autofantasia

autofantasia

Posted on 03/18/2017


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Saving Our Ipernity ...

Saving Our Ipernity ...
Most, but not all users of ipernity, know that the site has been having financial difficulties for some time and closure of this great platform does indeed remain a distinct possibility.

However, there is now a ray of hope on the horizon thanks to a small number of people who got together and came up with the idea of creating the Ipernity Members Association (IMA).

This body has now been officially registered and a crowdfunding campaign initiated to raise funds to secure ipernity's short term future in the first instance, but ultimately with a view to acquiring the platform for the community.

However, time is of the essence as the IMA need to secure sufficient monies within the next 2 weeks to cover the site hosting costs for March and April or ipernity will almost definitely close. If they are successful then the expectation is that the platform will be transferred to the IMA in a matter of weeks, but as I've said first we need to raise enough money to keep the site going.

Many have already made a donation, myself included, and the campaign has got off to a great start, but there is still a way to go. So, I would urge anyone who hasn't yet made a pledge to follow the link below and donate as much as they can afford.

www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/ipernity-members-association-a-non-profit-entity

The last few years have seen countless photosharing sites like Multiply, Fotopic and more recently Panoramio fold. So, understandably people feel let down, they feel disengaged, and are tired of seeing internet businesses (big or small) take their money, offer them a future, build up their hopes and then in an instant they take a decision that throws them out into the cold.

The situation is becoming such an issue for many that they have actually started to question if it is all worth it, if the internet really has anything to offer them and I think this was beautifully summed up recently in a comment posted on ipernity by Peter Kohler who said:

"I give up. Trying to create, preserve or maintain anything in the ether of the web is a futile effort unless you physically own the website yourself. Three years of work and effort and it can just vanish like a fart in the wind. Very disappointing and profoundly depressing."

And now ipernity itself is on the brink of closure. The people that created this great site have admitted they are tired ... that they feel a desperate need to turn the page and move on. But they have also heard our pleas and agreed that they won't just slam the 'book' shut and toss it on the fire.

This is a unique opportunity then for everyone who loves ipernity and who wants it to not only survive, but to become somewhere we can call home for many years to come. Yes, there are still questions to be answered and hurdles to be overcome, but together we really can make a difference.

Let us not fail ... let us unite and ensure that through ipernity our photos really do have a bright future and will be here for a very long time!

Elizabeth, Tone, Peggy C, Claude and 25 other people have particularly liked this photo


90 comments - The latest ones
LutzP
LutzP
Thanks Paul for these fine words.
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to LutzP
Let's hope we can all make this happen Lutz! :)
7 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Expressed perfectly, Paul.Well done and many thanks.
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to Andy Rodker
Thanks for that Andy! :)
7 months ago.
S Drury
S Drury
A drop now added to the pot and a hope that Ipernity has a long future to come
7 months ago.
raingirl has replied to S Drury
Yes! Thanks!!
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to S Drury
Good on you Steve! :)
7 months ago.
raingirl
raingirl
Awesome post - thanks! I've donated. And I'm 'suggesting' some other group for you to add this to.
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to raingirl
Thanks for joining in Laura and for those group suggestions too! )
7 months ago.
StoneRoad2013
StoneRoad2013
Paul, that is a wonderful summary !
Many thanks for expressing exactly my thoughts.
.
I hope the users of Ipernity will donate to the crowdfunding - time is very tight.
.
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to StoneRoad2013
You can only do what you can do Sara ... at least if it doesn't come off we can say we tried! :)
7 months ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
Donation payment taken care of!!!!
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to Clickity Click
Well done Chris! :)
7 months ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
I just did my part. This is exciting and hopeful! :)
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to k.e.s_kloset
Yes, huge credit to the IMA team for getting us this far Karen! :)
7 months ago.
k.e.s_kloset has replied to autofantasia
It's so exciting! :)
7 months ago.
Bergfex
Bergfex
Very well said!
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to Bergfex
Thanks for your support ... I saw you'd made a donation yesterday! :)
7 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you for spreading the message Paul!
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to William Sutherland
No problem William, we all need to do what we can especially given the short timescale you guys are working too ... we all appreciate what you guys on the IMA team have done to get us to this crucial stage! :)
7 months ago.
Gary Schotel
Gary Schotel
Good post. Let's all donate and make it work.

