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(April Fools) Resource Download Requirement

Discussion in 'Latest Updates and News' started by Ralle, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. Ralle

    Ralle

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    EDIT: APRIL FOOLS JOKE 2017 :)



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    Hey guys,

    Today we're announcing something that might make some of you a little angry, but know that we're doing this to ensure a bright future for the site.
    As you may know, we are working hard to improve our presence on various social networks and in a step in this direction we are introducing a new functionality on the site. We are restricting the ability to download maps/resources until we have confirmed that you have either liked us on Facebook, followed us on Twitter or subscribed to us on YouTube. It may be a bit drastic, but we believe it will be an effective way to drastically increase our social media popularity.

    If you have done any of the above listed things, please post in this thread and we will add you to a special user group that will restore your ability to download. Please bare with us.

    Facebook - Twitter - YouTube

    -The Hive Staff
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 3, 2017
  2. StoPCampinGn00b

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    Also note that in the future, we plan to have cookies automatically detect if you are following one of our social sites. So if you feel that this is tedious, do note that we're working on a way so that posting here won't be necessary.

    Thanks for understanding.
     
  3. Regno

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    I just subscribed; name: Deliminus Zeth (YouTube)

    edit2: CURSES! CURSES! CURSE YOU FOLKS!

    ;)
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2017
  4. Tleno

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    I sure hope you expand to official Hiveworkshop Tumblr and Instagram next.
     
  5. Lasersquid112

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    YouTube Prospector here.
    Subbed to the Hive.
     
  6. Laachax

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    That's it, I'm moving to competitive Warcraft: Orcs and Humans!
     
  7. deepstrasz

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    Kind of late for this sort of thing, don't you think?
     
  8. Lord_Earthfire

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    Hmm, i don't know if this is the right way to go. Sure, we need some more presence, but a restriction to the download feature can massively cut down the overall amount of downloads mapmaker will and can receive.

    And a measure like this can feel somehow cheap. I could understand that you could require to be registered to the hive, but to subscribe to it to use its functions? Normally its the other way around. That you want to subscribe because you like the community and functionality.
    Anyway, i subscribed over facebook. I already support this community because i want to, not because i need to. Now i believe it is needed to upload maps to epicwar while having it on hive. The second because of the valuable feedback and the first because we need to for mass appeal.

    Edit: don't take this for an offense, it isn't , i just want to point what possible consequences and feelings this can evoke
     
  9. gogupantofu

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    Yep I did it! Please add me. Thanx a lot!
     
  10. deepstrasz

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    Nonsense!
     
  11. APproject

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    Looks a bit drastic indeed. I fear resource downloads are going to drop drasticly and the result we all want will be opposite. Just my first thought.
     
  12. Paillan

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    I think a news about remastered warcraft 3 would have been more salty. Nice try.
    BTW I am already subbed and liked and all that stuff :p
     
  13. Rufus

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    Why not add popup screens instead?
    I mean, everytime someone clicks any link on the Hive, a random popup-screen should appear, linking you either to Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, or to our secret drug dealing site?
     
  14. Alxen345

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    Can't even describe how weird this stuff is. Even though, I liked your Facebook page, subscribed on YouTube (W3 modding my channel) and I'm already following you on Twitter. Aside from this, ahem... Why?! I mean, why doing this? On the contrary, people that do not have an account on Hive but still use the site to check out fresh things regarding Warcraft 3 modding, will stop visiting Hive if they won't be able to download anymore. In some cases, it is a good idea because they will be "forced" to create an account so Hive will have more users. Still, I don't think it is a good idea, and I'm sure that more than 60% of the users here think the same.
    P.S. Do not launch an "assault" on me just because I pointed out my opinion.
     
  15. Mister_Haudrauf

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    Now we speak the same language.......
     
  16. Ralle

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  18. Mister_Haudrauf

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  19. StoPCampinGn00b

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    @Mister_Haudrauf Well no, we get that sometimes there's jokes. It's Hive, not a business afterall.

    But to answer your question, yes, we felt that this was necessary. We've taken some tips from articles on how to grow your social media sites and we felt that this is a small price to pay to reach our objective. We understand that there are consequences and we may alienate a small chunk of the userbase.

    All I can say that it can sting for some of you right now, but in the long run, we think it'll be worth it since it would bring a lot more members to the site when our social media expands.
     
  20. Alxen345

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    Hopefully!