Opened 19 months ago

Last modified 19 months ago

#21217 assigned task

Organizing and adding to media.torproject.org

Reported by: lnl Owned by: lnl
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Webpages Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: media
Cc: lnl, hiro, isabela, arma Actual Points:
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Description

I would like access to media.torproject.org so that I can:

  • organize what's already hosted at media.torproject.org
  • decide what we should keep, host somewhere else, and not keep at media.torproject.org
  • work to update and add images to media.torproject.org

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 19 months ago by mrphs

Cc: arma added

While we wait for arma to approve this. I kindly ask please make sure that re-organizing files wont break any links. I don't know if the right way to do is it via .htaccess file or symlinks, but the files on media.tpo have been linked from so many random places online.

update: weasel correctly mentioned on IRC that symlink isn't the right tool for this purpose.

16:50 < weasel> mrphs: I don't think symlinks are the correct tool.
16:50 < weasel> mrphs: http redirects would be better
16:53 < mrphs> yeah you're right. i can imagine having hundreds of symlinks isn't gonna be appealing 
16:53 < weasel> it's also horrible for caches etc.
16:53 < weasel> a document should be available from a single URL, not two or dozens.

Last edited 19 months ago by mrphs (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 19 months ago by mrphs

oh and also, while on this, you might wanna look into extra.tpo. I don't know if anyone has figured what things overlap on these two machines and whether we should have two separate ones or if it's more sane to just put the organized files on extra.tpo and retire media.tpo.

comment:3 in reply to:  1 Changed 19 months ago by lnl

Replying to mrphs:

While we wait for arma to approve this. I kindly ask please make sure that re-organizing files wont break any links. I don't know if the right way to do is it via .htaccess file or symlinks, but the files on media.tpo have been linked from so many random places online.

update: weasel correctly mentioned on IRC that symlink isn't the right tool for this purpose.

16:50 < weasel> mrphs: I don't think symlinks are the correct tool.
16:50 < weasel> mrphs: http redirects would be better
16:53 < mrphs> yeah you're right. i can imagine having hundreds of symlinks isn't gonna be appealing 
16:53 < weasel> it's also horrible for caches etc.
16:53 < weasel> a document should be available from a single URL, not two or dozens.

I think reorganization I was thinking of will break some links, so I'll hold off on this.

comment:4 in reply to:  2 Changed 19 months ago by lnl

Replying to mrphs:

oh and also, while on this, you might wanna look into extra.tpo. I don't know if anyone has figured what things overlap on these two machines and whether we should have two separate ones or if it's more sane to just put the organized files on extra.tpo and retire media.tpo.

This is a great call. I think that it's more sane to put the two together somehow.

comment:5 Changed 19 months ago by lnl

Component: User Experience/WebsiteUser Experience
Owner: set to lnl
Status: newassigned

comment:6 Changed 19 months ago by arma

I opened #21287 for the group permissions side.

As for the redirects and maintaining links, I think a useful intermediate step would be to get ahold of some of the weblogs for media.tp.o, and find out which things are popular.

My guess is that 5 to 20 of the videos are popular, and most other things not so much.

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