(If it doesn't I will be finished with joining photo sites on the net.)
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to Gary Schotel
Thanks for that Gary ... I really think Peter Kohler summed up perfectly how we are all starting to feel about the demise of so many sites! ;)
7 months ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Its made a great start.

I have also posted the links in an article .
7 months ago. Edited 7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to Pam J
Thanks for all you're doing too Pam! :)
7 months ago.
Gary Schotel
Gary Schotel
Here's something to think about. If it wasn't for this photo sharing site I would never have bought my last two cameras. I think it would be nice if a camera manufacturer made a small contribution to keep Ipernity going. No doubt there are others who have been updating their camera equipment because of their involvement on Ipernity. Without Ipernity I would still be using my 10 year old camera.
7 months ago. Edited 7 months ago.
Andrea Riberti has replied to Gary Schotel
Interesting...
7 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Gary Schotel
Give it a try Gary !!
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to Gary Schotel
Interesting points and definitely something to ponder as we hopefully move forward Gary! :)
7 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Gary Schotel
Send me an email with a proper English text and I'm willing to contact some manufacturers.
7 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to Gary Schotel
Started contacting camera manufacturers !!
7 months ago.
Gudrun
Gudrun
Well said! Thank you, Paul!
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to Gudrun
Thanks for your support Gudrun! :)
7 months ago.
Andrea Riberti
Andrea Riberti
I just wonder about the credit card: I already did my donation but I hope to not recieve bad surprises: I mean I wouldn't appreciate to get haked somehow. I think it would have been better to pay through paypal. Anyway. And what will it happen if the crowdfunding won't be succesfull? Is our money lost or do we get it back?
7 months ago.
Gudrun has replied to Andrea Riberti
If the crowd funding isn't successful we will be refunded, so William Sutherland has said. I think the possibility to hold the money and return it dictated the choice of the site used for crowdfunding.
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to Gudrun
Yes, I believe that's the case too! :)
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to Andrea Riberti
Thanks for making a donation Andrea. I wouldn't worry too much about using your credit card though as I think the IMA team took great care when choosing which site to use! :)
7 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Congrats on Explore
Spread the news: www.ipernity.com/group/2260604/discuss/186760
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
Thanks for that Jaap and to everyone that has helped get this onto Explore. Keep spreading the word folks and note that I've surrendered the Copyright on this image so anyone on ipernity can download it and post it wherever they feel is appropriate!
7 months ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Just posted a screenshot of where we are at after Day 1 ... no Copyright on this one either so feel free to download and then upload/post wherever you feel is appropriate:

Looking Good Folks ...
7 months ago. Edited 7 months ago.
S Drury
S Drury
Sadly it seems that despite friends of mine wishing to donate to the cause they cannot do so for varid reasons :((

i hope the company running this fund raising collection can soon ammend this issue or we may not achieve the full potential needed

steve
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to S Drury
Not that I'm in a position to do anything about it Steve, but it might help if you could say more about the problems they are having?
7 months ago.
S Drury has replied to autofantasia
Hello Paul for some reason it seems zip codes are a problem even for those here in the UK trying to donate

steve
7 months ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
IMA needs you! We are the IMA ;-)
7 months ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Just posted a screenshot of where we are at after Day 2 ... no Copyright on this one either so feel free to download and then upload/post wherever you feel is appropriate:

Capture 0250 edit
7 months ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Please remember that the crowdfunding being undertaken by the IMA has nothing to do with monies already paid to Ipernity SA for subscriptions. This is to keep the site alive for a few more months until the takeover by the community can be finalised.

We have less than 2 weeks to reach our target or, according to what I've been told, the site will most certainly close. So if you want ipernity to still be here next month please support the crowdfunding campaign.

I think it is also vital that people are made aware that at present there is no guarantee that subscription monies paid recently or prior to the IMA takeover of the platform will go towards helping save the site or towards helping the IMA reach their target.

So, unless Ipernity SA are willing to give an undertaking that any monies paid from today to them for membership will be passed to the IMA I would recommend people do not renew their Club membership should it be coming up for renewal.

