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We've implemented a way to view your commenting history and an explanation of recent download issues.

Posted by INtense! on Nov 14th, 2012

We've made quite a few changes to our commenting system in recent times, with one of the more major ones recently being deployed. For members this is the ability to view your commenting history, which should help you see the discussion you have participated in, and more importantly where you posted that comment. This we hope will allow you to find old images / mods / games you've posted on but forgotten about. For example here is my comment history.


A more radical change we are also experimenting with, is the ability for guests to comment. This we hope will lead to an increase in discussion on the site between developers and fans - because we believe the most important service we can provide is a way for you to get feedback when posting news, images and videos on the site. To stop spam and trolling, all guest comments are policed by you the members and guest comments are not shown until you have approved them. So everytime you vote a guest comment up or down, you are basically allowing (or disallowing) that person to comment - so use your power wisely. And please join in the discussion on all of the news flowing through ModDB, IndieDB and SlideDB - because nothing makes us happier than seeing developers share their hard work and having you discuss and critque it.

Finally some bad news. At the moment GameFront helps us mirror and host most of the files on the site. They recently changed their download policy, which prevents users from the following countries from downloading files:

  • Argentina
  • Mexico
  • Chile
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • Poland
  • Colombia
  • Brazil
  • France
  • Venezuela
  • Italy
  • Peru
  • Uruguay
  • Malaysia
  • Turkey
  • Indonesia
  • India
  • Ecuador
  • Costa Rica
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • Japan

The net effect of this has been our mirrors getting overloaded with requests and simply being unable to keep up with the demand. It is difficult for us to fix this, as providing another 2gigabit of bandwidth for downloads is quite expensive and requires significant architecture. We are in the process of adding more mirrors and investigating what we can do, but we encourage you to be patient when downloading, and remember that registered members are given priority access over guests on the site. So join today if you haven't already.

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Admiral_Skeybar
Admiral_Skeybar Nov 14 2012, 1:46am says:

Great new feature. I like the idea of going back and keeping track of my comments.

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Ambient_Malice
Ambient_Malice Nov 14 2012, 1:50am says:

This is a great feature. Sorry to hear about the file hosting situation. Keep up the good work, guys.

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OrangeNero
OrangeNero Nov 14 2012, 1:53am says:

I demand a "hide" option in the profile settings for the comments. I don't want everyone being able to browse through them. At least restrict it for registered members.

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INtense! Author
INtense! Nov 14 2012, 1:54am replied:

comments posted in private groups will not be shown. You can also make your profile totally private or viewable by friends only, is that what you want?

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Hijacker
Hijacker Nov 14 2012, 2:57am replied:

I think what he meant is that he don't mind other people seeing his profile but he doesn't want people seeing his comment history.

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OrangeNero
OrangeNero Nov 14 2012, 2:59am replied:

I am not against the feature as a whole, I just personally don't like the idea of others being able to view everything I wrote. If possible make it optional.

Yes I could make my profile private but thats total restriction for everyone who ain't my friend which is too much.

Well do what you see fit, would be nice if it was optional, I will get over it anyway but its freaky.

@Hijacker exactly.

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INtense! Author
INtense! Nov 14 2012, 9:06pm replied:

this feature will be added next deployment

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OrangeNero
OrangeNero Nov 14 2012, 9:56pm replied:

Nice

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do_i_ob
do_i_ob Nov 23 2012, 11:08pm replied:

This, this right here is why i love this site it listens to its users! Good job INtense, good job.

+4 votes     reply to comment
dirkson
dirkson Nov 14 2012, 2:08am says:

Wow, you chew through over 2gigabits/s of downloads? That's an impressive problem to have. I wish I had these issues!

Cheers,
-Dirk

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INtense! Author
INtense! Nov 14 2012, 2:19am replied:

about 1 ~ 2gigabit off peak, up to about 5gigabit on peak. So it's more than that

+6 votes   reply to comment
Xylemon
Xylemon Nov 14 2012, 2:58am says:

Yeah ModDB has been needing this for a long time, now it's time to revisit mine and other's embarrassing past...

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cW#Ravenblood
cW#Ravenblood Nov 14 2012, 3:49am says:

Fanstatic features, nice to see that you keep rockin' the houe!

+3 votes     reply to comment
[TZP]LoNer1
[TZP]LoNer1 Nov 14 2012, 3:50am says:

The only things left is getting notifications in your message center once someone posts a comment on something belonging to you ;)

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geotavros
geotavros Nov 14 2012, 6:50am replied:

For addon\mod uploader it is vital to get notifications on email or PM about comments to your work.

+6 votes     reply to comment
[TZP]LoNer1
[TZP]LoNer1 Nov 14 2012, 6:54am replied:

Indeed, i've had numerous occasions where i missed questions from people needing help with my mod(s)

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ChromeAngel
ChromeAngel Nov 15 2012, 3:25am replied:

Amen to this. When I post a news item with screenshots and a download related comments end up on the images, the download the news item and mod profile.

It would make it much easier to respond to comments if I only had to visit one place to track these comments.

+4 votes     reply to comment
RaoDaoZao Online
RaoDaoZao Nov 14 2012, 4:15am says:

That country-limitation stuff is pretty brutal. Have they provided any explanation for this policy change?

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Fallen Angel
Fallen Angel Nov 14 2012, 4:45am says:

Damn, how are those people going to be able download stuff from Gamefront/Filefront?

