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Part of the development on our ScrapBook project included offering people the ability to purchase additional disk space, used to store more pictures, phone posts, or whatever we add in the future. It's become a major project that has taken a while to implement, but we've finally finished and we're asking our users to help us stress test it.

If you want to help us out and are looking for additional disk space, you can order more from our store if you go to this specific URL:

Each available upgrade option will be shown in the "Item" dropdown, listed by size and price.

Please note that this is a new feature and there may be hiccups, which is why we're starting slowly with a small and willing test group. We have extensive logging in place so we won't "lose" your money ... we'll be able to correct any problems, should they arise, but hopefully the last few months of testing will mean everything goes nicely.

We've written up some documentation explaining how upgrades work and listing the different upgrade prices. If you have questions or comments, please send them along to our support department.
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From:vuitton_playa
Date:March 8th, 2005 12:23 am (UTC)
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I think I might try it out later!

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From:ciphercode
Date:July 15th, 2005 08:47 pm (UTC)
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It is "comment" you dolt! F'in booger eater!!!!
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From:taytaycrys
Date:March 8th, 2005 12:30 am (UTC)
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I will try it too
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From:highway
Date:March 8th, 2005 12:40 am (UTC)

Re: curious

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The familiar MB (megabyte) and GB (gigabyte) has changed to the NIST standard MiB (mebibyte) and GiB (gibibyte). According to these standards, technically a megabyte (MB) is a power of ten, while a mebibyte (MiB) is a power of two, appropriate for binary machines. A megabyte is then 1,000,000 bytes. A mebibyte is the actual 1,048,576 bytes that most intend.
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From:mortaine
Date:March 8th, 2005 12:34 am (UTC)
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Er... what is a "MiB" in terms of, I think, size for the disk quota? Is that supposed to be MB (megabytes)? MicroBytes? Men in Black? What?
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From:flashfire
Date:March 8th, 2005 02:32 am (UTC)
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As a permanent account holder I do have to ask this question, given that I don't know just how far that status will extend in this case so I'd like to know before I make any purchases:

Do people with permanent account status get any additional perks in this regard, such as, say, 250 MiB at no charge, or will the costs remain the same?
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From:londonium
Date:March 8th, 2005 03:10 am (UTC)
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Permanent accounts represent. In the house... um.... Holla?
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From:wildilocks
Date:March 8th, 2005 03:59 am (UTC)
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Okay, I get this new MiB and GiB instead of MB abd GB - but why are the upgrade sizes 250 MiB, 500 MiB and then 1024 GiB? Shouldn't it be either 256, 512 and 1024, or 250, 500 and 1000?
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From:the_average_joe
Date:March 8th, 2005 05:24 am (UTC)
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Hah ha, that's right! :) Good call!
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From:chiller
Date:March 8th, 2005 10:22 am (UTC)
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How do you use the disk space if you purchase it? Darned if I can find anything about it in the FAQ or help sections...
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From:decadence1
Date:March 8th, 2005 12:42 pm (UTC)
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If you purchase the extra space then it's just kinda "there" for you to use. As a paid user you get 100MBMiB by default [link to usage page] and the extra space would allow you to store more - be it images, phoneposts etc. ScrapBook (formerly called FotoBilder) is the LiveJournal photo hosting service and is located at: http://pics.livejournal.com. Once you'd uploaded some pictures then others could see them by putting your username on the end: http://pics.livejournal.com/chiller/. There are various options in their to play around with like customising the look of the album - even to match your journal styles, and my fave: going to the image you want in one of your galleries, selecting 'manage' (you only see it if its your image and you're logged in), and selecting the option at the bottom "Upload/Manage user picture". That option lets you use the image as a userpic so clicking on it from the userpics page goes to the full image.

Because the ScrapBook service is still in beta (testing) it isn't covered in the FAQs (bar one). So this community is here for questions/bug reports or there's Support.

You can upload images either using the ScrapBook web interface or a downloadable client. For example, Semagic is a Windows client and it has an option to upload pics in the leftmost menu (still says FotoBilder in the menu). I believe you can add up to ten images at a time and you can set them as public, Friends-only access etc. Once uploaded you can link to them in the regular way using hyperlinks. And the link in the above entry points to documentation about the extra diskspace purchase options. Hope that helps.

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From:thalia_moirai
Date:April 1st, 2005 10:52 pm (UTC)
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thanks for the info. i'll try the upgrade. and the imfo on MIBs and such.
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From:oldwolf
Date:April 18th, 2005 10:04 pm (UTC)
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www.pricewatch.com Fujitsu or is it Mitsubishi has 400Gig SATA drives out already. For a fairly reasonable price.
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From:nomadvak
Date:April 27th, 2005 03:12 am (UTC)
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Somewhat on topic - it looks like my space is about used up using the status page - but, that status page doesn't show all my galleries. What does that mean? Does that page accurately reflect all the space I've used and simply doesn't show all of the galleries? Regardless, gonna buy myself some more space.....good idea!
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From:hdofu
Date:June 10th, 2005 05:49 am (UTC)
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I'll probably just keep using my web host
From:zihuatenejo
Date:August 15th, 2005 10:06 pm (UTC)
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Hmmm, good idea; however with Flickr offering 2GB bandwidth and unlimited storage for considerably less than the 250MB price LJ offers I think I'll stick with other providers.

I know bandwidth and disk space costs money but it would be nice to be at least at a comparable price.
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From:janus
Date:August 22nd, 2005 03:25 pm (UTC)
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I was always under the impression that a megabyte was 1,048,576 bytes, but I guess I've been showed.
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From:janus
Date:August 22nd, 2005 03:30 pm (UTC)
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Although, now that I think about it, the 1,000,000 bytes for MB thing does seem to make more sense in regards to metric standards. A megalitre is a million litres, after all.

Yay, some other confusing nonsense for the public to have to adapt to!
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