I don't know if they get paid or not but I can still download without being a member. I have noticed a lot of broken links though. I figured it was due to their system being down a couple of weeks ago.
I saw a post they chance server and that site maybe should be down for a while and i not have get paid for a upload not think so anyway opps that site is down again ,, but it is not a suprise if RFC start to wanna have people to pay something RFC was better before simraceway get involved ;( ..
I'll bet it's still the server issues they were having. I go over and a lot of links are dead, I'll go back later and they are fine. Only to be dead again later! I think they said their server had been hacked or attempted to. But I'm not sure. I saw a message saying it was taking longer to get it up than they thought. Maybe it's still glitchy!
If you want to download something, scroll down and below the description there is the normal links to Rapidshare/Mediafire/et all. The links at the top are for their special super fast download and 1 click install system thingy.
And no, modders do not get paid for uploads/files.
Whenever I've tried to d/l there I merely get a message that I must register first, but they won't accept my registration. So I wrote them off. A little internet searching will find most of what they have elsewhere.
They just posted another message about it taking longer than they planned to get it back up and running. That's pretty obvious but nice to know either way. I like the sound of that- single click install thingy- so technical!