UPDATE 4 (11 SEP, 2015)
We updated the links for the chlomo folders (again) so if you are still getting 'pending approval' messages try the new links from this postUPDATE 3 (10 MAY, 2015)
The social media folders is now complete >>73244
Do you like to keep up with all the Chloë content coming out?
Do you wish the ChlomoPack was updated more often?
Did you ever come home after a hard day of work (or school) just to realize there are tons of new Chloë pics and videos and getting all of them will feel like a chore?
What if I told you there was a way for you to get all the Chloë content, directly on your computer, neatly organized, as soon as it comes out, without any effort on your side?
Wouldn't that be just … magical?
What if I told such a solution already exists?
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, chlomo.org is proud to presentChlomo foldersthe future of Chloë content
These are basically shared folders where the chlomo mods add (and will add) all the Chloë content that comes out, and you can get those directly on your computer. The system relies on Bittorent Sync (think of it like a version of Dropbox) to share the content across various computers. The mods will have read/write access to the folders meaning they can add content in there. You will have read-only rights meaning that you will get all the content, but if you decide to delete it, it won't be deleted from other people's computers.
You might think this sounds like a real-time version of the Chlomo Pack and you'd be right. It's like the ChlomoPack on steroids, the only downside being that you will need to install a new program to get it. But this is more than us sharing some content with you. These ARE the same Chloë folders that a lot of us mods will use as their main Chloë folders. Meaning you get exactly the same thing as the mods, as soon as they get it. We're giving you front-row access to the Chloë show.
Welcome, to the future of Chloë content.How this looks
Here is how the system looks, with the folders getting synched in the background, and the Bittorent Sync App open in the foreground (usually it's minimized to the system tray): https://www.chlomo.org/chan/chloe/src/1438521164742_chlomo_folders.jpgHow this works
If you've used a torrent app before, this is pretty similar. After you install and set up the Bittorent Sync app, as long as the app is open you will get all the Chloe content updates (photoshoots, event pictures etc) downloaded automatically on your computer and a notification in the system tray will let you know when sets have been added or updated. How to install it1. Download and install Bittorrent Synchttp://syncapp.bittorrent.com/1.4.111/
then open the app2. Select which folders you have to connect to by clicking the links belowPhotoshoots
- 2.16 GBhttps://link.getsync.com/#f=Photoshoots&sz=32E8&s=U3VESDIOCSDLFUUSHW7BRPHFNHKOO3AO&i=CXPK2LCOFS762ECTHEMVBKRJY4OBASFIJ&p=CD7PZFUPERRFPC2JSCVYUQWUSL4SGN3MCandids and events
- 47 GBhttps://link.getsync.com/#f=Candids%20and%20events&sz=58E9&s=BSD2XBRMCFRWQEWKUFUFAHN6WKA3CERA&i=CRAFMCLHZ54FH2FHRQCKET3VA2BTRYPSE&p=CD7PZFUPERRFPC2JSCVYUQWUSL4SGN3MMovies pics
- 673 MBhttps://link.getsync.com/#f=Shoops&sz=91E7&s=HQBAETQV3UT4BSNYQI5T6BCKYEJ23ZYA&i=CBHO4C5RLZ4JIHZPBRVR6FTRYO2IYEYGV&p=CD7PZFUPERRFPC2JSCVYUQWUSL4SGN3MFan-art
- 1 GBhttps://link.getsync.com/#f=Fan%20art&sz=11E8&s=CORCL3MJLFTD2MJ2A2RM7NRTGQEXPO7K&i=CXBWGMEGEM456P3M6MHWWR55OLNJ2J7JR&p=CD7PZFUPERRFPC2JSCVYUQWUSL4SGN3MVideos
- 48 GBhttps://link.getsync.com/#f=Videos&sz=55E9&s=F7E3YHY63DRMYACDITZESBNFD6GYMPJH&i=CSTDQ7PVKKOS2XQG5A5JYHXDGOJVZTIAA&p=CD7PZFUPERRFPC2JSCVYUQWUSL4SGN3MSocial media
(Pics from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) - 430 MBhttps://link.getsync.com/#f=Social%20media&sz=78E7&s=3CDLMJHOPIAWTORNPK7XNNASR6RBGUTS&i=CVNZHQ4ENM4K67TBSXPIBI5UHDCJQJZL7&p=CD7PZFUPERRFPC2JSCVYUQWUSL4SGN3MMisc
(a collection of various types of content such as pictures of lookalikes and cosplay, magazines, fan made music and audio interviews, wallpapers, screencaps, chloe appreciation in real life and more) - 2 GBhttps://link.getsync.com/#f=Misc&sz=24E8&s=R7HKCBU35NRRLZ253AP3MDU5N53YHN3R&i=CIUANRCLYHO667FQ7UWHETHZY74QW2ZIK&p=CD7PZFUPERRFPC2JSCVYUQWUSL4SGN3M3. Set folder preferences (OPTIONAL)
In the app, rollover a folder you're downloading, press the dots on the right and select "Preferences"
There you'll have a checkbox titled "Overwrite any changed files"
Checking this option will force Sync to overwrite files with original copies from Read & Write peers, should the files change. it will also restore deleted files.
