I just got the following E-mail from Mediafire:
Thank you for contacting MediaFire. I apologize for this inconvenience as it appears these files were removed in error. While we have uncovered the bug which caused this problem and resolved it, we unfortunately weren’t able to restore your deleted files.
However we can assure you that your files are no longer at risk, and that you can continue to upload and distribute files freely. If there’s anything else we can do to help please let us know.
We appreciate you bringing this to our attention.
*Redacted* / Abuse Department
However, they placed another strike against my account yesterday morning, this time for a file named “Super Secret Santa Build Mode” . The file was also removed.
Hopefully, this situation will end with this e-mail.
Update: The files have been recovered and re-uploaded thanks to the awesome people at Tumblr! :)
I just got two e-mails from Mediafire, telling me they have removed two files from my account:
- A hair I named "Pirate Hair", which I am 100% sure it's a re-texture from Nouk (a free mesh). I guess the confusion comes from its name "Pirate". Guess I will re-name it Nouk's Donna Hair in the future to avoid confusion.
- A recolor of a mesh from Shannanigan (TSR), which is also now free. And the mesh is not included in the file.
I'm worried they are going to terminate my account because I now have "two strikes".
Edit: Just contacted mediafire. Let's hope this works!
So, yup, this site has all the preview pics back. I will even make a new banner to spice things up a bit. I changed the layout a few weeks ago and completely revamped the tag system (it's now a complete list sorted by categories on the right sidebar), so you can now easily find everything I've ever done.
I am not upgrading my Mediafire account, though. That would be too expensive for me and so far it hasn't been necessary. I just hope Mediafire never decides to add a timer for each download like 4share... that would be annoying and I'd definitely look for a new host then.
I really appreciate all your supportive messages after my last announcement, including your incredibly generous offers to host my pics. Thank you SO much, but don't worry, I'm sure this purchase is more than enough to keep this small site running from now on :).
Just *please* refrain from hotlinking my pictures. Pro account or not that is not nice at all (it is stealing in a way) and it's what forced me to acquire this upgrade. Thanks!
It seems that my Mediafire account was not affected by the downgrade, because most of my individual files are small (less than 5 Mb each) and I currently don't have so many downloads.
However, Photobucket locked my account due to bandwidth issues two days after I began my "cycle". I have no freaking idea why I have drained 10Gb worth of bandwidth in such a short amount of time (I hope no one is hotlinking my pics elsewhere), but this means that there won't be preview pics of most of my stuff until the 24th.
I am trying to upload my new pics on LJ Scrapbook from now on, but I won't go back and change ALL my pics because that would be insane.
I apologize for the inconvenience!