So yeah, we’re now offering a self-hosted version of Skipscreen on skipscreen.com. Here are some of the reasons why:
- There were some important features Mozilla wouldn’t let us include (including captcha skipping).
- Mediafire is detecting Skipscreen and showing our users fake-friendly “tsk tsk” messages instead of just giving them the file they want. As daffy duck said, “thith meanth war”, so we need uber-fast update capability.
- AMO has made a great effort to get the download queue under control, and lately it’s been very fast. But around the Firefox 3.5 release things got ridiculous and we were waiting months for an update. We can’t afford to be depending on that again, especially if our growing popularity means that download sites are taking notice and breaking us