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ipfs.pics seems to have no ipfs server running, images are not loading #49
At least this isn't loading along with many other images i've uploaded in the past:
Unable to load the same image directly from IPFS either:
Of course! Instructions are here: https://github.com/ipfspics/ipfspics-server/wiki/How-to-install-ipfs.pics-on-LAMP-(recommended)
I have way to much on my plates with school and work in the next few months, and ipfs.pics has become unmanageable for me. I would much prefer that people run mirrors and that I make ipfs.pics redirect to the best community ones, so that everything is not centralized on me.
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Dec 29, 2016
First of all thank you for all the kind words! I was fed up with ipfs.pics not working and not having time to fix it. After closing it I realized how many people like it and used it. I have been thinking over the last days and I think that I should continue to pursue the development. I used free credits I had on AWS to redeploy https://ipfs.pics/ and I created http://xloem.ipfs.pics/ for @xloem.
My end goal would be to turn ipfs.pics into a profitable free software corporation like Automaticc. I know photo sharing is a very low margin industry, but I still hope it could support me and maybe the development of ipfs itself. Knowing this I would feel bad taking money from the ipfs project, but I would gladly accept if you have contacts for more credits on any cloud.
So here is my plan for 2017 to fix everything that was annoying me and make ipfs.pics huge:
ipfs.pics is back online, so I’m closing this issue, but we can continue the discussion here.
Nice! Looking forward to the old ipfs store resurrecting. I have a script running on my host attempting to pin all the hashes in the db as soon as they are available on ipfs.
I came here from https://www.steemit.com/ . Steemit is a blockchain social media platform; a lot of the posters used ipfs.pics for their images, so these urls are now stored "permanently" in steem's blockchain. When the main site went down, these images seemed to disappear and people probably lost trust in ipfs as an image host. Instead they returned to using much worst hosts that don't have any distributed storage or hash verification and are actually less future-proof, if more reliable this past year.
I thought if I could get ipfs.pics back, I might make a post about it on steemit. When people upvote a post it gains steem dollars, which I hoped I could use to offset the cost of the server. But now I present this idea to you!
This seems to be down again - has there been any updates to the status of this project?
On another note, I've been considering creating a (similar) distributed image-hosting service, but storing all images on the blockchain across all participants. Essentially Filecoin except for publicly-accessible images. This should avoid the centralization issues @xloem is referring to with the main site going down.