In other words: this should be fun, until they get sued out of existence.
EDIT: DISREGARD. It's already hosted outside the US. (Germany: https://www.ip-projects.de/)
Edit: Ah if this was about intellectual property takedowns, then currently the US situation is a bit worse than most of the rest of the world. But still, China friggin censors their Internet, and comments like the above still seem to always single out the US.
This need have nothing to do with the NSA and still be a perfectly valid and reasonable suggestion.
I think it's reasonable that any site that has user generated content should consider not being hosted on US soil or using a .tld that is under US control.
Okay, let me give you the reasons:
a) No one would normally host their content in China. That's just ridiculous.
b) No other country is bragging as much about being the land of the free. So of course the one (perceived to be) at the top is going to take the most flak
c) Generally most bigger things are US hosted so the general advice to for example move your host away from Uruguay makes little sense
d) It's usually assumed that while other western industrial nations would like to spy as much as the US does, they usually do not have the money and manpower of the NSA.
Overall seems a well-balanced crossover of IRC and message board. (Almost) Everything Google Wave wanted to be, but never had a chance to become.
How do I rent a private channel for company-wide use? ;-)
Hacker News killed the radio star.
Very cool idea. With a little faster chat (there's currently quite a delay between saying something and seeing it displayed) I can see it catching on. Hang out, share files, listen to the music together.
Also, in chat I found https://github.com/binlain/volafile-bugs for solutions to fixing the site. However, I cannot vouch that is an official bug report location.
Considering this issue (nfsw): https://github.com/binlain/volafile-bugs/issues/5
I find this website a little amusing, but also creative. I think it's quite exciting overall! Good luck!
Just wondering: What are your plans for this? And Does this have any IRC-like commands?
Thought of a new analogy: snapchat meets IRC meets torrents
Let me think about this. No, no I don't trust my virus protection enough to open anything here.
You're gonna need a bigger boat.
The ephemeral nature of the downloads is really interesting though. I've seen a number of sites starting to target that niche (http://dissipateapp.com/ for file sharing specifically with "self-destructing" files) but mostly aimed at just messaging (like Snapchat or Frankly).
Why risk putting your important documents on a site where it's only a matter of time before it's compromised? Most of the time once your recipient has the file it's safe to remove from the cloud.
Otherwise, it would have been perfect to use at work.
There are currently a little over 200 people on the page and moderating the site is taking most of my attention, I'll try to answer all questions in this thread anyways.
I don't know if that would be effective at all but it is very interesting.
Any site which segregates its users, oppreses those non-paying, poor people, isnt attractive at least in my book.
An alternative is to do like reddit, offer pay-for-services in exchange for something more, not take away functionality from those poor users to force some kind of payments.
Just one thing, I like to open links in a new background tab, so I just CTRL + click or just middle click with the mouse, the first option is not working the last one is fine.
I'll have to try again later, I suppose.
That escalated quickly.
good thing i'm the first one here this morning....
And then a shit load of file extensions that potentially run arbitrary code if you have the tool installed.
Seems kind of pointless.
Also, it'd be rather inconvenient if you couldn't upload a compressed archive to a file-sharing site.