By Walt Hickey Something Awful Iconic internet forum Something Awful is scrambling to deal with the announcement that Imgur, the image-hosting site, would begin the process of deleting images from old and inactive accounts, as well as eliminating pornography. The choice of the image-hosting site to stop hosting images by May 15 means that an entire ecosystem of websites that relied on it are screwed, one among them Something Awful, where images of its 25 years of history often were hosted on Imgur and sites not unlike it. Naturally, if we lose all photographs of
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Grabbing the domains does little. There’s still a v4 or v6 backend that’ll work just fine under a new name and address.
Similarly, imgurl dying isn’t going to eliminate the content; it’ll just go somewhere else. (There’s a reason for my domain name, blog tagline....^H is terminal erase...everything gets deleted eventually. True?)