[QUOTE=Duzty;2233506]That would be “[B]an[/B]” illegal…but then you sound more like a ditto head than another authority. Maybe you and jethro can get together and take it on the road.[/QUOTE]
Please consider that not everyone is a native English speaker. Furthermore, challenging everyone’s authority that does not agree with you is not very respectful.
On the other matter, please consider that this forum has been around for a long time, has visitors from all over the world and our staff has seen many examples of illegal activity on this forum.
There are several ways of dealing with matters. On one side of the spectrum is a dictatorial approach, banning everyone at the slightest hint of breaking forum rules. On the other side of the spectrum is the absolute democracy, politely asking whether it is illegal, asking for an explanation and let voters decide on the verdict.
As you may appreciate, we prefer to take a road somewhere in between. We have to be practical and assume innocent until proven guilty, but the decisions are at the discretion of staff. Whether you like it or not, this is a privately owned forum and we reserve the right to close topics that we feel are not right for this forum. Nevertheless, we try to maintain a fair policy and give a lot of leeway to our visitors (not always to the liking of the respective authorities).
My decisions on this forum are based on many years of experience with users that visit our forums. The decisions may not be correct at all times, but I am always willing to listen to arguments when people feel that any of my decisions are wrong (or those of any other staff member). However, I am not going to debate every decision I make, that would take too much time and energy. Would this have been a paid job, I might feel different, but this is a hobby, in addition to (more than) a full time job and other social responsibilities.
Apparently I misinterpreted the ‘rip off’ comment, for that I apologize. Regardless, I stand by everything else I say. In your post above you have shown little respect to others and you have not provided me with proof that you were talking about legal downloads.
For the record, not every site where you pay for a download is legal. Where you download movies from sites as Netflix, this does not necessarily mean you are allowed to convert them and/or burn them to disc. The rules that apply are a combination of applicable laws and (end user) license agreements.
This is the last I am going to say about this. If you feel that you are not treated right, that is too bad, but you can leave at any time.