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Posted 3/31/12 , edited 3/31/12
I find paying money to watch something that's already free somewhere else bullshit.

-If I do get a guest pass, it's for the purposes of having a bad ass profile only.

-If I do get a guest pass, it's from my friend, not a stranger.
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-FueledbyRamen wrote:

I find paying money to watch something that's already free somewhere else bullshit.


This is unrelated, we are paying members, wither you think paying is bullshit or not, we fund the website. I've been involved with video hosting type platform running, and the ads usually displayed do not pay for the hosting or the bandwidth of streaming video, or the operating costs even out with the ad revenue, no profit really. We get a stable speed uninterupted watching video we most frequently watch, mostly anime, and the other free websites out there are usually slow or horrible quality, and with torrents you have to wait, but then you get to keep them for future viewing.

The discussion however is not Free vs Paid, it's people who pay not wanting to be spammed by people who use the site for free and have the same demeanor as you do. And once content has been licensed, streaming it for free from most websites the owners are doing something illegal, but that's another discussion entirely aswell.
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alextepes wrote:


-FueledbyRamen wrote:

I find paying money to watch something that's already free somewhere else bullshit.


This is unrelated, we are paying members, wither you think paying is bullshit or not, we fund the website. I've been involved with video hosting type platform running, and the ads usually displayed do not pay for the hosting or the bandwidth of streaming video, or the operating costs even out with the ad revenue, no profit really. We get a stable speed uninterupted watching video we most frequently watch, mostly anime, and the other free websites out there are usually slow or horrible quality, and with torrents you have to wait, but then you get to keep them for future viewing.

The discussion however is not Free vs Paid, it's people who pay not wanting to be spammed by people who use the site for free and have the same demeanor as you do.


Like I said:
'If I do get a guest-pass, it's from a friend not a stranger'
I hate to keep asking people for them because it's THEIR money, not mine.
and I watch anime somewhere else because it's FREE. Who hates free things? Yeah it may have pop-ups, but that I can close that shit in a second. The internet runs illegally, like it or not. So why should I have to pay for minor things that I can see somewhere else? I get a fair amount of allowance each week, but I don't spend it on useless shit that will be available later on. Specially anime, I rather fund something MORE important than that.
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-FueledbyRamen wrote:

Like I said:
'If I do get a guest-pass, it's from a friend not a stranger'
I hate to keep asking people for them because it's THEIR money, not mine.
and I watch anime somewhere else because it's FREE. Who hates free things? Yeah it may have pop-ups, but that I can close that shit in a second. The internet runs illegally, like it or not. So why should I have to pay for minor things that I can see somewhere else? I get a fair amount of allowance each week, but I don't spend it on useless shit that will be available later on. Specially anime, I rather fund something MORE important than that.


But you're arguing for no reason, I mean, it's cool that you have friends that give you a guest pass so you can use the site for FREE as you like it, because of whatever ideals you have.

The issue at hand is people with FREE accounts begging and harassing those with PAID accounts, I was seeing how others felt about the matter, are you condoling that they can do this, or should be allowed to be unfiltered, or you're just stating you believe this service should be free?

Because I see no valid argument here to my opening post.

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-FueledbyRamen wrote:

Like I said:
'If I do get a guest-pass, it's from a friend not a stranger'
I hate to keep asking people for them because it's THEIR money, not mine.
and I watch anime somewhere else because it's FREE. Who hates free things? Yeah it may have pop-ups, but that I can close that shit in a second. The internet runs illegally, like it or not. So why should I have to pay for minor things that I can see somewhere else? I get a fair amount of allowance each week, but I don't spend it on useless shit that will be available later on. Specially anime, I rather fund something MORE important than that.


But you're arguing for no reason, I mean, it's cool that you have friends that give you a guest pass so you can use the site for FREE as you like it, because of whatever ideals you have.

The issue at hand is people with FREE accounts begging and harassing those with PAID accounts, I was seeing how others felt about the matter, are you condoling that they can do this, or should be allowed to be unfiltered, or you're just stating you believe this service should be free?

Because I see no valid argument here to my opening post.



It's called stating an opinion, not arguing. I think the website should be free seeing how the only people that pay are middle-aged guys :|
Posted 3/31/12
Thing is, I can't see how it can be that easily filtered. Sure, you can put up some kind of flag on your profile that says "No guest pass requests," but it isn't going to stop a lot of people because a lot of people don't even read that stuff in the first place.

You can then have a punishment system where if someone requests a guest pass from you, they can be banned or whatever -- but then you've just required CR to pay money to put in a system (and quite possibly take up moderator time) for an issue that's not that common to begin with, and is rather easily ignored.
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-FueledbyRamen wrote:

It's called stating an opinion, not arguing. I think the website should be free seeing how the only people that pay are middle-aged guys :|



You're allowed to, I just felt it was a bit off topic to what I was asking for, I mean, thanks for for contributing, and glad to know I'm middle-aged now lol, Time flies by pretty fast for us old people, you know, we grow up and start paying for stuff. I love free things too, but I actually don't hate the fact theres actually a pay-for anime site, I don't have to worry about them disappearing because of a DMCA takedown, or something like that.
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alextepes wrote:


-FueledbyRamen wrote:

It's called stating an opinion, not arguing. I think the website should be free seeing how the only people that pay are middle-aged guys :|



You're allowed to, I just felt it was a bit off topic to what I was asking for, I mean, thanks for for contributing, and glad to know I'm middle-aged now lol, Time flies by pretty fast for us old people, you know, we grow up and start paying for stuff. I love free things too, but I actually don't hate the fact theres actually a pay-for anime site, I don't have to worry about them disappearing because of a DMCA takedown, or something like that.


no problem, sorry if that was a bit-off topic;i just had to get that out there :| lol
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no problem, sorry if that was a bit-off topic;i just had to get that out there :| lol


A 15 year old kid with a stupid opinion. Sorry just had to get that out there.
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-FueledbyRamen wrote:


no problem, sorry if that was a bit-off topic;i just had to get that out there :| lol


A 15 year old kid with a stupid opinion. Sorry just had to get that out there.


A 26 year old german guy who still watches anime. Seems Legit.
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-FueledbyRamen wrote:


funnyginsan wrote:


-FueledbyRamen wrote:


no problem, sorry if that was a bit-off topic;i just had to get that out there :| lol


A 15 year old kid with a stupid opinion. Sorry just had to get that out there.


A 26 year old german guy who still watches anime. Seems Legit.


Jelly much.
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Jelly much.

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funnyginsan wrote:


-FueledbyRamen wrote:


no problem, sorry if that was a bit-off topic;i just had to get that out there :| lol


A 15 year old kid with a stupid opinion. Sorry just had to get that out there.


I just had to that out there.
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i've been given a couple of guest passes here and there from a friend along with a gift of a month subscription once. i dont see the point in begging someone who is paying for their membership for the guest pass they receive because it is rude and disrespectful. i unfortunately cant afford to pay for a membership but i do plan to when im able to do so i would definitely ignore such requests.

i detest such begging as it just shows how rude and greedy many people are. if you have the time to pester/beg/whine at someone you have time to earn your own way to pay for a subscription.

i do find it odd that someone who hasnt been a paying member for very long is getting pestered about guest passes when a subscriber earns the guest pass when they've been a subscriber for a month its not something that they automatically get at the start so my advice would be like all the advice given here ignore/block the pm's requesting for guest passes
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