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Blingee
Blingee logo
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URL http://blingee.com/
Project status Online!
Archiving status In progress...
Project source blingee-grab
Project tracker blingee
IRC channel #tragedee

Blingee is an image hosting and editing website. The site offers web-based tools for adding special effects to images, such as animation and sparkles. On August 14, 2015, Blingee announced they were closing on August 25, 2015.[1] On August 19, Blingee announced that they would not be shutting down.[2]

How can I help?

Running a Warrior

You can start up a Warrior and there select Blingee. (If you don't really care what you are archiving, select ArchiveTeam's Choice instead, as at some points ArchiveTeam may priorize another project.)

Running the script manually

If you use Linux and you're a bit familiar with it, you can try running the script directly.

The instructions can be found at github.com/ArchiveTeam/blingee-grab.

Some additional information
Don't forget to replace YOURNICKHERE with your nickname.

The number after --concurrent determines how many threads run at the same time. You can increase this number if your resources (RAM, CPU, bandwidth) are sufficient. However, if you constantly see messages about rate limiting, there is no need to increase the concurrency.

If you want to stop the script, please do it gracefully if possible. To do so, create an empty file named STOP in the folder of the script (terminal command: touch STOP). The script finishes the current item(s) and stops only after that. (If you kill the script immediately, the items get broken, and they will need to be reassigned to another user.) – Before starting the script again, don't forget to remove the STOP file.

If you see "Project code is out of date", kill the script, go to its folder (cd blingee-grab) and issue git pull https://github.com/ArchiveTeam/blingee-grab. After the updating has finished, re-launch the script.

Donating to the Internet Archive

Content downloaded by the ArchiveTeam will be uploaded to the Internet Archive, where it will be stored and be available – hopefully – forever. However, storing it costs thousands of dollars in the long run. So, if you can afford, please consider donating to the Internet Archive, so that this piece of history can be kept for us all. http://archive.org/donate

Do you like our cause?

If you want to help in other projects, want to learn more about ArchiveTeam, or even help in development in general, navigate to the Main Page of this wiki, from there you can reach a lot of information. The Team consists of volunteers working on the projects in their free time, so helping hands (and resources) are always welcome.

Announcements

Shutdown notice

Dear Blingee Fans,

After more than 130 million Blingees made, the time has come for Blingee to ride off into the sunset. It's been an amazing 9 years, from the simple idea of making it easier to create animated images, to the explosion of creativity we have seen, and the wonderful and lively community that grew around it. Thank you for your passionate support over the years.

Before we close the site down, we wanted to give you the opportunity to save your Blingees to your computer. Here's how:

1. From your account Dasboard, select 'My Blingees' from the navigation column on the right side

2. Choose the "< >" icon on the Share line for the Blingee you wish to download

3. Click on 'Get Code or Download' for the size you want

4. Click the "Download this Blingee" button on the right side of the page

5. Repeat for the Blingees and sizes you wish to keep

The site will be turned off on August 25th, so please grab your Blingees before then.

If you have any questions or would like to share some thoughts, please join this forum thread

Thanks again for being one of the best communities on the internet! We wish you all the very best!

The Blingee Team

Un-shutdown notice

Dear Blingee Fans,

We have heard you loud and clear. This community is your home, and Blingee is a unique and irreplaceable creative outlet that must be saved. We are happy to announce that Blingee.com is here to stay.

Over the last week, we have been humbled by the outpouring of support from people inside and outside the community. Thanks to your help, we have been able to secure the resources necessary to keep Blingee thriving for years to come.

What happens now?

Over the next month, behind the scenes, we will be moving Blingee.com to a more forward-looking and streamlined infrastructure to ensure its future. We ask for your patience as those migrations may be associated with minimal downtime for the site, but be assured, we'll be right back up as soon as the work is done.

What can you do to help?

Thank you for the many generous offers to pay a premium fee to help support Blingee.com. If you feel so inclined, buying credits and featuring your Blingees in the Spotlight, sending Gifts, or creating Challenges are great ways to contribute. Additionally, showcasing your creations by sharing them across the net will help us thrive.

Any more good news?

Yes! Starting today, access to BlingeeMaker 2.0 and Blingee Plus will no longer require the Blingee Toolbar, opening up to all users an array of creative possibilities you will find nowhere else.

Thank you once again for all your kindness and support.

Bling on!

The Blingee Team

Site structure

Blingees and Postcards:

Stamps:

Groups:

Competitions:

Challenges:

Badges:

People:

  • Profile pages don't seem to be accessible via ID, although apparently each user is represented internally by an incremental number.
    • There is actually a way to get (all?) the usernames. Each badge has a list of blingees by a user that have won that badge, accessible via an ID (e.g. http://blingee.com/badge/view/42/user/1). Importantly, that page has a link to the user's profile. The ID seems to be the user ID, as /user/1 is blingee_team and /user/2 is a co-founder of Blingee. Some of them say "Oops, Error", which could correspond to a deleted or private profile.
    • From this, it's easy to get a list of usernames very quickly. According to my search, there are approximately 22,677,110 users on Blingee.
    • ... and growing because the signup page is still active.
  • Each profile page can have comments. A full paginated list is available at http://blingee.com/profile/USERNAME/comments (example)
  • An incomplete list of users: http://blingee.com/people

Misc.

Archives

Misc:

References

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20150817082512/http://blingee.com/group/1/topic/108961-Sunsetting-Blingee
  2. http://blingee.com/group/1/topic/108996-Blingee-Lives-On-

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