NationStates Jolt Archive

NationStates Down?

09-03-2007, 01:58
Sorry to bother the community but when I go to all I get are three logos with bublewriting inside saying: ''TINYPIC (c) This image or video has been removed!''

My technical skills are so low I associate the word with techno. What do you think is happening?
09-03-2007, 03:41
All of the images on are hosted on our own servers, or on None of them have anything to do with

I suspect that instead of seeing what's supposed to be there, you've contracted a bit of malware that is substituting ads or other sneaky stuff instead. It's fairly common for advertisers to sneak this into otherwise innocuous-looking packages that you downloaded to your browser. This is especially likely for people with low technical skills and a high degree of curiosity.

Look into running AdAware ( or SpyBot ( or one of the other malware removers. If you don't have an anti-virus program, a firewall, and a malware blocker running all the time, get a technical friend to help you get set up. It's an ugly Internet out there, and you need protection.