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Mediafire links not allowed, any good reason for this?
Brand
post Dec 5 2011, 11:23
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I tried to post a link to something I uploaded on Mediafire.com and got an error/message that it's not allowed.

It's one of the best free upload sites, IMO. Wouldn't it make sense to offload some bandwidth from HA to other sites?
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Garf
post Dec 6 2011, 21:04
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We don't really have a bandwidth problem at this point. I don't know the original reason for the ban, but it was probably to stop people from posting illegal stuff and linking it here, and also to encourage uploading here instead of going through add-ridden sites with upload delays and intentional throttling, etc.

Using our bandwidth to spread good audio software that people want is not a loss.
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Brand
post Dec 8 2011, 13:27
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I see. The problem is that the HA space is rather limited. Both for the single file (8MB) and overall space (50MB). Even just lifting the 8MB limit would help, I've hit that limit more than once (without breaking the rules).

But my vote is also for lifting the Mediafire ban, since I don't think people posting illegal content is a serious problem here. Even if someone posted such a link (until it was removed), HA shouldn't be held legally responsible. Besides, there are many other file upload sites and also ways to circumvent/hide the main link, so this whole thing seems unnecessary on a website like this.
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post Dec 9 2011, 06:22
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I'd also be curious to know the reason for the ban. Mediafire does not use countdown timers or other "inconveniencing" measures to promote their paid accounts, so it's a very useful file hosting source.
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post Dec 9 2011, 18:32
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Removed the mediafire block, increased user quota to 100M and upload limit to 20M.
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Brand
post Dec 10 2011, 13:14
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Nice. emot-toot.gif
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post Dec 10 2011, 19:41
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Thanks Garf!


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