I have been recieving a few emails now from users complaining about the situation the site is in. Quite simply, we have no thumbnail server and there is a possibility that we will not be getting our old one back. Tho we have recieved some donation offers and we appreciate them alot, it looks like we are going to have to buy our own dedicated server to fix this problem. Now, contary to what alot of people think, paheal (and porn sites in general) does not make alot of money from advertising, the major advertising companies just refuse to touch your website if it has anything they deem to be inappropriate and this has been a problem for some time. I am willing to pour every cent this site makes into getting a proper dedicated server and have also started a fund out of my own pocket. Also, tho we appreciate the offers of monetary help, this is not 4chan and i am not moot so i refuse to ask the userbase for money, this site is and always will be provided 100% free so keep your money in your pocket and go buy something for yourself instead, god knows the economy needs a bit of a kick up the arse.

Anyway, rest assured, one way or another, this problem WILL be fixed soon, and once it is fixed we should be problem free for a long long time (hopefully).  So for now, please be patient and read a book or something. And most importantly, dont forget to thank Shish for the endless, tireless work he does for me and you. He deserves it.

– wiiaboo


  1. Jan said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 8:42 am

    thank you, love your site ,hope you fix it soon.

  2. ass fan said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 10:41 am

    i’m still going to the site and checking out the new stuff. i’ll be using your site as long as i have internet. best of luck!

  3. Arceus said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 10:46 am

    Long time fan of the site here, good luck and keep up the good work!

  4. DouglasP201 said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 11:11 am

    Thank You, Wish You Luck.
    I love your #34 site.

  5. MV said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 11:16 am

    This site’s always been free, and it’s a great site. It’s not like any of us have any leeway to complain if there’s something wrong with it. I hope the thumbnail server situation gets remedied soon, but until it does, we should all be patient.

  6. Generic Username said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 11:25 am


  7. ben said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 11:41 am

    i love your site

  8. Nymousano said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 11:45 am

    A warm “Thank you very much for all the hard work you do to get the probs fixed so we are able to use this site” to Shish, and yes, (at least) I WILL be patient! =)

    To the money thing: I wish I would have enough money to donate and help to help you out, but without work (esp. now…), it ain´t that easy… =(

    However, HEADS UP! =D


  9. stopit said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 11:49 am

    you could maybe raffle off some framed prints of feature images on ebay.

  10. Grim Reaper (GR) said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 11:58 am

    i hope you fix this problem , i got allot of work ,got to finis 189 of TV serials ex: Ben 10 , W.I.T.C.H ,Hell Girl ,Bleach ,Pokemon, etc.

  11. Carvin said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 12:19 pm

    What about selling some products? You know, stickers and/or t-shirts mostly. I mean, cafe press is always an option but… I know there are quite a few artists that love the site that may donate something amusing. Probably best to not sell anything with naughty bits, but think about it. I mean, I’d buy stickers (multiple) of the image stating the rule and has the kid going ‘Calvin??’. Now, unless you found the artist, you couldn’t do that one… but I’m sure the many supporting artists will back you up with some awesome original content.

    I’d be willing to contribute too, but I only design, I don’t draw.

  12. xmn10 said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 12:30 pm

    When i enter your internet site (Rule34) the picture in the main page are empty( there is a red X symbol on them).

    I want to know when it will be repaired.

  13. ZaWarudo said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 1:06 pm

    I have only one thing to say in this situation:


  14. A nameless shadow said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 1:50 pm

    I think i speak for a majority of the users when i say that we appreciate how hard your working to get the thumbnail problem fixed. We’ll keep the uploads coming and we’ll keep supporting the sight thumbnails or not. Keep fighting the good fight! The porn must flow…

  15. i love Rule 34 said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 1:51 pm

    like my name says i love this site i hope you get it fixed soon

  16. Herro there said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 4:00 pm

    WASSSUUUPP? I fuckin love this fuckin site! fuck! peac bruthas

  17. Bork the Dodo Killer said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 4:03 pm

    Love the site, and have been coming back here exclusively since I was lucky enough to find it. Take the time you need. We’re porn junkies, but we’re patient.

  18. Jonan said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 5:18 pm

    thank you love the site hope it gets back on its feet soon

  19. Grounded said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 5:34 pm

    Good to see things are working out, best of luck :)

    see, short simple! Not overexecive in emotional crap speak and so fort. read and learn dear n00bs xD

  20. Pomponio said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 5:39 pm

    Oh God… I wish i had server space to donate.

  21. r said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 5:55 pm

    Have you tried Bihira?

  22. wutmaster said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 6:04 pm

    Paheal has a blog? :0

  23. Desumilk said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 6:08 pm

    I blame Pl0x’s fat ass for this.

  24. 960018 said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 6:49 pm

    I love this site, but it’s hard to go through galleries without thumbnails. Too many pictures that aren’t worth the loading time.
    I hope it gets fixed soon. I wish I could help in some way, but I can’t donate any money.

    Thanks a lot for this site. Really.

  25. Freddy008 said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 6:54 pm

    Yo Thanks !! I love the site AND Thank you snd you too Shish, for all that valuable time you put in for us. Patient we shall all be till when and if u get the problem solved Best of luck .. Freddy008

  26. Doomcup said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 7:04 pm

    I really love this site. It’s a godsend for those of us who have a different fictional crush each week.

    I just wish there was more I could do to help

  27. Psytrin said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 7:28 pm

    Very awesome site, thanks a lot. Will be fapping to other crap while I wait. :)

  28. Titanum said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 7:49 pm



  29. Perry J said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 8:06 pm

    Meh … I would donate some money if you allowed me to! D:

    But anyway, good luck – I support ya!

