Here’s my problem:
I made an entry in the fidget contest for my fidget rings. They were an instant hit, and had enough downloads to where I was, for a brief time, in 2nd place. Somebody reported me for copyright violation, citing MY OWN thingiverse account. My model was removed and deleted, without any way for me to dispute. I did open a ticket for appeal, but by that time it’s too late. The model has already been deleted, any points I earned for downloads have already been subtracted from my maker points total. I got no say. We need to do better than this shoot first, ask questions later, approach. I understand the need to have reporting capabilities, but this is crazy. My story continues…
I ended up winning the appeal, and Bambu apologized, and told me to re-upload my model. They acknowledged my thingiverse account and made note of my username in thingiverse and in cults3d. I made a small change to the model, recreated the 3mf files, and re-uploaded. About a day later, the SAME PERSON reported me again for copyright violation! Without warning, and without Bambu even bothering to look into the ticket history, they again, removed my file from the contest, deleted my model, and subtracted points from my total. That time I was back up to 4th place. I again submitted a ticket, but also followed up with an email to the marketing team at Bambu, describing the frustrations. I got a reply again apologizing, saying that I was correct, that the 2nd time a different admin had looked into the claim and didn’t bother to check the previous history, and that they’re working on improving the ability for admins to see copyright violation history more clearly,. I was told again to re-submit my model.
The 3rd time I completely recreated the model from scratch, completely redesigning the gears in the ring in the process. I re-uploaded the file for the 3rd time, and sure enough, the very next day, I was hit yet again for a copyright violation - but this time, 3 more of my models had also been hit with copyright violations - each one citing my own account on either thingiverse or cults3d.
At this point I’m beyond frustrated. I’m missing 1778 maker points, and have had 6 models deleted that I AM the original creator of. And I have absolutely NO chance at placing in the fidget contest now. We need the ability to dispute copyright violation claims BEFORE our models are removed!