Larry Laffer wrote:
Why the hell cant releasers, coders use mediafire or rapidshare? All other hosting sites are suck hard!!!!!!
Everyone is entitled to their opinion!
This is NOT an opinion. It is a FACT.
Now we are seeing posters using some of the dregs of the file-server world. And the worst of the app posters are only posting to one of these scammy sites with no mirror at all. It is the FileSonic nonsense all over again.
Extrabit sends you around in endless circles until you either pay them or give up.
UpLoading tells you there are no free 'slots' left to force you to pay them (just like Filesonic used to do).
And that is just two of the crud-sites I could mention. There are lots being used that are just as bad.
I have tried to download three apps today and gave up on all of them because the cruddy servers wouldn't let me have the files.
What I don't understand is why posters EVEN BOTHER to go to the trouble to post stuff when nobody can get a working link! The only logical explanation is that this is an emergence of 'The Fiilesonic Scam' all over again? (You know the sordid story - the poster gets money when you cannot download his posts for free so you are forced to buy a Filesonic account.)
As a developer I have been releasing my own (free) apps on Mobilism for years before it was even renamed Mobilism. But recently (since the Filesonic Scam started in the Android forum) I have been finding this site impossible to get any use out of. I know I am not the only person who is getting frustrated by this nonsense over scammy file servers and the posters who consistently use them for personal gain. And we know who they are
Isn't it about time the moderators on this site got together and made a policy on posting and which sites are preferable?