UPDATE: We got some emails by Liz lovelies who were worried they downloaded too many clips and caused the problem. I just want to assure anyone who might think to have done the same that the problem has been caused by one person who downloaded almost 2000 VIDEOS in the past two weeks. So if you didn’t do that, it was not your fault!
As some of you know EMfc almost crashed the other day because we were out of bandwidth so we were forced to close the gallery and the video archive in order to avoid this till we got more bandwidth.
We received some emails and messages on twitter from people who asked us what’s going on.
Since someone was wondering… The bandwidth is not the size of the stuff on the site but the amount of data transfer (meaning when people visit the site, load pages, download stuff etc… they use bandwidth). Our monthly bandwidth was about 400GB.
Almost the total amount has been used by those who visited the site from December 1 to December 18.
It’s a huge amount of data transfer, meaning that the site had either too many visitors or someone did something to finish it so soon.
Checking up the data we found out that 80% of that amount has been used by one single person who downloaded almost the whole archive in about 7 days (only on Dec 16 in a few hours the person visited more than 500 pages of the site). The time connection from one page to another is too short and that indicates that the person didn’t see what she/he opened, only downloaded everything asap. In 6 years this has never happened before.
And we have reasons to believe that it has been done in order to make a copy of EMfc.
Obviously the site is here and everyone can download what they want, simply to have the stuff on their pc or for making edits to post them on their own accounts etc…. but downloading everything to create the exact copy of our work…. well no.
We don’t approve that because we know how much love we put into it.
Running a site (with all the social networks connected to it) is not just posting stuff as someone could think. It’s so much more.
If you love someone, you want your work to be original because that’s the expression of your love for this person.
EMfc is the expression of our love for Liz.
So we don’t get why someone is doing something like this.
Said that, we want to assure all of you that the site will be up and running as always and this event won’t change anything in the way we have always shared everything about Liz.
We’re disappointed, yes, but we’ll leave this episode behind because our love for Elizabeth is stronger than that. So let’s move on!
Thanks so much to those who showed their support and care!
Have a great Sunday! 😉