Is this forum too paranoid?

by bluet
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Earlier today I read where someone was looking for some background music for a video.

Later in the day I threw up a second bandpage on my music site, and posted in the Main IM Discussion forum that earlier today I had started a site with free music downloads, to go check them out, and download them if you like any or need them.

I figure this would help some beginners on a tight budget, and I would continue posting more free music on a regular basis. I said I would even fill a request for a certain style if you notify me.

Maybe later, if demand is high, I might also sell a few here and there also on the site, which would be an option for those songs only versus the free download ones.

Since I don't have enough posts to post a link I referred people to my profile where the link is in my contact section. I haven't posted much, but I have been a member since Jan 2008.

A few hours later, after about 20 readerss, my post is gone.

Now I've been on many sites over the years, and I understand trolls and spammers but,

LOL You can't even give stuff away without getting punished here? Isn't that overkill?
Was this actually done by members here or admin?
  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    Since the main forum is 'self-moderated' people who had a problem with your thread would submit reports stating why they thought it was inappropriate.*

    Then the Admin or SuperMods would act based on the objectons (or not).

    *There may be issues where this may be considered pirating - I didn't see your thread, and call me paranoid but my first thought was how do you get the right to give away someone else's music (in view of all the hoopla from artists being ripped off by 'free' music download sites).

    Recently Warner Bros even pulled a bunch of YouTube videos due to this issue.

    Of course I realize you may just be using recordings that are public domain with the artist/label's knowledge and am not accusing you - I am just saying this MAY be the perception. So next time you may want to clarify this point so people won't assume the worst.

    I have no idea if that is the issue or if it was considered self-promotion (since you 'might sell' some) and it is considered pretty tacky/spammy to refer people to links - 'see my sig' - 'see my profile' - which is just a round about way of promoting one's self.
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    • Profile picture of the author bluet
      No, all my music on my bandpages are my own created works and I own the copyrights.
      I started a second bandpage, you can have more than one, for the specific purpose of having background instrumental tracks, so as not to confuse my fans with my regular songs.
      I also activated creative commons license to allow commercial use of the songs, for members here to be able to use them for video background, etc. if they so desired.
      My only link is in my profile contact area as I stated in the post.
      I have seen people posting many times, linking to various sites without consequence.
      I simply made a free offer to help some people. Actually did a little work today to create some music.
      LOL No good deed goes unpunished. blah blah blah
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      • Profile picture of the author Patrician
        Well - now that is interesting. I never considered it might be your own music and it was very nice of you - I still think it may have been just the perception.

        It's a shame your good deed was misinterpreted - have no fear, 'virtue is its own reward'.

        Re your remark about "linking to various sites without consequence". Believe me it will be reported multiple times and although no one loses their head, (except serial spammers and overt trolls) there are consequences - anything from being labeled a troll, to losing credibility, to outright public insults if it continues. Sometimes it takes a while for the mods to respond to the complaints...

        I think rules should be equally applied to everyone although some may slip through the cracks.

        Anyway I will try to check out your profile/link/music.

        Don't let it get you down.

        Originally Posted by bluet View Post

        No, all my music on my bandpages are my own created works and I own the copyrights.
        I started a second bandpage, you can have more than one, for the specific purpose of having background instrumental tracks, so as not to confuse my fans with my regular songs.
        I also activated creative commons license to allow commercial use of the songs, for members here to be able to use them for video background, etc. if they so desired.
        My only link is in my profile contact area as I stated in the post.
        I have seen people posting many times, linking to various sites without consequence.
        I simply made a free offer to help some people. Actually did a little work today to create some music.
        LOL No good deed goes unpunished. blah blah blah
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        • Profile picture of the author bluet
          Oh, I'm not down, just puzzled why the gestapo here was so hasty. I thought maybe I violated a rule that I didn't know about. LOL
          I also sent a support ticket asking staff, but I don't know yet how effective that route usually is. I imagine they are overworked here.
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  • Profile picture of the author sjkstone
    They likely thought you were giving away other peoples stuff. I know many people don't read everything before they make a judgement.
    PM me your stuff so I can hear it. I'm a musician too. I even started a thread here for it not long ago.
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    • Profile picture of the author bluet
      Originally Posted by sjkstone View Post

      They likely thought you were giving away other peoples stuff. I know many people don't read everything before they make a judgement.
      PM me your stuff so I can hear it. I'm a musician too. I even started a thread here for it not long ago.
      I checked out your myspace, great work, like it, even though that is normally not my favorite genre, they sounded good, especially "The Day".

