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Uploading Files To Bs01: Why I'm So Slow At It

Posted by Swert , Apr 07 2012 · 287 views

So, this is mostly a post about apologies, especially given I'd rather have had it done weeks, even months ago. But, this is what held me back.

I can only explain via visual aid, so here they are.

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On picture one, you can clearly see 16 folders. These are labeled 0-9, and a-f. Now, these are the base folders BS01 images were under. It is all sorted in this format. Were all the files in these 16 folders, I woulda been finished a long time ago. Sadly, this is not the case.

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This is Folder 0, which has folders 00-09, and 0a-0f. So that's 16 folders extra. Whoops. No biggie, right?

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This is folder 00. I even unblurred the folder name so you could see that. So now in lies the problem. I have to enter all 16 folders, in order, and upload them to BS01 directly. Then I can use a script on the site that imports them all to BS01's database. Simple, yes?

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This is the folder I'm currently on. images/b/b0/. So, by the math, I have already gone through 176 folders just to get to THIS ONE. This is not counting the original 16 folders, by the way. That would make the count 187 (11 folders to get to B ). I have 256 folders in total to upload.

So, with that knowledge and those visual aids, plus my hectic work schedule, can I honestly and realistically be blamed for this upload taking so long? Probably, but at least now you all know why it takes so long.

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Where's Triggy when you need him?
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Toa of Gallifrey
Apr 07 2012 08:08 AM
It's okay, we all know you guys are working hard to restore BS01. Thanks for all the efforts guys! :)
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Apr 07 2012 07:27 PM
*random ##### on the internet comment*
No! You need to work harder for our benefit! Your life is unimportant! Only we matter! Get to work or you're fired! Fake! Get a life! And by get a life, I mean, do everything we ask!

I don't actually mean that, of course, and even though it's disappointing, I can live without the pictures for now. No, you know who really needs to get back to work? Greg.

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Apr 07 2012 10:05 PM
Long story short, organise your folders better! :P
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Where's Triggy when you need him?

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Long story short, organise your folders better! :P

This is how MediaWiki organizes files, actually. It probably is the simplest method beyond a doubt.
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Project Nightfall
Apr 09 2012 12:32 AM
...256 folders?

Oh dear.
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Aanchir: Rachira of Time
Apr 10 2012 01:54 PM
Well, glad things are still moving forward!
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