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    PapercutterJohn wrote:

    Oops. I'm being watched! Better smarten up my thinking a notch.

    Good points though Wibby.

    I'm stunned at your 20000 downloads! Didn't realise anyone could achieve that. I was amazed I got up to 100.
    Just shows you how many people actually use and get something from Freesound!

    Don't worry, Your thinking's smart enough. The downloads add up over time. The comments add up too, but slower. Do a search with a blank field, i.e. all sounds, then add search order by downloads(most first) and check out rbh thunder storm. Imagine(or work out) how many downloads Mr Humphries has in total if you add up all 137 contributions he's made. As I say, strangely_gnarled is small fry, but that's okay, I'm not here for my ego. Anyway, most downloads never get used in a serious way. My 20k+ downloads have led to maybe a dozen or so works referenced on google. Coincidentally that's probably a very similar number to the number of comments I've got. I'm sure there are quite a few times my sounds have been used one way or another but have never been given credit, but I'm not going to get over-heated by that. It happens to every sound on here. I've downloaded quite a few sounds myself but haven't used any of them (yet). I liked them, and/or they gave me inspiration in the little creative recording I do. (Just some sound effects for a local Amateur Drama group.)

    Anyway, good luck with your endeavors Mr Papercutter, and I hope you get the credit and feedback you deserve.

    Wibby.

    Edit. Ahh, Mr headphaze, I see you are a quicker thinker than I and beat me to the post!

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    Actually, 20k isn't as high as you might think. It may be daunting at first for someone who is relatively new and only has 100 downloads.

    Take a look at this RHumphries - This user I estimate has well over 150k downloads

    Imagine the count for users with over a thousand good uploads like ERH of which some of the sounds individually have 10k+.

    And then we have Jovica too, the user with the most uploads superseded by Modularsamples recently.

    Just puts it into perspective.

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    Decent Kit!!
    I don't really want to spend 10 grand, so if I can keep it between 1.5k and 2k, I would be just giddy! grin

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    strangely_gnarled wrote:
    I read, enjoy and learn from the handful of posts and replies every day and get to know the style and ideas of the frequent contributors.

    Oops. I'm being watched! Better smarten up my thinking a notch.

    Good points though Wibby.

    I'm stunned at your 20000 downloads! Didn't realise anyone could achieve that. I was amazed I got up to 100.
    Just shows you how many people actually use and get something from Freesound!

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    strangely_gnarled wrote:
    We will have a whole bunch more 18h*ltcs but won't attract more kl*nkbs H*dph*z*s, P*p*rc*tt*rs, Al**ns or T*mbr*s etc.. (list curtailed simply due to a shortage of *'s.)

    Wibby you're strange. But that's exactly why I love you! grin

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    Hi Everybod. My thoughts.

    I'm pretty much glad that FS and the forums are just the way they are. There's always room for improvement, but that is happening. Organically.

    I'm a very minor player here and contribute but a little. I've only uploaded a handful of very amateur sounds yet still have over twenty thousand downloads. That's just a piddle in the ocean compared to the serious members. If only ten percent of these downloaders left comments then I would probably not have the time or curiosity to look at them all. As it happens the dozen or so comments I have are very welcome and all the more valuable to me for their scarcity. The same is true for the forums. I read, enjoy and learn from the handful of posts and replies every day and get to know the style and ideas of the frequent contributors. If the number of posts increased vastly I doubt the quality would go up, or even remain the same, and I would probably not want to spend the time or energy sifting through them in the hope of stumbling across the occasional gem. So facebook had a billion members active on one day! Yeah, right! - That's exactly why I don't use facebook, twitter, or any of the other popular mega-blog type "communities" where 99.9% of it is "look-at-me" blah-blah. I am all for encouraging everybody to contribute, but make it too "popular" and it will lose it's focus and dilute it's most valuable contributors. We will have a whole bunch more 18h*ltcs but won't attract more kl*nkbs H*dph*z*s, P*p*rc*tt*rs, Al**ns or T*mbr*s etc.. (list curtailed simply due to a shortage of *'s.)

    I thoroughly agree that more feedback and "intelligent" comment would be great and should be encouraged, but I think we should be very careful what we wish for!

    Wibby.

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    4388 - CSI

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    My advice would depend on how much you're willing to spend on this newly found aspiration.

    What's your budget like? Are you looking to spend as little as possible using free software? Or you want really decent kit?

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    4386 - Formulae

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    4385 - calculation

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    4384 - Compute

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    4383 - doesn't

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    4382 - matter

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    4381 - Black

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    PapercutterJohn wrote:
    Anyway, I guess Freesound is teriffic precisely because of its wide variety of users and uses and I should be grateful for that.

    Perhaps you should grin

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    PapercutterJohn wrote:
    Anyway, I guess Freesound is teriffic precisely because of its wide variety of users and uses and I should be grateful for that.

    Perhaps you should grin

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    Headphaze wrote:
    Over time I have accepted that this is not really the place for a buzzing forum, because everyone is too busy tinkering with synthesisers and out in the field. At least, that's the impression I get.

    That's probably true I guess, which is a shame. However, I guess the people who appreciate the forum will gravitate to it, and the others will use the rest of the site in whichever way suits them. Which is a good thing really! It means many different types of people will get benefit from it.

    I guess one of my problems is I'd like other people to think like me. Say why you're downloading, say thank you, be appreciative etc. Well, in truth the world doesn't work like that, and for it to do so everyone else would have had to be brought up by my parents. I'm saying nowt about what they'd think about that! grin

    Anyway, I guess Freesound is teriffic precisely because of its wide variety of users and uses and I should be grateful for that.

    So thank you Freesound and Forum users. I appreciate your company (and advice) smile

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    4380 - box