I noticed tonight that Rapidshare is giving a bogus message when you try to download links if you don't have a RapidPro account with them. If you are using RapidPro, then you're fine and downloads work normally. I don't know how long this crap has been going on, but it pisses me off, man. So I mentioned this to my pal Phaota and he said that he gets the message too, but he gave up on Rapidshare in December. Which is exactly what I should've done long ago. I was always hesitant cause I already had a bunch of files stored on my account with them. Phaota mentioned no one really uses Rapidshare anymore (which I kinda suspected) and that he uses Mediafire as one of his file hosts, as well as Netload and Rapidgator. According to him, Rapidgator is pretty popular these days. After he told me that, I replied that I might consider using that in the place of Rapidshare for the blog. But just 20 minutes ago, I was Googling and discovered that Kim Dotcom (the guy that created Megaupload) is finally launching his new file host called simply "Mega" this Saturday! When I first heard he was gonna launch a new locker site several months ago, I was very excited. I loved Megaupload, and as most of you might know, I used that host on here before it was shut down. Anyway, I'm trying to decide which file host I should go with - Rapidgator, Mega or another - cause I've just about had it with Rapidshare. I'm leaning toward Mega, but I'm worried that it might get shutdown like Megaupload did. We'll have to wait and see. But I'd still like to hear what my readers think cause I value your guys' opinion. I'll still use Mediafire as a alternate download server for my files. I ask if the readers who visit my blog can chime on this post under the comments section, or on cbox if you want, and let me know which storage locker site they think I should go with and why. Honestly, my readers are what keeps me running this blog. So if you can put in your two cents I'd greatly appreciate it.
Another thing I'd like to address is that I'd to apologize for not replying to the comments you guys posted on the posts for the past several months. My original plan was to get all the re-ups done and then go through the huge backlog of comments to moderate afterwards. But I might have to change that cause the comments are really piling up (over 500!) and I feel bad cause I know a lot of you think I'm ignoring you all, but I'm not. I read every comment, but I just haven't had the ambition to go moderating process yet. I will try to start doing that soon. Another thing is I'm not ignoring the emails I've been getting lately from readers too. I will get them answered soon. And finally, I am truly sorry for the really long delay it's taking for the re-upping of all the dead files to get finished. I'll resume doing that after I decide which new file host I'm going to go with. I gotta be honest, all this work is really stressing me out at times, but I know I have to be patient and that it will be worth it in the end. I look forward to sharing more cool music in 2013 and beyond, especially those custom extended soundtracks that you guys crave! Me and my collaborators have various custom soundtracks in various degrees of completion that I hope to share with you all eventually. I'm sure you guys will take great enjoyment in listening to them when they are finished.
The Long Island Ripper
P.S. Go to this link below to find out more about Kim Dotcom's new file host "Mega". And be sure to check out the music video at the bottom of the page! :D
UPDATE: I just heard back from Rapidshare regarding the problem I was having with my links and they sent instructions on how to fix it. Apparently it was a permissions setting. But really is it even worth it to continue using Rapidshare? How many of you actually use Rapidshare still? I'd really like to know. Remember, your opinion counts, readers :).