Protect the Gallery area to registered members?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Koolvin, Oct 11, 2002.

  1. Koolvin

    Koolvin Administrator Staff Member

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    Should we protect the Gallery area to registered members?
     
  2. Fudger

    Fudger Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Koolvin, to ask the question must mean you feel that it should be. Can I ask what the rationale behind this is assuming my assumption is correct?

    Cheers Pal &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'>

    Jonathan
     
  3. Mark300SL

    Mark300SL 1962-2010. Gone, but not forgotten.

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    Jonathan

    Unfortunately MB's are desirable cars - so if they are stolen they can be &quot;cloned&quot; (or &quot;twinned&quot; as its sometimes called) by using the identity of another car

    The easiest way to get this new ID is to look on the web for pictures that show no. plates.  Before you know it you can have speeding fines and all sorts of other problems from a car that is to all intents and purposes &quot;yours&quot;.
    It is the same colour, has the same reg number and is capable of generating you a fine or accident claim if you cant proove you were not there!

    One other point - &nbsp;is that people could potentially work out where you live from internet details that you give up - intentionally or not! - now they know where to go to steal one of these cars in the first place <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':('>

    Sorry to be so gloomy but I've found out the hard way. I'm much older and wiser now - but in my youth I saw how these people worked, and I keep on the &quot;right side&quot; of a few individuals even now - just so my car is safe!

    My advice for what its worth is to remove reg nos. from pics - and never give an accurate location for where you live

    Mark
     
  4. Steve_Perry

    Steve_Perry Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Just to add to Mark's comments, that's why I'm quite obsessive in removing number plate details from all online pictures of my car and also why I don't announce or talk about my trips abroad before I've actually visited.

    S.
     
  5. Fudger

    Fudger Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Good point guys. Remove my no vote and put a yes vote!
     
  6. Aletank

    Aletank Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Very good points guys &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':cool:'> &nbsp;I'm all for makin it private

    We could make it even more secure by makin it accessable only to members with a certain amount of posts, Not too many say 5 posts and over or somethin. Just a idea &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'>
     
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    Koolvin

    Koolvin Administrator Staff Member

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    so thats 2 no votes that have to be deducted, ok Majority rules!!!! &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':alien:'>
     
  8. Mark300SL

    Mark300SL 1962-2010. Gone, but not forgotten.

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    As a totally seperate point, I have just finished converting Koolvins video from the pod to Mpeg/videoCd format.

    Therefore if we are going to post it for members we are going to have to have the videos in a secure location too! - Either that or a lot of time will have to be spent &quot;masking&quot; no. plates

    FYI the video converted to 3103Mb which is over the 2048 limit - this was subsequently reduced to 98Mb and 51Mb of Mpeg files.

    Cool that a 2048Mb file canbe reduced to 98Mb though!

    Mark
     
  9. fuzzer

    fuzzer MB Club Veteran

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    I know this does not include me and im doing myself out of access here , but , why not only make the movie avalible to the people who were there &nbsp;.. &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/alien.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':alien:'>

    its the only way to make it secure
     
  10. Mark300SL

    Mark300SL 1962-2010. Gone, but not forgotten.

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    Better to edit the video down into sizeable chunks and put it on a secure or password protected server.

    Alternatively - send out cd copies to those who want them - after all we all know who the regulars are here <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>

    Mark
     
  11. GrahamC230K

    GrahamC230K MB Club Veteran

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    In the mean time, have you got the vids online anywhere?

    Can Vinay or Maff not temporarily host, so that people like me who where there can can grab from an FTP? Passwords could be emailed.
     
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    Koolvin

    Koolvin Administrator Staff Member

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    I have them on FTP already <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'>

    oh and a 155mbit pipe as well <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'>

    a11 y0ur b4ndw1th ar3 b3l0ng t0 m3h <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'> &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/slayer.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':rock:'>
     
  13. Maff

    Maff Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    When can we download it then? I'm itching to see that drag racer again........ and some other things that were driving around our car park area! &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/inlove.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':inlove:'>
     

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