>Oh great, now what?
So Google's going to be updating their Google Drive policy on September 13th by requiring resource keys for access to any files, and, therefore, blocking access to any GDrive links posted before then. This will effectively restrict any pony content hosted on Google Drive (including things like videos, game downloads, mods, music, anything else under the sun) from being accessed if you happen to come upon the link to it later on down the road, as it's being applied *by default* across all personal Google Drive accounts.https://support.google.com/drive/answer/10729743>Why the fuck
Same type of reason that the unlisted videos thing happened. Similarly, more recent files may not be affected, but that was never explicitly stated unlike last time.>Is there anything this doesnt affect?
Yes, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms won't be affected, but everything else probably will be.
An individual user can also change whether they want their files to have the security update applied, but, again, it's applied by default, you'd have to go and change the option manually, and some things like folder links do not allow an opt-out.>How can I help?
The best thing to do is posting links in-thread (scraped or not) as the Google API can be scraped for resource keys, even for old stuff, so they can (hopefully) be saved after the fact.
Suggesting websites to look through.
Saving what you know of and can find, prioritizing folder links if possible.
Rehosting it somewhere else (preferably not GDrive) so people can still access it, posting in-thread, and possibly even commenting about the availability under your new link on the forum, post, or wherever you found the link, if applicable.
Google also says if you've accessed a GDrive link before, you'll still be able to access it with a resource key. So if anyone happens to have accessed a ton of stuff over the years or just wants to do a mad spree of accessing whatever they can, and then dump those links here after the resource keys go into effect, that would be neat. This is only a theory though, not 100% certain it'll work.>Website examples (the usual suspects)
-Ponychan, especially the /fan/ and /collab/ boards as many projects were organized there over the years (going through Internet Archive captures would be good too)
-any pastebins/ponepastes/etc. that contain lists of stuff (think like the gaming thread's or tempo's list)
-there's probably stuff contained in DeviantArt journals
-forums and sites like Rainbow Dash Network
-post others you can think of
Try and do google searches for things like "mlp/pony games list" or "top 100 pony/brony songs of 2012". Lots of times GDrive links are collections people have put together so try and think of that or of specific lists you remember from over the years.
Unfortunately, GDrive links are more difficult to come by than most links, but just do your best.