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Heroes Community > Turban Tribunal > Thread: HC File Space
Thread: HC File Space
Valeriy
Valeriy

Mage of the Land
Naughty, Naughty Valeriy
posted December 18, 2007 10:29 PM
Edited by Valeriy at 22:31, 08 Mar 2009.

HC File Space

HC File Space is a managed storage for materials important to HC threads. For example: member photographs, screenshots and files of posted maps, contest entries.

The purpose is to give HC members storage for quality and important content, ensuring that after a year or so images or files embedded in the threads of HC do not disappear. Another benefit is fast loading speed from the same server that HC is on.

The rules are that files hosted in HC File Space can only be linked from HC and AOH, not from any other forum or web site. We don't want to end up with extra bandwidth bills from this free service.

File size must be kept to a minimum. In case of images this must be done by optimizing into the GIF, JPG or 256 colour PNG file formats. Generally JPG is best for photographs, 256 colour PNG is best for schematics and GIF for animations. JPG quality or GIF/PNG colours must be adjusted for optimum filesize/quality ratio. Pixel size and cropping of the images must also be adjusted for the most reasonable size/visibility ratio. Other files such as HOMM maps or texts must be archived using the highest compression setting. All this will be done/checked by the HC File Space manager.

Files which contain executable code such as HTML, PHP, ASP or SWF will not be stored in HC File Space.

To use the HC File Space make sure the content you want to request to store matches these guidelines, and contact the FileSpace manager with description and attachment of your content.

HC File Space Manager:

VokialBG: HCM or vokialbg at heroescommunity.com

Thanks to GenieLord for being the first HC File Space Manager (he is no longer due to RL commitments) and for doing a great bunch of work kickstarting the File Space!
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Binabik
Binabik


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Legendary Hero
posted December 18, 2007 10:46 PM

Cool! I was wondering what would happen to the stuff at photobucket if I closed my account or something.

Will there be some kind of process for the mods or File Space manager to automatically transfer important graphics over to the HC host? Or is this done only by the poster?

Once a graphic is transfered to the host, can the poster delete it later? This is the same question we've had in the past about who owns the posts.

Also, somewhat unrelated. Are there any mirror sites that have older HC content that has been deleted?

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Valeriy
Valeriy

Mage of the Land
Naughty, Naughty Valeriy
posted December 19, 2007 06:09 AM

There is no automatic graphics import, all has to be done manually through the HCFS manager. Moderators at this stage will do it through him as well. We will see what kind of demand there is, and how many things need to be added per week and appoint more filespace managers if necessary.

Members will have no control of the filespace and no additional functions related to it. They will add/remove materials contained in the HCFS via BB Code (img and url tags).

The only partial mirror I'm aware of is archive.org.
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RedSoxFan3
RedSoxFan3


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Fan of Red Sox
posted December 20, 2007 06:53 AM

Would we be able to use small uploaded images for avatars?
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GenieLord
GenieLord


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Geny is Kapara
posted December 20, 2007 02:58 PM bonus applied.
Edited by GenieLord at 23:12, 20 Dec 2007.

Val has said everything, but it seems like there's a need to clarify some things.

The HC file space is for:
1) Images
2) Photographs
3) HOMM Maps
4) Other files (TXT, XDB...)
There are some kinds of files that cannot be uploaded to the HC file space. Ask me for specific kinds of files that you want to upload.

In order to get a file into the HC file space you'll have to contact me. You can do it by:
1) Writting it on this thread
2) Sending me an HCM
3) Sending me an E-mail. My adress: GenieLord at heroesofmightandmagic.com
4) Writting to me on MSN Messenger. My adress: Gadi_Sh99 at hotmail.com

I will post on the thread the requested uploaded files' links.

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Valeriy
Valeriy

Mage of the Land
Naughty, Naughty Valeriy
posted December 21, 2007 10:31 AM

RSF: Nope. File Space will not be related to avatars in any way.
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antipaladin
antipaladin


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of Ooohs and Aaahs
posted December 21, 2007 02:06 PM

this is nice,but i seggest keeping it bigger,as in storing stuff like OLD MODS,OLD MAPS,Re-storing old patches for heroes games that do not make patches anymore
MM games that are not longerhosted patches. and etc.
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Valeriy
Valeriy

Mage of the Land
Naughty, Naughty Valeriy
posted December 31, 2007 09:41 PM

We are not trying to save the world here
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dimis
dimis


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Supreme Hero
Digitally signed by FoG
posted January 05, 2008 04:43 PM

wow!

At last one of the features I really wanted!
You can't imagine how happy I am!!

Thank you!
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pandora
pandora


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Legendary Hero
The Chosen One
posted January 08, 2008 04:52 PM

QP applied to GenieLord for the amazing amount of work he did organizing the photos!

You're my hero lol
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Valeriy
Valeriy

Mage of the Land
Naughty, Naughty Valeriy
posted February 07, 2008 02:45 AM

As I already said in the e-mail, superb work from GenieLord with the hundreds of member photographs. The optimization is top notch and it's great to know that those photos will be preserved for years to come.

To balance the work load better, VokialBG was appointed as the second HCFS manager, specializing in modding content. Contacts updated in the first post.
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phoenixreborn
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Unicorn
posted March 09, 2009 07:56 PM

So...how do I view our illustrious forum members photos? Is it just in the photo thread?
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