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Howl 两把菜刀
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Hi JooSeng,

I noticed that for most of the recent PAF releases, you have dropped mirrorcreator.com as one of the download mirrors, & replaced it with douploads.com.

The other download mirrors as currently supplied are usually: howfile.com, qiannao.com, & sendspace.com.

May I request for mirrorcreator.com to be reinstated ? Or for solidfiles.com, upload.ee &/or zippyfiles.com to be provided as alternate download mirrors ? The advantage of solidfiles.com is that it allows download resume without having to keep the download page open in a tab to maintain the session, although the site may sometimes block certain files.

On the other hand, I'm unable to download anything from the following mirrors:

douploads.com
The site repeatedly loads a new captcha, even though I'd solved the previous one. This is despite allowing session cookies & making sure that no domain is blocked.

qiannao.com
Regardless of when I try to access the site, it keeps showing me this error message: "502 Bad Gateway -- nginx/1.2.0".

I can download from howfile.com & sendspace.com, but would prefer not to (especially for larger files) because:

  • the download speed is very slow (~ 70 KB/sec) regardless of time of day
  • the connection is unstable & prone to breaking
  • download resume is not permitted (although the page session is kept alive in an open tab), & I am forced to reload the download page to initiate a new download that starts again from the beginning
Download links on sendspace.com also tend to expire within a relatively short period of time.

Thanks for your consideration !

jooseng 革命同志
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I switch to douploads.com from mirrorcreator.com because download speed of douploads.com is very fast and mirrorcreator.com has too many popup. However I can switch back to mirrorcreator.com.

Howl 两把菜刀
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Thanks for the explanation. So far, using Firefox, I haven't experienced popups at mirrorcreator.com. There is only the blue "Click to view the download links" button, which is a static button.

But if mirrorcreator.com is too troublesome for you & other users, perhaps providing solidfiles.com (or zippyfiles.com) would do.

There's no need to replace douploads.com, if this works for others. Its fast download speed sounds good, but I can't figure out how to get past the captchas. Perhaps it's due to the rapidly-changing dynamic IP address assigned by my ISP -- ie. my IP address would have changed by the time I solved each captcha. I could possibly try accessing the site using a VPN that assigns a static IP address, but the reduced speed defeats the purpose.

I think some other users might be facing problems with the new download mirror(s), because when your PAF apps are shared at Nsane recently, the sharers supplied only your howfile.com link -- which I thought is kind of unusual, because previously, I often saw your mirrorcreator.com & upload.ee links being shared most frequently by international users.

Thanks !

jooseng 革命同志
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upload.ee is good but the biggest disadvantage is it can only upload one at a time. You may know that I often have many files to upload everyday. douploads.com is disallowed by Nsane. Nsane classified douploads.com as a money making server.

Howl 两把菜刀
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Other than neverending captchas, I don't know what else happens at douploads.com. But based on what you said, I assume this is a multi-upload mirror.

I just saw your latest PAF releases now have mirrorcreator.com as one of the choices again. Thanks for restoring this mirror. :D

Maybe setting the browser to block all popups (which is the setting on my Firefox browser) would help prevent user from seeing some or all of the mirrorcreator.com popups.


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