That money will almost certainly be lost so please either keep it until the IMA takeover or better still donate it to the crowdfunding campaign.
7 months ago.
Maeluk
Maeluk
I am afraid I have had three attempts to donate to Ipernity, at each attempt the crowdfunding site refuses my donation saying my zip code is not acceptable. I have set my country from the drop down menu and I've tried to get it to accept the money. Good luck I hope you get to the goal soon.
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to Maeluk
I wish I had an answer for you Maeluk to that one ... might be worth raising it with either the site operators or the IMA ... that's if you haven't already done so. It's a real shame that people who want to donate are finding they can't! :(
7 months ago.
Tess Mc Kenna has replied to Maeluk
I am had this problem in the past with american sites.
Try Google find my post code and Enter you country or city
for example
I googled find my post code ireland
and found my code
Worth a try.
7 months ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
Paul we have removed yours and raingirls posts re crowdfunding from the TSC contributions page and put them in a dedicated thread. I think everyone has seen them now (if they haven't they're either blind or dead!) I've seen crowdfunding details on Facebook and Flickr, it's getting a lot of attention and you're doing a grand job!
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to fragglerocks
Thought you might want to do that Fraggle so no problem as far as I'm concerned! :)
7 months ago.
@ngélique ♥
@ngélique ♥
merci Paul !
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to @ngélique ♥
:)
7 months ago.
Heidiho
Heidiho
Paul, Du hast vollkommen recht !
Bin von PANORAMIO gekommen. Wir hatten KEINE Chance gegen eine Heuschrecke wie Google. Wir haben 2 Jahre um den Erhalt unserer Plattform dort gekämpft - es hat nichts gebracht - der Eigentümer hat die Macht. Alle unsere Erklärungen, Informationen, Kommentare, Diskussionen zu Millionen von Fotos, die DORT über 10 Jahre gesammelt wurden -
sie sind weg ! Unwiederbringlich weg !

DAS kann jedem Mitglied in JEDER Foto-Community im www jederzeit wieder passieren.

WIR Ipernianer haben JETZT die EINMALIGE Chance etwas ganz Neues zu versuchen.
Das Fenster der Hoffnung ist ganz klein, und es schließt sich Ende März.

Was sind 50 €, was ist ein eventuell verlorener Jahresbeitrag gegen all die verlorene Lebenszeit, die verlorenen Freunde, all die Arbeit die ALLE Ipernianer über viele Jahre in diese Community eingebracht haben ?

Der Preis ist nicht hoch:
50 € je Mitglied entscheiden, ob IP/IMA am 01. April noch da ist - oder nicht !!!
7 months ago.
LutzP has replied to Heidiho
Du sagst es Heidi, ich habe Jahresbeitrag gezahlt, wenn er weg ist hab ich Pech gehabt. Es gibt Schlimmeres. Und wenn nötig lege ich beim Crowdfunding noch mal nach, wenn's dann hilft. Bei PA hatten wir keine Chance, hier haben wir eine.

Ich hoffe sehr, dass alle Versprechen eingelöst werden und dass wir es jetzt nicht vergeigen, weil jetzt doch einige kneifen. Im Moment schwächelt die Aktion.
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to Heidiho
Let's hope we can all make this happen Heidi ... it would be such an achievement for everyone concerned and I'm sure ipernity could attract a lot of new users if it were to be saved ... not everyone wants to be a part of Yahoo or Google! :)
7 months ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Thank you for all your hard work, Paul, and thanks to all the members of IMA who have spent countless hours working diligently to make this opportunity possible for the rest of the ipernity family! We all need to do our part if we want to remain as a family here on this unique website!
7 months ago.
k.e.s_kloset has replied to Valfal
Yes! I second that emotion! :)
7 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Well said Paul.
7 months ago.
Lucette
Lucette
Merci pour votre passage
j'ai donné ma participation ***
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to Lucette
Much appreciated Lucette! :)
7 months ago.
Martin Humphreys
Martin Humphreys
Great work you are doing Paul. I have now donated too !
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to Martin Humphreys
Good to hear Martin! :)
7 months ago.
Leon_Vienna
Leon_Vienna
Hi Paul, I took your work for some collages (?) on my site. I hope I will have your permit ... Thanks in advance!
(Did my donation + 3 more)
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to Leon_Vienna
More than happy for you to do so Leon. Please post a link though if you can so we can see what you're doing to promote the campaign! :)
7 months ago.
Leon_Vienna has replied to autofantasia
Should be permision! up there - sorry! :-/

