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RE: MegaUpload Shut Down
THIS IS bullchocolate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...............

I had tons of files in MU and now.. kung FFFUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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20/01/2012 02:27 AM
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RE: MegaUpload Shut Down
First off, not a single fudge is given on my part about the demise of Megaupload. Perhaps people will use a not-spoon file-host now.

Second, part of the reasons they got shut down because they were heavily encouraging piracy - unpopular files get deleted, popular files earn rewards for the uploader in actual money, that sort of thing.

It qualified as racketeering or something.

Other hosts don't do reward programs, (I think), and this is apparently why.

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20/01/2012 02:35 AM
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Maybe they'll shut down ShareCash and Fileice. Blingeye

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20/01/2012 02:51 AM
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There goes like 90% percent of links at PSPiso, though its a site I don't visit since like a year ago, but its a site that provided me with most of my admittedly nasty piracy desires.
20/01/2012 03:24 AM
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RE: MegaUpload Shut Down
(19/01/2012 05:38 PM)Assassinator Wrote:  Why couldn't they have taken down FileServe instead?

Fileserve is like the worst shit ever.

How so? The time limits are bearable and they are the fastest file locker without account - for me at anyway.
20/01/2012 03:27 AM
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RE: MegaUpload Shut Down
Brilliant! Now I have to reupload all the files I'm sharing on other sites! Happiest day of my life! Erk

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RE: MegaUpload Shut Down
(20/01/2012 03:27 AM)Senseito7 Wrote:  
(19/01/2012 05:38 PM)Assassinator Wrote:  Why couldn't they have taken down FileServe instead?

Fileserve is like the worst shit ever.

How so? The time limits are bearable and they are the fastest file locker without account - for me at anyway.

- Stupid timer that doesn't go down when you go to a new tab.
- Captchas, the annoying kind.
- Download restrictions per time.
- Randomly DC's in the middle for me a lot, then I can't start it again because of the above.
- Also FS doesn't work with EP's RPNet thing any more.

As for fastest, not a chance.  MU goes at like 800KB/sec for me, without premium.  Maybe because I'm in Australia and so I'm downloading stuff during low traffic times when the Americans are all sleeping, dunno.

Mediafire and MU are the best for me.
20/01/2012 04:22 AM
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Interesting, must be the difference in location.

For free, nothing is comparable for me. Mediafire is horribly slow.

CAPTCHAs/Download Restrictions are pretty normal for free file locker downloads.

Shame you've lost MU :>
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RE: MegaUpload Shut Down
(20/01/2012 04:24 AM)Senseito7 Wrote:  Interesting, must be the difference in location.

For free, nothing is comparable for me. Mediafire is horribly slow.

CAPTCHAs/Download Restrictions are pretty normal for free file locker downloads.

Shame you've lost MU :>

Mediafire goes at like ~100KB/s or something for me.  Slow-ish, but then again people generally only host small things there, so its fine.  Also, you can download multiple things at the same time with Mediafire, to make it faster.

Most of the time I just use RPNet premium these days though.  And for large things like games, generally torrent.
20/01/2012 04:42 AM
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RE: MegaUpload Shut Down
(20/01/2012 02:35 AM)Silvertie Wrote:  Other hosts don't do reward programs, (I think), and this is apparently why.
Actually most of them do I believe - it's why most people upload to them (to get the reward programs) and some inflating smaller files to push the 1MB threshold.

I believe one of the main points is that MU were fairly lax with copyright takedown notices.  Yes, they did delete them sometimes, but they'd often be rather slow about it (understandable, it makes them money).  However, it's not like they lacked the ability to take stuff down faster - stuff like child hershey kisses got removed fairly quickly always.
That's what I've heard at least.
I'm a little confused over where it's based though, there seems to be people in New Zealand and Germany, but it's a Hong Kong based company?
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