More questions answered…

when the album is upgraded do we just transfer the pics across, or do we have upload each one in turn?

Your pictures will be transferred for you on the date of the split. After that you will need to upload to the new rebranded site, if you’re using DearDiary or OpenFiction.

I was going to resubscribe to DD Premium, does this mean I shoudl wait until the move is complete before subscribing?

The depends on who you ask 🙂 I’d prefer you wait – Matt would probably rather you did it now 😉

My diary is heavily illustrated with photographs. Of course, the photographs all have a URL at the current Album address, which apparently will be changing. Does this mean that when the switchover is complete, my several hundred images will be broken links?

At the date of the switchover, the address album.atomic-systems.com will remain valid, and your album will remain valid until your Premium Subscription expires. Depending on how long Matt can leave expired albums laying around it may last much longer than that…

However, once the dust settles I will work on a script that will automatically convert the URLs for you. So no, your images will not be broken, our intention is not to make extra work for our users 🙂 But a valid point nonetheless and one well worth asking – and one worth me adding a TODO item 🙂

Steve.

10 thoughts on “More questions answered…”

  1. *sigh* I think I already know the answer to this one, but the masochist in me has to ask.

    My diary is heavily illustrated with photographs. Of course, the photographs all have a URL at the current Album address, which apparently will be changing. Does this mean that when the switchover is complete, my several hundred images will be broken links?

  2. huh!? Not at all!!! I think you have all done a wonderful job! I am so thankful for all the effort you guys have put in to give us this free service! I wish you nothing but happiness and good fortune in all your projects 🙂

    xox

  3. trying this again, didn’t work first time..

    when the album is upgraded do we just transfer the pics across, or do we have upload each one in turn?

    i’ve only just learned how to use atomic album…

  4. Let’s see. When I joined DD it was as airendancer, and I became a premium subscriber not too long afterwards. Then I made that diary private, but still wanted to use the Atomic Album without having to pay for two subscriptions, or reload all my pics, so I kept the airendancer ID for Atomic. I have the pictures on my waterspriteflying diary, but not the smiley face. (Are we confused yet?)

    Any chance this move means I could have both the privileges and the smiley face as waterspriteflying? In other words, can I change the user name without breaking all the links and/or losing my pictures?

    I don’t envy you the work you have ahead of us, but I do have every confidence you’re up to it. Thank you, once again, for a wonderful service!

    Ani

  5. Let’s see. When I joined DD it was as airendancer, and I became a premium subscriber not too long afterwards. Then I made that diary private, but still wanted to use the Atomic Album without having to pay for two subscriptions, or reload all my pics, so I kept the airendancer ID for Atomic. I have the pictures on my waterspriteflying diary, but not the smiley face. (Are we confused yet?)

    Any chance this move means I could have both the privileges and the smiley face as waterspriteflying? In other words, can I change the user name without breaking all the links and/or losing my pictures?

    I don’t envy you the work you have ahead of you, but I do have every confidence you’re up to it. Thank you, once again, for a wonderful service!

    Ani

  6. Couple of answers from my point of view…

    Whether you re-subscribe now or after the split won’t affect *you*, in case you were concerned. But as Steve says, money paid now goes in to Atomic, money paid after the split goes to Hamiko, so you are better off waiting for the split so you can support Hamiko, it’ll need everything it can get at the start I am sure.

    AtomIC will do everything we can do ensure there are no problems, at this time we have no intention of removing inactive accounts for at least a year or so so you have plenty of time to do any migrations over to the Hamiko Album after the split.

    I’m sure there was more I wanted to say, but, shrug, can’t remember 🙂

    Bottom line, you folk don’t have to worry 🙂

    Matt.

  7. Ok, I may have a couple of years Premium uder the belt. lol.

    But what’s the stance on Album space. (AtomIC) since this will be changing ? is it still unlimited and can I still upload anything I want?

    Alan

  8. I know the links graphic links might be broken for a while but I’m sure we can live with that, it’s the best album and I will continue to renew my subscription ad infinitum and hope you guys go from strength to strength.

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