  30. Rini said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 8:22 pm

    I hope everything works out soon, and thank you admins for working to hard to bring the porno back to the people. Also, your refusal for donations should be noted as admirable, and you deserve thanks for that one too.

  31. Hubris Tiger said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 8:58 pm

    …well how about editing the the page so it displays text links instead of thumbnails?

    Tags and maybe a text description is far better than blank spaces.

  32. Anonymous 1 said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 9:32 pm

    Every update on this situation is appreciate, god speed yon porn site.

  33. lovestospooge said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 9:37 pm

    ur the man and ur site’s the best and hope the best for ur situation gl

  34. vex said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 10:20 pm

    Your position is silly. It’s not charging money if people voluntarily give it. It is our money, and if we want to spend it on invisible intangible internet space that will get eaten up in five seconds that is our business. Just sayin’

  35. Heironymus Merkin said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 10:29 pm

    we already got tshirts.
    as evidenced by Amun-Ra’s constant baaaaaaaaw
    where’s my shirts wii! lol

  36. tommy said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 10:43 pm

    thanks this is like my fav site i cant see my self getting my collection along without u

  37. Polkamonmaster said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 10:46 pm

    Hope you solve yer problems soon. We luvs u 😀

  38. Mr. Smiley said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 11:11 pm

    I miss the thumbnails. I’m picky with my pr0nz. I need to know if what I’m clicking is something I might be interested in, or just a waste of loading time. ARRRRGH!!!!1 DX

    I’d gladly do something to help out, but I’m not exactly much of anything but a slacker. 😐

    Anyways, get this site fixed! I’m suffering withdrawls! ASDKAGHVDKGAVKSD!!!!!!!!!! D:<

    Good luck! (^_^)b

  39. Diz said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 11:31 pm

    What about sending you pictures of my tits? That’s free, and shows my appreciation for always having this site as backup whenever one of my friends says ‘I saw the scariest picture on the internet today’…going to this site and ruining their childhoods is like pulling out the nukes, you know? EPIC WIN 😀

  40. secret! said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 11:44 pm

    This is a great back-alley secret site. I know you are being stubborn about donations, but if you ask, ye shall receive. I know I speak for most of the people who frequent this site when I say we are all willing to chip in a little money if you need it. Let’s get this site rolling again.

  41. InuitCouncilofElders said,

    March 2, 2009 @ 11:51 pm

    I think the whole situation is pretty funny. The thumbnails don’t work, which is annoying, but you can still view all the porn you want, you just have to click on it first to see what it is. It’s like when your tv remote is broken and instead of getting up to change the channel you just don’t watch tv and complain about it.

  42. PERVART said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 12:20 am

    please fix it!!! I need my furry lolicon!!!

  43. Kiyae said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 1:02 am

    Excellent work darling
    you’re a gentleman and a saint

  44. Samuel Skinner said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 1:24 am

    “go buy something for yourself instead, god knows the economy needs a bit of a kick up the arse.”

    Technically, spending it here to fix this would do so- the money would go to whatever company does the work and they would spend it one expansion or products. It isn’t “wasted”- think of it as infrastructure improvement.

    Not to mention that many people enjoy spending money to help other in a different way then they do for themselves. Presumably you could have a page where you thank people for donating, similar to how museums do it.

  45. CreatorGX said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 1:40 am

    Good luck to ye and with that, your Rule 34 website.

    Especially about the predicament with adverts, several sites I know (non-pornographic) went under because of a similar problem. Most of them were the result of the dot-com boom, but even then, the numbers are large. Best wishes.

  46. Dareon said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 1:51 am

    Personally, I’m waiting patiently for the thumbnail server to come back. I do browse a little in the interim, but the thumbnails keep me from accidentally finding, y’know, shitting dicknipples and such.

    Although, I’m curious: Are the thumbnails for the recent uploads being stored properly, or will there be this large blank area covering the uploads during the downtime?

  47. Warzone said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 1:56 am

    Hey I hope everything gets sorted out soon. I won’t mention anything about the thumbnails, seems you’ve been hearing enough of that.

    good luck, Love the site

  48. Backwalk said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 2:06 am

    We’ve had it good for so long, we can deal with this. I also love this site, and have tried to post here on several occasions, but I guess most of my stuff was not up to snuff. Relax, we can wait!
    Off to kick the economy in the arse, like you said!

  49. RelicLord said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 2:17 am

    No Worries, the links still work, it just takes a little longer to sift through the new pictures, but I’m a patient fellow. thanks for all the hard work and effort.

  50. Maelgwn87 said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 2:53 am

    Love the site – on it almost everyday! But every time i try to access the forum link on the main site i get:


    You don’t have permission to access / on this server.

    Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.”

    I’ve never actually been on the forum before so i know i havn’t been banned/blocked, does anyone have any ideas what i can do do access the forum succesfully?

  51. Deadstoned said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 3:38 am

    Good luck getting the site running again guys 😀
    And thank you Shish

  52. King of Leon said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 5:21 am

    My best wishes to you, and thank you for the excellent service you have been providing for all the internet. Much as many people may judge you for it, I will say this: You are providing a service, for free, that is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  53. 500 Eternal Server Error said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 7:17 am

    I hope you also fix that fucking annoying problem where the site loads for ten years and then just shows a blank page. Load times in general seems to be way goddamn long, it usually takes about 40 seconds to load a new page, that is if it doesn’t return a blank page.

  54. Mr. 34 said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 7:17 am

    man i wish i could help…i hope this gets fixed soon. I love your site.

