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What happened to brickshelf?

Postby boses » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:57 pm

I was wondering if anyone knew what has happened to brickshelf ?The page won't load and pics don't show...Is this permanent, or is this temporary?Thank you...
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Re: What happened to brickshelf?

Postby AK_Brickster » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:17 pm

It seems like it goes down on a semi-regular basis. It has been this way for the last few days, I think, but nobody has said anything about it being permanent.
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Re: What happened to brickshelf?

Postby Bluesecrets » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:23 am

I don't think anyone really knows what is going on, but I'm sure a lot of people are not happy about this. Its happened before...
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Re: What happened to brickshelf?

Postby Eklund » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:27 am

As I am typing this now, I am able to follow links to people's brickshelf folders (Like yours Blue), so maybe it is back up?
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Re: What happened to brickshelf?

Postby Bruce N H » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:18 am

It's come back within the past hour. (8:15 PM EST (GMT-5) Feb 2)

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Re: What happened to brickshelf?

Postby Aliencat » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:06 am

Yay it's back.
Every time it's down, I'm hoping they update the layout, but I've learned to deal with the disappointment that it's still the same Brickshelf when it comes back online.
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Re: What happened to brickshelf?

Postby RichardAM » Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:15 pm

As with four years ago, the same question:

people still use Brickshelf?
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Re: What happened to brickshelf?

Postby ffilz » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:19 pm

Yes, I still use BrickShelf.

Why? I have yet to find another picture hosting service that provides as nice navigation through sets of pictures. The folder organization, the browsing through a series of pictures with relatively little clutter.

I'm sure there are lots of advantages of using the other services, but BrickShelf works, I've got all my digital pictures there, and I like the interface.

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Re: What happened to brickshelf?

Postby Bluesecrets » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:22 pm

Yes, I still use BrickShelf.

Why? I have yet to find another picture hosting service that provides as nice navigation through sets of pictures. The folder organization, the browsing through a series of pictures with relatively little clutter.

I'm sure there are lots of advantages of using the other services, but BrickShelf works, I've got all my digital pictures there, and I like the interface.


I completely understand your point. I too probably would still be there for those same reasons, except...the regular worry that at any given point, without warning, the plug will be pulled on brickshelf...well I backed up all of those pictures and any of the ones I didn't want to lose of others...and have moved to flickr. I left my brickshelf photos in place, and every so often go back and cringe at my stuff there, but hey we all have moc's like that..so I'm proud of it.

I think that is why a lot of people did leave. The time when brickshelf was shut down during the summer is not easy to forget.

Plus there is the added pleasure people get about comments and groups and discussions that flickr has. Some people really like those and think brickshelf is very out of date.

But it is a personal choice and I really think people's choices should be respected.
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Re: What happened to brickshelf?

Postby OverLoad » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:08 pm

I use Brickshelf, but only out of the fact that Flickr has a limited on photos for free. Really, I find Brickshelf to be cluttered, outdated, somewhat ugly, and most of all desolate. I don't know if it's because I'm used to seeing comments and people's opinions everywhere, but it feels extremely dry to me. The fact that it goes down rather often doesn't help my opinion towards it. Hopefully this is a cue to the administration of Brickshelf to bring it up to date.
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