oh god how did this get here i am not good with computer (Update on server issues)

Here we go again. More server issues. Don’t worry, the current issues are not as a result of something fucking up or exploding. The main image server is simply full. While upgrade options might exist to give us a temporary reprieve, i have decided to go ahead and purchase a brand new server to host the entire site on. Right now there are separate servers for both Database/web/thumbs and images (Thank you Bad Dragon). Starting at the end of july we will be moving the entire site onto the one server which will hopefully give the site a more stable future. The reason it has to wait until the end of July is for financial reasons. The options we are looking into to maintain the entire site aren’t cheap so I need the time to get the money together to get this server up and running. It will be there or there abouts by the end of July.

As always Titanium, Warrior, Shish and I appreciate your patience in these dark times and if you have any further queries then dont hesitate to shoot me an email at wiiaboo [at] paheal [dot] net.

Also to all our Dutch friends, Veel geluk op zondag. HUP HOLLAND HUP.


  1. Mister Thankful said,

    July 9, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

    Thank you. You guys do a tremendous service for the world by spending your time and hard-earned money on the silly/disturbing/arousing pictures on paheal. Without you and your tremendously important service, life as we know it could not exist.

    Seriously, I mean it, you guys are great and we really appreciate all the hard work, time, and cash you pour into this site.

  2. remieres said,

    July 9, 2010 @ 9:11 pm

    Nobody likes it but I believe its best to put more Promoter’s/ads on the site. just not popup ones, the one’s on the side are awesome.

    I guess there’s not a lot of Support for toon pr0n out there. though WWOEC seams to do well.

  3. Girla PurpleHeart said,

    July 9, 2010 @ 9:28 pm

    Thank you for the update, I do hope you guys get this fixed soon. I’m looking forward to get this issue fixed because I wanted to upload my pictures that I found soon and I can’t wait any longer. Keep up with the good work!

  4. Hastur said,

    July 9, 2010 @ 9:39 pm

    Thank you for all of your hard work, I just want you to know how much I appreciate my daily dose of disturbing and the occasional extremely hot image. Paheal is a great service to the internets.

  5. pl0x said,

    July 10, 2010 @ 1:08 am

    Can’t we support you with donations? Puhleeeeze?!?

  6. Mudkip Invasion said,

    July 10, 2010 @ 1:29 am

    Thanks for putting in all of the time, effort, and money into the site. I’ve been using the site much longer than I’ve an account for, and it has grown into something big. So thanks for creating this community guys, hope the servers are fixed soon. 😉

  7. Mushy said,

    July 10, 2010 @ 1:51 am

    Do you have something to take donations? If not, seems like a good idea to me. I’d pitch in.

  8. Sphinx said,

    July 10, 2010 @ 2:18 am

    How about a donation feature?

  9. desumilk said,

    July 10, 2010 @ 3:42 am

    This is pl0x’s fault. Her ass is clogging up the servers. She needs to die. `3`

    just sayin’ though.

  10. Germanfag said,

    July 10, 2010 @ 6:12 am

    Spain’s gonna win.

  11. Piepnie said,

    July 10, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

    Ik heb wel geduld, bedankt om deze site te hosten trouwens!

    Ik wens mijn noorderburen veel geluk morgen :)

  12. bob the mob said,

    July 10, 2010 @ 6:26 pm

    *millions of reposts of reposts of animu easily found in a hundred other places online*


  13. Foremath said,

    July 10, 2010 @ 10:41 pm

    Question: Is it normal for non-cached queries to slow as molasses on a January morning (i.e. usually pushing 30 seconds)?

    I’m not sure if it’s related to the other server issues, because rule43’s been slow for me for months.

    Here’s an example of slowness: http://rule34.paheal.net/post/view/492046
    That image was on /post/list (“Took 18.53 + 4.11 seconds”, 108 cache hits (0 misses, naturally)–it’s lying, though, it loaded instantly for me).
    That image (Took 23.04 + 5.58 seconds) loaded quickly, but another on the posts page (http://rule34.paheal.net/post/view/492014) has been loading for over a minute now.
    Only way I’ve found to get pages to load is click, come back in a minute, click stop, click go, and hope it’s been cached.

    Images themselves load instantly. Searches are pretty much impossible.

  14. DaHentaiGuy said,

    July 10, 2010 @ 11:13 pm

    Does this this transition mean the site will be down? Might this transition result in loss of images already uploade, even after it’s up and ready to accept new uploads (mishap during file transfer to new server)? If so I should probably go now and download all the pictures I uploaded and back them up on my own computer until your new server is up and working properly.

