Web cam portal?

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Just an idea i had, ive seen many a site with a webcam portal and i thought it might be neat if sumea had one, even if it was just a sticky thread in the forums. For those of you who dont know what one is allow me to explain. It is not a links page for peoples webcams that they have pointlessly running while they are on their computer so we can all watch them pick their nose and click on things we cant see. What it is is a series of images with the owners names underneath that are taken with a digicam or webcam that people update as often as they would like. Basicly how it works is you fit out a wepage (or forum post) with the URLs for the pictures and when you want to update you need to load up a new picture to that same location under that same file name. This does mean people would need to use their own hostage unless souri felt like setting something more concrete up at sumea. People often put little bits of text in their pictures and so on. Its just a bit of fun and its good for some random crazyness. Thoughts?

unknownuser2's picture

you big voyuer you! [;)]

moony likes to watch !![:p]

and twill be a field day for inglis, will give him much opportunity for tweaking his picture defacing techniques [:D]

MoonUnit's picture

which i might add dosent exactly encourage people to put pictures up [8D]

inglis's picture

i promise i wont mess with any if that helps?

souri's picture

I am all for random craziness, and it's easy enough to implement on Sumea.. pics could be uploaded in the admin section via a simple upload like the avatar uploads. Descriptions are no problem. It would probably be a good idea to restrict image shots to 640x480 or something like that..

unknownuser2's picture

inglis - ROFL looking at your avatar and then reading that comment - i can just feel the sincerity!!

i think it would be good for a laugh

MoonUnit's picture

traditionally web cam portal images are 320x240 and dw, they dont have to be good quality :P (for those of us who dont have 6 megapixel digicams the size of postage stamps).

example site: http://www.inktank.com/cam/webcam.cfm

yes they are indeed crazy people, by the way if you dont know that site check out the angst technology comics, its about a fictionaly game developing company :D note: theres also a webcam FAQ link at the top of that page

oh and sorry if i put this topic in the wrong section (well i obviously did cause its been moved :P )

inglis's picture

everyone could scan in their ID photos, be in license, passport, whatever. then we can see everyone at their ugliest.
go on. just chuck them in this thread lol.

if you show me yours, ill show you mine [:p]

MoonUnit's picture

*bump*

only cause with the confrence comin up people could upload some snaps from it after its over

souri's picture

I'll have to get onto this sometime after the next update. I've been doing a website redesign and huge code overhaul for the section pages (modeller, mapper, coder etc), linkstation, sumea profile etc.. (I haven't forgotten about the ICQ, MSN etc details either).. anyway, those pages will run much faster, but it's a huge heap of work too.

MoonUnit's picture

no worries, sorry if im being a hassle or something, just wonderin if it was forgotten

CombatWombat's picture

Now we really get to find out how MoonUnit got his name... ;->

This isn't going to be pretty!

MoonUnit's picture

youve allready seen my amazingly awesome mug shot... which was made considerably less awesome with a bit of help *cough*
you can witness the awesome tomoz nite anyway @ dinner
did i mention awesome?

CombatWombat's picture

I think my post suffered from a critical humour failure... Won't be the first time, nor last I expect. Don't worry :-)