Paying for w4r3z is wrong and stupid

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  1. The Pirate

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    The last couple of days 5 members having problems with various non-legit programs have told me that they did not obtained those programs from AudioZ. The members further explained that in those sites, members need to pay a monthly fee in order to become a "Premium" or "VIP" user, and subsequently, be able to download. They also asked me if those sites were safe and reliable. Even though I agree that everyone is free to do what he or she chooses to do, I believe that contributing financially to other sites is wrong and it is not the smartest thing to do.
    First, w4r3z should never be for sale. Conversely, you should never pay for it. Period.
    Second, you are paying for the same programs, sample packs, and tutorials that are available earlier, and free of charge at AudioZ. Indeed, even programs that have been removed per DMCA can be obtained from other members.
    Third, after you spend your money elsewhere for programs, you come here asking for our help installing and fixing problems with those program. Since you "paid" for it, you should go back there and demand technical support. Seriously.
    Fourth, do you think that running 2 sites do not cost any money? This is what @SAiNT has previously said about it:
    Fifth, it is no secret that downloding files from the internet, especially executable files, is an easy way to get a virus, malware, spyware, ramsonware, cryptoware, etc. The simple fact is that you can almost never completely trust a file you downloaded from unknown sources. Conversely, when you download from AudioZ you can reasonably trust that the file that you are downloading is what the post claims it is. AudioZ has been around for more than 15 years and the general consensus is that it is a trusted source.

    In sum, rather than paying a monthly quota to download w4r3z from unknown sources what you could download free and safely from our sister site, contact @SAiNT or @Olymoon and tell them that you would like to make a financial contribution to AudioZ. There are many ways in which to effectate that.

    Edit: @twoheart made an excellent observation:
     
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  3. Dvus I

    Dvus I Ultrasonic

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    Some people are stupid ....
    Me I am AudioZ.
    And I remain faithful to AUDIO Z.:)
    More with all that you bring why go look elsewhere?
    Thank you for all the work you do

    Long live AudioZ and long life !!!!!!!!!! :wink:
     
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  4. Nightmix

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    Well, to be fair, the "free" downloads from the services on Audioz are not practical really. (Dial-up download speed, only one download per one or more hours, etc.) So if you pay for an uploaded or rapidgator account, or some other multi-site service like linksnappy, you are basically paying for warez.
     
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  5. The Pirate

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    I did not say that. You said it. :rofl:Seriously, even the smartest person can make a stupid decision. A lot of those decisions are premised on misinformation.
     
  6. The Pirate

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    That is one hell of an analogy. I was waiting for someone to bring it up. First, you don't need to get a premium account to download from AZ. Use OBOOM. Great company, great technical support AND completely free. Secondly, when you are paying for a premium account with uploaded or rapidagator that money goes to them. @SAiNT is not charging you for the privilege to download. Those sites do charge you for it. So let us not confuse one with the other. Simply put, with a premium account with uploaded or rapidgator you are paying for the convenience of downloading at a faster speed. You do not have to pay to download if you so choose.
     
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  7. thantrax

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    If you pay for warez then you can pay for legit software too.
    Some people use the wrong side of their brain.
     
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  8. twoheart

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    If one is willing top pay for software he/she should never pay for warez but for legit only. Why? Because warez "sellers" never develop any software nor do they enhance the business in any form.
     
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  9. thantrax

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    Two mounth ago I boughted Neutron 2 Advanced (~60/70% off) then iZotope gave me Neutron 3 Advanced for FREE because I was a Neutron 2 Advanced user. On August I was able to buy Music Production Suite 2.1 (Regular $999) at a ridiculous price becase I was a Neutron 3 Advanced user.

    Buying legit software is better than you think.
     
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  10. The Pirate

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    @Gwydion Are you a Sparrow or a Nightingale?
     
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    i am not even a member :no:
     
  12. PlzNo

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    I wonder why nobody used the latest Cubase Pro yet.

    [​IMG]

    #ProudNightingales :rofl:
     
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  13. The Pirate

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    So your post is premised on hearsay. There is no original release marked highly classified and only available to certain members. Your "weasel" gave you the wrong info. To be clear, if I make a release I can decide to make a torrent for Residents only. That will be marked as "highly classified" but anybody will be able to download it using links. If I make a different torrent just for members, it will be "classified" and everyone that is a member whether a Sparrow or Nightingale will see it. Moreover, what didi sayin my opening post? IF a release falls to the DMCA anyone is free to ask another member for it. The takedown notice applies solely to the site. Not to individual members.
     
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  14. Spacely

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    Ebay is full of people selling R2R stuff for $30 and up. Crazy part people actually buy it.
     
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  15. The Pirate

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    It is even crazier when some of the sellers or buyers are members here.
     
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  17. twoheart

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    Likes seeing you having fun :rofl:
     
  18. twoheart

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    Yaaaaaaaaawwwwnnnnnn!!!

    Typical German. Trying to seed social envy :bleh:
     
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  19. Gwydion

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    i am not german, i am bavarian :bleh:.

    And i do not seed social envy. If any, i harvest it !
     
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  20. The Pirate

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    @Gwydion you sound like the girl that did not get asked to the prom.
     
  21. Nightmix

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    If a 500mb download on AZ has links for uploaded and rapidgator only, how does having an oboom account help?
     
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