  55. CHADWARDENN said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 7:25 am

    Your work be ballin’!

  56. John said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 7:39 am

    Prease do not give up the site
    always be on your side

  57. aaa12345 said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 7:40 am

    i’m still going to the site and checking out the new stuff. i’ll be using your site as long as i have internet. best of luck!

  58. ddr12345 said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 7:42 am

    Thank you! I am in support of your website. Hope to be able to do better.

  59. Anonymous said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 9:03 am

    Just take donations already, jeez!

  60. anon said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 10:00 am

    I hope this works out soon. I’d support the site if I had money.

  61. William Gates said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 11:12 am

    This website is now WORK SAFE and will come as default homepage on my new windows operating system.

  62. Jester said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 11:14 am

    Thanks, man, sounds like you really care a lot. Good luck.

  63. Mr. mister said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 11:40 am

    do what you gotta do to keep the site going, good luck on fixing the problem.

  64. Niggerfaggot said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 12:19 pm

    My penis will wait for you.

  65. 3pac said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 12:58 pm

    appreciate your effort, thanks

  66. DICKINGSHITS said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 1:01 pm

    If my dick could speak, it would be like SPURRRRTTASJHdgahjgd. I mean, what i’m trying to say is, this site is faptastic. We love you guys for the eye rapeage.

    I wish you would fix the other errors, such as double posting, the error every time I post a comment(as anon), having to scroll down for every hueg image(IE browser). And we seriously need a posting history for the users with accounts.

  67. Sam Fisher said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 4:59 pm

    I love your site, i’ts the best hentai site i’ve found.
    I’m not from USA, but if you need money, just tell me, i’ll send you.
    Got that?
    Wish you the best luck man!

    Sam Fisher

  68. LFD said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 5:13 pm

    Many thanks to you, Shish and wiiaboo! I wish you guys the best of luck with everything and am eagerly awaiting your return. <3

  69. Fishmaru said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 7:01 pm

    Hello guys, well, like everybody above said i love your site, but looks like i love the webmasters most.Truly people, you’re awesome, hardworking, i wish to have that commitment… but i can’t, so i can only feel admiration for you. sincerely.

  70. Brian said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 8:07 pm

    Ironically, your telling us to keep our money makes me more likely to want to donate. Moot tells us about money troubles all of the time, but you’re a bit more refreshing. Keep up the good work!

  71. chibits said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 8:35 pm

    It’s been going downhill for the past couple weeks. First the site goes down completely. Then we lose the thumbnail server.

  72. Puffball said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 10:01 pm

    Hopefully everything will blow over soon. I like this site, it has some very interesting pics XD It’s a bit of an inconvenience to be without thumbnails, but we’ll all survive ^^

    Best of luck you guys, keep on truckin’!

  73. Heironymus Merkin said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 10:07 pm

    Pervart: Fchanz

    Mael: Still awaiting forum upgrade, it got taken over by spammarz due to no captcha.

    Dareon: That’s why I’m LOVING the thumbnails being gone, actually. No one clicks on my pictures otherwise. :X (guro and hideously drawn 10-year-old furfaggotry, excepting siegl’s pics)

    in case no one noticed it yet, click my name for a fun free PC wargame. TG-16 owners might remember that.

    Diz: I’m all for that one! Especially if you look like the Starship Troopers Diz.


    March 3, 2009 @ 11:29 pm

    I can’t wait till the site get’s back online properly. If I had money to be doing it, I would donate, but still, classy of you to not put up signs that say GIMMIE MONEY

  75. anonarchist said,

    March 3, 2009 @ 11:46 pm

    thumbs are nice but at least everything else works. i can wait out this dry spell. as for advertising, have you looked into liquor and cigs?

  76. Fat Arse said,

    March 4, 2009 @ 12:29 am

    thanks for everything, good luck getting it fixed, couldn’t donate even if you’d take it. gotta pay semester tuition.

    your site is great btw. seriously.

  77. ButtercupSaiyan said,

    March 4, 2009 @ 2:13 am

    You know me. I’ve got my own favorite forums and sites, but if this place ever disappeared, I’d die a little inside.

  78. lionhert said,

    March 4, 2009 @ 4:47 am

    Thanks.Please fix the problem ASAP.I love rule34 forever!

  79. nospam said,

    March 4, 2009 @ 8:11 am

    Thanks wiiaboo and Shishfor the hard work you do.
    Keep the spirit up of free-of-charge sites on the net, be it rule34 or not.
    Oh and BTW, I was never one of those shouting when the site was offline or the thumbs were broken. ^-^ 😀

  80. Romero said,

    March 4, 2009 @ 10:20 am

    Thanks for all your work! Let’s all pray to Raptor Jesus that we are delivered from this dire situation. And for more Raptor Jesus pron.

  81. teardrinker said,

    March 4, 2009 @ 10:53 am

    I canÄt believe that people are actually COMPLAINING to you cause the image servers went down. I mean the boards services are provided for free and have been for quite some time. So how the hell dare anyone complain about it? It’s like having a neighbor who brings you a slice of free cake every day, and once he stops doing it, instead of thaanking him for all the cake you go to his appartment, kick down the door and yell at the guy what he is thinking and where your gaoddamn slice of cake is today. Honestly.

  82. HBK said,

    March 4, 2009 @ 1:21 pm

    “100% FREE” thank god, I can’t (aford) to pay for a simple picture. Hey it may not be simple because some peeps out there do some good art work on them.

  83. wow said,

    March 4, 2009 @ 1:26 pm

    Old news is old.

