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Offline mikeym2m

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Re: WUnderground about to shaft PWS Contributors?
« Reply #50 on: June 05, 2018, 01:12:57 PM »
Steve & Dennis - thank you both!

Cheers

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Re: WUnderground about to shaft PWS Contributors?
« Reply #51 on: June 05, 2018, 01:35:24 PM »
Attached are WD samples.
- IPTimelapseText.txt is local (input)
- IPTimelapseTextWD.txt is remote (output)

Not that familiar with WD, I could use some help.

I was able to add the two files in Control Panel > Web Files > Custom Web Files Special File Conversion. And it works fine.

My situation is that IPTimelapse is on another computer with Blue Iris I didn't want these system resource intensive programs bogging down my weather software.

For security reasons, I'm uncomfortable making the WD webfiles folder "shared" so the IPTimelapse computer can access it. Any ideas how I can save the IPTimelapseTextWD.txt file to its own location/folder?

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Re: WUnderground about to shaft PWS Contributors?
« Reply #52 on: June 05, 2018, 02:04:53 PM »
Thanks again as I'm up and running.  =D>

Cheers

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Re: WUnderground about to shaft PWS Contributors?
« Reply #53 on: June 05, 2018, 05:55:58 PM »
So except for the the two images from WU on my main page I don't think I have or ever used anything from WU.

Now looking for a suitable substitution for those two images.

As much as I would like to share my information to help others, I can not and will not send data to a company so they can no only profit by my data but then charge me ??????????????? Something is not right. I can see sending data or contributing to WU for free access but to be charged for that, wow. Heck with them!

Look at all the talent that is shared here and no charge for anything, how do you even start to express your gratitude to everyone here, and for free!!!!

Sorry for my rant, but this is just wrong!!

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Re: WUnderground about to shaft PWS Contributors?
« Reply #54 on: June 09, 2018, 10:42:26 PM »
As long as WU lets me use their data and radar images for 7 different spots on my web page free of charge, why should I care if they sell my data?

Well example, i want to view your weather data on nt website as metar fir example before, now  I should pay first just to look up your wx data of course I need an api for able to see or download ur wx data from wu, thats how we care about it but if we cant affird to pay it we wont able to see ur wx data from wu thats a bad thing for it ur weather station in wu will be useless if others wont able to view ur wx data in which even u contribute for free, only member pay for api only able to view or addrees ur wx data
« Last Edit: June 09, 2018, 10:44:14 PM by pimohdaimaoh »

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Re: WUnderground about to shaft PWS Contributors?
« Reply #55 on: June 14, 2018, 12:59:32 PM »
A petition has been started that hopefully if enough signatures are gained will make Wunderground reconsider their
new Paid API announcement.


Head on over and lets see if maybe we can make them listen!
Please also share the link on your weather websites, facebook pages, twitter etc. Let get this pertition
rolling!


Change.org - Petition Link Here: [size=78%]https://www.change.org/p/ibm-wunderground-about-to-shaft-longtime-weather-station-data-providers?recruiter=39077983&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition[/size]
« Last Edit: June 16, 2018, 09:30:50 AM by Feilding Weather »


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Re: WUnderground about to shaft PWS Contributors?
« Reply #56 on: June 14, 2018, 04:01:29 PM »
Signed.. good idea.
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Re: WUnderground about to shaft PWS Contributors?
« Reply #57 on: June 14, 2018, 05:02:49 PM »
Signed.  Thanks for starting this petition.

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Re: WUnderground about to shaft PWS Contributors?
« Reply #58 on: June 15, 2018, 09:29:01 AM »
Signed also and stopped feeding WU, CWOP and APRS who supply QA data to WU.

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Re: WUnderground about to shaft PWS Contributors?
« Reply #59 on: June 15, 2018, 10:38:06 AM »
Signed, but unsubscribed to any further unwanted emails after they immediately started sending me junk.  I already get enough junk email!
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Re: WUnderground about to shaft PWS Contributors?
« Reply #60 on: June 15, 2018, 11:03:05 AM »
Tried but they complained about my legit email address when I tried to sign up. Huh? Too bad. Also stopped feeding CWOP.
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Re: WUnderground about to shaft PWS Contributors?
« Reply #61 on: June 16, 2018, 07:58:28 AM »
Hey jgillett,

Did you ever try places like this: https://cleantalk.org/blacklists?record

Plug in your email address and see what comes up -- it might be legit but might also be banned from some sites, lol.

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Re: WUnderground about to shaft PWS Contributors?
« Reply #62 on: June 16, 2018, 12:31:56 PM »
The petition is nice, but I think they´re going to just have a big laugh at it...

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Re: WUnderground about to shaft PWS Contributors?
« Reply #63 on: June 16, 2018, 01:15:00 PM »
I would have to agree with you Jachym.

But I signed it anyway, ya no  keeping silent does nothing. 

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Re: WUnderground about to shaft PWS Contributors?
« Reply #64 on: June 17, 2018, 04:09:16 AM »
Yes Jachym has a point considering only a few in my area have dropped out from sending but the reality is we don't make that much of a difference this way but for some of us it's the principle.

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Re: WUnderground about to shaft PWS Contributors?
« Reply #65 on: June 22, 2018, 12:40:11 AM »
Could we keep our stations "live" on WU but send bogus data?  :lol: 

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Re: WUnderground about to shaft PWS Contributors?
« Reply #66 on: June 23, 2018, 07:47:44 AM »
There you have it... you guys know my attitude towards WU has always been very negative and I knew why...

Those who want to stop sending data to WU should keep in mind that WU will take it from CWOP unless you stop that too.
I  won't be just stopping the sending of data, I will be requesting all data to be giving to me under GDPR and then requesting my site to be deleted including the accounts.

;)
Regards Simon


 

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