Register on the forum now to remove ALL ads + popups + get access to tons of hidden content for members only!
vintage erotica forum vintage erotica forum vintage erotica forum
vintage erotica forum

Go Back   Vintage Erotica Forums > Information & Help Forum > Help Section

Follow Vintage Erotica Forum on Twitter
Our Live Cams Meet Our Girls Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices
Help Section If you have technical problems or questions then post or look for answers here.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-23-2009, 09:05 PM   #201
buttsie
Porn Archeologist
 
buttsie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: earth
Posts: 7,348
Thanks: 42,594
Thanked 108,468 Times in 8,920 Posts
buttsie 500000+buttsie 500000+buttsie 500000+buttsie 500000+buttsie 500000+buttsie 500000+buttsie 500000+buttsie 500000+buttsie 500000+buttsie 500000+buttsie 500000+
Default

imagebam is starting to irritate like pimphost did not that long ago

The latest message with its offer of where to spend your time really is bizarre
Its almost like a giant ad you cant bypass

They'd be better explaining exactly what the real reason for maintenance is if they want our understanding



ImageBam is currently offline
ImageBam is currently undergoing unexpected maintenance work and will be back up at about 4 hours (01:00 GMT+1).

We apologize for the downtime.

In the meantime watch one of our favorite videos (not safe for work!):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8_Kfjo3VjU

Or take a look at one of our favorite websites:
http://failblog.org/

Or read our favorite newspaper:
http://www.theonion.com

Your ImageBam Administrator
buttsie is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to buttsie For This Useful Post:
Old 10-26-2009, 03:55 PM   #202
ifr2lax
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 22
Thanks: 114,423
Thanked 798 Times in 64 Posts
ifr2lax 2500+ifr2lax 2500+ifr2lax 2500+ifr2lax 2500+ifr2lax 2500+ifr2lax 2500+ifr2lax 2500+ifr2lax 2500+ifr2lax 2500+ifr2lax 2500+ifr2lax 2500+
Default Image venue does it now also...

Noticed the stupid music playing...starting, stopping...next picture...starting stopping...are they NUTS???...I stopped looking yesterday till I realized I had to hit the "mute" button if I wanted to go on.

This does NOT make me want to use the host...the opposite.
Raging Buhddist, et al...

Now, I have noticed that IMAGEVENUE is doing it...never stopped to look to see which host it was, today I got p.ss'd off and checked. They were playing schlock classical music, then were running an advertisement for some movie

Very annoying, I guess I am not the only one who thinks so.

Question? Does the host company get paid for running the noise, and assume users will just turn off the sound if we don't like it?

Thanks...Pete




Quote:
Originally Posted by RagingBuddhist View Post
Okay... I know the Internet's a business, and popups and pop unders are just a part of the game. They're annoying but (hopefully) easily clicked to close. BUT - when a pop under has an unnecessarily loud and bass busting soundtrack? One that wakes up everyone in the family within the 4 seconds it takes to close the window? I call that ridiculous and extreme. So I'm asking that people stop using Imagebam to upload pictures.

Do I expect this to really have an effect on their business? Not really. I guess I just wanted to vent. Then again, if enough people agree...
ifr2lax is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to ifr2lax For This Useful Post:
Old 10-26-2009, 05:10 PM   #203
DTravel
Compulsive Screencapper
 
DTravel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Locked in a dark room with another DVD in the computer.
Posts: 9,403
Thanks: 6,324
Thanked 69,951 Times in 9,144 Posts
DTravel 350000+DTravel 350000+DTravel 350000+DTravel 350000+DTravel 350000+DTravel 350000+DTravel 350000+DTravel 350000+DTravel 350000+DTravel 350000+DTravel 350000+
Default

I avoid 95% of the crap by using a downloader (Image Host Grabber in my case, a Firefox add-on) so I don't see the pop-ups/unders/music/ads/etc.

That said, I have noticed that for most of the last week ImageBam has been very unreliable. Lots of failed connections, lots of downtime for "maintenance".
DTravel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2009, 07:20 PM   #204
darkmoonfire
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 9
Thanks: 2
Thanked 57 Times in 11 Posts
darkmoonfire 100+darkmoonfire 100+darkmoonfire 100+
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RagingBuddhist View Post
Okay... I know the Internet's a business, and popups and pop unders are just a part of the game. They're annoying but (hopefully) easily clicked to close. BUT - when a pop under has an unnecessarily loud and bass busting soundtrack? One that wakes up everyone in the family within the 4 seconds it takes to close the window? I call that ridiculous and extreme. So I'm asking that people stop using Imagebam to upload pictures.