  84. biggerstaff said,

    March 4, 2009 @ 1:41 pm

    Not your fault that they are down, but I am pissed at the host for letting them fail. I still visit the site, but without thumbs, I see a lot more mindbendingness than before.

  85. artmind said,

    March 4, 2009 @ 4:29 pm

    i hope so much that this gona be a end of this tireles 4 u

    make it

    please fix it i think to upload some pics that i drawn in a project

    i make it when every thing is gona be allright

    rescure this

  86. Htoonlover said,

    March 4, 2009 @ 8:36 pm

    Pay no attention to those ungracious selfish assholes who complain over minor problems, which should go with out saying that your trying to fix

    Your and the others that run this place are saints!

    “… Also, tho we appreciate the offers of monetary help, this is not 4chan and i am not moot so i refuse to ask the userbase for money, this site is and always will be provided 100% free so keep your money in your pocket and go buy something for yourself instead, god knows the economy needs a bit of a kick up the arse.

    Anyway, rest assured, one way or another, this problem WILL be fixed soon, and once it is fixed we should be problem free for a long long time (hopefully). So for now, please be patient and read a book or something. …”

    i shall buy a book then to support the economy, and read while i patiently wait for the site to be back in full functioning order

    ill wait as long as i have to and be here supporting you with gratitude

    thanks again guys for all your hard work, keep it up and keep up this great site!

  87. CaptainObvious said,

    March 4, 2009 @ 10:08 pm

    So, Paheal has a blog? I never knew that! Anyway, the thumbnails don’t quite seem to be working, and I thought I should let you know. Perhaps you need a new server or something along those lines? Oh well, I know that you will eventually have the problem fixed, and we will all be fapping to Rule 34 once again.

  88. Epyon_x said,

    March 4, 2009 @ 10:13 pm

    Would making the thumbnails smaller and/or of lower quality help? You’d still get some idea of what the images were, but they’d be less drain on every access. I know that it doesn’t seem like much, but with insane amounts of accesses, it seems like it’d add up.

  89. john said,

    March 4, 2009 @ 10:24 pm

    Your porn has saved my life


    Don’t feel bad about messed up thumbnail server; not your fault dude.

    (Can’t w8 for it to come back up again though)


  90. Sarah said,

    March 4, 2009 @ 10:29 pm

    I’ve been wibbling around, I’m so bummed about this. But I pump my fist in the air for you, and hope this gets fixed soon <3 Good job and thanks to all of the people that make this site available for me to browse around and giggle.

  91. Anonimous said,

    March 4, 2009 @ 10:42 pm

    lol, whats a thumbnail?

  92. The Great White Wankers said,

    March 4, 2009 @ 11:01 pm

    You know its weird to say this to a cartoon porn site but we really miss it. We work a very high stress job and this site helps chill us out and laugh our asses off at the inappropriate pics and commits. My girlfriend (the other wanker) visits the site once a week to check out the DC and Marvel pics. we miss our dirty, inappropriate, personal little secret of a site. please fix her soon.

  93. Scott said,

    March 4, 2009 @ 11:16 pm

    I can’t belive I don’t even bother to browse paheal.
    just becuase of thumbnails, they actually make that much of a diffrence in the site!

  94. That's what she said,

    March 4, 2009 @ 11:56 pm

    I KNOW you guys WILL pull through, but why not try talking to some of the more popular/prosporous “entertainment” sites about having them advertise here?

  95. useyourblog said,

    March 5, 2009 @ 12:13 am

    Why dont you use the blog to host advertisements or use an alternate domain with limited content and ask the community to visit it.

    This way it is not directly linked and is completely voluntary…possibly like another user suggested offer merchandise.

    As for donations I am not sure what you would be able to offer besides recognition…you could offer some type of special status to members who donate large amounts.

  96. Grounded said,

    March 5, 2009 @ 1:36 am

    I really, really don’t hope you write in the comics as you do here then artmind. Than would break my English in so many ways…

  97. Anon said,

    March 5, 2009 @ 1:59 am

    Awesome, at least I know that paheal is not dead only the preview is down 😛
    Yea, using ads to get funds is not the best way to do, sometimes ads companies will refuse to pay you even though you have put the ads in your sites.

  98. yeehee said,

    March 5, 2009 @ 3:07 am

    I love this site, I think it will be worth the wait. I hope you get this problem resolved soon. Later Days!

    P.S. You Rock!!

  99. SS McLoldong said,

    March 5, 2009 @ 10:32 am

    Why hasn’t a FFFFFFFFFUUUUU comic been made yet?

  100. Anon hi said,

    March 5, 2009 @ 1:37 pm

    Well good luck. This site has lots of quality porn.

  101. Girla PurpleHeart said,

    March 5, 2009 @ 5:54 pm

    100th Comment

  102. Romero said,

    March 5, 2009 @ 7:45 pm

    Gotten enough love yet? Here’s more! <3 <3 <3 Y’all are saints. The patron saints of fapping.

  103. radaradarada said,

    March 5, 2009 @ 9:01 pm

    dont die on me your time aint up yet man stay away from the light

  104. Hydronix said,

    March 5, 2009 @ 11:05 pm

    I can deal without the pictures, but it seems to load pretty slow…and now I can’t browse outside of lists themself. Normally, if I’m at a picture, I can choose Previous, Index, and Next, but P and N won’t work for some reason. I wonder why?

  105. James said,

    March 5, 2009 @ 11:11 pm

    Take your time, we really apprisate the work put in

  106. Perry J said,

    March 5, 2009 @ 11:45 pm

    useyourblog has some good ideas.
    I would click on some ads or donate some money for sure if it helps this site out. Especially clicking on ads is perfectly voluntarily and won’t bother anyone who won’t shut his adblock down.

