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As many of you have noticed, The Internet Movie Plan Database ( has recently had a hard time keeping up with the growing demands of our users. In 2009 when a couple of us got together to begin putting the website together, space was never an issue. In fact, it has steadily grown with virtually no problems throughout the years.

In about the middle of 2016 we began to run into server space issues. We have since made upgrades (moving to a VPS, buying more space, etc), but the site continues to outgrow the upgrades. The meager ad revenue generated by the site isn't sufficient to cover the annual cost of running the server. We who manage the site have never made money from it, it has only ever earned enough money to cover actual server costs.

In an effort to continue serving the needs of aviation enthusiasts around the world, we are asking for donations to keep this site up and running consistently like it did when it was a smaller, newer site. If you've enjoyed this website and would like to see it continue being the site you go to for your aviation screenshot needs, please consider donating.

Oh yeah, new users and edits are now active (hopefully for good) while we're testing new and improved spam/bot protections :)
Thank you,
IMPDb Staff

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This page is being created to continue a conversation which was taking place here. I will add key points to this page as consensus is reached and changes are implemented. Please visit the Discussion tab to share your views.

Key Points - June 28, 2017

As of today, we're considering maximum file size in an effort to cut down on the DB size. Storage is becoming a problem due to how large this wiki has become.

  • The server allows for 100MB files, which is much to large. Considerations are currently somewhere between 250KB and 3MB.
  • File types may need to be limited.
  • Number of thumbnails generated by the site may need to be further limited (already down from 5 sizes to 3).

More to come.
Rush - IMPDb Co-Founder

Key Points - June 29, 2017

  • We are no longer allowing .png file types. All of the largest files (per Special:ListFiles) seem to be .png so for now we're going to limit additional uploads to .jpg, .jpeg, and .gif. If things change in the future I'll note it here. You will need to convert your images to one of the image types listed above prior to uploading.
  • Additionally, if possible I will be converting all .png files in the db to .jpg. I'm not sure if this is possible yet, but if it happens I will also post it here.
  • Maximum file upload size is now 3MB, per Special:Upload. This is subject to change.

Rush - IMPDb Co-Founder