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Music download section no longer available to guests
« on: August 31, 2010, 02:37:36 pm »
Due to episodes of plagerism (such as this person) on our music, we have decided to restrict access to our MP3s. From now on, only the radio will be available to guests. To download the individual mp3s you will need to register a forum account.

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Re: Music download section no longer available to guests
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2010, 02:48:30 pm »
Yuk, people who plagiarize sicken me >:( sounds like a reasonable change to me!

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Re: Music download section no longer available to guests
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2010, 03:18:36 pm »
I totally agree with Builderboy.
I despise plagiarists, especially when they get away with it.


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Re: Music download section no longer available to guests
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2010, 05:18:12 pm »
Good idea, DJ! Down with plagiarizers! >: (
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Re: Music download section no longer available to guests
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010, 07:20:06 pm »
completely agree with this move... cheaters shouldn't be allowed to use others' music and depict it as their own.

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Re: Music download section no longer available to guests
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2010, 04:01:09 pm »
It's too bad stuff like this happens.
Hopefully this change will keep people from visiting Omnimaga just to steal our songs (as well as those mp3 web-crawlers)

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Re: Music download section no longer available to guests
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2010, 04:20:18 pm »
Yeah. I know some ppl migth simply sign up then  steal the stuff, though x.x. Some people are ready for everything :/

I wish the dl section allowed me to setup post-count-based permissions per category.

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Re: Music download section no longer available to guests
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2010, 07:21:30 pm »
:P What about making the entire download section unavailable?




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Re: Music download section no longer available to guests
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2010, 07:24:50 pm »
Nah I don't want that. After all, CalcG, Ticalc and Cemetech downloads sections were always visible to guests. Most visitors come here for news and downloads and on UTI, people did not appreciate to have to register to download attachments.

Just the music section as well as the video section should be fine. On the old board, the music section was turned OFF to guests in October 2007 (the final 3 months) too, but back then it was for bandwidth issues (the songs were hosted on United-TI, at omnimaga.unitedti.org, and UTI only had 45 GB bandwidth per month, which we almost maxed out once because of a web crawler that grabbed Techno Strike MP3 link)

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Re: Music download section no longer available to guests
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2010, 10:48:44 pm »
Hmm....what about setting up a forum board just for the music? You can restrict forum sections to specific ranks, right? Probably more work than it's worth though :P not a bad change IMO

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Re: Music download section no longer available to guests
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2010, 10:53:34 pm »
Nah I doN,t feel like changing the entire download section for music, plus we already have a board for music made by everyone anyway.

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Re: Music download section no longer available to guests
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2011, 11:05:20 pm »
Well, after my Newground account got hacked 3 times (somebody changed my password, despite me choosing secure/random ones, and one of those incidents was earlier today), since in the future I plan to sell my electronic power metal songs, I decided to take no chance and wiped everything I could out of my Newgrounds account, in case this happens again and that I lose control on my songs. Whenever I uploaded stuff there it just got overran by zero-bombers voters anyway.

Also I would prefer that those 7 songs, unless my sale plan fails, no longer remains in Omnimaga archives as medium/high quality download, same for any other site, which means I edited the files with lower quality versions or previews and added a Youtube link.
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Re: Music download section no longer available to guests
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2011, 04:16:07 am »
! wow that guy should be banned
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Re: Music download section no longer available to guests
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2011, 01:22:52 pm »
Well as you can see, our music is still in his account and I reported him twice over a year ago. Yet they did nothing. This and the vote bombers (people who vote every new song or any non-mainstream stuff 0/5) are reasons why I lost respect towards NG over the time.

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Re: Music download section no longer available to guests
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2011, 01:23:32 pm »
What will happen to Omnimaga radio? Will it go away too?


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