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our Contributor said to me that previous poll might be compromised my those who post mirrors;
since the results was like 91% (to keep mirrors) against 9% (to dismiss), the idea feels quite likely.

The overall noise around this thing is going on because:
- Contributors don't want anyone to post mirrors to their posts (for a well known reason...);
- I'm supporting mirrors because i don't want posts to die;
- now we decided to disable mirrors for Contributors only (you won't be able to post mirrors to Contributor's post), with condition that Contributors will keep their posts alive and reupload links themselves.

But, as i always said, AudioZ belongs to all of you, members;
so it's up to you to decide.

The current poll is a widget that i've got from a Poll Service Web-site, it's very well protected, so those who want to cheat and make multiple vote, won't be able to.

Simply choose your option, press Vote! and you'll be forwarded to another page with some text on russian and CAPTCHA - you know the drill, put those numbers in there and press the button.

Please participate in this poll!
results will rule the future of AudioZ.

my personal opinion on this matter:
We probably should remove the option to post mirrors to Contributor's posts.
Many of them buy stuff themselves, and expect to get the money back on downloads... I'm not saying it's a good thing to make money on uploads, but the fact is - this is what keeps them going.

Personally, I only care for the posts to stay alive. If they promise to provide link updates, then it's definitely Win/Win for both Members and Contributors.

and those who post mirrors, can still post them to other members posts.


  Resident 10.09.2011 216 1555
What if the poll ended with (yes) more than (no) what happen ?

Best regards. wink
  Administrator 1.01.2004 301 1140
What if the poll ended with (yes) more than (no) what happen ?

that i wonder myself...
  Resident 10.09.2011 216 1555
you will enable posting mirrors again or what
  Resident 24.12.2011 8 241
Mirrors are always useful, because if one is slow, i usually just go to the next one! :)
“There are no two words in the English language more harmful than 'Sick beats'.”
  Resident 9.12.2010 78 505
Usually I use links given by contributors but if only one of their links die I use mirrors links because if I'm downloading something and a link die then I can't complete the download. Now, don't matter if you decide to remove the optional links SAiNT, but uploaders have to keep alive their links otherwise all is useless! wink
I'm the master of my fate, the captain of my soul. (W. E. Henley)
  Resident 29.05.2012 647
look .. those mirrors are useful for ppls usin different premiumhosters .. so if somebody is posting any VST(i) or a sample pack only for ONE HOSTER its not that useful for us members .. there are a lots of ppls who submit their posts with several different hosters .. but their are even ppl who only support one hoster because they only uploaded to their hoster who they got a premiumaccount for ..

in that case additional mirrors are VERY useful because with those additional mirrors we got more different hosters .. because everyone is using another hoster to get the Packs/VST (example the ppl from the USA) ..

hope u got me SAiNT .. cheers

and keep it up .. no matter what happens, i'm happy that we got stuff like this here ..

  Resident 5.02.2012 749
More Mirrors more choice & the Files are much longer alive!
  Banned 16.05.2010 364
this widget thing is confusing! I voted weeks ago, are we supposed to be voting all over again, or what? I just tried, but it says I already voted. So the old votes count?? Is that it???

As for the issue itself, I say KEEP the mirrors -- competition is good for the site and the people that visit here. If the uploaders don't like it, maybe they should find some other way to earn a few bucks. I don't think we should cater to people that are getting grubby about the posting of links -- it's about the sharing, not the links.
"It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken"
  Resident 15.09.2008 205
SAiNT, i don't understand nothing of russian, but i voted anyway.
I hope i had done right.
  Resident 10.09.2011 216 1555
i have idea you keep mirrors plugin activate, but for contributers you must do this :

if contributer post a product mirrors will be desactivated for while 8 hours or what than after time will be activated and everyone can post mirrors that's it.

best regards

But the unique thing in AUDIOZ is mirrors no site on the net have this plguin that hel more downloaders that's it.
  Resident 25.04.2012 74 7705
No site on the net is AudioZ either.
“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”
  Resident 28.07.2011 12 74
we can make archive torrent in our section tha's idea in my mind to have long live mirrors

for alll post in AUDIOZ that's idea if u like wink
  Resident 2.10.2008 517
When talking about mirrors, an important aspect is that more and more contributors force AudioZ members to buy an account on some file hoster by uploading files that are just too large to download for free, or by deliberately blocking download for free users (!). This is a really annoying trend, especially for musicians with very little money who are lucky to own a computer with internet access at all.

In these cases I see mirrors as an absolute *must*.

