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PostLorry on Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:34 am

I totally understand Tanja consol1


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Postszanne7000 on Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:37 am

Me, too, Tanja.

...your original thought to not add a download link seems like the only way to prevent this type of thing.

...I'll be sad not getting to download early; however, I can wait <3



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Posttilly on Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:28 am

Maybe we have to use something else on occasion, such as mega. Usually, it isnt an issue if people share, but when we all create something for a theme week that has a release date (and a surprise factor!) then i think its more of an issue.
I agree with Suzanne on the usual downloads, that we are happy people want our stuff, but for a theme week, it annoys me, so i can understand how you feel. I had no idea this was going on with sfs.
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PostBroomhilda on Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:09 am

tilly is Mega free and do you have a link to it please



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Posttilly on Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:35 am

Yes, its free HERE
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Postszanne7000 on Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:41 am

Sam, Mega is: http://mega.co.nz

Mediafire is: http://www.mediafire.com

Both offer free accounts with 50gb with sign up; however, after 30 days, Mega drops down to 15gb now.

The only potential issue with any free cloud storage is bandwidth - i.e., the sites can limit the data amounts that are uploaded and downloaded from every individual account.

I pay for both Dropbox and Mediafire, with each providing me a terabyte per year at the cost of $99 US each (approximately - there is some change involved, lol).

So, for a small sized file, the free accounts may work. If, however, you think lots and lots of people are going to download the file, there could be periods of time where the account will not allow downloads due to maxing out bandwidth.

...and, I absolutely agree, Lisa - it is a shame when gifts from our creators prematurely available due to the method simsfileshare uses to store files. Not their fault, just people who are super impatient.

Edit: Lisa - you are fast! <3


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PostBroomhilda on Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:02 pm

Thank you tilly and Suzanne bighugs2



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Postszanne7000 on Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:45 pm

You're very welcome, Sam :D



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PostTaTschu on Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:35 pm

Thank you all for your comments and help <3
I have no idea what I should do. I was always happy with simfileshare. Before I used Dropbox. But you don't have so much space for all the downloads. So I switched to SFS.

Perhaps I try it out just to post the pics from the CC, so you all now that I create/recolor something, and give them free when Lisa open the theme for all. And if someone want a special gift before, I can open the download for a short time.


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Posttilly on Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:59 pm

What about One drive, is that any good?
Ha Ha Suzanne, sometimes im right on it, if you catch me, lol
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PostMysticTrance15 on Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:47 am

Broomhilda wrote:When you all see some of your work on other sites or in someone else's houses and that cc wasn't released yet at that time..I would be questioning thing really hard..what is really going on..

What other places can be used for downloading..

I'm not worried about my cc..but am worried about all of yours..just trying to come up with a solution for you all..

Im not sure I would see mine, it was the skirts I posted pictures on here of after I completed them. I still need to learn shadow maps and what not so they didn't score that big when they snagged mine. The sims I would recognize though... I put a lot of time into them so I always recognize them when I see others posting pictures of them from game play. The sims people downloaded beyond the ones I made public on my gallery where personal sims for other simmers that I only planned to share with them, I informed them someone else downloaded them so if they where using them for stories they where aware they may see a twin at some point.
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Postszanne7000 on Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:48 am

I really like OneDrive...

I don't know what the bandwidth issues (if any) might be, so off to look up what I can find...

...I do occasionally come across creator download links on OneDrive and they are generally quick and easy in that the download happens automatically or I get to select which files/folders I'd like to download :D

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So, after doing a bit of searching and reading, here are the highlights:

OneDrive's free accounts are 5gb and offer 500mb free for each referral up to 5gb additional free storage.

Looking at the data from this link here,  OneDrive does not appear to have any bandwidth limits.

You can also see the other cloud storage providers and their (if any) bandwidth limits at this same link (above).

From one of the citations, this article on Dropbox bandwidth issues states that even a Free DropBox account's limit for bandwidth is an up/down limit of 20gb per day OR 100,000 downloads per day.

...more, if you have a paid Dropbox account :D

...which, I completely understand, many people cannot afford.

Mega allows 10gb per day on free accounts while with MediaFire you have to have a paid account in order to use their bandwidth. Yandisk also has free accounts starting at 10gb which can increase to 20gb with referrals. Bandwidth is 200% of storage size per day.

Data Storage rates are still approximately $10 US per month for 1tb of storage. Paying yearly, if at all possible, saves a bit over the actual monthly rates by chopping off an average of $20 ($99/year 1tb paid annually vs $120/year 1tb paid monthly).

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Recommendations - if you have a paid OneDrive (either direct or because of having Office 365 Home), that is your best bet.

If you need a free account and don't offer a lot of files for download, then Dropbox looks really good :D



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PostTaTschu on Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:03 am

I think I know how I handle this.
For all CC I made for our Forum, I will use Dropbox. For my Tumblr I use Simfileshare. I think thats the easiest way, that the CC for our Members stay here in the Forum. What do you think?


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PostBroomhilda on Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:19 pm

That sounds like a great plan...annoying for you to remember what is what but great lol



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PostTaTschu on Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:50 pm

I thought about that too, Sam :)
I have the idea to mark the Forum Donwloads with "Wallpaper xy for ccs" or something like that.


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PostBroomhilda on Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:02 pm

Let us know how it works out..maybe this might be a salutation to everyone's SFS problems..



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Postszanne7000 on Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:31 am

That sounds like a great idea, Tanja!

I do hope, too, that it will be a good solution <3



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PostTaTschu on Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:49 pm

I postet a new gift for our summer theme. I used Dropbox, and I hope it works. I know, that just people who have the link can download it. So it should be safe for the forum.
I have to keep my eyes open to note how many downloads it has :)


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Postszanne7000 on Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:54 am

Tanja - I just downloaded the file and the link is working perfectly :D

I'm going to comment on the thread <3



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PostMysticTrance15 on Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:09 pm

I was wondering where the summer cc is?


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Posttilly on Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:06 pm

Can we remember to keep staff business in the staff chat areas please......thank you HappyDay
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PostBroomhilda on Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:09 pm

sorry tilly baghead



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Postszanne7000 on Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:20 pm

Apologies, Lisa.



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