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Windows 7: Question regarding a forum rule on direct links

14 Oct 2010   #1
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
Question regarding a forum rule on direct links

I saw the rule on no direct links to downloads. What if the site that provides the download I post is owned by me and I'd rather post direct to avoid looking as though I'm trying to advertise my site?

Personally, I like to use my own site for giving downloads when possible as I have more control over making sure that the link I post elsewhere does not expire.
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14 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

If you post a direct link for a download of a program you created, that's fine. It's your own program, right? You can hotlink it all you want. Better to provide a link to information on what the program is if available though. What it does, manual, etc. Then having someone blindly downloading and installing it.

If you just post a direct link to software made by someone else, and you're just hosting it on your own website with/without permission, then post the link to the download page of the program developers site instead.
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