    And don’t keep saying that you don’t want help … Your resistance only makes my penis stronger!

  107. zionistjew said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 2:21 am

    Hope you get thumbnails up soon and despite the namefaggotry and general slowness I have used your site since the beginning indeed it was my introduction to channing. The sheer amount of porn is staggering superior to any other site I have seen it’s just a shame it’s so damn slow :’p

  108. Drake said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 2:31 am

    add a paypal donate button, everyone wants to support, you dont need to worry about asking

  109. Amon said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 6:17 am

    Well… its better that the thumbnail server crashes than the picture server, aye? 😉
    Anyway, i wish you luck in your crusade to get the thumbnail server back.

    Hope to see those thumbs again 😉

  110. Harley Quinn hyenaholic said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 7:26 am

    I wouldn’t blame youif you like, had one of those donation bars to show how close you are to buying your new server, and asked for donations.

    It also might help your cause if you got a few people to start going through pictures and helping you get rid of the doubles, and the photomanipulations. Less pictures means less strain on servers and photo manipulations suck anyway.

  111. James said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 12:10 pm

    thumbnails back up

  112. ass fan said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 1:21 pm

    THEY’RE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  113. Robot Chicken said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 3:05 pm

    Actually they’re not really back, but new images apparently get thumbnails from the new (or maybe a temporary?) server. If you check older images you’ll see what I mean (or even the current featured image).

  114. AnonLUL said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 5:18 pm

    FUCK YEAH, thanks for the hard work, wiiaboo you are a legend to all that is anon.

    I shall scream your name each time I cum to R34 this week.

  115. HugeFan said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 9:37 pm

    I am soo happy their back. Really thanks so much for all the hard work. If it came to it I would be willing to donate.

  116. Htoonlover said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 10:36 pm

    THANKS FOR FIXING! hope it continues to work well

  117. Perry J said,

    March 7, 2009 @ 12:15 am

    Hooray! They’re working again! Thanks for fixing, dear Paheal-Team <3

    PS: Still up for donating.

  118. Darverses said,

    March 7, 2009 @ 12:34 am

    Good job on fixin’ the thumbnails.



    March 7, 2009 @ 2:05 am

    Hurray the thumbs are back up yet the site is still slow to the point of being unusable and don’t even get me started on the ‘internet explorer cannot display this webpage’ bullshit what will it take for things to just run smoothly? Do a moot beg the userbase it’s preferable to having such a miserably slow site.

  120. MH said,

    March 7, 2009 @ 3:51 am

    I just want to thank you all for your hard work with the site. I hope you will get the opportunity to relax after fixing it.

  121. ass fan said,

    March 7, 2009 @ 8:47 am

    Awww man. why you do dat?

  122. Tyax said,

    March 7, 2009 @ 12:40 pm

    Awesome attitude :)
    /respect man!

  123. Paul R Wilson said,

    March 7, 2009 @ 1:05 pm

    Well, I knew this was going to happen, the way the database was GROWING. Pics were being added even as I surfed it. Comments by the scores (many were pointless byte-wasting outbursts !). What I didn’t know was just WHEN the black-hole would gulp ! Now, to see WHEN Rule34 is reborn…
    Perhaps Rule34 should ,for stability’s sake, split into different categories. That way, you could avoid ,say, guro or scat.

  124. Paul R Wilson said,

    March 7, 2009 @ 1:10 pm

    Me again. The last few times I tried (emphasis on tried), Rule34 took a good while to surf and the times it FAILED had increased to 75-80%. This led me to predict that the Black Hole would soon strike : no PC could handle such a database… Rule34 app. had been around for much longer than 1 year (I know ! I stumbled upon it about 5 years ago !). By splitting into several databases, it can live again !

  125. Paul R Wilson said,

    March 7, 2009 @ 1:11 pm

    The time is now 3:10

  126. Ukiby said,

    March 7, 2009 @ 8:01 pm

    Will I be able to see Nintendo pr0n? If the anser is ‘yes’, then there’s no need to worry about thumbs, really.

  127. furry fan said,

    March 7, 2009 @ 9:24 pm

    keep up the good work :)

  128. MEHHHHHHHHHHH said,

    March 7, 2009 @ 10:19 pm

    while it is annoying, it is not much of a problem. honestly, i’d rather have a site with no thumbnails than no site at all.

    keep up the amazing work, and ill keep wanking.

  129. Jens Christian said,

    March 8, 2009 @ 2:05 am

    thanks Shish for all the good work you are doing for us. It’s a really nice site you guys are running <3

  130. Mr Sinister said,

    March 8, 2009 @ 7:08 am

    thanks for the info
    love the site

  131. Respect 4 #34 said,

    March 8, 2009 @ 12:05 pm

    I will donate immediately when i can.

  132. Heironymus Merkin said,

    March 8, 2009 @ 7:02 pm

    Paul. You’re on this site too much anyway. Perhaps you need something to occupy your time while its down.

    I found someone for you.

  133. Dude said,

    March 9, 2009 @ 11:06 pm

    Awesome site, thanks for all of the hard work. :)

  134. TONY.R said,

    March 10, 2009 @ 12:23 pm


  135. TONY.R said,

    March 10, 2009 @ 12:24 pm


  136. belink said,

    March 10, 2009 @ 6:54 pm

    “I just hope they don’t mind the fact that I’m completely shaven,” Nakajima said. “Oh, who am I kidding? They’d probably never go for a naïve young sexual kitten like me.”


