GTF Képhost, a Hungarian image sharing site
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GTF Képhost is another Hungarian image sharing service. People can upload files from their computers, and insert the links of the pictures into forums, chat etc. It started in 2012.
Staff has admittedly deleted some images at least twice. As a result, as of March 2017, only images uploaded since 2015 are available for browsing, although staff says images uploaded by registered users have not been deleted.
As of 2020-12-05, the website is not operational.
Seems fine, except for short outages.
A recent longer outage happened between 2020-07-13 and 2020-09-04, after which uploading got disabled between September 11 and 19.
As of 2020-12-05, gtfkephost.hu resolves to a page with the following text, then immediately redirects to kephost.net:
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|Az oldalt a tárhely szolgáltató lekapcsolta... Az eddig feltöltött képek kiszolgálása megmarad, új képek nem jöhetnek fel!||The website has been shutdown by the hosting provider. Images already uploaded will continue to be served, new images can't be uploaded.|
Contrary to the message, the old images aren't served, but any request to gtfkephost.hu results in the above message and redirect.
kephost.net seems to be another image hosting service, started in 2020.
They make some announcements.
No traceable information about the entity behind the site, so no financial status information available. (The domain owner is a natural person.) There is one ad banner on the bottom, a list of partners on a page, and a donate button in the header.
A quick sampling shows that there is very little original content, most of the pictures are DVD covers, movie frames and XXX movie frames.
According to the website's statistics, as of 2017-03-14, 348,000 pictures are hosted, most of them public, and about half of them uploaded by registered users. Total space used: 57 GB. (Uploads have a file size limit of 205.07 KB (sic!).
There are like 400 registered users and the same number of galleries.
One can browse the list of uploaded public pictures (http://gtfkephost.hu/gallery.php, NSFW alert!), the ~7,400 pages show ~148,000 pictures as of 2017-03-14, although stats page says they have ~322,000 public pictures. Moreover, although the service started in 2012, the image browser shows only images uploaded since 2015.
Images have a random alphanumerical identifier.
Image pages: e.g. http://gtfkephost.hu/viewer.php?file=y24b03hg7w.png
Actual image URLs: e.g. http://gtfkephost.hu/files/2017/06/06/y24b03hg7w.png Note: the
06/06 part in this URL has nothing to do with the upload date. This is, for example, a February 2017 upload.
According to a 2017-03-07 announcement, staff deleted images uploaded in 2013–2014 by unregistered users.
- "We won't explain the reason for this"
Back in June 2014, they also deleted older pictures.
Although staff states that images of registered users are not deleted, the older pictures (currently: uploaded before 2015) don't show up in the image browser.
As the Wayback Machine doesn't have a copy of most of the pictures, user:bzc6p started saving already uploaded images in December 2014, and is saving newly uploaded ones regularly.
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|Jun – Dec 2013||48,996||06 07 08 09 10 11 12|