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December 9th, 2006, 06:05 AM
When I delete a photo, I wonder if it is really deleting it?
We had an abusive user and I deleted his album. When you go to it it says:
This category does not contain any images.
Yet, this user posted his photos on another forum and they are still present and being loaded from our site.
What would be a possible explanation?
December 9th, 2006, 10:07 AM
Are you able to see them on your server?
we delete photos when they are deleted so more info would be needed.
December 9th, 2006, 10:15 AM
Yes, I did see them on the server. I deleted some of them manually by FTP but others are still there.
December 9th, 2006, 10:19 AM
While I've got your ear, this reminds me of something I was going to ask you.
I used to use Gallery and we outgrew that and changed to PP (which I generally like better) but one thing it did that I liked was that it created a directory for each user that was easy to identify on the server.
Also, it would change the filenames if you wanted as people uploaded into a sequential sort of a thing.
Would it ever be possible to have PP create a directory for each user to make it easy to see what was what by FTP, or to have it put the member number as a prefix for each photo?
Example, change photo.jpg to 1193_photo.jpg with the member preceeding the file name?
Just ideas that I had in relation to this problem and maybe not possible.
December 9th, 2006, 10:51 AM
We do not store photos by userid. The photo insert has who owns what photo
What I am getting at in relation to your problem is simply you say the photo is linked somewhere else so if you click it can you view and determine it exists on your server?
December 9th, 2006, 11:30 AM
It did. I went to that site to get the URL's of the images and manually deleted the photos by FTP but I noticed files with similar file names and upload times that would have obviously belonged to that user.
December 9th, 2006, 03:25 PM
Maybe a permissions owner problem.
Try doing a recursive 777 on the data directory when ssh into the photopost directory
CHMOD -R 777 data
you can also change the owner of all files under photopost to be your main user owned by your account. Maybe you have an issue there
CHOWN -R user photopost
December 20th, 2006, 09:08 AM
Is there any kind of utility for finding orphaned files? I may have a bunch that are not really deleted.
December 20th, 2006, 12:00 PM
Nope there is no such utility
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