Mediafire has locked and suspended my account, meaning that all the files uploaded to mediafire are gone and cannot be accessed or downloaded (which is over 90% of my posts). After all the effort over the past few months to re-upload everything to Mediafire to restore my posts from the previous Megaupload disaster, now Mediafire has shut me (and many others) out too. So, it has all been for naught, as they are all gone again (Hopefully at least some of you were able to download the shows of interest while they were available).
Not surprisingly, there was no notice, warning, or justification given. It was only stated that "Your MediaFire account is suspended due to multiple Terms of Service violation for any of the following reasons:" followed by a long list of any and all of the possible infractions. I had not previously received any notice or indication of any problems, complaints, or possible violations from them. When I responded to their support department asking for a review of my account, clarification of just what was the violation, what files or uploads were considered in violation, and for what reason, the only response I received was a re-stating of their blanket statement: "This account is permanently suspended due to a Terms of Service violation." and the matter was considered closed.
Although this is once again very disturbing and unsettling, it was not surprising. Since the closure and prosecution of Megaupload, all the other filesharing services left have been very tentative, jumpy, and unreliable, with the threat of closing down at any time. So, the question is, where does this leave the blog? Obviously, at least for the time being, it leaves the blog essentially without downloadable content. Can this blog survive, or should it survive without that as it's core function or service? I don't know. But, I do know that, for now, I will not be shutting down the blog. It will continue in some capacity. However, I do not intend to re-upload all the past posts again (I have neither the time nor inclination to start over with that again). So, at least for the time being these previous posts will remain dead and the pages a download graveyard. Sorry about that. Perhaps, at some point in the future, some will be re-uploaded (if I can find a worthwhile, relaible filesharing service). In the meantime, the available Depositfile links are still good (primarily for large lossless files), and I will still ocasionally post some new stuff to Depositfiles. But, other that that, we'll just have to wait and see whether the blog can continue, and in what form. Thanks for your support (but please do not make requests for shows to be re-uploaded, it's just not going to happen at this time).