The problem with Rapidshare in my country, they never have enough slots and that's the late few months,
before was no problem. Rapidshare has changed and not longer serves as free and slow file sharing service.
When other services exist like Mediafire and Megaupload and many more, why bother with limitation like 10 times etc.
Out of work for some time, even â‚¬6.99 hurts right now.
In my opinion and is only my opinion, we should you use other services, at least that's what I do.
Being out of work now myself, I agree....even a 'little' money is a lot of money...
Here's a thought: Even without much money, it seemed to me that it was better to support Sonsivri than RS !.....lol.....so I sent my $15 to this board, Sonsivri, instead.
If a lot of us do that, then this board will be running for a long time....a good thing.
There's another problem with Rapidshare......it absolutely SUCKS for those stuck on dialup.
hey, if I -could- get DSL, I would find a way to pay for it....but like many other people, it's not a question of money for me...it's simply that I CAN'T get DSL here in rural area.
About 30 million people in the US still can't get any broadband....and about two billion people worldwide!
Rapidshare cancels the download-in-progress if the rate gets too slow for them.....and RS doesn't re-start properly....like whenever there's any problem with the phone-line...which does happen. Many dialup-ISP's (like earthlink) hang up the line every 12hrs, even if a transfer is in progress.
And for big files, 100mb-1gb, even with a solid connection, they take longer than overnight....and the phone-line is needed for other things during the day, yes?
So with RS not being good at resuming the download an hour or a day later....yer screwed.
Sooo.....RS is fine for little files, like patches....and I don't mind retrying 5 times to get a slot.....but for big files, I too ask that people upload elsewhere. Preferably at a service whose pages aren't bloated with graphics, scripts, container-pages, and other crap.....because those too are really a drag on slow dialup.
In fact...I would like to suggest an alternative strategy: uploading to Emule network
That works GOOD for those stuck with dialup!
I can leave emule running every night, and slowly but surely, I get the file.
I suggest posting on these threads the exact filename that was used when uploading to emule....so that others can pick out which file is the right one.
Well, I am newby here, so perhaps all the above is considered dumb by the 'experts'...but they are indeed real problems for everyone stuck on dialup....and like I said, that is still a LOT of people....almost everyone who lives outside a city/town.
Uploaders....thanks VERY much for your efforts, and gifts....and thanks for considering my suggestions.