Friday, 9 November 2018

Yep, another files update...

Google Drive isn't going to work.  I've already started to receive copyright notices and account suspension warnings.  Had to immediately delete all the files from the past few months as they were in the Drive tied to my personal email address, and there's tons of family photos etc stored there that I don't want to risk losing.

So I'm afraid (unless anyone has any other suggestions) it's back to Zippyshare for everything.  Will re-upload as and when I've got the time and energy.

Update. Sat 10 Nov: Thanks again everyone for your helpful comments, and your encouragement.  First thing I'm getting done is putting back up the 2018 links that I wiped yesterday; Zippy will do for now, then will think through other options.

The good thing is that all the other Google Drive accounts that I opened to host the 2016-2017 links have so far (fingers crossed!) not received any notifications, so they can stay there until any problems arise.  (Ellington Uptown from Dec 2017 will go back up today - thanks to the person who noticed I'd skipped over it!)

I stopped using full names for the zip files and changed to letters & numbers a while back, and will use passwords going forward; re-zipping everything else to include passwords will get done eventually, but that'll need to be a low priority.  The other thing that will be useful will be when I get a Lumen report from Google, apparently this service tells you (eventually, it can take weeks) which files were reported.  Will be interesting to find out - I think the main problem I have that, say, Die or DIY doesn't have, is my tendency to stray in to major label waters, or labels that were once indies and now have ownership by one of the majors, e.g. Virgin/Charisma.  May have to avoid that going forward if it turns out to be the case.

cheers
AB

22 comments:

  1. This is bizarre? I have a lot on Google drive,but haven't received diddly squat in the way of copyright shit and threats. Why are they victimising you? Not good.

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  2. https://mega.nz/
    https://disk.yandex.ru/

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  3. Same as Jonny here, loads and loads of stuff on Google drive, NEVER any warnings or anything..... Then again, I'm paying for the 1 G account, maybe it's different, not sure....

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  4. Ugh, sorry man...wonder why you are being singled out. As always, your work is appreciated!

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  5. Not to make you overly paranoid, and hopefully I'm wrong, but the fact you got immediately dinged over on Google (which is rare to begin with, as has been said above) makes me think that you've maybe got a digital hellhound on your specific t(r)ail at the moment. If I'm right, and said hellhound happens to be reading - best of luck on acquiring a life, dipshit.

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  6. I was thinking the same.....

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  7. A drive is apossibility. Also name your files gibberish such as 884756fhhjr7h.rar and put a password on them. 1Fichier, a french service, I find very reliable.

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  8. Seconding the gibberish idea for the file names. Maybe the titles flagged an algorithm?

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  9. Yes, gibberish and a password, so algos can't look into the archives, mega and yandex never gave me problems, yet.

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  10. Yeah, it seems like there's something weird going on here...I'm not knowledgeable on these things, but perhaps these companies are sharing "problem" IPs with each other. That would be assuming you don't use a VPN (and again, I don't really know what I'm talking about).

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  11. what about uloz?

    btw, yesterday Greece blocked access to pirate bay and many other torrent and subtitle sites https://torrentfreak.com/greek-isps-ordered-to-block-38-domains-including-the-pirate-bay-181109/

    and it's stated that romania did the same, so there could be something fucked up cooking up.

    anyway, good luck with everything and thank you for the great music offerings!

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  12. Sorry to hear you're still having issues Alan. Anon might be on to something; once 'they' flag an IP, I could see it being targeted. M Milner's gibberish file name ploy sounds like a good idea. @ Jonny & Hank; perhaps you've dodged this particular bullet because you traffic in obscure, below the radar material, and I mean that in the best, most complementery way! :-D. For what it's worth, In the spirt of fucking with tracking, I never use Google, etc to leave comments, unless forced.

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  13. Hmm... I came across this. Not sure it would help addressing the problem your having, but I figured it might be worth a look: http://links.snahp.it

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  14. How about posting ephemeral links? I would guess most people interested in your blog check in daily or receive notifications. Don't break your back endlessly re-uploading bro. Thanks for all the fish!

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  15. Gibberish is one method, but not really all that great in the long run. Drago Museveni simply numbers his. Starting with 0001.zip. I think he's up to like 5800 nowadays. I've considered making a blog like yours, but with you (and cun cun revivival, and opium hum, and Wet Dreams, and Bleak Bliss and the rest of my sources) doing such a great job, I don't see a lot of daylight there.
    In my research, I have considered all of this, and looked at a variety of strategies. So this is what I concluded from my research:
    1. use obscured but useful file names.
    Pounding 245vt980564289v5t4u.zip or fvjmn546398kjfdg.zip out as file names isn't really useful. Frankly, I rather like Drago's method or simply numbering everything in order, this way, you can maintain an excel file with what record is which number.
    2. Using less common file format, like 7z. IIRC you can't "look into" a 7z file in a search, but you can look into zips. This leads to the next point:
    3. use a password. This is what a lot of people do, and it is fairly effective. Sl0w^G03s^Th3^G00s3 - perfect.
    4. Use a semi-shitty data locker. That's what Drago at cun cun revival does. FileFactory seriously blows chunks if you don't have a paid account with them. But I pull so much from Cun Cun Revival that it's worth the $50 a year or whatever to get unlimited access. Otherwise it's an endless pile of advertisements. (If you go that route, FileFactory seems to be an OK datalocker for uploaders and paid customers. Talk to Drago about that. AVOID Rapidgator and Turbobit etc. That's a good way to completely alienate your audience.)
    5. Use a VPN when you're uploading. For obvious reasons.
    6. Get as far off the radar as possible. Prevent search engines from finding you. This only works if you have access to your html root folder. But check it out. https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/how-to-unindex-pages-from-search-engines
    If they can't find you, then they can't chase you.
    8. Another ploy is to put up a roadblock to even enter the blog site. Weird And Wacky does this - he has it as an "adult" site, so you have to check off that you are over 18 and not a robot just to enter the site.
    9. If all else fails, go private / dark web invitation only. But that works best with a community otherwise you're just banishing yourself to the black hole of the internet void.
    I hope this helps.

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    1. Always weird how everybody seems to have their own individual issues with different sites though. For instance, File Factory? One of my favorites of all the free ones. Never had problem one with them. And the wait time between files is only an hour, which I can live with (since most who do that are more like 3 or 6.)

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    2. To Anonymous - Interesting. I've been a paying member of FileFactory for a few years now, so I haven't experienced it otherwise. It used to be terribly slow and covered in ads - that's why I bought membership. It's still not as fast as Mega, but at least no intrusive adverts. Cheers.

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  16. hello, to try and help. i-filcher works great see cun cun revival or inconstant sol. twilight zone! buries links in comments. was using zippy and mega for awhile with password. exystence has read more with filecrypt/has 3 choices. r. keith

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  17. Yeah, taking your site off the google search results would be a good idea. I remember a guy I used to know named Scott had a problem after he pissed off a record label - he posted a new album, they filed a take-down request, and he wrote a really snotty post about said label, and they harassed him until he took down his blog - all because they probably had a google search alert set up

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  18. Another quick thanks to all, for the helpful advice & the insight into how other blogs manage their file hosting. Plenty options for me to think through!

    For the time being, that's Jan-Oct 2018 up on zippy, and fingers crossed everything back to normal for the coming week.

    Cheers
    AB

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  19. A little late but we've been using Yandex for nearly three years and weve never encountered a single problem. Its fast, easy to use, never down, for free (well up to 10 GB) and shows you number of downloads for each share (we sure like to know). It may be different as we only share our mixtapes and make up our own titles - but I've never come across a negative comment about them. Anyway, love your blog!

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