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    Hi guys,

    I've downloaded and used quite a few samples from this site, and I'd like to attribute them to their respective authors, but this page: http://www.freesound.org/usersAttribution.php?id=0&format=plain is totally blank for me... Any ideas?

    Cheers, Paul.

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    Hi wildbunny,
    It suprises me how many ask this question so for you and all others in doubt.........

    When you sign up to freesound you get a page...
    ....this is yours
    http://www.freesound.org/usersViewSingle.php?id=2261613

    ..Once you are here you will see(under details)
    * Send wildbunny a message
    * Files wildbunny added...
    * Files wildbunny downloaded...
    * Forum details
    click on Files wildbunny downloaded and you get this....
    http://www.freesound.org/usersDownloads.php?id=2261613

    ....easy when you know how :wink:

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    click on Files wildbunny downloaded and you get this....
    http://www.freesound.org/usersDownloads.php?id=2261613

    ....easy when you know how :wink:

    Hi, thanks for the reply - I had seen that already, but I assumed it was no good because it doesn't give you the real names of the people who made the sounds, thus making the attribution impossible...

    Also, if you are surprised by the number of people who ask this question, that suggests that its not clear how to do this, or the form is broken and needs fixing smile

    Cheers, Paul.

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    Hi, thanks for the reply - I had seen that already, but I assumed it was no good because it doesn't give you the real names of the people who made the sounds, thus making the attribution impossible...

    Unless the uploader has specified clearly that you should attribute the sound to a different name than his/her username...(this is not very often) it is enough and correct to attribute to the username.

    Also, if you are surprised by the number of people who ask this question, that suggests that its not clear how to do this

    Yes,I guess so but how could it be easier?

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    juskiddink
    Hi, thanks for the reply - I had seen that already, but I assumed it was no good because it doesn't give you the real names of the people who made the sounds, thus making the attribution impossible...

    Unless the uploader has specified clearly that you should attribute the sound to a different name than his/her username...(this is not very often) it is enough and correct to attribute to the username.

    Ok, seems a little odd but in lieu of anything else it will have to do smile

    Yes,I guess so but how could it be easier?

    When I clicked on 'Attribution List' previously all I got was the header telling me I could get the list in htlm form. When I just tried now its working, so it must have got fixed smile

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    juskiddink
    Also, if you are surprised by the number of people who ask this question, that suggests that its not clear how to do this

    Yes,I guess so but how could it be easier?

    I think the confusion stems from the fact that the 2nd item in the FAQ forum is "How do I credit/attribute??" and is answered thus:
    Have a look at this page: http://www.freesound.org/usersAttribution.php
    It lists all the files you have downloaded in the past!

    The problem is that the most obvious answer to the question provided in the FAQ forum is thoroughly misleading. Whether logged in or not, that page does not show any downloads, just a header saying "This form below lists all the samples you downloaded," with no form, list or data of any sort.

    Please update that announcement in the FAQ to let people know that, once logged in, they need to click on their own username in the upper left. That takes them to the set of links you mention, including 'Files You Downloaded,' which is what everyone is really looking for.

    Thanks! And thanks for a great sound resource!

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