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A whole lot of my pictures just disappeared from their respective albums. I did nothing to prompt or cause this. PLEASE TELL ME THEY'RE NOT GONE FOREVS!

Check out my Cornell gallery to see the 8 empty albums where they once were :(
Current Mood: OH NOES!!
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From:brad
Date:November 12th, 2005 01:00 pm (UTC)
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I checked and you don't have non-public pictures, so that's not it.

Can you give me any hints on things you might've done differently lately or operations you've done on those galleries to make those pictures go away?

In any case, try this page:

http://pics.livejournal.com/manage/dev_recovermissing

It'll see if it can find any "missing" pictures (those not in galleries).

But you may then have to go re-sort them.
From:phil
Date:November 12th, 2005 07:40 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the quick reply, Brad.

I was tagging pictures in other galleries when I noticed the pictures had gone missing.

The utility you linked to says it recovered 12 pictures and put them into an unsorted album, but I don't see any there.

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From:phil
Date:November 13th, 2005 04:46 am (UTC)
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Now I know what I did!

I deleted the tags which were converted from short names and the photos vanished.

I know this because I wiped out a couple other albums while trying to replicate the issue. Is there any hope for me?
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From:brad
Date:November 13th, 2005 06:37 am (UTC)
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If dev_recovermissing didn't get them back, they're gone and you need to re-upload.

When the system says, "These pictures will be deleted forever, are you sure?", say 'no'. That's why all those options exist for doing things like "delete gallery, but keep pictures".
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From:sirndipiti
Date:November 12th, 2005 02:01 pm (UTC)
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so...this was a trick to get us to check out your pics, no? :) -- only kidding, so whatever happened, I guess it resolved itself??
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From:vret
Date:November 12th, 2005 03:05 pm (UTC)
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Doesn't look like it from here. There's still 8 empty galleries, as far as I can see.
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From:flying_blind
Date:November 12th, 2005 03:22 pm (UTC)
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I see them.
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From:flying_blind
Date:November 12th, 2005 03:25 pm (UTC)
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Should have said I see them full.
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From:vret
Date:November 12th, 2005 03:28 pm (UTC)
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I definitely don't. How very strange.
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From:flying_blind
Date:November 12th, 2005 03:41 pm (UTC)
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I'm seeing 23 thumbnails under "related galleries," and all the pictures I've clicked on open pages with the right number of thumbnails for that particular sub-gallery. The problem could be browser-related, I suppose. (I'm using Opera 7.5.)
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From:flying_blind
Date:November 12th, 2005 03:45 pm (UTC)
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No, wait! I was clicking the wrong ones. There are several empty galleries there. The ones the (number) has vanished from.

Rats. Not enough sleep again.
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From:sirndipiti
Date:November 12th, 2005 04:29 pm (UTC)
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yeah, sorry -- I thought that the heading 'Cornell' for the whole collection was what you were referring to -- but on further looking, I do see empty galleries -- nasty and frustrating, I'm sure
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From:halkeye
Date:November 12th, 2005 07:00 pm (UTC)
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seem to show up for me fine now.
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From:phil
Date:November 12th, 2005 07:41 pm (UTC)
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Nope.
From:meridjet
Date:November 12th, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC)
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No backups? Tsk tsk.

Scrapbook has done this to me too. Deleted photos. I also noticed that any time photos are added to one gallery, they've disappeared spontaneously from any former gallery they were in. Did you maybe upload them a second time in Scrapbook, elsewhere?
From:phil
Date:November 12th, 2005 11:30 pm (UTC)
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Did not upload them a second time.

I noticed the missing photos which were previously tagged (such as Cornell Buildings)are still visible from the tag galleries (see tag: buildings).

As a last resort I guess I could tediously reassemble the albums based on their tags, but I remember some missing photos in these galleries were untagged.
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