      Can't PM you yet:
      "Note: Until your post count is 15 you will be able to send PMs to Staff only."

      To listen you would have to go to my profile and the link is in the contact info there:
      soundclick.com/BackTrack is where I listed the first five songs in the new profile there. sigh.

      Guess I have to start posting more. LOL Was just trying to be helpful and start posting some music for people. But it seems to be a challenge here to get people there. LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author erickz
    hi, i was just searching for some free background music for a simple video and i saw this post.. hmm can you pm me your site?
    thks..
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    • Profile picture of the author bluet
      Originally Posted by iMerickz View Post

      hi, i was just searching for some free background music for a simple video and i saw this post.. hmm can you pm me your site?
      thks..
      hi Erickz,
      you have to go to my profile here and in "contact info" is the link to the site. "soundclick.com/backtracks"

      I also found a small problem earlier. Since I just started this second bandpage on the site today, they haven't completely finished clearing everything yet. I thought since I was a premium paying member for years it would approve my second band page quickly. Not!

      Everybody is paranoid except me! LOL

      According to my administration page for the new page the song would only not be listed in charts or searches until finished clearing, but the site would be up. But after going there with my other browser, Internet Explorer, and not logged in to make sure the page is accessible to others, I noticed that the songs play fine, but the download is not yet active, until clearing is finished according to a message there.

      So hopefully it will be finished clearing today or soon, so the downloads also are active. sigh

      So if you find one you like I can always email it to you if it takes too long to clear.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas
    Re: Is this forum too paranoid?
    I smell a plant! Who sent you!? Who do you work for!?

    The Illumanati?

    British Secret Service?

    Mossad?

    CIA?

    The Trilateral Commission?

    Who!?

    Who!?

    Whoooooooo!!!!!!!!!!????????

    Tell us!
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    • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
      bluet,

      When you refer people to your sig file (or, in your case, profile) it's often seen as too self-promotional. Combine that with your low post count and you have a "perfect storm".

      Martin
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  • Profile picture of the author CTABUK
    Who said is this forum paranoid?? COME ON - who said paranoid??? You have 30 seconds to answer or I'll call the cops. COME ON, out with it!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark Brock
      I'd like to post something of value here but I have to go...

      ...they're coming to get me!!!
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      AWOL

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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Wright
    Paranoid??????
    What about????
    Who is REALLY asking???????

    I bet Homeland Security is trying to find out
    who can nuke the whales and Rainbow Warrior
    in an environmentally friendly and plausibly
    deniable manner on behalf of big oil and the Illuminati.
    Why have supplies of tinfoil hats ceased?
    Are the "catseye" things in road/lane marking
    actually goverment security scanners connected
    to Echelon? Why do my new neighbours wear
    shades in the winter rain and have an endless
    number of different black SUVs?
    What are you looking at this for and why?
    Did you notice that someone has lowered the
    cloudbase today ....what are they trying to hide.
    You are acting suspiciously .... time to make a
    high speed heavily armed exit !!!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author CTABUK
    I was going to post this seperately, but my wife just e-mailed me this and I bloody roared with laughter.

    On our wedding anniversary this year, my husband promised to treat me like a Princess. He was as good as his word: he took me for a meal, got completely pi**ed and on the way home crashed into a concrete pillar at

    120mph, killing me instantly. Mrs B. Essex.
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    • Profile picture of the author Thomas
      Originally Posted by CTABUK View Post

      I was going to post this seperately, but my wife just e-mailed me this and I bloody roared with laughter.

      On our wedding anniversary this year, my husband promised to treat me like a Princess. He was as good as his word: he took me for a meal, got completely pi**ed and on the way home crashed into a concrete pillar at

      120mph, killing me instantly. Mrs B. Essex.
      I'll bet I'm not the only one who felt slightly uneasy about tittering at this... but tittered anyway.
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      • Profile picture of the author Patrician
        yes, twittered too - unabashedly.

        ...but that was after i sat here going, what? how can mrs. essex be writing this if she was killed?

        senior moment - even for us young chicks. :rolleyes:



        Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

        I'll bet I'm not the only one who felt slightly uneasy about tittering at this... but tittered anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author bert81
    Yes. I have never been on a forum so incredibly strict about what you say. In fact, this very post might be deleted soon too.

    Sad thing is...I'm being serious.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matias1021
    yea.................
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