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    18938 downloads in a day, (I don't think so)


    Something weird has happened here ...
    https://freesound.org/people/deleted_user_9271295/sounds/511749/
    "18938 downloads" in a day, and 65 invisible comments.

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    Very odd indeed, I'll message Frederic about it.

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    Hey, thanks for reporting! Sometimes counts go out of sync and we periodically "fix" them. This case is very strange because normally the difference is very small. I fixed the count of downloads anyway. Cheers.

    frederic
    the freesound team
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    I'm also curious as to who moderated the sound?
    This sound sounds like it is possibly a public domain sound but I can't tell.
    It sounds like a westerner piano riff used in movies as an opening scene and I swear I've heard it a thousand times.

    frederic.font wrote:
    Hey, thanks for reporting! Sometimes counts go out of sync and we periodically "fix" them. This case is very strange because normally the difference is very small. I fixed the count of downloads anyway. Cheers.

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    Maybe I'm paranoid, but I was thinking 'bot activity,
    (1000's of automated downloads of the same sound, a waste of freesound resources),
    to put a sound on the front page of freesound for a week,
    a sound which has an external link in the description.

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    Erokia wrote:
    I'm also curious as to who moderated the sound?
    This sound sounds like it is possibly a public domain sound but I can't tell.
    It sounds like a westerner piano riff used in movies as an opening scene and I swear I've heard it a thousand times.

    This sound is;
    The "Maple Leaf Rag" (copyright registered on September 18, 1899)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Maple_leaf_rag_-_played_by_Scott_Joplin_1916_V2.ogg

    To hear, you first have to listen

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