  15. Roger said,

    July 11, 2010 @ 2:20 am

    Please get rid of the head screen. Most distracting

  16. CaptainAwesome said,

    July 11, 2010 @ 2:28 am

    i think i have enough fapping material to last me a couple of weeks.keep doing the good work,you guys rule.

  17. PerryJ said,

    July 11, 2010 @ 9:04 am

    I still say you need a donation button. I WANT TO DONATE

  18. Vorin said,

    July 11, 2010 @ 11:48 am

    Not to be an ass-kisser but you guys are really cool. I mean usually when I see a site have this sort of trouble it comes down to the user to provide to keep the site going. So thanks for taking one for all of us, and keeping me eating California Condor eggs on my moon summer home.

  19. soheifox said,

    July 11, 2010 @ 12:08 pm

    You know what would help? You know all those idiot pictures where the only difference is a few pixels? And those tons and tons and tons of pictures of “drawn images of celebrities” that you wouldn’t know who they were if they weren’t labeled? And all the stupid pictures of Pokemon or pieces of celery or other such things with a penis poorly Mspainted?

    Ban those things and you’ll probably cut the server storage needs by 70%.

  20. soheifox said,

    July 11, 2010 @ 12:08 pm

    ..and yes, a big obvious donation button would help as well.

  21. soheifox said,

    July 11, 2010 @ 12:10 pm

    Poser “porn”. 15% of the site is probably crappy poser porn. “Hey, if I take a generic female body and change the skin tone to green, I’ve made She Hulk!” No, no you have not *grumbles*.

  22. Germanfag said,

    July 11, 2010 @ 4:18 pm

    Yep. Spain won.

  23. TheMuffin said,

    July 12, 2010 @ 6:57 am

    Good to see things are getting resolved and I hope things go smoothly for you folks. I am curious if now would not be an excellent time to run some type of duplicate cleaner on the drives holding all of the images though. Lord knows, that no matter how many we mark as being dupes, there is always a new moron who posts the same stuff again and again. Although that might cause more problems than solutions.

  24. O Rly said,

    July 12, 2010 @ 4:43 pm

    URGH. Just…urgh.

  25. Xan said,

    July 13, 2010 @ 3:01 am

    One thing that would help is to find a few more volunteers that would clean the site of duplicate images and MS Paint porn

  26. funzo said,

    July 13, 2010 @ 3:05 am

    if there was a way to eliminate the bad stuff (terrible shoops, traced celebrities, ugly CG, etc) it would help, but what criteria should be used? the voting system? I don’t know how much work it would be for the mods, but perhaps rule34 should implement an approval system? that would stop/clear out a big chunk of data no one cares about anyway.

    as much fun as finding new anime girls to fap over is, I think we could delete any media property of Asian origin. most of it is available on danbooru/gelbooru/whatever already. it’s kind of assumed that any anime will have porn, sometimes even by the artists themselves, so it isn’t really the “wow I never thought I’d see that” type of thing that Internet Rule #34 is about… shows that have had wide English release (Robotech, Sailor Moon, DBZ) would be debatable, but purging the purely weeaboo stuff would help immensely

  27. Freezer said,

    July 13, 2010 @ 3:37 am

    My thoughts on CG sets (and the unyielding hate those thoughts contain) are well known. So I’ll just add to the call for a donation button. We all know ads and donated server space will only go so far. Why not let those of us willing to pony up the odd $10 do so?

  28. Slinko said,

    July 13, 2010 @ 5:47 pm

    It’s a well known fact that there’s nothing I won’t jack off to – I’ve jacked off to Order of the Stick for crying out loud – so keep all the MS Paint and shitty CG.

  29. DaHentaiGuy said,

    July 14, 2010 @ 2:23 am

    Oops, I accidentally posted this elsewhere a minute ago, was on a story so old that nobody would see it. I meant it to go here.

    Now if only Titanium would unban me from Rule34. You see, I tried to help contribute. I like the site and like contributing. I’ve posted nearly 20 pictures there. I decided now to help contribute by adding tags I deemed reasonable to the Otomedius pictures. But the admin didn’t think so, and banned me (this happened yesterday). Only later when I checked on my email did I see he had warned me about doing this (I’d added a lot of tags to other pictures before). I would have stopped doing this, if I’d read it before having my IP address banned from rule34.paheal.net. Unfortunately since I hadn’t checked my email before tagging more pictures, I got banned. Even worse, when I tried contacting the admin at staff@paheal.net to explain the situation, I got no response. I emailed him again, and my emails are still being ignored. I feel this is very unfair. I politely request that any other members of rule34.paheal.net who find my treatment unfair, that you members send emails to staff@paheal.net requesting that I (DaHentaiGuy) be unbanned from rule34.paheal.net

    I thank all of you fellow members in advance.

