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Old 10-13-2009, 03:48 AM   #201
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My isp (o2) uses the Internet Watch Foundation (http://www.iwf.org.uk) blacklist to filter / censor web content. Over the weekend, Imagebam has now gone on the dam list. This means that I cannot access any Imagebam image / post preview.

Is anyone else suffering with this? Is there any point in appealing to people to use imagevenue instead ? or is it just a matter of time before imagevenue gets added to their list also ?
According to the IWF homepage they are a charity whose aim is to remove access to "child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world and criminally obscene and incitement to racial hatred content hosted in the UK" (a noble cause) this they do by producing a list of "potentially illegal content", which they provide to their members.
This basically means any site that does not check each and every upload prior to adding it to their accessible servers stands a good chance of eventually being listed.
Although their aims are laudable this method could eventually blacklist any site that allows public uploads.

My recommendation complain to your ISP then change to a more reasonable provider.
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Old 10-23-2009, 08:27 PM   #202
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I also noticed that imagebam has undergone some major changes ... not for the best imo ... first i had script allowed on imagebam till lately they started using a "shield" on adult content expecting you to click that "yes i'm aware that its adult and yes thats what i want to see" before the shield is lifted. Realy gone downhill and i can understand that with a open browser it must be getting a terrible site. For me it still works and also my BID downloader manages to grab what i want. Shame that imagebam gets more intrusive with adds, i understand that they need to keep things going but it could be done in a more tastefull way.

Imagevenue has been the more constant and stable imagehost, i also preffer using it.

Yep.
I never liked IBam and am sticking with IVenue.

The down time for the IBam maintenance is really starting to get annoying.
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:05 PM   #203
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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



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Old 10-26-2009, 03:55 PM   #204
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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?

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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...
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:10 PM   #205
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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".
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:20 PM   #206
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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!
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Old 10-27-2009, 09:51 AM   #207
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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.
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:41 AM   #208
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If any of the pictures/links on VEF via these 3rd party hosts give you an idea their infected report them
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Old 10-27-2009, 10:46 AM   #209
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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.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:32 AM   #210
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Imagebam is down again for 3-5 hours maintenance.

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It's working again.

Edit2:

It's down again.

Edit3:

It's working again.

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