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paraka ([personal profile] paraka) wrote2012-01-19 03:14 pm

Megaupload

Guys, megaupload has been shut down. D:

Yes, there was a lot of pirated files up there, but worse, there was also a lot of fannish works up there.

I've said this a couple different places and at different times, but if anyone wants a fannish home to host their fanworks (podfic, vids, art, whatever) I'm happy to share my webspace. I host things for a number of people already. And would be happy to host for others too.

For anyone interested, you can email me at parakaproductions at gmail dot com or leave a comment here and I'll set you up.

The process that I use is that I'll set users up with their own subdomain name, plus an FTP account. That way users can have their own space to do with what they choose (you can create a whole website, or just host works there to hotlink to elsewhere) and users have complete control over their content (so they don't have to go through me whenever they want something uploaded or taken down).

There's also an inbuilt stats function automatically set up, so people can see hit counts, referring site and the like.

I'm seriously offering this to any fan, you don't need to know me to take me up on the offer. :)

ETA: Because some people have asked, there is some statistics tracking available if you want to host with me. Here's an example of what the stats page looks like.
People are also free to use the space to make an actual webpage if they like (rather than just hosting files there). My default is to set people up with an FTP account but if you want something with My SQL or something we can talk. :)

ETA2: I'm actually out of town this weekend. I will have internet access to answer questions and/or set up accounts, it just might take me a bit before I can answer.

ETA3: This offer is still open to anyone. If you'd like to take me up on it, can you please leave me an email address so I can forward the info to you. Also, please let me know if you'd like the website to have a different name than your journal name (otherwise I'll default to your journal name).
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[personal profile] kabal42 2012-01-20 12:48 am (UTC)(link)
You are an extremely generous person. Would it be okay if I signal-boosted this across my journals?

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[personal profile] greedy_dancer 2012-01-20 01:59 am (UTC)(link)
Is it okay to ask for access to upload as backup (for now) ?

Also, are there limits to how big a file can be?

PS: you are aweosme #spiritofparaka #doeeeeeeet
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[personal profile] helens78 2012-01-20 02:29 am (UTC)(link)
You are awesome! (I don't need the space, but wanted to say you're awesome anyway! :) )
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[personal profile] via_ostiense 2012-01-20 06:45 pm (UTC)(link)
I would like to take you up on your very generous offer of hosting, please. Thank you very much for offering this service to fen, I'm feeling wary of uploading to temporary hosting sites right now.
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[personal profile] isweedan 2012-01-21 04:36 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, is THAT how it works?? FTP? I totally though it'd be something where I *would* have to ask for personal paraka assistance every time I wanted to change things.

I think I'd love to have one to try out! (when you have the time)

PS - You are AWESOME <3
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[personal profile] adistantsun 2012-01-21 03:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh man, of course I only see this after I've upped everything to Mediafire XD;;

If it's okay, might I be so bold as to take you up on your incredibly generous offer as well? And thank you so much for making it, and indeed for everything you do for the podfic community. Someone said it above and it bears repeating again and again, you are awesome! :D/
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[personal profile] lunchee 2012-01-23 01:26 pm (UTC)(link)
If it's not too late, I would LOVE to take you up on this! Thank you so much for offering, you are so generous ;_;
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[personal profile] lunchee 2012-01-23 01:27 pm (UTC)(link)
And if you need an email: munchinglunch at gmail :)
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[personal profile] fleurrochard 2012-01-23 01:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, that is a really, really generous offer! I usually upload to Media Fire, but who knows whether they'll get shut down as well? So a more permanent home for my files would be great! :)

Fleur78[at]gmx[dot]de
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[personal profile] letsgofriday 2012-01-23 09:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh wow! If it's okay, I'd love to get a nice new home for my podfics! Somewhere safe :))

I think you have my email, oui?
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[personal profile] sylvaine 2012-01-25 01:00 am (UTC)(link)
That is such a generous offer! I'd love to have a safe space for my podfics, if that's okay! :)

thriceandonce (at) gmail.com
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[personal profile] yue_ix 2012-01-25 04:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, wow, that's a wonderful offer.

