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« on: July 16, 2011, 12:28:43 00:28 »

I don't think it's in the spirit of Sonsivri open sharing to post links to file hosts that require payment beyond a certain file size.  Speed is one issue, complete blocking out is another, especially for Sonsivri members. 

I am speaking specifically about uploadbaz, which has a 200MB limit, yet a lot of huge files are being, and have been posted there recently.  If people want to link there, fine, but a mirror to a non-pay (file sizewise) should also be required as a Sonsivri site policy if a site has a hard stop on file size. 

Otherwise, we see a bad precedent where Sonsivri becomes an ad service for people making money on setting up filehosts, setting a limit, then posting every files larger than the limit.
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2011, 02:01:31 02:01 »

I agree with this concept of providing mirrors to free hosts that do not have such restrictions.
However, I am not as familiar as most here with what are the good hosts for this?
I would also consider what I would call file "longevity" places like hotfile seem to kill links pretty fast. Yet, I have noticed other places seem to keep stuff around forever.. we need to take advantage of those.

Are there some suggested hosts?

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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2011, 02:11:25 02:11 »

files seem to last a long time with megaupload.  http://www.megaupload.com
tip register for free account and waiting time is cut.
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2011, 02:38:18 02:38 »

Yea totally agree on that. Should always upload to websites like megaupload.com or any other free file host.

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