I propose a new rule.

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  1. hankchill
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    I've seen quite a few topics around the board in different areas asking 'Has this game been dumped yet'. To be honest, it's annoying. Whatever happened to the rule 'We do not condone piracy in any way"? By discussing if a game has been dumped yet is indirectly supporting piracy, only because we're letting people know that these games are now available for them to steal. I'm sure someone would argue that G-Online had the same purpose, but G-Online is a release archive of what's available, and it doesn't tell the future of 'when a game is released' or open discussion as to how to pirate said game.

    The problem with topics being created like this is that the original poster's intent is to be stealing the game, which apparently we don't condone, and discussions about stealing the game should be NO different at all. I feel that if we are going to be talking about a game, we should take ABOUT it and not about PIRATING it. That topic about 'when the GRID rom will be released' is disturbing because it's filled with 12 year olds who are constantly hitting Refresh waiting for a new game to pop up for them to steal, with them posting 'is it available?' or 'has it been dumped?' or 'omg I want this game soo badly why is it not dumped yet!?' If they want it so badly, they can get their parents to buy it. I'm just sick of seeing topics like this, and I'm sure a lot of other people are too, which is why we need to put a stop to it, and not allow people to discuss the pirating of a game.

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  2. Satangel

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    You got my vote, but I do think that topics like this one should be allowed.
    This topic is just for hyping and discussing the game, and I like those topics.
    They are very informative and handy [​IMG]
    But every post with 'has it been dumped yet?' in topics, should be deleted.
     
  3. Maikel Steneker

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    I don't agree that these topics should be deleted because they're condoning privacy, but they should be deleted because they're annoying.
     
  4. Flawsdraw

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    What's wrong with wanting to wait for a game or have information on how it works? Piracy might be bad but as long as the sites aren't written or any information where to get them then there is no problem.. to stop talking about it would lose over 3/4 of the members.. I'm speaking on behalf of most the members who do like information on games.
     
  5. VISHI SO FISHI

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    A kindom far far away!
    maybe...

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  6. Hadrian

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    I agree with this whole heartedly.
     
  7. Frederica Bernkastel

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    Yes, but that 3/4 only joined to GET roms. They are the noobs who only gain things from being a member, they are LEACHERS.
    At least the other 1/4 contributes stuff. For example I joined to find out about the R4, I at least contribute randomly. I even bought an M3 cause its awesome.
    Narin, another example. He joined to get cheats for his flashcart. He then continued (and improved) rayders work, and as of such, quickly rose to his current title.

    I agree with this rule and you have my vote.
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  8. hankchill
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    That's *exactly* what I'm getting at [​IMG] I love anticipation threads, to talk about the game. That's what it should be about. But when someone openly shows they want to piss all over the developer by making threads asking when a dump will be available for stealing, it's disheartening.
     
  9. callmebob

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    Know what you mean, but as long as there are (12 yr. old) noobs, who can´t read the rules, I don´t think that will ever change.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. hankchill
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    That's why there are moderators [​IMG]

    If someone breaks a rule, they are there to lock topics, remove posts, and teach the noobs.
     
  11. Curley5959

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    Preferably spanking... or whipping *with licorice whips* [​IMG]

    Yeah, I agree with you, There should be some crackdown with noobs and there requests for roms, But the admins and mods do try as hard as they can but the noobs dont pay attention.. All they care about is the game.. [​IMG]
     
  12. plainoangelmb

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    YUP
    I've been on other websites and every two minutes someone would pop up asking if a game had been dumped yet and the mods would just post the link for the release site... ugh it's so annoying
     
  13. Lumstar

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    Agreed, asking when you'll be able to steal a game isn't helpful.
     
  14. Frederica Bernkastel

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    exactly.
    Noobs are sselfish, and they rarely contribute,
    I think that someone should add a thing next to the "I will not ask for roms on GBAtemp" thing,
    "I will not leach off GBAtemp"
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    ooh, and change the first one to
    "I will not ask about roms on GBAtemp.net"
    If they change it... I would like some credit... no?... ok...
     
  15. DeMoN

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    I'd say no. Because if we did that then we'd simply become a smaller version of GameFAQs, and we wouldn't want that, would we? [​IMG]
     
  16. WildWon

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    I agree. It was really funny over the past Month+ as more "rom related" threads have been popping up... its like hearing a song on the radio say "shit" in it. I was wondering, "Wait, did i really read that right?" Then they started popping up moreso.

    End the rom threads... hell, i think any rom discussion should be killed. Even the "____ rom won't run!" Those people need to check their cards site. Homebrew and whatnot i think would be cool. And even the news mentioning about dumps, cool... but we are entering a new era where nintendo is starting to crack down on things. I don't want Temp to get fucked over in the process.

    GBAtemp is not for rom disussion. Thats what irc is for [​IMG] [​IMG]

    EDIT:
    Nah, we don't want to be GameFAQs NOW. But we could be like GF back in the day. And that WAS a useful site. Anyone? Hello? ...i'm old...
     
  17. Yugge

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    Yeah, and without the FAQs
     
  18. BiscuitCookie

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    I would say sorta yes to this rule. To see threads or posts like "when is dump of (xxx) coming out" or "why hasn't (xxx) been dumped yet" ok mine versions are a litle more polite but it's still anoying. Anticipation is fine leaching not. This place is about hacking roms and discussing games not finding roms and discussing rom sites.
     
  19. Hadrian

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    Any of the admin got anything to say about this?
     
  20. JKR Firefox

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    You have my vote, Mr. Chill.