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puu.sh is an image sharing service that was created in 2010.
Early on June 7th, 2013, the following email was sent out to users:
We're making some important changes to puush and want to inform you of how it will affect our service.
When we first conceived puush in 2010, we wanted to create a straightforward way to help us quickly share what was on our screens. Soon after, we extended puush to allow us to throw small files around too. Since then, we’ve seen a massive uptake and tremendous support from our users. The problem is that a tremendous majority of puushes aren’t being accessed again after 24 hours - in fact, only 10% of puushes are accessed after a month.
puush to us is a quick way to share things. puush is not a data warehouse.
We do not wish to become a file locker, file storage or backup service. There are plenty of other solutions out there that do a much better job of this (e.g. Dropbox), so what we want to do is this:
* Remove the 200mb storage limit for free users * Stop offering permanent storage, and files will expire after not being accessed for: - Free users: 1 month - Pro users: up to 6 months * Offer an optional Dropbox “sync” for pro users (i.e. automatically save a copy to dropbox)
How this will affect you after the 1st of August 2013:
* You will no longer have an account storage limits. Feel free to puush as much as you want! * We are going to start expiring files. At this point, any files which haven't been recently viewed by anyone will be automatically deleted after 1 month, or up to 6 months for pro users. * If you wish to grab a copy of your files before this begins, you can download an archive from your My Account page (Account -> Settings -> Pools -> Export).
As an example, if you have puush'd images which are being used on a forum, as long as that thread is visited at least once a month (or up to 6 months as a pro user) your files will *always be accessible*."
This notice is also visible on the puu.sh site, where it was announced even earlier.
- Keep accessing each and every file - likely unsustainable in the long run in the event that expiry times are shortened
- Grab everything - the site appears to use incremental images IDs