Everyone, if you haven't yet heard Megaupload has been taken down by the U.S. government, working with several other countries. Although MU claims they will be back and running shortly, I'm seeing conflicting information and I'm not convinced that anything will be resolved quickly. I do know that 7 people have been arrested, and probably more will come.
Like many people, I have used Megaupload fairly exclusively - at least until I retired. I've done some checking and every link of mine that I checked is currently down, with no real expectation to come back. They might, but I'm not counting on it.
The funny thing is, this wasn't aimed at us. Lately most of MU's traffic has been mixtapes and porn.
I can't speak for everyone here, but for me this presents a big problem. I started a lot of threads still in active use here at Winny Club, and they're all effectively dead as of this writing. I know how many volumes I uploaded and trust me, if MU stays down there is no easy fix. I always told Silverado and the gang here that I would maintain my links, but this is for me a game changer.
I don't have a solution to this yet, although I'm considering various options. MU may be back tomorrow - they released a press release saying that they will - in Hong Kong - and if so then there is nothing to fret about. But if not I need to ask a favor of everyone:Please don't send me private messages about broken links
. I know they're broken. For those of us who have relied on Megaupload we already know that there is a problem. Please make requests in threads, like most of you already do. Winny club has thrived without me guiding things for over 2 years now, and I'm sure other members can pick up the slack.
As for my own contributions - don't count me out.