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Unread postby MRFS » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:09 pm

News reaches me (those of you that use it for hosting are probably already painfully aware) that fotopic is down.

It would appear that Kingston Communications have quite literally pulled the plug on the servers.

Further information is available on Wikipedia LINK.

This has been a public service wossname.
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Re: Fotopic.

Unread postby beast66606 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:11 pm

Thats not a true statement - there is no evidence that KC have pulled any plugs :roll: and it's got little to do with historical signalling :?
Better to be thought a fool than to type a response that confirms it.

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Re: Fotopic.

Unread postby Zoe » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:15 pm

We had all this a year or two back with rumours flying around that it had been shut down. It turned out to simply a server issue and the site was bac after a few days.
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Re: Fotopic.

Unread postby MRFS » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:53 pm

beast66606 wrote:Thats not a true statement - there is no evidence that KC have pulled any plugs :roll:


Can you traceroute or ping beyond the KC gateway?
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Fotopic servers are not communicating - something is unplugged and has been for a while.

beast66606 wrote:and it's got little to do with historical signalling :?


Oops - I meant to mention it in 'about this forum'.
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Re: Fotopic.

Unread postby beast66606 » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:36 pm

I really don't want to get into an argument but ping or tracert failing does not mean the plug has been pulled, it could be lots of things - but what would I know, I only do it for a living.

Speculation does not help :(
Better to be thought a fool than to type a response that confirms it.

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Re: Fotopic.

Unread postby MickC1440 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:46 am

Well its still not back, long time for someone not to notice a plug out!!
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Re: Fotopic.

Unread postby JRB » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:05 am

beast66606 wrote:I really don't want to get into an argument but ping or tracert failing does not mean the plug has been pulled, it could be lots of things - but what would I know, I only do it for a living.

Speculation does not help :(

Nether does it hinder and it relieves the feelings.
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Re: Fotopic.

Unread postby John Webb » Fri Apr 8, 2011 3:35 pm

There was an item in my paper yesterday saying Fotopic had gone into liquidation.......
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Re: Fotopic.

Unread postby Weichenhebel » Fri Apr 8, 2011 7:35 pm

Liquidation or something else, I cannot connect to it :cry:
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Re: Fotopic.

Unread postby Keith » Fri Apr 8, 2011 8:32 pm

This is why I keep exact duplicates at home of the photographs I put on line. If Photobucket was to disappear in the same way, I can upload to another site straight away. The main problem would be coming back here to change all the links!
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Re: Fotopic.

Unread postby Keith » Fri Apr 8, 2011 8:44 pm

John Webb wrote:There was an item in my paper yesterday saying Fotopic had gone into liquidation.......
Amateur Photographer has an article... http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/ne ... 06622.html

Sorry - the link doesn't seem to work properly. Write Fotopic in the search box - the relevant item was third when I tried.
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Re: Fotopic.

Unread postby Danny252 » Fri Apr 8, 2011 9:37 pm

Keith wrote:This is why I keep exact duplicates at home of the photographs I put on line. If Photobucket was to disappear in the same way, I can upload to another site straight away. The main problem would be coming back here to change all the links!


One thing I heard in relation to a similar incident (I think it was actually an account deletion, but same end effect) was that the main problem wasn't the photos being lost - it was the captions that went with them.
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Re: Fotopic.

Unread postby StevieG » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:38 pm

A question please.

With Fotopic's alleged access for former account holders to retrieve images apparently due to expire at the end of tomorrow (28/02/13), has anyone tred to gettheir pics back, and been either successful, or more importantly to me, found themseles unable to access the pics?

Since the access being limited to account holders' name ranges, apparently, and secretly(?), becoming an all-embracing A to Z, I've tried accessing a few times, and again since a recent reminder email from fotopic of access ending shortly (which included an encryption of a password together with a link to a weird-looking de-cryption website which seems unclear and convoluted to utilise).
But despite trying to log-in with the correct username and trying as password, both the (dubious?) results of the de-cryption, and my proper password, access continues to be unsuccessful.
I did try a reply to the recent email abut en days ago, descibing my problem, but, no reply.

Does anyone have any comments or tips please?
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Re: Fotopic.

Unread postby WembYard » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:41 pm

It took me several attempts to get access and, once I did get through, had problems trying to download the photos into zip files as per the instructions. I managed to find a drop-down list of collections which gave some thumbnails and captions (the latter were what I was really after) but only successfully downloaded the zip files a few days ago, an operation which took absolutely ages on a 20MB connection. These appear to contain only the photos with no captions therefore not a lot of use to me personally as I have at least two copies of all my photos.
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Re: Fotopic.

Unread postby StevieG » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:37 pm

Thanks v.m. WembYard.
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