  30. Rst said,

    July 14, 2010 @ 5:13 pm

    @Dahebtaiguy haven’t you heard of proxy servers?

  31. DaHentaiGuy said,

    July 14, 2010 @ 9:46 pm

    NONE of the 10 or so proxy sites I’ve tried work with rule34.paheal.net

    Even if I could do it, there’s 2 problems with it.

    1: I couldn’t log in to my account DaHentaiGuy to post more pictures.

    2: I’m trying to prove myself worthy of being UNbanned. Breaking the rules by trying to dodge the ban will NOT help my cause.

    I’m just curious, did anyone ever take up my request and email staff@paheal.net about it yet? And also, does the admin Titanium ever view the blog?

  32. Spain said,

    July 15, 2010 @ 6:57 am


  33. dsfhj said,

    July 15, 2010 @ 9:04 am

    DaHentaiGuy: How about contacting the admins on the irc channel? This is not the place for it.

  34. DaHentaiGuy said,

    July 15, 2010 @ 3:10 pm

    I mean does he ever read the comments? I was hoping if he did, he might get my message that he never got in the email because he probably had deleted the email upon seeing it was from my email address, without even reading it.

  35. Pointing_Out_Why_You_Suck said,

    July 15, 2010 @ 9:04 pm

    DaHentaiGuy, sounds a lot like you attached tags to images without reading the F.A.Q on tagging or keeping to Paheal guidelines on tagging; and you probably did this on a lot of images. Intentional or not, the end result is tag vandalism and the admins have to put in work to correct your stupidity which could have been averted had you just bothered to abide by the Paheal norm.

    When in Rome…

  36. Mister Thankful said,

    July 16, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

    DaHentaiGuy, maybe you got banned because you’re an annoying pain in the ass? Calm down, don’t whine so damn much, don’t ask total strangers to do you favors for no good reason, and don’t take things so personally. Titanium is out of the country or something anyway. Just give it time. If it takes more than a month or two, email them again. In the meantime, why not channel your time into something productive, like learning to knit, or volunteering, or traveling to the remotest region of the Earth and building a giant stone bust of Lillian Gish?

  37. bob the mob said,

    July 17, 2010 @ 9:54 pm

    >I couldn’t log in to my account DaHentaiGuy to post more pictures.


    >post more pictures

    Your ban sounds like a good thing. Please stay away weeaboo tard.

  38. Sinny said,

    July 18, 2010 @ 4:43 am

    Easy fix? Remove most if not all of Drawn Sex. The terribleness of 80% of their work is clogging the tubes.

  39. Anonymous said,

    July 18, 2010 @ 2:08 pm

    Rule34 is one of the best sites on the Internet. I’m all for the possibility of getting more ads on the site if it means keeping it afloat. Plenty of people would probably chip in with donations when necessary. Do what you have to, guys. We love you.

  40. Anon said,

    July 19, 2010 @ 6:02 pm


  41. DaHentaiGuy said,

    July 19, 2010 @ 11:33 pm

    Actually it’s an IP ban. I can’t even view the pictures on the site. This is bad because it’s the biggest drawn pr0nz library I’ve seen and I’m already starting to miss gazing upon the beauty of my many anime girlfriends.

  42. Falling101 said,

    July 20, 2010 @ 10:46 pm

    -wow. Can’t comment on that. But try to do something else like sports; games; getting laid; or even cooking. I never even heard of “anime girlfriends” before by anyone and that’s just wierd.

  43. Random_Anon said,

    July 21, 2010 @ 3:13 pm

    Not to be impatient or anything but how much longer?

  44. Z R-cadeTH said,

    July 21, 2010 @ 7:57 pm

    The search button don’t work.

  45. Pointing_Out_Why_You_Suck said,

    July 22, 2010 @ 7:37 am

    Yeah, that’s great and all. So next time you find something great on the internets, you’ll know not to be such a fucking idiot.

    Protip; check the rules, check your messages, and get the fuck out.

  46. Vorin said,

    July 22, 2010 @ 10:34 am


    You forgot “stay the fuck out”

  47. DaHentaiGuy said,

    July 22, 2010 @ 1:32 pm

    But is was an honest mistake, and I didn’t really mean to post too many tags, just enough that people would be able to find the awesome stuff better than with the 2 or 3 tags most pictures had.

    You’ve obviously never seen this New York Times news story.

  48. Pointing_Out_Why_You_Suck said,

    July 22, 2010 @ 3:24 pm

    It wasn’t an ‘honest mistake’, it was stupidity. And persistent stupidity at that.

