It's been quite a ride. A very bumpy one at that.
Nearly 10 years ago, Guyzingear went live on the Ning network. It was decent. We tied the gay gear fetish community together with access videos for free. We had plenty of members.
After Ning put a halt to adult communities, we were stuck. We fortunately found a software package and a developer/operations person to make it live again, but we started fresh.
Those that stuck around kept the site alive. You brought the content back. And we are thankful for that.
As time went on, we faced many technical challenges. We also faced various forms of drama. But mostly technical challenges.
Our biggest problem was keeping good and working backups. We lost data. Lots of it. Our providers gave us bad hardware or even reformatted our servers.
But we kept losing data. Sometimes we recovered well, othertimes not so much. During a previous failure, we had an out of date backup available.
You figure with the amount of harddrive failures we've had we would have had a better backup system in place. Unfortunately it came down to three things
As time went on, Russell was ignored by some members of the community he thought were friends, ontop of being laid off and ontop of Superstorm Sandy and a separate flood ruining a lot of his property.
As time went on, I became more involved in a full time job. This solved the money problem, but not the time problem.
I mostly blame myself for not setting up a backup this most recent time. But the harddrive that was used in the new server with data from May 2015 unfortunately crashed a couple of months ago. It is not recoverable.
Unless the community wishes to start over once again, the guyzingear website is, unfortunately, dead
Thanks everyone for their time.
If you'd like to contact us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and say hi
If you'd like to get in touch with Russell, you can call or text him. (You can ask for the number via email)
If you want to see the site continue, let us know. We'll see what we can do. But we can guarantee it won't be the same.