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Downloading Problems AGAIN

GOOD NEWS (hopefully)!!...  I'M BACK IN BUSINESS!!!

I've set myself up with an account on OnlineFileFolder.com which is a service of GoDaddy.com.  So far from what I've seen, it's definitely promising.  Other than a per-file limit of 2GB, there are no restrictions or limitations at all.  Also I did a test download and it was quite fast.

To start off, I've updated only the link for Family Business - Part 2 below to the new account.  Please download the hell out of it, so I can see how it performs and if there are any unforeseen snags.  If all goes well, I'll move all of the older remaining videos over too.

Let me know how it works out for you -- good or bad.  I'm anxious and cautiously optimistic about this, so please let me know about your experience with the new download site.

Sorry again for all of the drama.

Truly,
Wren

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For the second time in the last three months, my online storage site changed their policies and effectively shut me down.  First it happened with MediaFire when they wouldn't allow split RAR files which was all I could use there, given the size of my video files and their per-file limits.  As soon as they detected my files, they deleted my entire catalog.

Now yesterday, RapidShare added a daily download limit of 1 GB (or 30 GB for their Pro accounts), which given the size of my files has basically stopped your access to my videos.

This has been frustrating and disheartening to say the least.  These were two of the biggest players in the online storage arena, which I thought would bring some stability, and yet this is the second time I now have to scramble in less than two months to find another storage site.  All because they changed their policies without warning and without honoring what I'd originally signed on for.

If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.  As it is right now (and I'm sure it will only grow), I'm averaging 1000+ individual downloads per day which roughly works out to 250+ GB of traffic per day.  Also most of my files are around 200-250 MB each, so a site that allows that would definitely be a plus.  Of course, the site would need to allow sexually explicit material.  And unfortunately, price is a factor as well since I'm not in a position to put a lot into this.

I'm going to be looking into alternatives myself, but I'm not really full of hope at this point.  When MediaFire dumped me, I'd looked into dozens of storage sites and none of them (besides RapidShare at the time) met the criteria I need above.  I really love doing this site.  But I have to be honest, going through this for the second time in the mere three months that I've been doing the site has gotten me very discouraged.  I don't have the time or energy to have to keep fighting this battle on a regular basis.

I'll keep you updated.

Wren

LilacWren

TG enthusiast; Video revisionist; TG fantasy writer.

13 comments:

  1. would you be able to post them to http://rs.4chan.org/ and then link back to this page?

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    1. Unfortunately that won't really work. 4chan is really just a space to post links to files (as I understand it) but the files still have to be stored somewhere, which means an online storage site again.

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  2. or put it up as a torrent to reduce traffic from a single point

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    1. I'm considering this. The big problem is getting people to seed the files. Without that, people are left with the frustration of spending hours downloading the files or possibly not even getting them. Also I don't have the bandwidth to seed them permanently myself unfortunately.

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  3. Torrenting is your best option. At a 1000 downloads per day you should have a decent swarm for your initial distributions.

    For longer, more inactive archives, usenet seems appropriate. No, not everyone has access but at least it will be somewhere (for not very much money.)

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    1. Thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunately with sendspace, there's a cap of 1GB per day for the free version and 100GB/month for the Pro account, so it just won't do. WeTransfer only stores files for 2 weeks and they can only be sent via email rather than direct links.

      I really appreciate the suggestions, even though I feel like I'm shooting everything down. Regrettably, being effectively shut out from two sites in two months has made me very picky and cautious.

      I have another potential plan in the works right now. If it works out, I hope to be back up and running again soon.

      Wren

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  5. please no torrent....like you said people wouldn't seed it plus it sucks always has that's why we have all the rapidshare's of the world


    nightmareman81

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  6. Wren - The new site you have the newest vid stored on seems to work quite well. Should you have some problem come up again .. a few suggestions I thought of are perhaps seeing if you can set up more than one storage site leaving it as optional for use of any of the links to those files at more than one site (like how some sites have mirror sites).. but for the older files only .. and only keeping the most recent 3 in a sequence at any given time on the best or most appealing to you of the sites. I think the problem that may be coming up is that there just are far too many folks asking for the files and the bandwidth issue becomes a cost factor on the free storage sites. Over time the older of the files could also be put into archives and stored away and maybe every few months make available one or more of the files from those archives briefly. This would over time cut down on the over use issue on bandwidth but still make available the files which are newest and by popular request some of the ones which end up in the offline archive. Hope some of these ideas are of help for you. -Monica

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    1. Thanks for the suggestions. I've already been considering setting up a mirror site to have in case this comes up again. This time however, OnlineFilefolder actually is a pay site, but very reasonable, so hopefully there will be less risk down the road with them changing their service agreement since I've paid for a specific service.

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  7. it hates me. after a couple of hours, its still sitting at 5 percent done

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    1. Is this still a problem for you? I see that this video has already been downloaded a few hundred times since yesterday. And I just tested it myself and it was quite quick.

      Is anyone else having problems?

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  8. I was thinking of Tube 8, though not sure if manipulated ones are allowed there. O

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