csecu wrote:No one likes to be banned or censored or even warned, and I guess that nails the whole premise prompting my suggestion. I think most everyone would rather see a sign and heed it, regardless how gratuitous it may appear, than run afoul of the rules (especially if due to simply being unaware) and being reprimanded in recourse.
csecu wrote:Unfortunately, many if not most people don't read the FAQ before they jump in. This isn't just here, it's everywhere - who wants to waste time reading a dry crusty old FAQ?
csecu wrote:No one likes to be banned or censored or even warned, and I guess that nails the whole premise prompting my suggestion.
just brew it! wrote:If they can't deal with a warning -- which BTW could be carried out via private message, it doesn't need to be done publicly -- then they simply don't belong here.
Kevin wrote:4.5 years is a bit much for a necro, no?
In any case, the rule in question has never really applied to hacks such as the ones you describe.
SpotTheCat wrote:They are generally considered warez, but I didn't think they were what the rule was made for.
PerfectCr wrote:Not another thread necro whore, please, we've had enough of those in the past.
Kevin wrote:PerfectCr wrote:Not another thread necro whore, please, we've had enough of those in the past.
In defense of Spot, this thread was linked to from an announcement thread regarding the rules of the gaming forum. That thread is no longer an announcement thread since it's been long superseded by the regular forum rules. I should have taken down that thread a long time ago, but only did after Spot posted here (after guessing that that was were Spot found the thread). So while I think that this could have easily been served by using a new thread (hence my initial reply), this thread was a completely appropriate place for his question.
Kevin wrote:SpotTheCat wrote:They are generally considered warez, but I didn't think they were what the rule was made for.
Huh, since when have game hacks been considered warez? To me, warez means copyright infringement of software. If linking to a specific hack could get TR in trouble, then that would be dealt with under the spirit of forum rule #1. But in general, I don't see game hacks having that problem. Depending on the links, of course. I'm sure many of these hacks are found in nefarious places and such links would be removed regardless of the safety of the directly linked material.