Do I expect this to really have an effect on their business? Not really. I guess I just wanted to vent. Then again, if enough people agree...

The music probably is annoying (I use adblock, so I don't hear it). However the really dodgy thing with those pop under ads is that they try to connect to your computer.

I don't use noscript (because it's actually more of a hassle than the pop-unders -- fortunately few sites use pop-unders). But I do have a firewall set up, and every time that pop-under generates it tries to connect to my computer. It's easily blocked by the firewall, but if you don't have a firewall, then whomever is running that ad is harvesting info from your computer.

That plus the fact that imagebam is down for maintenance every other day means that I'm joining the chorus -- stop using that damn site PLEASE!
darkmoonfire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 09:51 AM   #205
SwedishEroticaFan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 119
Thanks: 647
Thanked 505 Times in 116 Posts
SwedishEroticaFan 2500+SwedishEroticaFan 2500+SwedishEroticaFan 2500+SwedishEroticaFan 2500+SwedishEroticaFan 2500+SwedishEroticaFan 2500+SwedishEroticaFan 2500+SwedishEroticaFan 2500+SwedishEroticaFan 2500+SwedishEroticaFan 2500+SwedishEroticaFan 2500+
Default

Noticed Imagevenue WON'T let you even look at images. Brings up annoying ads, downloads hijack software. These changes happened within the last day or so.
SwedishEroticaFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 10:41 AM   #206
buttsie
Porn Archeologist
 
buttsie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: earth
Posts: 7,348
Thanks: 42,594
Thanked 108,468 Times in 8,920 Posts
buttsie 500000+buttsie 500000+buttsie 500000+buttsie 500000+buttsie 500000+buttsie 500000+buttsie 500000+buttsie 500000+buttsie 500000+buttsie 500000+buttsie 500000+
Default

If any of the pictures/links on VEF via these 3rd party hosts give you an idea their infected report them
buttsie is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to buttsie For This Useful Post:
Old 10-27-2009, 10:46 AM   #207
blondifan
Moderator
 
blondifan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Downunda
Posts: 2,970
Thanks: 36,807
Thanked 30,893 Times in 3,238 Posts
blondifan 100000+blondifan 100000+blondifan 100000+blondifan 100000+blondifan 100000+blondifan 100000+blondifan 100000+blondifan 100000+blondifan 100000+blondifan 100000+blondifan 100000+
Default

For some reason I'm only getting the "usual" webcam pop under.
Not always, but often if you click on the image. That is all I'm getting.
I've also only known Imagebam to be down once, recently.
blondifan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2009, 11:32 AM   #208
tuffy
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 542
Thanks: 217
Thanked 9,447 Times in 480 Posts
tuffy 50000+tuffy 50000+tuffy 50000+tuffy 50000+tuffy 50000+tuffy 50000+tuffy 50000+tuffy 50000+tuffy 50000+tuffy 50000+tuffy 50000+
Default Imagebam is down again

Imagebam is down again for 3-5 hours maintenance.

Tuffy

Edit:

It's working again.

Edit2:

It's down again.

Edit3:

It's working again.

Last edited by tuffy; 10-27-2009 at 12:43 PM.. Reason: edit3
tuffy is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to tuffy For This Useful Post:
Old 10-27-2009, 12:40 PM   #209
bigtampon
Senior Member
 
bigtampon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 104
Thanks: 2,789
Thanked 6,224 Times in 173 Posts
bigtampon 25000+bigtampon 25000+bigtampon 25000+bigtampon 25000+bigtampon 25000+bigtampon 25000+bigtampon 25000+bigtampon 25000+bigtampon 25000+bigtampon 25000+bigtampon 25000+
Default

""ImageBam encountered an error
The connection to the database failed.

Please try again in a minute or so.""

the permanent words, that you receive now when you try to pick pics...
not a progress :-(((
__________________
couple life: try to solve together the problems you didn't have when you were alone
bigtampon is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to bigtampon For This Useful Post:
Old 10-27-2009, 02:18 PM   #210
Oswald
Former Staff
 
Oswald's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 10,331
Thanks: 37,809
Thanked 157,760 Times in 10,904 Posts
Oswald 750000+Oswald 750000+Oswald 750000+Oswald 750000+Oswald 750000+Oswald 750000+Oswald 750000+Oswald 750000+Oswald 750000+Oswald 750000+Oswald 750000+
Default

Imagebam is still down for 'maintenance'.
Oswald is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Oswald For This Useful Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT. The time now is 09:19 PM.