View Full Version : Sound quotas
11-22-2003, 03:18 PM
Okay, guys, come on! It's not like we're gonna steal your music as our own! It's somewhat annoying to have these sound quotas. I was wondering if you could do anything about them. I like to listen to these tricks, but I often can't because of the quotas. What I'm trying to say is, could you guys either remove them or explain them?
11-22-2003, 05:35 PM
Guitartricks is free to you. It is NOT free to Jon. He has put up some advertising, which pays for a certain amount of bandwidth and storage capacity, but not much. Having sound quotas (which I believe is 5 sound files per person per day) keeps the total bandwidth used by the site low enough to be paid for by advertising. If you and others downloaded 20+ a day, you'd either have to give Jon some money, or he'd have to put more pop-ups - neither of which you would want. Jon's idea of a quota system keeps this free for us, and you should be glad.
I know the frustration, though. Sometimes I forget that I already download 5 today and I find a trick I really want to listen to, but can't. I just copy/paste the URL into notepad, save it on desktop as goheretomorrow.txt or something and get it the next day. No problem.
Did that clear up everything?
11-23-2003, 12:07 AM
Ya.. this question was asked by someone long long time ago. Theres no such thing as freebies in this world...
11-23-2003, 07:40 AM
Do you pay for the privilege of using guitartricks ?
If not stop wining !
11-23-2003, 08:13 AM
Sorry, I understand now. I said an explanation was all I needed, and that was a good one. Hooray for sound quotas.
11-25-2003, 12:03 AM
The Doc reaches 1000 posts!
11-25-2003, 03:33 AM
Originally posted by Jolly McJollyson
Hooray for sound quotas.
hey doc - welcome to the club - now you´re realy getting old *LOL*
11-25-2003, 08:22 AM
Old.....its not the age its the miles, I was up at 5 am this morning and at work at 7 working with isotopes, similar to crucifixion, 1K is a doddle! I suspect I'll be here 'till about 8.30 this evening at which point my wife will try and kill me on account of not jointing in the last min. thanksgiving shopping.
Who was it who said it was good being a grownup, me im heading whombwoulds !
rant wine winge bleat
Just as well I have my new 40 gig iPod, all is well again !
11-25-2003, 02:12 PM
Yeh, that is the situation. It costs like .002 cents to give you a 250kb file and I get paid like .002 cents for a popup. They only want to give you about 5 popups per day, so there you go. It doesn't sound like much until it is x5000 people, then we got a problem. I am making the numbers up, but they are close.
Right now we serve about 1.5GB of files every day, in case you were interested.
In the near future, we will set things up so that for a fee you can download a lot more files, and we will have video and other interesting improvements.
11-25-2003, 03:13 PM
Yeah, but shouldn't they pay you more per popup seeing as how this website gets a lot of hits?
12-02-2003, 12:27 PM
Ahhh if only people did what they should.
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