View Full Version : What is your worst experience ??

09-28-2000, 12:18 AM
I mean what is your worst experience related to earning money on the internet ?

I had a few but the worst one was when my first hosting company dropped my site due to bandwidth usage.
Not only they did it without notifying me but they deleted all my files and I had only a partial backup available.

Who's next ?

www.pics4fun.com (http://www.pics4fun.com) : a huge collection of funny pictures, cartoons and comics.
www.cartoons4fun.com (http://www.cartoons4fun.com) : funny cartoons based on humor puns.
www.humorandfun.com (http://www.humorandfun.com) : increase traffic to your humor site.

09-28-2000, 04:49 PM
People not paying....It's happend three or four times. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/frown.gif


09-28-2000, 06:21 PM
The first day that my first domain went live (coincidentally happened to be on my birthday so I was really excited & celebrating) and I received a threatening email later on in the day telling me to cease my operations and hand over my domain name immediately or else..... Boy, that took all the sparkle out of my champagne let me tell ya!

OOPs sorry, that wasn't directly related to earning money on the internet but it sure was my "worst" internet experience to date!

(I'm kind of getting used to sponsors not paying so that is no longer a bad experience, that's just a given. It's like playing the lottery or roulette of sponsors)


[This message has been edited by tteenie (edited 09-28-2000).]

09-28-2000, 06:56 PM
A close run thing:

When Network solutions took 3 weeks to respond to a domain transfer request [note: I'll be moving this domain to 000domains before it expires]

When I went thru about 3 weeks of intermittent and unpredictable server crashes with IIS, and just *had* to check it was still running a dozen times per day. On one occassion going into the office to "FIX IT GOOD!!!" at 2.30am in the morning, and got home at 5am

09-28-2000, 07:20 PM
Yea, I too am used to affiliates not paying The 3 to 4 instances of non payment I was referring to was with clients.

09-28-2000, 10:00 PM
Hi Wildcomputer,

A little bit out of topic but do you remember what the problem was with IIS ?

09-29-2000, 01:00 AM
Yeh, sorry to spoil the thread...


IIS is flakely and dies for me anyway about once every few million hits.

BUT the causes were

1/ number #1 cause was I had an ASP program that wrote out another ASP/INC file. Remove this fixed 95% of the problems.

2/ set each web site to run in a separate application (n.b. more load) removed about 4% of the problems.

3/ I still have a problem with flakiness. I use 2nd server to monitor the first one's responding to HTTP requests, by reading a dummy ASP page which just contains the time. About every 10-15 mins. It reboots the server if 3 requests fail in a row. This works around most of the remaining 1% of problems.

I am not sure of the underlying cause, but it *may* be a bug in my ASP code, or a memory leak in the Mail COM object I'm using. The error which this was shows up as "unable to create DCOM object" in the event log. As the ASP script execution thing is itself a COM object, this kills the site



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