Found a 3DS hack on YouTube? READ THIS BEFORE POSTING!

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Rydian, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. Rydian
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    Have you found a 3DS hack, but you're not sure if it's real or not?
    Use this simple checklist to see.
    1. Is it on youtube?
    2. Is it claiming to be something that's new, such as an actual 3DS hack or emulator?
    3. Do you need to do a survey or install a toolbar to get the initial download, or does the initial download lead you to a survey site to get all the files or the password for the download?
    If the answer to these questions is yes, then it's fake.There's other signs to watch out for (comments disabled or held for uploader approval), but the survey download is often enough to know it's a scam.


    Don't even bother posting it, your thread WILL get locked and you WILL be mocked for not being able to recognize such a simple scam.


    • "Scam?"
      Yes. These people put up fake files (often different emulators or just totally random files they found) and make a fake video in order to get you to download stuff from a survey site. They do this because they get a bit of money for each survey done (or toolbar installed). Anybody smart enough to hack the 3DS or make an emulator for it would not need to rely on survey sites to make some money.
    • "What can I do instead?"
      Report it. For the Youtube video, click the button with the flag icon (to the right of the like/dislike buttons) and for the reason, go to the "Spam" category and click "scam / fraud". This will send an alert to Youtube's staff that the video might be a bad one, and they will often remove scam videos if enough users send in reports.

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      As for the actual person doing the survey/download scam, some sites have an anti-abuse policy you can make use of. Go to the survey download/site, and there's usually an "abuse" or "report" link. These are often at the bottom of the page, but for sites that get scams run on them a lot, the site may have placed the report link in an easier-to-reach place.

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  2. Lucifer666

    Lucifer666 all the world needs is me

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    Kudos to you, Rydian.
    As much as many newbies need it, there's a high chance they won't see it before posting.
    But good attempt. This needs to be stickied.
     
  3. ComeTurismO

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    Food job, a certain someone needs this tutorial
     
  4. DragorianSword

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    Definitely needs to be stickied for newbies.
     
  5. Lilith Valentine

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    Thanks Rydian! ^_^
    We really needed this thread!
     
  6. chris888222

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    Amazing thread. Thank you Rydian!
     
  7. Luigi2012SM64DS

    Luigi2012SM64DS G-old member

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    The nothing plays 3ds roms thread never worked. Why should this?
     
  8. NathanDuma

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    Great thread.
     
  9. Rydian
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    No stickies will prevent everything, but the ones that exist will at least stop the people who take the time to read (as many people who post the threads for this thing do so tentatively).
     
  10. TheZander

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    Sweet, now I can stop being bothered by IDIOTS who keep posting youtube videos. Another useful sticky.
     
  11. andibad

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    not work on people have troll purpose, and lazy nooooob newbie member. but is was helped a bit. is better than nothing ..... xD

    anyway great stickied thread and thank you rydian x3
     
  12. AnthonySan

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    i got a question, i see videos with fake stuff, but i know they're fake because they got surveys and all the signs you said, but your comments need to be approved for that video.. so why is there all kinds of comments saying it worked if they need to be approved?
     
  13. Rydian
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    Creating a youtube account is free, you know. These guys seem to work in groups at times, and will take the various accounts and go comment on each other's videos to make it look real.

    The reason that comments are held for approval is so they can make sure that only their fake comments get shown, while all the real "this is fake" comments never get approved.
     
  14. kirbymaster101

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    I think its kinda funny how you say yes to any of these questions is a scam. Even the one that says is it on youtube?

    Still I understand if there was a hack for the 3ds on youtube the hack would also be posted on pretty much all hacking sites not just youtube.
     
  15. Rydian
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    That's not what it says, the phrase "any of" isn't there.
     
  16. Transducers

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    Did you guys see post#3 or did you just disregard it, cause it's sort of funny...to me anyway.
     
  17. Technicmaster0

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    Hey guys, I've made my own 3DS Hello World...
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Why must so many people show that they can fake a 3DS mode hack?
     
  18. KazoWAR

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    I made my own emulator.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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  20. Rydian
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    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Ah, yes, a 3DS emulator that's... 40KB. Even JNES is multiple times that size.

    Bullshitter.
     
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