Not me.GaryM wrote:If Dave makes space for us I will gladly pay him for space for our material. I too would support having space to post pictures directly to this site without posting on them on 3rd party sites like flickr. Dam! One thing I loved was having history access to images on the Gruen site without seeing "photo no longer exists". Oh well, onward sir...
This site is 100% Mark's (Nookster) baby...created, owned, operated and entirely financed by him. All of us owe Mark a huge debt of gratitude for offering such a forum our use. I am simply entrusted to help keep the place civil, help members where I can and weed out the spammers. I will assist the Gruen enthusiast community however I can as well.
Hosting has become an issue and members have migrated to third party sites. If any change is to be made here, it will be entirely Mark's decision.
With regard to DMCA, when I put together the Hamilton resources, I used member's photos with their permission and it is almost all linked from individual member's third party hosting accounts. I don't mind this at all and it gives the photo's owner control over their own photos. In the event that caused many of us to migrate here, many members broke their links at our old hangout in protest. Yet because the interest is genuine, I was able to recompile the resources here from the very same members. When I find a photo I need from a new member (who may or may not be around or save the photo), I will ask permission to use the photo and host it on my account. If you look through the Hamilton Master Photo Thread, you might find only one broken link (that I haven't got to fixing yet). It's a system that works in this context. It makes the content available but respects the owners of the content.