And I know it's odd because my father is a very successful programmer and even he got confused. You might get confused as well. I have a big problem, one that has been affecting me and my friend for years now. We met online and we've been friends for 8 years now. We chat a lot and send each other all kind of things and we write stories together. Things got weird around 3-4 years ago. We send drawings of characters we want to use in our stories to one another and about 3-4 years ago, the links I sent or the paragraph of a story that I sent to her showed up as a blank space. We were using MSN messenger. When this problem began we tried many ways to get around it. We used online messengers, we tried different ones like AIM and Yahoo!, but the problem did not stop. The problem continued to get far worse than we imagined. Not only was it blanking but sometimes the messages just didn't show up to her (note: it is MOSTLY what I send that doesn't show/blanks but it has happened the other way around a few odd times). This summer I went to another country, another continent entirely, to visit my family, and we tried to write a story together there. Again, the problem occurred even though I used a different computer in a different country. My father, who had been assisting me in trying to figure out the problem, assured me it was on her part and that it was her internet company. If you have a better answer, I would be interested in hearing. But my problem got worse. Many months ago, the Photobucket account where I put my characters, deleted all the images inside of it. The images began disappearing in a matter of hours from my account until it was empty. So I made a new account and added new characters. Two days ago it happened again, where the characters disappeared from this NEW account. So I decided to make a new one yesterday. And again they disappeared. I've switched to tinypic as a host, but I am expecting the same result. I just want to know, because I'm frustrated, why is this happening? I don't think anyone can answer my question, but I might as well give it a try. I am desperate for answers. Thank you.