  137. nightelf said,

    March 10, 2009 @ 9:44 pm

    time to roll our a rule 34 shirt line

  138. Mr Sinister said,

    March 11, 2009 @ 6:57 pm

    i would say put a pay pal donation button on the site to allow people to choose if they want to help….. but thats just me

    Keep up the good work

  139. Sada said,

    March 12, 2009 @ 9:28 am

    Delete everything made by tram pararam and “the fear” you’ll cut a lot of pork data.
    All “Drawn sex” original pics can go too.

  140. Anonymous said,

    March 12, 2009 @ 1:50 pm

    You fucking douchebags opened the gates with the whole animu crap flooding the site with weeaboos arguing about crap in every corner. Then people started uploading ecchi shit to the site and you said “it’s OK let them do it”. Then people started uploading tons of useless doujins that are already in rapidshare and in every hentai forum just a click away in Google. And you said “it’s OK let them do it”. Now the fucking site is broken and fucked up beyond recognition and it’s but a shadow of its former self.

    It’s the fucking truth and you know it.
    You fucking douchebags get what you deserve.

  141. wutmaster said,

    March 12, 2009 @ 6:33 pm

    PayPal doesn’t like porn sites, you retards.

  142. Anon hi said,

    March 13, 2009 @ 4:50 pm


  143. deadstoned said,

    March 14, 2009 @ 2:24 am


    Could you give us a rough estimate when the site will be back up?
    And if it will be faster or slower than before?

    Many Thanks to you and the Team 😀

  144. useyourblog said,

    March 17, 2009 @ 3:27 am

    Just out of curiosity have you tried talking with other communities for ideas such as:

    Maybe they can give some assitance or at least advice possibly.

  145. Perry J said,

    March 17, 2009 @ 3:21 pm

    Nice idea, useyourblog.
    Asking some other big porn sites with many thumbnails can possibly help.

  146. biggerstaff said,

    March 26, 2009 @ 11:14 am

    I could recommend a few changes that, while drastic, should reduce server load quite a bit, but I don’t know if it would affect thumbnails that much…:

    A) Remove voting on images. I can’t think of a logical purpose to this feature, because I’ve never seen a way to search by vote, or any other purpose
    B) Remove Anon comments. Extreme, but not allowing Anons to speak would cut down the amount of server space it takes to host the comments, and it would avoid thin gs like Anon1-38 all being the same person, all right in a row.
    C)Remove Anon viewing at all – make people log in before they enter the site. This would also decrease server load by a TON.

  147. Paul R Wilson said,

    March 29, 2009 @ 8:12 am

    IF Paheal (rule34) reads these comments, they would be of help. I WAS a registered user of this often hilarious site, BUT this thumbnail problem AND the older tendency for surfing to crash about 50-60% of the time (same prob with comments) has discouraged and deterred me.
    Comments like “LOL” and “fap fap fap !” convey nothing and are a waste of space. MY own comments are scholarly and don’t use shock language. Maybe that’s why I got so much abuse. IF the thumbnails get back in function again, I won’t be using any of the old registered codenames,but a new one -which I WON’T reveal until then.
    I HAD voted on images, tho limited to 1 vote/pic. IF such were used as a factor in the app. arbitrarily selected “featured” subindex, then I did a service.
    A psychiatrist would have a field day on this site, seeing how some posters of pics and snaps express extremely violent feelings towards women.

  148. deadstoned said,

    March 31, 2009 @ 3:28 am

    Yeah Im up for the mass deletion of all useless comments on pics. Would be a very sensible policy to take. Once again thanks for trying to fix the problems Wiiaboo and hope you find some good hosting servers soon.

  149. fechi said,

    April 1, 2009 @ 1:55 am

    Hope u solve the problem, rule34 rulezzzzz

  150. YP said,

    April 1, 2009 @ 6:16 am

    HostICan’s Terms of Service says:

    The Client understands and agrees that un-metered bandwidth is defined as “unlimited bandwidth” that applies only towards website content. Website content is defined as php, html and other reasonable sized content. Websites that don’t qualify for un-metered bandwidth will be granted 2000 GB monthly bandwidth.

    Thumbnail JPGs seem like reasonable sized content, but considering you have so many… It’s certainly worth asking about.

  151. Anonymous said,

    April 1, 2009 @ 7:28 pm


    I have been really patient with you guys, understanding that these things happen to such large sites. However, I am beginning to wonder about the progress being made. I know that you’re doing all you can with this and that you have lives of your own, so that running a free, non-profit porn site is the least of your worries. The site is even starting to load faster. But i can’t imagine how this could take so long. It has been a month since just this page was put up. Yes, i know that i could probably just find a different site, or not look at any at all, but that isnt the case.
    I am hoping that you could at least offer an update to the situation, maybe how long you think it will be until the site is 100% again? Thanks.

  152. Perry J said,

    April 1, 2009 @ 7:41 pm

    Why so serious, guys?
    No, honestly, Paheal aka Rule34 is a massive part of the whole chan and anon culture and forbidding anons to comment and to view the pics would be as fucked up as the miscarriage storyline in CAD, if not even worse.

  153. Required Name said,

    April 1, 2009 @ 8:12 pm

    Um… but see, we don’t HAVE money to buy stuff with. Because the economy’s doing bad. So we have NO money. See?

  154. S said,

    April 2, 2009 @ 8:51 am

    Forbidding anons from commenting would be nice.

    Viewing? Not so much a good idea..

