Anti-Piracy threads

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Crystal the Glaceon, May 7, 2010.

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Well should they?

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May 7, 2010
  1. Crystal the Glaceon
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    After every game is released there is thread after thread for Anti-Piracies on games and after looking through 90% of them, I noticed, none of them are productive. In fact most of the people making the AP patches aren't even in those forums, they only post when they got the patch. The other people are noobs throwing out random ideas that were tested 6 or 7 times, but never worked in first place and trolls posting roms, spam, and other bits of bull shit. So finally I think it's about time that we make it against the rules or something to keep making these AP threads, they do nothing for the site, they don't progress the progress of the patches any further (well they do often show the popularity of a game) and really they're just a plain waste of space, most of them get locked shortly after, so why allow them?
     


  2. prowler

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    And this thread is adding to the mess.
    It's just a state of mind that there is an actual AP thread and that everything about that game is in there and no more threads pop up.
     
  3. GTAMAN1

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    NONONO! just more to up clean with broom. mods now do job very good with threads.
     
  4. The Pi

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    i agree with the catboytm few if any hackers who make patches are on here
     
  5. TwinRetro

    Global Moderator TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    Hey! Hey! I got an idea...hurrr....Why don't we take the header from the japanese game and replace the header in the US game and then you can use the japanese AP patch lulz
     
  6. Vulpes Abnocto

    Former Staff Vulpes Abnocto Drinks, Knows Things

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    Moved this to site discussions, where it seemed more appropriate.

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  7. Crystal the Glaceon
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    Wow and I just reported it thinking no one would like it, lol. Ignore my last report.
     
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    Can you give some examples? I know this happens a lot in the PSP area, and yeah, those threads are usually locked eventually. I'm not so sure about the rest of the site.
     
  9. Crystal the Glaceon
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    The Pokemon AP threads, enough said
     
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    And don't forget the hell that was Bowsers Inside Story.
     
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    GTA... :/
     
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    Not really, the only major one was Kingdom Hearts.
    Most threads in the PSP section are just the general discussion of the game and AP - If it has it - Combined into one
     
  13. Crystal the Glaceon
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    See? Do we really need this mess?
     
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    Just ban any file that can get through AP, for me its in a way the same as keygens and yet they are banned. Its one thing to say a game has been dumped but its another to allow files that can get through AP.
     
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    Why not add a poll to the thread to get more public input?
     
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    So once or twice a year? I know that people looking for fixes slowed/crashed the server on those occasions, but I didn't think it was due to a glut of new threads (I figured most of the action happens in the actual release thread).

    In any case I believe it should be against the rules, but you'll have to word it very specifically. You don't want possible new members being banned left and right just for asking if there is a fix, as opposed to for a fix.

    The other thing is, and this is an eternal truth, noobs who come on to do one or two stupid things (ask for something that was answered 100 times in another thread, ask for ROMs, post ROMs), never pay attention to the rules to begin with, so creating a new rule won't deter them.

    edit: I voted yes and yet there's 1 yes and 1 no. Did you not vote Cat boy™?
     
  17. Crystal the Glaceon
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    I voted now, I wanted to wait a little bit.
     
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    I voted no, but what I really think is a bit more complicated. In my opinion one, and only one, thread should be allowed. If there wasn't any thread allowed at all, the discussion would either move completely to the release topic (which is, annoyingly, more about how to get the game to work than the game itself anyway) or there would be a new thread about it every time some noob stumbles about the AP.

    tldr; ban every topic besides one, and suspend/ban every person who can't search.
     
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    There shouldn't be one thread, we have the official thread for that sort of thing. If people are too lazy to sift through the many posts to get to any solutions to play a game for free then they shouldn't be allowed to game.
     
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    Oh, don't remind me...I'm not even bothered about KH, and the number of noob entries about that really bugged me.
     

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