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Tuesday, December 28, 2021 - 04:50

The GIMP Registry is dead. But it has been backed up to Github. The plug-ins can be found at these locations:

Thursday, December 23, 2021 - 02:45

Remixed these. Removed background & added 32x32 versions.

Monday, December 6, 2021 - 15:52

The OGA git repos are located here if anyone wants to fork & add changes directly. Then you can submit your changes in pull requests. I think the OGA3-Theme repo is for future site. OGA2-Theme is for current. Botanic heads development & knows the details.

Monday, December 6, 2021 - 10:01

"Note that some especially egregious content (highly illegal imagery, pornography, repeated and malicious rule-breaking, etc.) as well as obvious spam may be removed without warning." 

Of course. This is to be expected with material that is obviously offensive or copyright infringing. It needs to be cleared up & removed as soon as possible. And I am sure the "authors" get just as upset when the legitamacey of the material is questioned.

"Did the freesound moderators give an explanation for the removal, then?"

This is the message that was left on each ticket of each deletion:

"Hey there. Thanks for contributing to Freesound.
Unfortunately we've had to delete this sound."

"Freesound only hosts files that are not copyright infringing. We reject audio taken from copyright protected media without permission. Please do not upload other people's works. Only sounds that you have made yourself or own the copyrights."

"If you'd like to find out what you can upload, please have a look here:"


Half of the second paragraph is inaccurate in regards to the site rules.

"Please do not upload other people's works. Only sounds that you have made yourself or own the copyrights."

The majority of Freesound's content is licensed as Creative Commons. This statement is in contrast with CC philosophy & that particular moderator doesn't seem to understand the acceptable licensing of materials on the site. The rest didn't apply to my uploads.

"Freesound only hosts files that are not copyright infringing. We reject audio taken from copyright protected media without permission."

The moderator either didn't read the FAQs that he/she linked to or didn't understand them. Yes, it clearly states that copyright infringing material is not allowed. And it also states, in regards to submitted materials not created by the uploader:

"One exception to this are sounds that are already licenses under a clear license that is compatible with the licenses we use, for example a creative commons one."

After a couple back & forth emails, the moderator that replied to my complaints stated that what happened was not the norm. He/She also complimented my understanding of the CC licensing. Not that I pretent to have a perfect understanding or to never make mistakes, but it felt good to hear that & feel validated.

What I think happened was the original moderator that deleted my sounds saw the word "YouTube" in one of the descriptions & a red flag went off. So he/she just assumed the upload, & 10 or 11 others, were invalid. Even though I left a clear description of the Creative Commons source. And I do understand the risk when getting material from YouTube. I have seen many videos where I questioned whether or not the uploader understood the CC licensing that they used with materials that appeared to be from other sources. I skipped many until I found ones that I felt confident that the uploader was the original author. What was funny was that some of the sounds that I had uploaded were remixes/edits from CC0 licensed sources I had found on Freesound.

I explained that I wasn't upset that my uploads were called into question. I was upset with the quick assumptions & immediate deletions without being given a chance to explain. And it upset me even more when they explained there was no file history that could be examined after the deletion.

But the second moderator has assured me that I won't have the same problem with future uploads. I apologized for not being more patient, as this moderator showed patience & a better understanding of the rules of the site & helped me to feel heard.

Anyways, I didn't mean for this response to be so long. I really am over it now. lol

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 22:35

Well, I just stumbled across how to do this with Layer -> Transparency -> Threshold Alpha.... So, this is useless. :-\

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 17:17

Ya, I'm mad at Bart for making his personal life a priority over OGA. 💢

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 17:03

The problem was that I accidently typed "<or>" instead of "<ol>".

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 17:02


Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 14:22

When the "Favorite Submitters This Month" expires, I'll request another bump.

There should be a way to change how the site calculates "favorite submitters". Currently, if I understand correctly, it counts all likes for a submission "created" within the past month. That's why you see me as a favorite submitter this month. Even though those likes were added months or years ago, they are still counted for the current month because the date on the submissions is changed when they get bumped.

I think one of a couple things might work better:

  1. Keep track of the date for each "like", or perhaps better...
  2. Instead of seeking to bump submissions, do like is done for comments. Have a section on the side bar of the main page for "Recently updated submissions".
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 07:57

@Tiskolin, it looks like a scaling filter like something similar to Scale2x perhaps.