  155. nightelf_17 said,

    April 2, 2009 @ 11:51 pm

    Although we shouldn’t beg for money its time to achnowledge that

    1. we need capital to procure our own server and or more bandwidth

    2. People would buy rule 34 merchandise especially if it didnt explicity state what it was im thinking shirts that just say 34 and so on

    3. We should aslo reduce thumb nail sizes to reduce the load

    4. We should also probaply limit comments to regesterd users and probaply no more than maybe 3 a day

    5. God damn we need to do at least some of this stuff like right now

  156. dd said,

    April 2, 2009 @ 11:57 pm

    you rule man, you do

  157. OtakuABelmont said,

    April 3, 2009 @ 1:52 am

    Isn’t it possible to use multiple providers and break the pics into groups? (A-F, F-I, I-M and so on)

    BTW, once I discovered this site I deleted all my other pr0n links. It was that good!

  158. Dave said,

    April 3, 2009 @ 3:35 am

    Hey keep up the good work. and THANKS for all of your super hard work. I know our site will be better than ever. Hope to see it back up soon. Good Luck!

  159. Ataru said,

    April 3, 2009 @ 1:17 pm

    I still wait and i don’t see (big) results fixed on this site i am unhapy. =(
    How long time i must wait to see pictures?
    Somebody know?

  160. Tophat said,

    April 6, 2009 @ 1:09 am

    Good luck, we love you.

  161. Shake said,

    April 6, 2009 @ 2:11 am

    “chan and anon culture”? What fucking culture?

    Oh, you must mean mindlessly yelling DESU MUDKIP OVER NINE THOUUUUSAAAAAAAAAAAAND

    Yeah, we dont really need that in the comments section.

    WHY d we have a cmments section on pics anyway? Delete that shit, its dumb as fuck.

  162. Poolster said,

    April 6, 2009 @ 5:47 am

    Remove all the disgusting anime shit and replace them with quality pics that destroy your childhood?

  163. marq said,

    April 6, 2009 @ 7:55 pm

    this is getting fucking rediculous. FIX THIS FUCKING SITE ALREADY.
    it seems you have no clue as to how to fix the problem, and seeing as its been fucking months, you don’t care either. i lost all fucking hope for this site. im done

  164. TheRandomLurker said,

    April 7, 2009 @ 10:20 am

    Uh, has anyone thought about trying to split the hosting of the thumbnails between multiple hosts? Might be expensive that way, I’m not sure how it works, but you could split them according to the date they were posted, or something.

  165. Dirge said,

    April 8, 2009 @ 5:29 am

    I believe in all sincerity that Rule 34 is going to die long before this issue ever gets fixed. I’d like to know how much a new thumbnail server would cost, because whether wiiaboo likes it or not, I’d rather just throw down the cash to keep this place running than lose it completely (or have to blindly click through badly drawn art that should be deleted on sight), and I’m sure many of you feel the same exact way.

    Swallow your pride and get that PayPal account set up. It’s time we ungrateful Anons mobilize to support one of our most treasured of treasured possessions: cartoon pornography.

  166. Franz Liebkind said,

    April 8, 2009 @ 1:06 pm

    when will you can repair the thumbail server?

  167. OTV said,

    April 8, 2009 @ 5:12 pm

    how come your featured image thumbnail works but not the regular ones?

  168. don said,

    April 8, 2009 @ 6:59 pm

    when will the site be back up?

  169. Coolman51 said,

    April 8, 2009 @ 9:10 pm

    Love the site, will be patient until it’s fixed. (Formally, Starlog50)

  170. John-a-thong said,

    April 9, 2009 @ 12:22 pm

    I hope you feel better soon! The flu is a bitch to fight off.

  171. asde said,

    April 9, 2009 @ 3:07 pm

    im up for option C

    C)Remove Anon viewing at all – make people log in before they enter the site. This would also decrease server load by a TON

    As long as its not changed into a paysite im up for it.

  172. said said,

    April 13, 2009 @ 1:45 am

    Thanks for the update guys, epic site!

  173. amaury jose said,

    April 14, 2009 @ 10:17 am

    This Site is Wonderful

  174. Pwnzerfaust said,

    April 15, 2009 @ 2:34 am

    On the bright side, you’ve probably had a lot less traffic since the thumbnails went down. Right?

  175. anon34 said,

    April 15, 2009 @ 9:06 am

    Perry I would take a functional site over a broken one… I don’t mind posting freedoms being curtailed as long as functionality is restored. Which means a decent navigation speed as well as thumbnails. This is probably the best image site on the net (Gelbooru is great for anime and even that has fewer images in most sections) it would be great for it to run smooth like it did back in the months when it was still new.

  176. Lolorbs said,

    April 15, 2009 @ 6:48 pm


    Can’t wait till thumbnails are back up!


  177. Anonymous said,

    April 15, 2009 @ 8:30 pm

    Honestly, is there a NEED for pic-by-pic comments of endless drama?
    It’s porn, what can you say about it?
    Nobody needs to hear what you think of an image as “Hot or Not”, nor any other “witty” comments. The namefags arguing with the nameless. That’s useless and abussive.
    By adding images, reporting dupes or not-porn, you are already using a big chunk of your freedom of speech.

    Want more still?? Then USERS should only comment on the webpage’s development, the blog news and the forum. That’s it.
    That way everyone can be heard and the feedback can be of use.

  178. drago said,

    April 16, 2009 @ 12:12 am

    perrys right. this sight is about being anonomous. through that, people can be creative (and dirty). can we have an update on the sights status?

  179. mark said,

    April 16, 2009 @ 2:00 am

    Very interesting site, Hope it will always be alive!

