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iPods Around the World - NOW OPEN

The galleries are now open again, thanks to Centrixhost.com. Centrixhost has offered to host the galleries and in return have become the official sponsor. Please visit their website to find out about what they have to offer in webhosting. We also redesigned the pages to be consistent with the main site design. Hope you like it. The next major redesign will feature keyword search capabilites, ecards, photo ratings and most popular photo.

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If you’re closing iPods Around the World (even temporarily) I suggest you remove the section from the top of the main page as well.

Every time you visit iPodlounge a new thumbnail is still loaded. When I checked the properties of the last image, it was 26k. So, even though the main section is closed, a lot of bandwidth is being used up just to support the “preview” section at the top of the main page.

Just my $.02 on the situation.

Posted by Rich in Irvine, CA on May 19, 2003 at 12:53 PM (CDT)


It is only a temporary shut down and solution to alleviate the current situation, so the promo at top will remain. The gallery has photos ranging from 50K to 150K at 640x480, so it uses a lot of bandwidth. Thanks for your suggestion, though.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on May 19, 2003 at 12:58 PM (CDT)


oh but i see the banner ads arent a problem at all. too much text makes jack a dull boy.

Posted by Jaguares in Irvine, CA on May 19, 2003 at 1:06 PM (CDT)


Why woould banner ads be a problem?

First they generate revenue. Maybe not much, but every penny helps.

Second, most banners are remotely hosted, which means iPodlounge doesn’t get hit with the bandwidth used to load them. This site probably just serves the code for the banner to be displayed, and not the actual banner.

Keep in mind this is a speculation and I actually have no idea how iPodlounge is configured.

Posted by Rich in Irvine, CA on May 19, 2003 at 7:45 PM (CDT)


Yeah Rich, you have a point but this site does actually host the images for all the ads but seeing as they do generate revenue and also are small in size they don’t need to be moved and iPodlounger already said that its only the mass visitors who look at the photos that is taking all the bandwidth up,

Posted by Fusen in Irvine, CA on May 20, 2003 at 11:32 AM (CDT)


If iPods Around the World is so busy…why dont you put a couple ads on that section to help pay for the bandwith?

Posted by Ian in Irvine, CA on May 21, 2003 at 1:47 AM (CDT)


Ian, you’re absolutely right. We are currently seeking an exclusive sponsor for the iPods Around the World photo gallery.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on May 21, 2003 at 1:49 PM (CDT)


Have you tried to contact any of the makers of digital cameras or digital imaging software?  I can see the ads in my mind right now from Ricoh or Canon or HP.  :-)

Posted by c.c.r. in Irvine, CA on May 22, 2003 at 5:03 PM (CDT)


Lets get this fixed right away!

Posted by RFS in Irvine, CA on May 24, 2003 at 5:16 PM (CDT)


this section is sorely missed :0

Posted by Hyperweaver in Irvine, CA on May 25, 2003 at 6:47 PM (CDT)


or post a link where those who can’t live without it, and don’t want to see the banner ads, can donate money for the site’s upkeep.

Posted by liam in Irvine, CA on May 26, 2003 at 3:01 PM (CDT)


Or make a deal with your ISP for them to sponsor the pages in exchange for the bandwidth.  And free publicity in an article about how they stepped in to save the Around the World galleries!

Posted by John Lamb in Irvine, CA on May 28, 2003 at 1:15 PM (CDT)


i see ipodlounge is giving a new meaning to temporarily.

Posted by Jaguares in Irvine, CA on May 28, 2003 at 6:04 PM (CDT)


What the shit? are you guys going to put these pictures back up or what? i thought you guys would put it back up the first of June? but i guess not.

you should get rid of it if your going to put it back on?

this is a pretty long temp closure is it?

Posted by idiotsniff in Irvine, CA on June 1, 2003 at 8:40 PM (CDT)


Talk about UNGRATEFUL.  Quit complaining, I’m sure they are working on getting it fixed as soon as they have a solution for the situation.

How much are you paying to read the forums and be a part of the community on this website? NOTHING you say? Well then, have patience.

Posted by Digitalchivalry in Irvine, CA on June 2, 2003 at 10:03 AM (CDT)


Pictures sections was pretty cool…. I was going to sent my pics…

Posted by jammu in Irvine, CA on June 3, 2003 at 2:34 PM (CDT)


I am amazed at how you people rail over a free resource.  iPod Around the World is one of my favorite sites:  I’ll be back.  Whenever, guys.

Posted by rbcwarbucks in Irvine, CA on June 7, 2003 at 2:55 PM (CDT)


Hey folks, i hope the image section is back soon. Its *the* main attraction of this site. Shouldnt apple sponsor it ? ;)

Posted by robat in Irvine, CA on June 11, 2003 at 9:58 AM (CDT)



figured it would be back at the end of the month?

whats up with this….

Posted by idiotsniff in Irvine, CA on June 11, 2003 at 6:08 PM (CDT)


all right. It’s back. Thanks ipodlounge.

Posted by ae77 in Irvine, CA on June 13, 2003 at 11:16 AM (CDT)

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