Hank's Truck Pictures is gone

Discussion in 'Truckers' Photo Shack | Art Gallery' started by not4hire, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    It appears Hank's Truck Pictures is no more. I went looking there today and it is now a Las Vegas escorts site. o_O

    It's really too bad if it is gone as it was a great repository of trucking history. :(
     
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  3. SmallPackage

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    It’s been down for almost 2 years. I believe they couldn’t keep it maintained due to cost. Pictures started dissapearing off of it around 2 years ago and then it faded out.
     
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    Oh those poor escorts, nobody visiting Vegas, no pay to play, I wonder what they've been doing in their downtime.
     
  6. AModelCat

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    Heard rumours on another forum I'm on that Hank was fed up with people reposting his pictures and cropping his name off the bottom, so he shut down the site.

    Must've been serious about it because you can't even pull up archive versions of the site on Waybackmachine either.
     
  7. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    That would explain why the photos had watermarks added to them or were intentionally blurred later on in the site.
     
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    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    Wow that's really a shame.

    That was just such a great collection.

    Isn't there a way you can have a site like that but no one can download or copy the images?
     
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  9. SmallPackage

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    I don’t know how that works. I don’t know if he owned them really. I guess he can claim them as his property but it was public domain and free to view them. If someone posted a pic on the site I don’t think they were paid for them. I don’t know the legalities.

    Would be a neat thing to do. Maybe charge a $1 or $2 for every time someone wants a copy of a pic. Site owner and original poster both get a % of a “royalty”
     
  10. nredfor88

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    There is no way to do that. Even if you code the site to disallow a menu option to save, the picture URI is plan text in the source. Then a person can screen grab them or get them from cache. It’s impossible to protect them from someone that wants them.
     
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