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Contributor media often lost in the void

There is a wealth of information and media on this site that is seldom found elsewhere. Many times Portland Indymedia has been the only open website hosting pictures and fliers from the community at large about local issues. Yet it the little over two years Ive been here its very often the media uploaded by contributors is lost by the content management system utilized by Portland IMC. Its a shame that this media is reduced to a grainy thumbnails and the originals are unavailable (The connection is terminated server-side).
There is a wealth of information and media on this site that is seldom found elsewhere. Many times Portland Indymedia has been the only open website hosting pictures and fliers from the community at large about local issues. Yet it the little over two years Ive been here its very often the media uploaded by contributors is lost by the content management system utilized by Portland IMC. Its a shame that this media is reduced to a grainy thumbnails and the originals are unavailable (The connection is terminated server-side).

I know this has been an ongoing issue that all you awesome IMC mods have worked at, but what can be done to resolve this issue once and for all? I'm sure if we were to connect our tech-savvy brains together we could get to the bottom of this. Personally I have some knowledge of PHP I could contribute.

What do you all think?

I notified the tech collective 14.Apr.2010 09:15

Portland IMC volunteer

So hopefully that will be fixed soon. Any time that happens shoot us an email  imc-portland-requests@lists.indymedia.org It'll get noticed & fixed quicker that way :)