Hackers brought us to our knees
For all of you returning visitors that are wondering why the site looks a bit different, well - it would seem we were hacked! The site became 'well-hung' and the photo galleries failed to load. It was embarassing!
...but we're back
It took us a day, but thankfully we are back online. In a sense it has done as a favour as, although we were growing in popularity with over 200 hits every day, the site was a year and a half old. So we (...)
We begin to populate the gallery starting with a few of our own photos, then moving to the collection of pictures of amateur guys we had captured from the older auction and advert sites like UsedFetish and GayBids. All photos were tagged to make them easier to find... this also made it easier to spot duplicates!
We then added some more personal pics and continued to expand the galleries of web-sourced images such as Trackies, (...)
After assessing numerous photography gallery applications (Gallery3, Coppermine and Piwigo to name but a few) we settled on ZenPhoto to drive our bulge gallery. It was a close run thing and although Piwigo deserves a mention as a worthy 'runner up', Zen Photo seemed that bit more 'industrial' and able to cope with the demands of a large collection.