    The first time you fucked up the admins probably sent you a message. The fact you don’t check your account messages is YOUR fault. Persisting at it in the face of that warning? They might have sent you an email. The fact you don’t check your email is YOUR fault. Missed all the messages in the Tweet space about checking tagging norms? YOUR fault for missing them. Hell, and if you think it wasn’t you fault for missing that stuff, and you’re stupid enough to need a message that smacks you in the face to tell you how to do stuff, how about the message “New to Paheal?
    First time uploading? Please read the rules and FAQ first!”

    And another thing. Chicks exist in real life too. If you can’t get a girl and your best friend can, it’s time to move your body… but please move it elsewhere.

  49. DaHentaiGuy said,

    July 23, 2010 @ 12:11 am

    Actually they DID send a message when I first started over-tagging. But I didn’t know it, and therefore had not known that the ammount I was tagging actually was too much. I only learned of the message when I stopped tagging, and after a few minutes of JUST BROWSING the site, a message popped up saying I’m banned, blocking me from even continuing JUST BROWSING! Immediately after the ban I checked my email to see WHAT ON EARTH was going on. I found the warning message then! DOHHH!!!!!!!!! If only I’d checked the email sooner, I’d have seen the warning and stopped! That was the mistake, not knowing I was doing anything that might even get a warning, and thus not checking my email for a warning.

  50. DaHentaiGuy said,

    July 23, 2010 @ 12:12 am

    And I’m NOT new here. I’ve been here for like a year (or at least half a year) now.

  51. Freezer said,

    July 23, 2010 @ 1:42 am

    You’re not new… yet you don’t seem to have grasped very much about the way things work around here. Especially WRT whining.

  52. Pointing_Out_Why_You_Suck said,

    July 23, 2010 @ 2:33 am

    “Actually they DID send a message when I first started over-tagging. But I didn’t know it,”
    Isn’t that what I just said, and isn’t that why it’s your fault? If you’re planning on an argument, at least read what I’m taking the time to goddamn write.

    “That was the mistake, not knowing I was doing anything that might even get a warning”
    And didn’t I write about that, too? The administators gave you every chance to learn what you were doing. You just assumed you knew what the rules were, carried them out on a shit-ton of images, caused a hell of a lot of work for the admins, and now you want to be unbanned because you chose not to read the rules, which were freely available to you. I don’t see any logic.

  53. DaHentaiGuy said,

    July 24, 2010 @ 4:31 pm

    Yes a ban would be usual for breaking rules, but not such a LONG ban (that is so long it might as well be a permaban). I would expect this if it was the 5th time I’d been banned, or if it was a MAJOR offense like posting real CP. But it was a relatively minor offense, and it was only my first ban on the site. Yet I was banned until 2038. That seems a MAJOR penalty where it is absolutely NOT deserved. I’m not disputing the ban entirly, just the nature of it. And I’m also disputing that I’ve been unable to get a reply from the admin Titanium when I email him, to discuss the VERY thing that I’m posting about now in the blog. Trust me, I don’t want to waste blog space with this. But the admin isn’t replying to ANY of the emails I’ve sent him.

  54. darthbrandon said,

    July 25, 2010 @ 1:23 am

    @ dahentaiguy

    your a fucking moron if you really need 2 fap that badly go to another site. You say you post because your emails aren’t being answered but this blog is even less likely to get answered so stop your bitching. Just except that its YOUR fault that you didn’t read the rules even tho the admins sed over 10000 times to read them i only wish you were permabanned so rule34 wont have to deal with your shit in 30 years

  55. DaHentaiGuy said,

    July 25, 2010 @ 9:43 pm

    That’s the scary thing. A lot may change in 30 years, and I might even be married by then, and if so my wife wouldn’t want me looking at a site like this. There were just a FEW MORE pictures I wanted to fap to that I felt I should fap to before I die. But while looking for these pictures I was banned. I wasn’t even in the act of tagging when I got banned. I was just looking for a few more pictures to fap to. And I was planning on fapping to a few more anime rule34 pics before I started to look for a real woman to marry. But now with this delay, I’ll have to wait 30 more years, until I can fap to a few more rule34 pics before I can even consider the idea of looking for someone to marry. In other words, the admin here has just SIGNIFICANTLY altered the plans I had FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE!!!!!!

  56. darthbrandon said,

    July 27, 2010 @ 4:31 am

    advice anime girls are not your girlfriends so stfu also i highly doubt that any girl will even date you let alone marry you in the next 3 years so just give up and hang yourself

  57. Rst said,

    July 29, 2010 @ 9:34 am

    Oh wow I thought that guy had just made an honest mistake ( that’s why I suggested proxy servers), but it seems he is completly retarded, I bet he was tagging by content as well lol. ( by the way, I didn’t mean shitty proxy websites.)

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