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Some not so «not so happy» news of Freedom Porn

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Good New Year (itʼs like good morning, but for the year).

The e‐mail updates may be coming slightly too often recently, but that is due to the fact that itʼs best to keep everybody informed about the state of affairs, as otherwise the project can quickly become something where the decisions are made in secret without anybody realising that something has even changed.

We have gone back to using LibSyn as the host for video and gallery files. This means that already now some of the videos are getting downloaded as intended! Let the porn flow!

There are some glitches to work out right now (one somewhat noticeable one is that we werenʼt able to get the same third level domain that we did in the past, but support at LibSyn were contacted, and hopefully itʼll get resolved soon), but then we only have reuploading to worry about. At this time more than 1½ GiB of media has been transferred, but we cannot transfer all at once. Due to the nature of the hosting service we donʼt have the total maximum space, but rather the monthly maximum. This means that some priorities have to be made, so for now the plan is to upload the new media first, then the stuff which has been the highest downloaded media (either «top videos» or «video of the month»), and then all other files. This means that if you plan to contribute, you donʼt think that itʼll take a year for your content to become available.

So what will this change mean for the growth of the site?

  1. The download rates will be almost unlimited, meaning that if you wish to put the media inside the 〈video〉 tag somewhere on the high trafic page of yours, you can do that and it will not negatively impact our project. In fact now we can encourage people to do this even when the content isnʼt created by them, provided that they follow the licence chosen by the creator.
  2. The video upload process will still need to rely heavily on administrator, who can upload the files to LibSyn. It doesnʼt mean that the automation will be impossible in the end, but it needs to be investigated further.
  3. Extremely large files will not be able to be downloaded without some form of splitting them into pieces. But weʼll get to this hurdle, when it will be required.
  4. It will be a bit more stressful from the financial stand‐point to pay for all of the hosting, but at least it is still possible, which canʼt be said about the previous setup.

In other words all the bad stuff will be dealt with, and all the good stuff will make our site much better in the future! So please do spread the word: Freedom Porn is truly Forever!!!

Finally, in the spirit of the holidays: http://www.freedomporn.org/smut/File:Volodya_-_lil_xmas_tree.preview.jpeg