Dear followers of this blog: my preference for RapidShare seems a bit unjustified since it presents some difficulties for downloading. RS-Premium-users are generally content with a RS link but free users seem to face more and more difficulties.
Over a year ago RS was relatively small and friendly but perhaps with an increase in size there's a bit of arrogance/more commercial thinking.
So I think I'll try to provide an occasional alternative link with some posts. There are some points I need to mention.
- Uploading files is no problem but those files get deleted or expire. With RS it's fairly easy for me to detect a disappeared link and as long as there are not too many it's easy to replace it silently. This is probably more difficult with alternative sites.
- Somebody alerted me to the fact that there are 'security' issues with certain sites. I've asked for a clarification on that but I won't get an answer 'till a recent ban on the FC forum is lifted (I probably pissed off a mod-with-little-patience on my 2nd day of membership. Oh well...).
Second test http://www.upload.sc/
is used for the Tearjerkers
post. Free RS users should perhaps give it a try and let me know their experiences.
(edit: 3rd test, could somebody check the alt link on Black Keys - Thickfreakness
for me? Does it work, is it fast?)
- I'll test some more sites but the maximum file-size may be a limiting factor.Some visitors here know probably more than me on this subject. I'd like to know about hosting sites: name, file-size, do links expire, maximum number of downloads, limitations in upload/download speed, other things to consider when up- & downloading, etc. If you could leave a comment I'd really appreciate it.
Head Honcho answered that question with this
I plan to reorganize the panel on the right. I found a way to fit information in separate articles, hosted on a different blog. Useful information on: tips & tricks to use RS for free, tag-editors, musicblogs, etc. will (soon) be more organized. A quickly made example: Free downloading from Rapidshare
. Your ideas on that are appreciated too.
A side note for those that read this far: tonight (approx. 0:00 GMT+1) I'll finally start with James Brown.