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

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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_Nemo
Admiral_Nemo

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

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Ambient_Malice
Ambient_Malice

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

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!

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

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

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!

this feature will be added next deployment

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OrangeNero
OrangeNero

Nice

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do_i_ob
do_i_ob

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

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dirkson
dirkson

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!

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

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Xylemon
Xylemon

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

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

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[TZP]LoNer1
[TZP]LoNer1

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

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

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[TZP]LoNer1
[TZP]LoNer1

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

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ChromeAngel
ChromeAngel

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.

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RaoDaoZao
RaoDaoZao

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

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Fallen Angel
Fallen Angel

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

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

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!

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

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

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer

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

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

HA!

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INtense! Author
INtense!

will be fixed next deployment

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[Night_Stalker]
[Night_Stalker]

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

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Fallen Angel
Fallen Angel

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

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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BreadIsDelicious
BreadIsDelicious

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

"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

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INtense! Author
INtense!

You can give them + ham

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Guest
Guest

Forecast return for the Liberation of Downloads?

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doclusifer
doclusifer

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

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

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

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

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

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

why malaysia?

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MOOnshineWorks
MOOnshineWorks

I gave a guest + ham but to guests it still shows as "currently awaits admin approval" is there a lag for this?

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