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On behalf of the CustomsForge moderation team, I'd like to take a moment to address something that's causing us a bit of grief. Back in September of this year, Google Drive implemented a security update that has affected a wide variety of charts on Ignition. The charts affected were charts that were uploaded prior to November 2017. As part of the new update, Google Drive links now require a resource key to access, and new users will not be able to access charts with expired links.

Users that have previously downloaded charts (as well as the uploader) can continue to access these files fine.

Unfortunately, this update has been causing our moderation staff issues because we have so many reports for dead links coming in that we just can't handle them all. For an idea of how overwhelming this has been, here is a snapshot from the first page of our report queue on November 23rd, 2021: image.png

 

Note: for privacy reasons I have blocked out the names of both the reporter and the reported parties involved.

 

To be safe, we recommend that charters update links on all charts that they have made prior to 11/xx/2017. Our normal report rules still apply to these charts and they are not immune to removal from the Ignition4 database. To all our users reporting the charts affected: we get your reports and we appreciate your proactivity in keeping our database up to date and to our charters, we appreciate your efforts in helping us keep our database current.

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