It's up to you to decide if you want to keep this option enabled or not. 4. That's it. You're done
If you want to learn more about Bittorrent Sync you can read the tutorials here: http://sync-help.bittorrent.com/customer/portal/topics/663573-sync-guides/articlesFrequently Asked Questions1. It says 'pending approval' - what am I doing wrong?
You're doing nothing wrong. This seems to be an issue with how Bittorrent Sync works. The solution that worked for most people is to leave your computer open over night and the next day you should probably be connected. 2. How did this came to be?
Initially we made this with one goal in mind: have a way to share content between us mods and save time with keeping Chloë content updated.
Every time a new set comes out all of us had to download the exact same pics, name them, group them, check for duplicates and so on. This can end up taking a lot of time and it's very redundant since we're all doing almost the exact same thing. Therefore we looked into ways to have a shared folder, so if one mod adds a new set, all the others get it automagically, without having to do anything. This is a way more efficient way of keeping up to date.
The fact that we could share this with you guys was a very, very fortunate side effect.3. So I have to keep this Sync program always running?
That's up to you. If you want to have a real time Chloë folder you'll need to leave it always on.
Otherwise, you can think of it as a version of the ChlomoPack that you can update any time you want. If you want to update it once a month then only open up the app once a month, let it sync and then close it for another month4. What about the ChlomoPack?
Well, this makes the ChlomoPack utterly obsolete, but we might decide to continue updating the ChlomoPack based on the reception for this and for the simple fact that lots of people do not know about Chlomo, but might be interested in a Chloë torrent, wherever they might find it. 5. What about the gallery?
You might also have noticed it's been almost two months since the gallery was updated. The bad news is that it will be some time until it will be updated again. The good news is that when that will happen, the gallery will be directly connected to the shared chlomo folders, so it will get updated at a much faster rate (maybe even daily)6. What about the other stuff like Videos?
We're still working on seeing how to solve that internally but one thing is certain: you will get a folder for videos, gifs, social media pics, audio and so on and since this system gives us a lot of freedom and flexibility, you can bet it will happen much faster than any version of the ChlomoPack could have provided. 7. Can I help?
If you mean if you can upload content to the shared folder as well then no, you can't. Only the Chlomo mods are apart of uploading since they are way more trust worthy. However there is an issue you can help us with:
we need a way to link the Photoshoots and Candids&Events folders to the upcoming Videos folder, so when you enter the folder for a certain photoshoot, you will have a "Links" subfolder with links to the corresponding event/photoshoot clips from the Videos folder (like it's done in the gallery: http://www.chlomo.org/gallery/photosets_2014/chloe_moretz_the_variety_studio_sundance_edition/
The problem is we see no easy and cross platform way to do this. Any suggestions would be largely appreciated7. How will I know which pics are new?
Well, sort the folders by date. Also, once the new version of the gallery will be online you will have a quick way to see which sets have been updatedPS: Just like with torrents, the more people are connected, the faster you can download it, so do us all a favor and share this!