The Gamefront/Filefront DL policy better be changed before **** happens.
Like RaoDaoZao said, it's pretty brutal. D:

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NekoGenijalan
NekoGenijalan Nov 14 2012, 5:16am says:

Nice new change!

But new Gamefront download policy really makes me sad. How am I going to download new cool mods without Gamefront!!! Oh, the horror :(

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Reborn:X
Reborn:X Nov 14 2012, 5:54am replied:

Indeed, they basiclly banned half of the world from posting.

I guess the main "reason" for this was the high rate of piracy and cybercrime in the mentioned countries. Except for Japan and Singapore which makes me wonder why them...

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INtense! Author
INtense! Nov 14 2012, 8:41pm replied:

Actually the countries are primarily non-english speaking + high traffic places.

So my guess is that Gamefront is unable to sell advertising in places like Russia, France, Japan etc and due to the high cost of providing bandwidth have decided to focus on the countries where they can.

Whilst it is frustrating - having run download servers ourselves it is expensive and not easy

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medve
medve Nov 14 2012, 6:04am says:

a number showing the new replies to my comment would be nice

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Nov 14 2012, 2:59pm says:

The comment history is a great addition! i've never been a person of commenting a lot (just recently i decided to comment more), but i didn't remembered most of my comments. XD

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8472
8472 Nov 14 2012, 5:56pm says:

Love the Guest avatars! Although, my comments history doesn't seem to be working:

"Your config file does not appear to be formatted correctly."

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Henley Staff
Henley Nov 14 2012, 8:31pm replied:

HA!

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INtense! Author
INtense! Nov 14 2012, 8:55pm replied:

will be fixed next deployment

+4 votes   reply to comment
[Night_Stalker]
[Night_Stalker] Nov 14 2012, 10:39pm says:

Excellent, now I can go back and see all of my embarrassing comments with ease!

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Fallen Angel
Fallen Angel Nov 15 2012, 9:16am says:

I noticed a bug.

The "videos" section of the profile is gone if you have most of the links to the site available.
(only happens if it's your profile.)

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cW#Ravenblood
cW#Ravenblood Nov 15 2012, 12:17pm says:

Although when you open the list of your watchers and you try to get to the next page you'll get to this link moddb...../watchers/view/page/2 but it has to be moddb..../watchers/page/2.

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HeavyMetalBreadLoaf
HeavyMetalBreadLoaf Nov 16 2012, 10:58pm says:

Just a heads up, Gamefront added Indonesia to their "if you live there... well that's just too bad" list.
In addition to being swarming with trackers, ads, and assorted annoyances, now Gamefront filters out users because of where they live >:I

I'm very glad that ModDB's comment system got an upgrade. Comment history does indeed make a big change in favor.
There's an issue I'd like to see addressed though. In heavily commented mods (like this one Moddb.com ) often there are several replies to a comment which is on the following page, leading to confuse situations.

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madiba127
madiba127 Nov 18 2012, 3:13am says:

"guest comments are not shown until you have approved them."

how do we approve them if we are the owner of the group/mod/game

+2 votes     reply to comment
INtense! Author
INtense! Nov 20 2012, 12:02am replied:

You can give them + ham

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Guest
Guest Nov 20 2012, 9:19pm says:

Forecast return for the Liberation of Downloads?

+5 votes     reply to comment
doclusifer
doclusifer Nov 24 2012, 5:24am says:

Recommend to their mods modders to go up to sites like mediafire or 2Shared for the rest of the world, for jankees not to not leave us without their incredible work, thank you all for the years of modding

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jhonisp08
jhonisp08 Dec 2 2012, 8:38am says:

My English is not very good, sorry.
Could someone put these 3 files on MediaFire?
They are small, however, takes a lot of them.!
thank you

Fix 1.1
http: // www.gamefront.com/files /2132837/WEndetta_WE7_2004_Fix_Addon_1_1_ part1_ rar

http: //www. gamefront. com/ files/ 2132838/ WEndetta_WE7_2004_Fix_Addon_1.1.part2. rar

Fix 1.2
gamefront. com/ files/ 3164460/ Wendetta_WE7_Fix_1_2__ PS2_

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NickoX
NickoX Dec 24 2012, 4:35am says:

As italian I really hope you can find an alternative to Gamefront/Filefront DL policy.
I'll be patient as you ask, but I'll be ready to delete my account and my mods if this situation persist.

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Bloody_Mess_ITA
Bloody_Mess_ITA Dec 31 2012, 6:24pm says:

I agree with NickoX, as Italian I hope you can find an alternative, I'll be patient but I'll be ready to delete my account if this situation persist.

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diegoss3
diegoss3 Mar 4 2013, 2:25am says:

Theres a skin of anakin solo and corran horn in gamefront, i would like to have it...i'm a registered user in gamefront

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ydobon
ydobon Mar 20 2013, 4:48pm says:

I am from one of that 'blocked" countries. (Blocked, like some pirates or worse ... IMHO it sounds like some stigmatization, due to the said bandwidth problem, i 'm from a relatively small country)

I've read the message, and I joined.

I tried to download at least 5-10 mods/maps etc. to my favorite games from my favorite modders, Again and again and again.

And nothing happened, the same message ("not available via any mirrors") continues to display to me, despite the logged status ...

Dear ModDB Why did you do that with us, the excluded nations?

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BlaCKRaVEnS
BlaCKRaVEnS Mar 22 2013, 1:32am says:

why malaysia?

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