  180. RandomGuy said,

    April 17, 2009 @ 2:11 am

    You are awesome. I want to donate to you even though you don’t want money and I don’t have money XP

  181. Blaze'o'Glory said,

    April 17, 2009 @ 5:55 pm

    If the makers of Rule 34 see fit that people are free to express themselves, then I support them. Stupid though some comments may be, but I believe people (even imbeciles) deserve the right to expression. I want the Webmasters to know that though people are pushy it is their site. Really you can’t go to court with them, because then the jury and the judge will laugh at you.

    People of the Rule 34 nation, being patient is a virtue. I know you are picky about your porn, but if you are jacking it by your computer, then don’t act so stingy. Unlike probably a lot of you, the Webmasters probably have lives other then sitting in front of a computer. But I believe the Webmasters are working as fast as they can. If you really want to speed up the thumbnail development, then try offering a donation. I know that a large amount of this problem is because they can’t afford to build a hardcore server to allow the continuation of sending large amounts of pictures in bulk to be appreciated by other adult entertainment enthuasists. In the mean time research way to assist the Webmasters. They are so few, that any help will be of great assistance.

    Anyways, Webmasters of Rule 34 we appreciate the work you do. Please do what you need to save this site. It is by far my favorite site. Very entertaining.

    Blaze on, Rule 34, Blaze on!

  182. Bagged Milk said,

    April 17, 2009 @ 11:35 pm

    Having the thumbnail-less site allows me to surf the homepage without getting fired. Lol. But thumbnails will always welcome.

    Until the end of the internets and everything (in)sane, I’ll continue to be a rule34-goer.

  183. S said,

    April 18, 2009 @ 1:23 am

    I still greatly respect the site and have since it started up. I wish I could do more to help. Good luck, guys.

  184. Jon Jefferstrongbadon said,

    April 18, 2009 @ 10:02 pm

    *in terrifyingly evil, raspy, snarling voice*
    WE *gasp* LOVE *gasp* YOU

    In all honesty, though, thank you for keeping this website going!

  185. Kevo said,

    April 18, 2009 @ 10:09 pm

    Thanks dude! I wish more people in the world were dedicated like you are.

  186. Mojo said,

    April 18, 2009 @ 10:10 pm

    Dattebayo (as I’m sure many people are aware) did a wonderful thing when it needed to upgrade its servers. It accepted donations, and then donated the leftovers to charity.

    Possible option?

  187. Nathan Pnx said,

    April 19, 2009 @ 5:42 am

    This site ROCKS!! Keep it alive!!

  188. Sulfato said,

    April 19, 2009 @ 8:51 am

    When will be available?

  189. Josh C. said,

    April 19, 2009 @ 11:44 am

    This is the best rule 34 website out there. I hope you get back on track soon.

  190. Bryan said,

    April 19, 2009 @ 2:43 pm

    Keep up the good work and can’t wait till this gets sorted out… Thanks for all that you do.

  191. ZOmfgZ said,

    April 20, 2009 @ 12:05 pm

    Removing Anon’s ability to view would ruin the purpose of the site, though I can agree, the random comments are sometimes annoying, but they are necessary. I’m waiting patiently for the thumbnail server to be secured, then the site will be great! The load times , slow as fk, add to the SUSPENSE of the next page, filled with amazingness. We are here for free, just take what you can get and don’t complain.

  192. Anonymous said,

    April 20, 2009 @ 4:18 pm

    How about limit the size of images uploaded?
    Many services do this to keep their bandwidth.

  193. GLaDOS said,

    April 20, 2009 @ 10:28 pm

    It’s sad is what it is, I used to tell all my friends to go to Rule34 for all their porn needs, actally, correction – I still do, I just tell them to be patient. Godspeed Rule34, Anon is hungry for his pr0nz! Best of luck!

  194. The Sigma Protocol said,

    April 21, 2009 @ 1:00 pm

    Thanks to shish and yourself for working for the greater good. May excellent fortune be upon you.

    Paul R Wilson: “MY own comments are scholarly and…” – You have no idea how arrogant that sounded. GTFO, you are no better than anyone here, if not worse.

  195. Oddman said,

    April 22, 2009 @ 10:40 am

    So when are they coming back?

  196. BigStiffy said,

    April 22, 2009 @ 11:54 am

    I just want to tell you both good luck. We’re all counting on you.

  197. ChaosBiker said,

    April 22, 2009 @ 10:57 pm

    DUDE, how do we donate???? THis site rules

  198. ali-lee-death said,

    April 22, 2009 @ 10:59 pm

    ok than se u soon

  199. Kelly Brown said,

    June 12, 2009 @ 4:26 pm

    The article is usefull for me. I’ll be coming back to your blog.

  200. GarykPatton said,

    June 15, 2009 @ 11:42 pm

    Hi! I like your srticle and I would like very much to read some more information on this issue. Will you post some more?

  201. KonstantinMiller said,

    July 6, 2009 @ 2:09 pm

    Hello. I think the article is really interesting. I am even interested in reading more. How soon will you update your blog?

  202. DaHentaiGuy said,

    July 14, 2010 @ 2:20 am

    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 Unfortunately since I hadn’t checked my email before tagging more pictures, I got banned. Even worse, when I tried contacting the admin at 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 who find my treatment unfair, that you members send emails to requesting that I (DaHentaiGuy) be unbanned from

    I thank all of you fellow members in advance.

  203. yjuhhgaydsdw said,

    September 27, 2010 @ 7:40 pm

    Hello. And Bye.

  204. Gackett said,

    July 11, 2011 @ 1:55 am

    From all the way back. I thank you Wii. Your continued support for the site and will to keep it a strong community is extremely important to me and probably other users of the site.


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