Brickshelf=Dead?

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  1. Dinobot Nuva

    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

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    Quote from the BZP news story-
    Anybody else know anything? I had a TON of my lego related stuff saved on there, including pictures of my lego collections and all my MOCs from the past few years.

    Brickshelf was pretty much THE place for Lego image hosting, and I found its system a lot more user friendly than most other places. Man this sucks! @_@
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  2. benzo

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    that does suck! oh well it seems maj.com is still up so I guess people will upload thier LEGO pics and MOC there.
     
  3. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Noooooo!!!

    I'd been meaning to go through some galleries on that site and save some pics of my favourite builds. And now it seems to be too late... :( 

    Brickshelf ruled. I can't believe it's just... dead. Just like that. That sucks.

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  4. Dinobot Nuva

    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

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    I mean, the service was free and all, but no warning, no nothing? Period? Even if it would've gone all to hell with the bandwith somebody could've said something a couple months in advance to spread out the backing-up traffic everyday.
    I used that site like everyday, and there's a lot of stuff on there I had planned on backing up to Maj later this summer when I got done with my job, but GAH, I'm just so frustrated right now >.<
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  5. Turbocharger

    Turbocharger We should get more letter

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    From what I've read, the guy who runs the site has done stuff like this before. He just shuts down his site without giving any prior notice. Sucks for people who put stuff up there and didn't make backups I suppose.
     
  6. thoughtcrime

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    What a shame. Lots of good works on there.
     
  7. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    Damn, they had some really inspiring stuff on their site. It's shame they're gone.
     
  8. Unclejoe420

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    Is a shame that Brickshelf has disappeared, as they have had been inspiring me to get more into building Lego stuff. I've also posted a lot of my own stuff on there too - good job I got a Webshots album!!
     
  9. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Aw damn! I loved Brickshelf! :( 
     
  10. kllrwlf

    kllrwlf Well-Known Member

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    Seems like it's online... only for a while though

    "Notice: Brickshelf will be shutting down on 2007/07/31.
    Please save your files to your computer."
     
  11. Sector Seven

    Sector Seven ∞ GΣΣK™

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    I'm not really that upset that Kevin shut down Brickshelf. It was his to do with as he pleased (though I think it's shady that he took all these donations up until a few weeks ago - a good server or two isn't that f'n expensive). I suppose I could say I am saddened about the loss of the backlog of Lego history from the AFOL community. There are a lot of inactive builders who created some amazing stuff and posted pics there.

    Disk is cheap - there's a lot of people who could have easily spared 40 or 50 gig to help save the visual history of the hobby until a new home could be found for it.

    Anyway, BrickImage.net, a Brickshelf clone, is supposed to be up and running by July 31st - give or take. Let's hope that is as good.
     

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