A: From August 2003:
have had a constant battle with bandwidth
Seems a there is a number of users
sending spiders to come and basically
rape & pillage PixelDecor.
I have taken all I can
This month this site's
traffic has reached 15
GIGABYTES. A normal month is
about 5, a busy month is about 10.
I have raised bandwidth FOUR times
in FOUR days, I was even at one time
off line for several hours unil I found
a fix. 15 GB is 3/4 of my bandwidth
I share with 6 other sites! UNACCEPTABLE!
I can't afford more bandwidth,
and I refuse to pay for the opportunity
for people to act immorally.
Some of these ***khead
offenders have been grabbing as much
65MB (sometimes more) in a single visit,
that's half the site damn near (A normal
visit is under 1MB).
So, to close these rapists
down, I have put a password on my files
directory (where *all* the downloadables
are stored). This should cut the spiders
off. I hope.
As of now I will post
the password in the left side top box,
on every page (for now), but in the
future if this abuse continues I might
require you to send a email to an account
I will set up to recieve a autoresponder
with a regularly changing password.
Or I might require everyone join the
mailing list or register on the forums
to get the password. I haven't decided
I will decide when I get there. I am
really too frustrated and angry to
think clearly right now.
I hate to have to do
this, but many site have had to take
this step due to such asshats.
I want to keep pixeldecor
free, but such abuse of my generosity
(which in web terms is $$$$) is absolutly
If it continues PixelDecor
will HAVE to go subscription only,
or go offline completely. The site
makes me no money to speak of, and
no one ever donates to support it,
if it's the only way, it's the only
way. I do this for fun, and when it
stops becoming fun it's gone. End of
I go on vacation on August
8th and I don't want to have to wonder
what is happening to my site, if it's
online or not. Wondering who is being
a piggie and who isn't (I'll be camping
(without electricity) an not exactly
in a position to DO anything about
it anyway) I want to make sure it will
still be available to people to use,
and not be subject to such blatant
disregard for others. This IS the only
way I can save myself from just giving
the whole thing up entirely.
I also will be IP banning
anyone who downloads more than 10MB.
(FYI thats a lot of files for PixelDecor,
folks, just spread your love out, okay?)
Don't do all your pig-like bingeing
in one sitting. It's not going anywhere,
hopefully, it'll be here when you come
Thanks for your understanding,
and if you don't understand, BITE ME.
Your Pixel Hostess (with a lessening love of humanity)
ease the pain