Anyway, big thanx to all the great contributors! wink

And just as big of a Thank You to SAiNT.
  Contributor 8.01.2011 6741 1920
If downloaders find another option, How do you get what you have now?
  Banned 13.05.2011 794 3873
Mirror links aren't that bad because if you look at older posts many show just MEGAUPLOAD or FILESONIC links - all dead now! phones
That is what happens when folks just copy/paste links from other sites!

In my opinion Torrent files are still much better 'cause i've found some stuff from 5-7 years ago, still available! yes wink

But a contributor should have the option to disable mirror links - especially when he sees that someone makes money with them. There are quite some users here who take advantage from posting mirrors. All of my links i have posted are just for sharing, not for profit.

  Resident 10.09.2011 216 1555
Kookaboo: that's what iam talking about contributer's have to disable mirrors for example for 1 day or 1 hours and than enable it to someone post mirrors like that he profit in this time and other's make live links.

but in my opinion i sware a god contributers get back their money they spend in samples and product's in one month. coz most of downloaders will download their links.

and most of google traffic that came here also 99% will go on to his links.

so contributer's will get 80% of downloads.

and after month all links of contributer's remain getting money for long time long time.

that's it my idea.

so mirrors are 80% usefull to make audioz alive.

what if disaster of filesonic came back again how audioz will be next ask your self.
  guest -- 0
I'm supporting mirrors because i don't want posts to die*

*That's what I repeat... Audioz is great like it is and works fine...!
  Resident 10.05.2011 47
I think that mirrors must use different hoster from original post(and from others mirrors too...), in this way can be useful,otherwise no mirrors from nobody yes
  Resident 13.08.2010 4 435
as far as earning the money back...it's possible for the uploader to show proof of purchase..receipts?? there isn't great money in filesharing, it's much better for a few to earn something small then for one to take all..i like the mirrors. unless there is a minimum of 8 links to choose from like strong sound/discover.

hard choice. dunno
Loves AudioZ. 10/10
  Resident 8.11.2011 40
A lot of uploaders = a lot of downloaders, therefore:
1. A lot of money for all uploaders!
2. A lot of happy AudioZ's members!

Sharing, sharing, sharing! here is the truth mates
Not much words, just plugged to the community
  Resident 1.03.2012 35
It's simple, Don't change!

If it is not broke don't fix it.

I know you will do the right thing, Saint.

I often find with large downloads that when a few links are missing, then the mirrors are worth their weight in gold. Hold on, mirrors have no weight, but are still worth a lot when things go wrong.

You gotta love that avatar on the post above mine, I thought that was a real bug for a second. LOL

Just a downloaders opinion.

It would be nice and more profitable to some, If all up-loaders would have options of smaller downloads for those who do not want premium accounts.
Music is as Music does
  guest -- 0
it's possible for the uploader to show proof of purchase..receipts??

I am sure the developers will love to see that

Why don't we show them are paypal receipts


  Resident 31.05.2010 4 2226
I agree torrent is much better
I also see that some of those who post mirror just do it for money

Especially some of the newly members here
One member have posted one post that he/she has contributed
Still that member is frequently posting mirrors on nearly every post there is..

I always try to use the contributers links

But in some cases it can be good with mirrors as i have noticed lately that many post have links where you must have a premium account to dl the links.

I dont want to buy a premium account for one month just so i can dl from that host and then i might not use that account anymore.

I also saw that one host have a premium account for one day and weeks which is very good sadly though most of the hosts only have monthly accounts.
  Resident 10.09.2011 216 1555
Horsemen: hhh and like that tomorow night FBi will catch us on our home hhh
  Resident 21.10.2010 6
What's wrong with mirrors?
I say as many as we can get!
  Resident 24.01.2012 4 451
i'm a downloader, i say keep the mirror's, don't change a thing, audioz hasn't been better from 'our' perspective

The Matrix is a documentary...
  Resident 9.01.2012 41
Keep the mirrors, they are more than usefull to everyone.

We all know the reasons why this issue is raised but I really don't think the uploaders can claim exclusivity to anything they post, if anything I find it pretty cheeky to even ask considering what they are doing in the first place. I do really appreciate what they do, and have had more than my share from them, but imo I think your just getting greedy now. The fact you want mirrors removed shows that people must be using them or find them usefull for whatever reason. Leave it as it is, it's not like the scene is guna die from it.
  Resident 10.09.2011 216 1555
smartlad: wink

you may too limite the price of product

if someone bought a product with 60 dollars - this post it disabled with mirrors mean in this post no one will post the mirrors is it ok.

but never remove mirrors.

like that AUDIOZ will remain just for contrubuter's
  Resident 11.01.2012 229
Regardless, this is a great site.
  Resident 25.04.2012 74 7705
You are such a rarity. Can we clone you?  screenshot
“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”

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