I’d like to suggest that from now on when anyone, especially newbies, but also anyone posts a suspicious, pirating type of thread, post, or comment that a one comment postback from one member is enough: “bugger off”… and get him banned right from the get-go! Nobody should be allowed to join and post without reading and agreeing to the forum rules. So there is no excuse for pirate questions or little “rental” comments tucked into a post. Or comments like “… aww, come-on, most people do it …”. I DO NOT TRUST posters who make such statements. Our attitudes and integrity are being tested: by an innocent member looking for social acceptence or by a not so innocent party.
Due to many such recent posts and threads, I left cdf for a short while. But now I’m gonna come right out and say what I think. It is my belief, as I have shared with some cdf friends in PM’s, that these postings are sometimes made by industry “plants” or spys and those who offer any advice whatsoever, are risking personal prosecution by association or acceptance. I know it is normal, when we know the answer, show off a bit and give an answer or a begrudging, partial answer, even though we don’t approve of a poster’s integrity. But we should try to resist. It’s OK to be judgmental and even rude within this context. Do be afraid of helping. Also, by helping to even the smallest degree, you are endangering the future of our beloved cdf under penalty of Finnish law.
To be clear to those that would threaten our fair use rights, we on cdf backup movies we bought to protect our purchase investment only. If a member (new or old) doesn’t like that let he/she go find some hack/crack/pirate forum to be a member of!
I will not be reposting this over and over, just this once, but I hope established, honest members take heed for their person safety. There are probably strangers among us!