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WU saying Goodbye to Webcams
« on: November 17, 2017, 10:38:02 PM »
In chatting with Pahoia weather, he mentioned this . . . so after a look see, here's what I found out.

Header from:       https://www.wunderground.com/webcams/signup.html
We're saying goodbye to webcams Dec 15, 2017. Learn more about this change on our webcam FAQ page.

After 10 years of proudly displaying your webcam footage across our website and apps, we sadly have to remove this functionality as we no longer have the necessary resources to maintain it. On December 15, 2017, we’ll remove the webcam feeds from our website, mobile apps, and within our API – meaning uploading and accessing webcam footage will no longer be available.

More detail at:       WU says goodbye to Webcams – Customer Feedback for Weather Underground

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Re: WU saying Goodbye to Webcams
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2017, 04:03:28 PM »
They seem to be chopping lots of bits out but increasing the advertising huh  >:(

I miss the email function that is for sure.

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Re: WU saying Goodbye to Webcams
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 08:41:33 PM »
Yes very sad but so long as the data is captured regularly there, it is a good historian backup and presentation day by day.

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Re: WU has an about face re Webcams!!
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 06:02:56 PM »
Header from:       https://www.wunderground.com/webcams/signup.html
We heard you loud and clear: Keep webcams. So we will! We will NOT turn off webcams as previously stated.

Update Dec. 7, 2017:

We heard from many, many of you about how much you like and rely on our webcam product. So we will not discontinue the product as we stated in November. We will continue to allow users to add webcams to the Weather Underground network and everyone can view images from connected webcams.

Thank you for your passionate support and apologies for any inconvenience we caused.

Source :       WU says goodbye to Webcams – Customer Feedback for Weather Underground

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Re: WU saying Goodbye to Webcams
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 09:06:42 PM »
Thanks for the Heads-Up Wolfie, I thought i was going to have to edit my setup to cancel the upload.  My best image is not going up either.  I see I have to clean the cobwebs and fly dirt off the garage window too of my normal website one.

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Re: WU saying Goodbye to Webcams
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2017, 09:59:49 AM »
You're welcome TokWW, & its pleasantly surprising to see they are listening to their data/content providers for once, even if only in this instance.
I'm sick of all the other changes & maintenance periods that seem to happen without notice.

So, a little housework required eh?
There is always something isn't there, & usually when you start thinking "Great, everything's running swell" ??

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