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Posted: 29 September 2012 08:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 106 ]
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esp on a 7” touchscreen!
might have even been you, or Ivy or PapaSmrfe,  someone I follow, went there by email, cannot remember if I posted a comment, I don’t think I downloaded anything, just rated accidently!

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Posted: 29 September 2012 08:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 107 ]
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Spyro - 29 September 2012 01:20 PM

Charging freebie makers to post their freebies… I don’t think so.

Charging people will NOT stop piracy. It’s called piracy because they’re stealing, money has nothing to do with it, if people want to rip off or illegally distribute or even sell, putting a price on the item will NOT deter them, in some cases it actually makes them MORE determined.

I would be selling my items if the website charged me to post it.

Good Lord,people!  Please read!  Right at the top of page 7 of this thread, it states, and from David, if you don’t want to pay, there will be NO CHANGE.  If you want the ads to go away, then fork over the ten bucks.  How difficult is that to read and understand?

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Posted: 29 September 2012 08:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 108 ]
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I’m just waiting on Monday, as a user of ShareCG I will get the full story as all Uploaders will on that day. So if your last letter hit your JUNK mail folder You might want to think about that on Monday.

I for one will support the site no matter what is decided. It was home when I first started and just wanted to experiment with this FREE stuff (yes my DS was free then as well). I soon fell in love with 3D and ShareCG was and still is one content provider that keeps me going back for more. When I need a item I just can not find on a BUY site I check them. Most of the time I find the item, and a VERY high quality item at that. They will have my support.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 01:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 109 ]
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So… Did anyone see anything different today?  No, I mean at ShareCG, not when you looked out the back window this morning and saw the old guy next door dancing naked with his cat… I know he usually just frolics naked with the squirrels and hardly ever dances with his cat, but that is a separate matter…
I did not see anything different at SCG… just wondering…

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Posted: 01 October 2012 02:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 110 ]
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I think it will be a while before we see any changes.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 02:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 111 ]
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Doric - 29 September 2012 08:48 PM
Spyro - 29 September 2012 01:20 PM

Charging freebie makers to post their freebies… I don’t think so.

Charging people will NOT stop piracy. It’s called piracy because they’re stealing, money has nothing to do with it, if people want to rip off or illegally distribute or even sell, putting a price on the item will NOT deter them, in some cases it actually makes them MORE determined.

I would be selling my items if the website charged me to post it.

Good Lord,people!  Please read!  Right at the top of page 7 of this thread, it states, and from David, if you don’t want to pay, there will be NO CHANGE.  If you want the ads to go away, then fork over the ten bucks.  How difficult is that to read and understand?

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It was only general discussion… I’m well aware of that Doric.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 05:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 112 ]
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I was expecting mail today. None so far. Maybe I’ll check the Blog.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 10:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 113 ]
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lordvicore - 01 October 2012 01:51 PM

So… Did anyone see anything different today?  No, I mean at ShareCG, not when you looked out the back window this morning and saw the old guy next door dancing naked with his cat… I know he usually just frolics naked with the squirrels and hardly ever dances with his cat, but that is a separate matter…
I did not see anything different at SCG… just wondering…

So that’s why my squirrel hasn’t been around lately.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 10:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 114 ]
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The update is posted on ShareCG now.  At least take the time to read it.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 11:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 115 ]
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Looks like a ‘tiered service’...

The free service gets you ads and limited room for expansion of other services.

Subscribe and get ad-free, new features and a slot in the store…

Do so before the end of the year and ‘lock in’ your annual rate…

I can live with that.

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Posted: 01 October 2012 11:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 116 ]
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Me, too! Especially with the opening of a new market (always welcome, but most particularly when it already comes with a name that is known by most 3d artists).

 

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Posted: 06 October 2012 09:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 117 ]
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Spyro - 29 September 2012 01:20 PM

Charging freebie makers to post their freebies… I don’t think so.

Charging people will NOT stop piracy. It’s called piracy because they’re stealing, money has nothing to do with it, if people want to rip off or illegally distribute or even sell, putting a price on the item will NOT deter them, in some cases it actually makes them MORE determined.

I would be selling my items if the website charged me to post it.

Charging contributors will deter pirates since pirates thrive on anonymity. You cannot maintain anonymity if someone has access to your credit card or knows your paypal account. Money leaves a paper trail.

The availability of free, mostly anonymous services (which is hard not to love)  is the reason why piracy has become such a problem.

I don’t distribute free stuff on ShareCG. I can do that myself. However, if they came up with a useful share program targeted at legitimate vendors, Id give it a look.

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Posted: 06 October 2012 10:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 118 ]
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Oh your talking of a different form of piracy. My mistake. The piracy I was talking about was moreso the ones who distribute digital products often the bought ones. But yeah in that regard perhaps it would deter people submitting your work on freebie sites but I don’t believe that is the issue here. Posting stolen work on a freebie site as a freebie product is not really the core of piracy in 3d. It’s the people that get hold of products off the market that are not free and distributing it on the web often in forums.  You just need to search the title of an item and you’ll see how bad it is. That kind of piracy is what’s hurting the industry. The pirates aren’t likely to go where the legit kids like all of us here hangs out. It a black market the same as film piracy.

Anyway   So you’ve gotto ask yourself in a free product vendor pov ... Is it really worth giving all your hard work away as freebies when you get charged to upload them? The free items I make are for my learning and to share with the community. I don’t want to have to pay to give away my work especially work that isn’t intended for any profit. Such a implemented cost on freebie makers would certainly have alot of them finding a place elsewhere which would cripple sharecg. I think it would be an unwise move, I wouldn’t like to find out how many up loaders would actually leave if that happened.

This is my opinion, it has nothing to do with what sharecg has proposed as that is a good membership deal. This is about the theory proposed in this thread about the vendors having to pay to upload.

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Posted: 06 October 2012 10:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 119 ]
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Lol an when I say vendors I’m talking about freebie makers haha just easier to type on a iPhone raspberry

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Posted: 06 October 2012 01:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 120 ]
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Team Pay The Darn $10 Here.  That’s a drop in the bucket for a year of no ads and insuring the site continues to exist.  Here’s why I’m going to do it instead of just going to Rendo with everything (some things will certainly go up at Rendo).


Rendo freestuff has a long lag time.  It can take 48 hours to get an item approved, and they’re not even testing it.  ShareCG items are up immediately. 


ShareCG has a wonderful archive and attracts enthusiasts of history, niche sci fi, etc.  Last week I needed a good revolver for a render.  I discovered that my options were to pay $10 or more for an item that wasn’t made for Genesis and/or would require materials adjustment, or try to find a freebie.  A search for “gun” on ShareCG find several results instantly, some from history lovers whose models are nice and detailed even if their shaders aren’t very good. 


It’s a much better option than paying money for something less accurate and detailed that still requires work on my part.  I’d hate to lose that resource.

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