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Older pictures?

Post by ducksbeast » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:09 am

So, it seems like eBay is finally removing old archived listings/images. It makes sense on their end (only so much server space and all that), but it stinks for those of us that are looking for older pieces in this forum. Has anyone kept an archive of Paul's listed artworks?

Edit: Also, new Asatli! https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wapsi-Square-o ... SwoJhduaBV
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Re: Older pictures?

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:13 am

This is weird.

If i use my bookmark for Paul's eBay store, i get to it - but it says "0 items".

I thought perhaps my bookmark was corrupted, so i tried the link on the comic page - and it says "0 items", too.

I click your link, and it takes me to the page with the Atsali picture you posted.

Is a puzzlement.
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Re: Older pictures?

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Re: Older pictures?

Post by Dave » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:58 am

AnotherFairportfan wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:13 am
Is a puzzlement.
My guess would be a data replication problem.

eBay's system certainly consists of many thousands of individual servers which divide up the workload of showing and managing auctions. They operate from a database which is replicated across multiple file servers (for reliability and performance) and is supposed to be consistent and synchronized (so that the same data is "seen" no matter which front-end server addresses which database server).

There are all sorts of problems which can cause some of the servers to drop out of synchronization with others. When that happens, different users end up seeing different results for the same input. These problems tend to be fairly short-lived.

It might also be a staleness issue. If eBay has started purging older data from their database (as duckbeast reports) then maybe some older bookmarked links have "lost their context" and will not work properly in the future.

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Re: Older pictures?

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:36 pm

Are there any currently-posted items?

I justr cleared my browser cache and want to see if that helps, but i need to know if i should be seeing anything...
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Re: Older pictures?

Post by Dave » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:49 pm

Zero items for sale at the moment, according to the Android eBay app.

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Re: Older pictures?

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:29 am

TY
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Re: Older pictures?

Post by Akeche » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:29 am

Gave me a scare, thinking they wouldn't show past sales!

I never thought about bookmarking them. I just saved them all.

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Post by ducksbeast » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:08 am

Akeche wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:29 am
Gave me a scare, thinking they wouldn't show past sales!

I never thought about bookmarking them. I just saved them all.
If you go further back in this forum, you'll see that older sales aren't showing up anymore. Recent ones weren't affected by whatever data purge they did and are still showing up.

You've saved a good amount of the older pictures locally, then?

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Re: Older pictures?

Post by Akeche » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:49 pm

ducksbeast wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:08 am
Akeche wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:29 am
Gave me a scare, thinking they wouldn't show past sales!

I never thought about bookmarking them. I just saved them all.
If you go further back in this forum, you'll see that older sales aren't showing up anymore. Recent ones weren't affected by whatever data purge they did and are still showing up.

You've saved a good amount of the older pictures locally, then?
At least a few years worth, yes.

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Post by AnotherFairportfan » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:26 pm

Me too.

Once i get the computer working again, anyway.

Not all - i've skipped a lot of the Atsali-shameless-fanservice ones...
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Post by jwhouk » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:50 pm

IOW, all the Twister ones?
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Re: Older pictures?

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:09 pm

jwhouk wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:50 pm
IOW, all the Twister ones?
Nope - i skipped a lot of the"lying-around-not-wearing-much-showing-off-her-boobs" ones.
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Re: Older pictures?

Post by ducksbeast » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:13 am

Akeche wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:49 pm

At least a few years worth, yes.
AnotherFairportfan wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:26 pm
Me too.

Once i get the computer working again, anyway.

Not all - i've skipped a lot of the Atsali-shameless-fanservice ones...
...so would the two of you be willing to do an Imgur dump of what you've collected, perhaps?

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Post by AnotherFairportfan » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:00 pm

Once the computer is working...
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Re: Older pictures?

Post by TazManiac » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:03 pm

I’d certainly appreciate it if I could get in on this. While I have some parked on Ext Hard Drive(s), I know I lost a good chunk to misfortune this year.

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Post by Atomic » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:27 am

Is this the link you've been using?

https://www.ebay.com/sch/pablowapsi/m.h ... 6732.m1684

What I see has two pages of posts going back to Aug 15. I'm sure they have to cut off past postings at some point, but three months seems pretty good for someone putting up items every few days.

My collection is pretty deep, so let me know and I'll put up directory Gallery screenshots (1079 items so far) if you want, and sort it out from there.
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Re: Older pictures?

Post by ducksbeast » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:21 am

Atomic wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:27 am
Is this the link you've been using?

https://www.ebay.com/sch/pablowapsi/m.h ... 6732.m1684

What I see has two pages of posts going back to Aug 15. I'm sure they have to cut off past postings at some point, but three months seems pretty good for someone putting up items every few days.

My collection is pretty deep, so let me know and I'll put up directory Gallery screenshots (1079 items so far) if you want, and sort it out from there.
Heck, just dump the whole thing on Imgur or Mega!

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Re: Older pictures?

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:41 pm

Atomic wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:27 am
Is this the link you've been using?

https://www.ebay.com/sch/pablowapsi/m.h ... 6732.m1684

What I see has two pages of posts going back to Aug 15.
All i see is an Atsali that ended 15 August, nothing else.
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Re: Older pictures?

Post by AnotherFairportfan » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:42 pm

OTOH, i DID stumble on three current items that i can't get to through the store link on the Wapsi page...
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