First, let me say what a pleasure it is to interact with the members of the iVue community. The majority of users we see on a daily basis are respectful, appreciative and eager to help others. To you we say thank you, we wouldn’t be #TeamiVue without you. iVue was developed to provide the Kodi community with a pleasant, user friendly, epg experience at no cost to the end user. Quick, friendly support has always been part of our mission and as you are all aware, the ADMINS endeavor to provide this on a volunteer basis, 24/7 – 365.
Sadly, we have noticed a rapid increase in the number of users who are none of the above. Those who, mainly in search of financial gain, have decided it’s ok to leech, tear apart and modify the guide for their own gain. Id like to share with you some server figures from 12 Days of January alone
Unique visitors Bandwidth
Jan 2016 414,614 12911.99 GB
Ivue server is limited to 15 Terra bytes so you can imagine in December the host was not amused as we moved nearer 27Tb on a single domain. there is no way iVue carries this amount of users so the xml files are just being used all over the place.
iVue has always been FREE and will remain so. It is this growing minority who are simply abusing the bandwidth we have to offer have forced us to rethink what we do and how we do it. Because of them we are announcing the following changes for iVue TV Guide:
– This group and all it’s information, files and links will be deleted.
– A new group with strict admission rules has been created. Membership will be “invite only.”
– We will continue to run using a temporary iVue2 config with user and pass integration
– The new iVue3 will then be rolled out, with updated security, and great new features and will only be released to members.
– More detailed information will be provided to those who are members of the new group. and of course on the website ivuetvguide.com
– Website is ivuetvguide.com or the new facebook invite only group is https://www.facebook.com/groups/teamivue/
These changes will take effect as of the 15th of January.
We appreciate the builds and custom setups will be effected, for this we apologise but our hands are tied. Please remember and consider the implications when integrating iVue into a build or sales pitch and use common courtesy and ask us if you can do so…….. If you have a Kodi build and would like iVue integrated we will still of course consider this. Same goes for the many many box sellers using the service, We Will consider adding them to iVue but you’ll need to contact the admin team to discuss it.
OK SO MOVING FWD The new group will promote an atmosphere of friendly, community oriented assistance, provided in a professional, respectful manner. We ask for your patience as we implement these changes as we want to ensure your experience is as gratifying as ours.
We did not arrive at this decision lightly, many weeks of discussion and soul searching have gone into it’s implementation. To be frank, the leeches, modifiers, moaners and money seekers have taken the fun out of providing the service we love. Simply put, we have had enough of them. iVue has been around for years, we have some great followers but alas the majority of profiteers vastly out ways them and the grief we receive on a daily basis has just seriously taken the fun out of it all.
To those who come with us, we say welcome; we are excited to turn the page and begin this new venture. We are motivated and grateful. We aren’t leaving, we’re growing. iVue3 is exceeding our own expectations and we are certain you will love the new features as much as we do!
To those who we leave behind…good luck.