Downloads Forum

Discussion in '-feedback-' started by flowersofnight, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
    Joined: 04 Aug 2004
    Posts: 11971
    Location: Vintage Live House, 1994
    Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:09 pm

    This is the thread for requesting access to the download forum. We've decided that this resource is really meant for productive, contributing members of the -scape- community, so we've established some minimal entry requirements. To access the download forum you must either:

    - Have at least 50 posts
    - Or have out-of-print material you wish to contribute

    If you meet one of these criteria and want permission to access the download forum, please post here and we will give you access. I have already given access to all users with 50+ posts as of now, but I may have missed some.

    Feedback about this decision is also welcome.
     
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  2. Formless -member- -member-

    Formless
    Joined: 07 Aug 2004
    Posts: 4604
    Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:19 pm

    Definitely a great idea to keep people from just leeching off the site. Good stuff.
     
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  3. xoduc -member- -member-

    xoduc
    Joined: 11 Sep 2005
    Posts: 60
    Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 1:15 am

    i second that - great idea, man.

    looks like i need to get my post count up. ;)
     
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  4. Orchid -member-

    Orchid
    Joined: 30 Aug 2004
    Posts: 1127
    Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 2:21 am

    Nice move. :) The only drawback to this is that we may get some members who will join and make pointless and irrelevant posts/spam only to be able to access the forum... :?
     
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  5. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
    Joined: 04 Aug 2004
    Posts: 11971
    Location: Vintage Live House, 1994
    Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 2:24 am

    If anyone joins and makes 50 spam posts, I'll just ban them :grin:
     
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  6. xoduc -member- -member-

    xoduc
    Joined: 11 Sep 2005
    Posts: 60
    Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 2:26 am

    Orchid wrote:
    hmm. maybe flowers or navate could view all their posts once they want access to the download page and make the decision based off that?
     
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  7. Orchid -member-

    Orchid
    Joined: 30 Aug 2004
    Posts: 1127
    Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 2:30 am

    Hmmm...

    Shao Kahn wrote:
    Nah; I think Flowers' stance on the matter is clear. XD
     
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  8. xoduc -member- -member-

    xoduc
    Joined: 11 Sep 2005
    Posts: 60
    Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 2:37 am

    Orchid wrote:
    yeah. flowers beat me to the post. x_x;

    but, it's a suggestion nonetheless. :)
     
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  9. Tastes Like Future -pretty in pink- pretty in pink

    Tastes Like Future
    Joined: 18 Jul 2005
    Posts: 766
    Location: seattle, wa
    Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:13 am

    This doesn't affect me. I have nothing to be cynical about. Darn. :(
     
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  10. Susan -member- -member-

    Susan
    Joined: 01 Sep 2005
    Posts: 1305
    Location: Creeping in the Darkness
    Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 5:59 am

    I was suprised to see that I'm approved. I had no idea that I had this many posts... :lol:

    Have I really posted this much? :lol:

    It's cool that you decided to do that, flowers... I think I might've originally joiend for the downloads (but obviously stuck around regardless), so I know it happens. :lol:
     
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  11. GodheadsLament -member- -member-

    GodheadsLament
    Joined: 25 Jun 2005
    Posts: 33
    Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 5:07 am

    I think it is a great idea. Although I didn't get to see if my request got fulfilled :(
     
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  12. Layz -member- -member-

    Layz
    Joined: 10 May 2005
    Posts: 157
    Location: Canada
    Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:15 pm

    This is a good idea... Stop the newbs from whoring all the YouSendIt downloads XD
     
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  13. Kyuketsuki -dead scape- dead scape

    Kyuketsuki
    Joined: 27 Sep 2005
    Posts: 4429
    Location: 5 paces behind Seth with a pair of scissors....
    Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:58 pm

    I think this is a great idea! ^_^ However, I think you should bump the post requirement to 75 or 100. Sharing files is a privilage to those who use this board, so it should really be earned. Even though this excludes me from the d/l board if those where the rules, I wouldn't mind. Besides, if you're a regular poster, what's a 100 posts? ;)

    ~ketsu
     
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  14. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
    Joined: 04 Aug 2004
    Posts: 11971
    Location: Vintage Live House, 1994
    Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:12 pm

    I chose 50 posts because we have a few long-time and/or semi-regular members who are still under 100 posts. Also I'm not too concerned about keeping "noobs" in general out; the only problem we're trying to solve is people who sign up JUST for the downloads. So a high bar isn't necessary.
     
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  15. Kyuketsuki -dead scape- dead scape

    Kyuketsuki
    Joined: 27 Sep 2005
    Posts: 4429
    Location: 5 paces behind Seth with a pair of scissors....
    Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:21 pm

    Cool with me! ;)

    ~ketsu
     
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  16. nintendods -member- -member-

    nintendods
    Joined: 11 Oct 2004
    Posts: 500
    Location: PA
    Posted: Wed Nov 2, 2005 1:07 pm

    Is it still cool if I post the aliene ma'riage stuff for GodheadsLament?
     
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  17. shinzo -member- -member-

    shinzo
    Joined: 25 Apr 2005
    Posts: 1074
    Location: London, England
    Posted: Wed Nov 2, 2005 1:11 pm

    just saw this, and tbh its a great idea :D
     
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  18. GodheadsLament -member- -member-

    GodheadsLament
    Joined: 25 Jun 2005
    Posts: 33
    Posted: Wed Nov 2, 2005 2:40 pm

    Nintendods, just PM me the link for the yousendit.
     
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  19. Midi -member- -member-

    Midi
    Joined: 08 Feb 2005
    Posts: 183
    Location: Australia
    Posted: Wed Nov 2, 2005 9:05 pm

    *nodnod* this is a good idea. ^_^d
     
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  20. ken -member- -member-

    ken
    Joined: 25 Jun 2005
    Posts: 534
    Posted: Wed Nov 2, 2005 10:54 pm

    I think it's a good plan :)
     
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