I got that Idea about a year ago, and 4shared Implemented it .
Y I thought about this Idea!
If it’s because I want to add a file to my account, this will be Naive, and luxary more than being useful . So what was it ?
I was extensively searching 4shared.com and finding so much redundancy in the files (especially in PDFs|MP3s) sometimes with exactly the same name .
So, Y not if a user want to upload a common file to his account he can search for it and just add it* . A common bad practice to download and upload !! Ooh poor DBS . Ain’t this a good rationalization :)
Update : and hence decreasing power consumption
Still what is done, hasn’t reduce redundancy because we should meet the needs of dummy users .
Just dreaming :
Imagine all the DB in the World has eliminated the redundant data😀
this could be done in two ways:
1# manually and we can finish this at the year 3000 Inshallah🙂 or If we developed an Intelligent system this could reduce the costed time may be to the half!
_Reminding me with the CAT unified system
2# if we have LOST all DBSs, and we start it over in the right way🙂 _My fave choice hehehe!
Having One DBS with some intelligence could be used to help in stopping stealing Blogs and websites contents .
thanks for listening !
*what happens is that they make pointers (references) to the same files (all what a file mean now: The same used space), and taking care of the deleting process: so if more than a user has a pointer to the file it won’t be deleted except if all the the users deleted their copies, so a user delete his pointer tell the last user delete the real file .