Look here f.i.: www.ipernity.com/doc/2251804/44476926
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to Leon_Vienna
Nice work indeed! :)
7 months ago.
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
j'ai participé et donné mon Don pour la sauvegarde de notre belle plateforme !
bonne soirée Autofantasia !
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Good to hear Valeriane! :)
7 months ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Just posted a screenshot of where we are at after Day 3 of the crowdfunding campaign initiated and managed by the IMA, which shows that we have already gone beyond the halfway mark.

Again, there is no Copyright on this one so feel free to download and then upload/post wherever you feel is appropriate:

Day 3 - Looking Good Folks ...

Please remember that this has nothing to do with monies already paid to Ipernity SA for subscriptions. This is to keep the site alive for a few more months until the takeover by the community can be finalised.

We have less than 2 weeks to reach our target or, according to what I've been told, the site will most certainly close. So if you want ipernity to still be here next month please support the crowdfunding campaign.

If you have not made a donation yet and would like to do so please click the link below:

Crowdfunding For Ipernity
7 months ago. Edited 7 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
How do you make that link ??
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap, do you mean to the screenshot or to the donations page?
7 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
No, your link 'Crowdfunding For Ipernity'.
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap, I can't put the text here because ipernity would automatically convert it ... another one of the many things that make this site great, it even corrects your HTML mistakes! :)

I'll have a go at emailing it to you as I don't think it converts HTML in messages.
7 months ago.
autofantasia has added
Sorry for the delay Jaap, but the power went off ... this should help:

Creating Named Hyperlinks ...
7 months ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
Paul, I hope you don't mind using this very catchy image of your's and link it directly to crowdfunding web site. See an example here: www.ipernity.com/group/winclub
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to Sami Serola
Not at all Sami ... looks good! :)
7 months ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
If anyone wants to create a 'named' hyperlink like what I've been using at times, but is unsure of how to do it then this might be of some interest:

Creating Named Hyperlinks ...
7 months ago.
winter*kind has replied to Bergfex
Bah... Neon. Das Sprachrohr der Generation Gratis.
Zappe immer wieder mal auf deren Artikel und finde die meist mehr als oberflächlich.
7 months ago.
Bergfex has replied to winter*kind
Gibt's auch als seriösere Variante:
"Alles hat seinen Preis, besonders die Dinge, die nichts kosten" (Art van Rheyn)
(Erscheint als Meldung bei www.handelsblatt.de, wenn AdBlock aktiv ist.)
7 months ago. Edited 7 months ago.
winter*kind has replied to Bergfex
Gefällt mir besser :D
7 months ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
Great PR work Paul. I've made my donation, let's hope that all those who promised to donate do so........and that those who were unsure get onboard as well.

Well done to everyone who has donated so far!
7 months ago.
Isabelle Barruhet
Isabelle Barruhet
Prévu de faire un versement fin mars. Pas avant.
7 months ago.
Manfred Kaddik
Manfred Kaddik
Dank Paul für diese schönen Worte.
7 months ago.
Peggy C
Peggy C
Thank you to everyone who has donated funds, time and effort. You are very special souls ~

Crowdfunding Campaign
.Please read: The hyperlink for making donations is:

www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/ipernity-members-association-a-non-profit-entity/x/16237256eop
7 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Are you using a special software to create these kind of images ??
Intend to start a kind of last minute crowdfunding action.

Crowdfunding Ipernity: running out of time ...
7 months ago.
autofantasia has replied to Jaap van 't Veen
I shot the photo of the wall myself Jaap and processed it in Photoshop.

The text was created in Publisher, but you could use any basic DTP type package or even Photoshop itself. Then I just put it over the image as a new layer (simple copy and paste job) before finishing it off with the vignette.

Hope that helps? :)
7 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen has replied to autofantasia
I will 'play' with Photoshop. i will publish the result this Thursday.
Thank you.
7 months ago.