May I get in line if you still have some space? And if so, what is your provider's stance on visual mature fanworks? I have been looking for a safe place to put my Nc-17 and/or kinky fan drawings, but most public hosts have special clauses for pictures with sexual content, photographs or otherwise. (I don't have a lot of audiofics, but do have a few dozens artworks, and until AO3 or DW can have some hosting, I need a place where people can't access the complete list to see what else is in my gallery unless I want them to.)

My email's yue.ykx (at) gmail.com, if you are available. Thank you!

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[personal profile] dapatty 2012-01-29 09:09 pm (UTC)(link)
You are seriously a complete and total champion of awesome for doing this!
Just simply amazing. XD

I'd be really grateful if you set me up when you got a chance? Thanks a million!

patricia.pace91@gmail.com
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[personal profile] pi 2012-01-29 10:22 pm (UTC)(link)
I have most of my stuff on mediafire, but I'm a bit worried about how long it'll be around, and I do tend to do longer works on occasional, all of which are (happily) on the audiofic archive as well as on megaupload, but as I do more long works having a place to upload them would be lovely since megaupload is down for the count. If there's still space I'd really love to take you up on your wonderful offer. Um, and I'm Rhea314 over on LJ so, since that's my podficcing name I'd probably want that one associated if, there's some sort of username-type-thing required.

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[personal profile] heard_the_owl 2012-02-02 02:37 pm (UTC)(link)
YOU ARE ALL THINGS AWESOME AND AMAZING!

I just got an email today from someone looking for some stuff that was lost in the megaupload takedown and uwah! I don't even have mp3's.

So, if the offer is still open, it would be awesome if I could be hosted by you.

My email is heardtheowl@gmail.com or the same at yahoo.

I'm currently staring at a broom on one side of the room and a mic on the other, AND I'M SURE YOU CAN GUESS WHICH I'M GONNA PICK UP, so I have some time on my handS, and I'd love to try making a web page. Somehow. It's been a while! ^_^;

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[personal profile] malnpudl 2012-08-15 06:53 pm (UTC)(link)
I missed this, back when, and just learned of it from your post today. This is an incredibly generous offer! You're really kind of awesome. (Not that this is news to anyone.) <3

I'd like to take you up on it, if that's okay. LCBergstrom (at) gmail etc.

Thanks ever so!
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(Anonymous) 2012-09-05 08:44 pm (UTC)(link)
hi, i really need some space to upload a podfic where it can be streamed, so i'd love to take you up on this offer! my email is blonderuby1@gmail.com and i'd like the website to be under the name decayinghorizon (my ao3 and livejournal username c:) thank you so much!
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[personal profile] anathema64 2012-10-17 05:22 am (UTC)(link)
Hi! I was hoping I could take you up on your offer as well. I'm just starting to get into podficcing, so it'd be great to have somewhere to stream from. My email is fcarey64@gmail.com and if the site could be under the name mmmfelicious that would be great. Thanks! :D

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[personal profile] lunatique 2013-01-26 02:27 pm (UTC)(link)
*peaks in shyly*
If your infinitely generous offer still stands, I would love to have a space to host my in-the-works podfic and perhaps some fanarts too?
my email is lunatique.yue@gmail.com

thank you in advance for being so awesome and generous!
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[personal profile] sabinetzin 2013-03-17 06:11 am (UTC)(link)
Hi! If your offer still stands, I could use a hand with hosting? My email is sabinelagrande@gmail.com (sabinelagrande is also the name I would prefer to be under).
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[personal profile] kellifer 2014-08-21 08:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello! I'm just wondering if your hosting offer is still open? If it is, I would love to take you up on it - kellifer_k@yahoo.com
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[personal profile] itachitachi 2016-01-09 07:45 pm (UTC)(link)
h-hi! If you are still doing this for people who want to host files, I would be very interested! (itachiplease@gmail.com) Either way, thanks for doing this for so many people. :)