I found out Thangs locks print files and comments behind an account when I tried downloading my own files from a different device. I’ve decided to leave the platform and going back to my trusty old Thingiverse. I tried to find something new and better but maybe Thingiverse is just the place to be for now. New links below.

v.2: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:6193644

v.3: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:6193659

  • Rikudou_Sage@lemmings.world
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    11 months ago

    Have you tried Printables? Thingiverse’s interface is just horrible and I only go there as the last option.

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      11 months ago

      I originally uploaded on Printables and enjoy their platform but they banned me (probably for using vpn and/or Linux) I made a previous post here talking about it and how I was moving to Thangs. Now I’m on Thingiverse now.

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        11 months ago

        I’m 100% sure they didn’t ban you for using Linux and VPN.

        Source: I use Linux every day and VPN quite often. Also it’s a Czech company and this is just not something I can see a Czech private company doing.

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          11 months ago

          Though that is good news, that only makes it more confusing as to why I’m unable to access my account on printables. I’ll try making another account then. Thanks for the info.

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            Have you tried asking their customer service? They have a good customer service and in sure theyll clear things up.

            Also you can find joseph prusa on the 3dprinting subreddit and you can tag him directly, he replies quite often.

            Theres also the official facebook group and you can message them directly. “Prusa research 3d printers”

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              11 months ago

              I made another account on printables and uploaded my cube tomato mold. I’m going to see how long it lasts for now.

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      11 months ago

      printables is ok but i always find 1/20 of the amount of models of thingiverse and some things are straight up missing

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    11 months ago

    Are you sure it’s not a you doing something shady problem? Suspended on printables, locked on thangs… I dunno it sounds kinda sus when none of us have issues. Perhaps it’s spamming your cube…

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      11 months ago

      There are other designers who also upload their designs across multiple platforms. It’s only two versions of a cube so I don’t get the problem. Also, I’m not locked on Thangs, I’m pointing out that unless you have an account on Thangs, you can’t view public comments or download files.

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    11 months ago

    I found out Thangs locks print files and comments behind an account when I tried downloading my own files from a different device. I’ve decided to leave the platform and going back to my trusty old Thingiverse. I tried to find something new and better but maybe Thingiverse is just the place to be for now. New links below.

    v.2: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:6193644

    v.3: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:6193659

    What’s the point of “leaving” or not using a platform like Thingiverse? Surely using Thingiverse and Thangs (and any other conceivable source) is objectively better than… just using a single platform, isn’t it?!

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      11 months ago

      I’ll see if I can maintain both platforms but I don’t really like how Thangs locks comments and files unless you create an account and log in.