I'm an uploader, mostly active at Android section. The only reason why I spend my time uploading files is because I get some money from file hosting sites (Filesonic & Duckload).
Recently, I realized that when other people attach files to my threads (and not only my), attachments get over 100-200 downloads while my links get only 10-20. That's a huge problem for me and my uploading work isn't worth only 10-20 downloads.
I never thought this might be accepted because we have many, many lazy downloaders here that can't wait even 30 seconds just to support uploaders, until I saw an amazing post in my thread [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] . Here's the quote:
As this guy stated, downloaders rely on uploaders work. Still, they can't show a little respect by downloading from original links (and supporting them that way). I think this is not fair and that we should implement a rule which will forbid posting of attachment mirrors.I am a downloader and not an uploader. I clarify this from the start.
Things are simple:
We all downloaders depend on the uploaders' work. And it is a hard work.
The attachments here on ipmart server are the most handy way to download a file, even on a pc! On the other hand many many people are just lazy... And they kind of moke the uploaders by not downloading the files from their hosters.
This is not right.
And the rep awarding system was a total failure. I too have attached numerous files on ipmart server, to get rep, but IT WAS WRONG.
I didn't pay respect to the uploaders and I AM SORRY NOW.
I personally won't attach any more files on ipmart server.
I think that the administration must think a lot, to come to a conclusion that helps both downloaders and uploaders.
We all saw that some uploaders have left the forum, because of the lack of proper respect to their hard work.
Remember: If it wasn't for them, we would have nothing at all for free, cause the best apps are paid.
The above statement is meant to make all of us think.
Sincerely and friendly
I know that something similar was already a rule and then removed, but it covered only external mirrors (not attachments). Still, I believe that admins should consider adding a rule that will protect us - uploaders.
As long as I earn here, I'll stay here - but when my work becomes useless and just waste of my time, I'll stop. And I won't be the only one who will stop.
Thank you for reading, and please consider implementing a rule that will prohibit posting of attachments without thread starters' permission.