We are thinking about removing all posts that are 1 year or older.
We can see 3 main benefits from doing this.
1. The website hosting fees will be signifinatly cheaper, as the more space we use the more we pay. Saving money on hosting fees, means that money can be spent on new features.
2. It will encourage users with old content to post new content. New content = better search rankings.
3. Those who don't want to pay to remove their images, but what semi permanent exposure, can now post their images knowing they will be up for a full year… and they must pay if they want them removed in that 1 year. But after the one year, they will be removed for free.
If you don't like this, and feel all exposures should be kept and archived for the life of the site… let us know in the comments.
Also if people like this concept, it will not be introduced until exposure from free users are getting publsihed.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments
So from the comments. We would be able to add a page which lists all the exposures getting deleted that month since their 1 year is up. We would also send an email to all users 2 weeks before their exposure is removed so they can upload another.
We would also allow upgraded members to change the time frame in which the expousre is delted. So upgraded members would be able to override this feature. If their membership expires since they do not renew, then all their exsisting exposures would be removed 1 year from that date.
This site has almost 200gb of fag pictures. And it's only really the last few months content that actively gets looked at. Sure some people go deep into the archieves, but not many. We would rather remove all the content people no longer look at and use the money we save from that to add features to the site people will use day in and day out. Not just look at once then never care about again.