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Discussion in 'Announcements' started by chompy, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. fuzzwaldo

    fuzzwaldo Member

    I had said on this thread over a week ago that my account was reactivated. It was... for about 12 hours. Since then, my account was resuspended without reason. My praise for Kevin the Mod remains the same. He is an excellent gentleman. But ah...as for the FileJoker ''representative", Max Headroom, there my opinion is very different indeed. You see, I've had contact with the individual. According to him, I've committed three cardinal sins, which together warrant suspension without recourse. They are below.

    So, fellow AO members, be warned. You too can be suspended if you dare to...

    1. Have more than one FileJoker account. I had 2. Remember the 20 gig download limit over 3, then 5 days? Do you recall the bad old days of miserly File downloads. But of course, now we have premium, and hell, aren't we paying or it? Does having 2 FJ accounts violate its TOS? No. On the contrary, when members used to complain about FJ' stingy download limits, Max Headroom used to encourage us long-suffering folk to...wait for it.. purchase a second subscription. His hypocritical, sanctimonious blather about it is either in this thread, or the Filehosting thread further down.

    2. Buy your FileJoker subscription from a Reseller. This is in spite of the fact that the FileJoker subscription page lists a heap of them. I use a couple of trusted resellers for one simple reason - NO RECURRING CHARGES. If on the other hand you go directly through FileJoker, recurring subscription charges automatically apply. Do you like recurring charges that creep up on you, then bite you in the keister? I certainly don't. Does buying a subscription from a reseller violate FileJoker's TOS? Again, no. Resellers, are you reading this? Max Headroom is discouraging members from using your services. Are you perplexed... outraged? I hope so.

    3. This one really takes the cake...do you use a VPN (dynamic or otherwise) for downloading/navigating Akika Online (and for the whole Web, by extension). How many members do not use a VPN for security reasons and peace of mind? Not many, I'm sure. But Max Headroom regards this as 'suspicious'. That's his word. (I have his email.) Does using a VPN violate FileJoker's TOS? Again, no.

    To borrow from Monty Python, nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition, do they? Well, it's here, and it's called 'Max'.

    It is for these 3 risible and ridiculous 'reasons' that FileJoker, and most especially Max Headroom, suspended my account. I recently paid a reseller nearly $100 to extend my subscription. That looks like money wasted, or stolen...perspectives differ. For the record, I have been a responsible AO member for a decade and a half. I've also had 2 FileJoker accounts for years. I'm a private person. I've never rocked the boat. I download for my own personal enjoyment. Period. And for that, and the three ''reasons" above, my account was suspended.

    This is the danger that is always lurking when one file downloader monopolizes a forum. It allows for the rise of petty, autocratic jobsworths like Max Headroom, who get their jollies from suspending members' accounts on a whim. There is zero accountability.

    Last thoughts: buy Monthly FJ subscriptions only, watch your back, and complain long and loud when Max Headroom does it to you. Notice that I have not used the conditional conjunction, "if".

    And finally, do I think that the petty, autocratic jobsworth in question will whinge to our Administrator, Chompy, for telling the truth and exposing his high-handed treatment of AO members like me? You know he will. Will this said jobsworth try to get me banned? Again, you know he will. I'll have to take that chance. You have to stand up to trumped-up wannabe dictators, even in a world as small as our own.

    Last edited: Dec 1, 2020
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  2. MaxFJ

    MaxFJ Representative

    @fuzzwaldo, your conclusion is incorrect and was made too fast. Your account was activated around a week ago, we sent you a few emails and messages via PM, but still didn't get any reply. Could you get back to me?
  3. poppadoms

    poppadoms New Member

    What's the download limit for filejoker premium? It was 50GB or thereabouts in 5 days, but since I renewed my membership a few days ago, the number has been extremely low, never recovering above 20GB.
  4. MaxFJ

    MaxFJ Representative

    @poppadoms, Premium VIP account allows you to download 100 gb of data within any 5 consecutive days. The traffic allowance resets automatically in accordance with usage.
  5. IanW

    IanW New Member

    Filejoker links in Hentai Manga Downloads are coming up as "File could not be found due to expiration or removal by the file owner".
  6. MaxFJ

    MaxFJ Representative

    @IanW, you can ask uploaders to reupload required files.
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  7. CoolKevin

    CoolKevin Nutcase on the loose Staff Member Super Moderator

    it happens in most parts of the board, and as Max has said please just request a re-up in that thread, sometimes the original is no longer around, and someone else maybe able to help
  8. IanW

    IanW New Member

    These are files that were only posted this week. It's like Filejoker had a purge.
  9. MaxFJ

    MaxFJ Representative

    @IanW, there are few reasons why file might be deleted. If you need some file, just ask to reupload it.
  10. KaiEr

    KaiEr Well-Known Member

    I've been seeing this type of thing recently.u
  11. ziizii

    ziizii New Member

    Hi all I'm a new filejoker premium user. And always get ridiculously slow downloads. Currently have a download limping along at 25Kib/s. And that's on a premium account. Filejoker is the only service I use that gives me such slow downloads. But every once in awhile it will work just fine. Is there anything that can be done to get more consistently good speeds.
  12. MaxFJ

    MaxFJ Representative

  13. KaiEr

    KaiEr Well-Known Member

    Anyone else getting "download not finished" all day today? I haven't been able to download anything today.
  14. CoolKevin

    CoolKevin Nutcase on the loose Staff Member Super Moderator

    I have no problem, I know before you may say anything, I do have the same access as members, I have not heard anyone else complain about downloading, and only 1 person did mention about poor uploading, but that was the fault of local conditions
  15. KaiEr

    KaiEr Well-Known Member

    I've seen it before, but it's always been when a download has failed. I got this error this morning on the first try of downloading, and I've not been able to get past it all day. I think I'll reboot my router this evening.