.

Of course, with some magic one can obtain the direct image in each case but since they don't want you to have it apparently, I'm not sure it will work and/or be persistent even if it does. For the sake of science however, I will try now, and come back to this post at some point to see if the images still work (or if they work for anyone else/etc)

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In any case, this method of pillaging the direct links from the public indirect links they want you to use, even if it works, is quite indirect and not much better than just using an imgur-like approach. So I'm still looking for a better solution.


EDIT : Update after 30 minutes. The direct link from Google Drive already shows a broken link for me (403 Forbidden). Dropbox still working, for now.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2017, 11:50:18 AM by CL3 »


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Re: Questions that don't deserve their own topic!
« Reply #2612 on: March 22, 2017, 07:29:24 PM »
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You can, but you can't direct link it to make e.g. a picture in a signature. Only a link to a dropbox page containing that image it seems. An example of a link dropbox now gives me:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5w508hehpbwgv19/11062795_10152951069923250_3518157735838012311_n.jpg?dl=0

Changing "...?dl=0" to "...?dl=1" seems to do the trick :

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5w508hehpbwgv19/11062795_10152951069923250_3518157735838012311_n.jpg?dl=1

« Last Edit: March 22, 2017, 07:33:33 PM by AltairAC »

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Re: Questions that don't deserve their own topic!
« Reply #2613 on: March 24, 2017, 11:49:14 AM »
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Changing "...?dl=0" to "...?dl=1" seems to do the trick :

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5w508hehpbwgv19/11062795_10152951069923250_3518157735838012311_n.jpg?dl=1



That is very interesting. If it persists then you win the internet for today. I'll check back in a few days.


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Re: Questions that don't deserve their own topic!
« Reply #2614 on: March 27, 2017, 04:13:09 PM »
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Huh, that link has survived a while now. You, sir/madam, win an upvote.


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Re: Questions that don't deserve their own topic!
« Reply #2615 on: June 13, 2017, 04:14:15 PM »
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This light novel sounds hilarious

https://j-novel.club/s/my-little-sister-can-read-kanji

Has anyone tried it?


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Re: Questions that don't deserve their own topic!
« Reply #2616 on: June 13, 2017, 04:42:24 PM »
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This light novel sounds hilarious

https://j-novel.club/s/my-little-sister-can-read-kanji

Has anyone tried it?

I remember seeing it mentioned and commented favourably, but I don't actually read this stuff, so I wouldn't know :face-rofl. Might have to make an exception at some point  :face-lol.