Gifntext - Removing Hosting
Jeffkillian.com initially started as a Geocities website when I was in 6th grade. Over the years, it has slowly evolved into a place where I can practice and become familiar with web development as it progresses. I started out coding with Microsoft Frontpage, then moved to Dreamweaver. Initially, there was very little coding, and it was all WYSIWYG. However, as I learned more, I could make it more interactive.


I incorporate drawings and blog posts to keep those that are interested updated. Through the evolution of the website, I was forced to learn HTML, PHP, CSS, XML, jQuery, javascript, and the handling of MySQL Databases. I've put online some code samples.
Gifntext - Removing Hosting
This is going to make some people angry, so I want to clear up exactly what is happening with gifntext, and why we are making the decisions we are making.
 
Gifntext was always meant as a way to edit gifs, and that was it. It was not created initially with the idea that we would host the files, that was just something that happened to work out while the site was small. However, as the site grows, it becomes more and more tedious to host all of the files. On top of this, we can’t have ads (this has to do with users uploading pornographic images…I just don’t have the time to delete them all). 
 
I understand that ending the hosting of these gifs might upset some, as they might be hot linking directly to gifntext, which was previously acceptable. However, doing this allows a few things to happen:

  1. We continue to exist, and you continue to make gifs for free. If I kept hosting, I would eventually run out of money, as I’d need to pay for the bandwidth myself
  2. We can (potentially) break even on cost, as it might allow us to introduce a few non-intrusive ads to the site.
  3. We can focus more on new features
 
I wouldn’t be doing this if I didn’t feel like it was the right decision for the users. All along, we’ve constantly tried to put the users needs first. I know this is a disadvantage in the short run, but it’s the only option which allows the site to continue operating, providing new room for growth. 

 


James
2017-04-16 20:50:56

Thanks anyway

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2017-05-15 10:04:59

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madd74
2017-05-15 10:46:34

Just put a note that people can save their gifs to imgur.com and that should be an easy solution. You do not even need to login or sign up for the service.

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2017-06-05 17:10:00

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