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Windows 7: Reiteration of forum rules

03 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 
Reiteration of forum rules

All new members should be required to read though the forum rules.

I just witnessed a thread (which I was participating on) in which a member referenced torrent downloads and even provided a link.

I was flabergasted at this and hoped the member seeking help did not go for it. He didn't.

Using torrents is the best example of piracy I know and I am greatful it has no place here.

Mer

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03 Jul 2010   #2

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Thanks to our mods who keep the forums clean.
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03 Jul 2010   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by merkat106 View Post
All new members should be required to read though the forum rules.

I just witnessed a thread (which I was participating on) in which a member referenced torrent downloads and even provided a link.

I was flabergasted at this and hoped the member seeking help did not go for it. He didn't.

Using torrents is the best example of piracy I know and I am greatful it has no place here.

Mer
I hope you reported the post? Maybe all new members could be directed to the rules thread before they are allowed to post? I've seen that on forums, but don't know if it is a possibility with this forum.

A Guy
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03 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have to disagree with your last statement:
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Using torrents is the best example of piracy
Using torrents for downloads does not constitute piracy by itself... rather, it is the file in question that is being downloaded. I downloaded Ubuntu via torrent from Ubuntu.com and that is a legal download. So, as worded, your statement is not completely true.
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03 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

9 times out of 10 it is piracy. when its open source, then its fine.

i didn't have to report it. another member did
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03 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by merkat106 View Post
when its open source, then its fine.
I'm not going to talk figures I don't know... But even the above statement is not exactly on point. Downloading drivers from Asus.com gives you the option to download via P2P, i.e. torrent.

My point is that there are legitimate uses for torrent. Because it has been used in the way to distribute copyrighted works illegally doesn't mean the act of using a torrent is itself illegal.
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03 Jul 2010   #7

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I agree. It depends on what you're downloading from torrents.
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03 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by merkat106 View Post
All new members should be required to read though the forum rules.

I just witnessed a thread (which I was participating on) in which a member referenced torrent downloads and even provided a link.

I was flabergasted at this and hoped the member seeking help did not go for it. He didn't.

Using torrents is the best example of piracy I know and I am greatful it has no place here.

Mer
I hope you reported the post? Maybe all new members could be directed to the rules thread before they are allowed to post? I've seen that on forums, but don't know if it is a possibility with this forum.

A Guy
There is no real way to make someone read the rules thought. You could bug them and bug them, They are just going to bypass it, Thats unless they are honest people like most of the people here I know. Just my 2 cents
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03 Jul 2010   #9

 
 

If something appears to be a flagrant breach of the rules, simply report it.

The mods will deal with it.
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03 Jul 2010   #10

GENUINE O.E.M. Windows 7 (others will tell you different)
 
 

But then you can (do) ban people running genuine software on a mere whim just because kb971033 ferks up!!
Meanwhile the same people involved boast/brag/talk about running "hacked" XP.
A definition of hacked would also be handy.
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