⚠ Important site announcement ⚠

ThongKing

Administrator
Staff member
Hi guys

As you are aware the site going down a few times lately.
I have found out the cause which is low disk space which I have fixed for now but it will quickly run out again.
This is caused by the amount of images being uploaded via the site's own image uploaded as these get stored on the server.
As a result, I have disabled the upload image option for most users. Please use imagetwist.com if you want to upload images.

I have a few ways I can fix this, but I would ask for your opinions and support if you can as it whatever I do will cost me more money each month and I am not even sure if I will have my day job after the covid situation ends.

Anyway here is a list of current option:

1. Increase site server space
(Not great as it will cost me more and it will eventually run out again leading to the same problems)

2. Only allow for external image uploads - So for example, members will only be allowed to upload via an image hosting site like imagebam.com
(I don't like this option too much as there is no guarantee that the external site won't suddenly close down resulting in all images being lost)

3. I can create my own image hosting site. I actually had a trial run of creating my own image hosting site, it was called whaleimage.com if anyone remembers this. I had to close it down though as it was costing me too much money each month.
(I like this option the best as it gives us full control on the images so we can delete them if needed and they will also be guaranteed to be online as long as people want them up)

As I say all of these options will cost me more money which I don't really have. I love this site and I have made it online for over 6 year with few problems.
I want to continue running this site forever as it is important to me. I would ask that if you can, then please support me on Patreon.

I have added some new tiers and you can now get customer banners if you want them on your profile. You also get the password the the celebrity thong videos and leaks section. https://www.patreon.com/ThongKing

Anyway I hope we can figure out a way to keep this site online! Please let me know if you have any suggestions or ideas. Thank you
 
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makke

Active member
But you're right. These image hosters aren't there forever. A lot of pics will get lost over the years. I started saving everything that's important to me. There is a german celeb board. All the pics from 15 -20 years ago start to vanish...sad. Is it expensive to run an own image hoster?
 

ThongKing

Administrator
Staff member
But you're right. These image hosters aren't there forever. A lot of pics will get lost over the years. I started saving everything that's important to me. There is a german celeb board. All the pics from 15 -20 years ago start to vanish...sad. Is it expensive to run an own image hoster?
Yeah true. I beleive it was about another $25 a month may have changed now. I am already paying around $60 a month and as I say my job is not looking good after this covid situtation
 

RedShirt23

Active member
I think Option 2 is for the best if it means you don't need to stretch yourself financially. People can always save the images they want to keep.
 

ThongKing

Administrator
Staff member
I think Option 2 is for the best if it means you don't need to stretch yourself financially. People can always save the images they want to keep.
Yeah sounds good to me. I will check out the pricing for setting up a dedicated image host for this site. May be able to use this site https://chevereto.com/ but I need to find out how much storage will cost each month
 

angel917

Active member
I really enjoy using imagebam, and it allows me to upload content quickly. I think option 2 is the best, and like others have said, when I come across some stuff on here I like, I save it immediately. So if imagebam does go down, I won't be bummed about it.

But people do like having options I guess. Maybe you can do both option 2 and 3. Option 1 doesn't seem practical, as it's finite space.

I myself have been on your Patreon for a while, but I don't even look at the celebrity section, it's more just of my support for this site. I've just chosen the silver tier, I don't mind an extra $5 a month to show support.

Maybe people can do the same, but it's understandable if they don't. This website was stumbled upon as free and maybe some people would like it to stay that way, or maybe some don't want that showing up on their statements. But those who want to support can support so it's best to leave it up to them.

Thanks again for working hard to keep this site going.
 

ThongKing

Administrator
Staff member
I really enjoy using imagebam, and it allows me to upload content quickly. I think option 2 is the best, and like others have said, when I come across some stuff on here I like, I save it immediately. So if imagebam does go down, I won't be bummed about it.

But people do like having options I guess. Maybe you can do both option 2 and 3. Option 1 doesn't seem practical, as it's finite space.

I myself have been on your Patreon for a while, but I don't even look at the celebrity section, it's more just of my support for this site. I've just chosen the silver tier, I don't mind an extra $5 a month to show support.

Maybe people can do the same, but it's understandable if they don't. This website was stumbled upon as free and maybe some people would like it to stay that way, or maybe some don't want that showing up on their statements. But those who want to support can support so it's best to leave it up to them.

Thanks again for working hard to keep this site going.
Thank you so much for the support. Yeah I think I will go for option 2 for now.

I have also sent you a PM about a banner logo for your support on patreon
 

ThongKing

Administrator
Staff member
Ok. I thought about this problem and taking into account your feedback.
Here is my plan. It may not be for everyone but it is the only way that I can see the site remaining sustainable to run.

1. The option to upload images via the site's uploader has been disabled.
2. All members will now be required to upload images via imagetwist.com (With the exception of members that post in the member's section. They can use what they like as it is their content)

I know it is not perfect but I have searched many other forums similar to this one and they all use a similar method so I guess it is the most sustainable way to run an image heavy forum like this one.

I have also used imagetwist since I started created this forum (over 6 years ago!) with no problems.

Also by using imagetwist you can make a little money depending on how many views your images get.
If you don't intent to collect the money or don't want it showing up on your statements then I would be extremely grateful if you request the money be sent to me to help me cover the cost of running this site. (I calculated it and the site has cost me about £3000/ $3600 over 6 years!)
My paypal email is mylestyler1@gmail.com

Anyway I really hope you see why I have to make these changes to keep the site alive and well.
Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks

TK
 
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I'm more in the second option use imagetwist..com
Many people stolen the pictures and create another threads in other websites better to lose the pictures to give as free
 
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izz1231

Well-known member
That sounds like a good plan. I love this site I love the community. Thank you for keeping it alive. I will defiantly be upgrading my patreon now that you have more tiers.
 

ThongKing

Administrator
Staff member
That sounds like a good plan. I love this site I love the community. Thank you for keeping it alive. I will defiantly be upgrading my patreon now that you have more tiers.
Thank you so much! Let me knos if you would like a custom banner under your nameg
 
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