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let's just close this up? It's pretty obvious there won't be any benefits from dragging this on, save for entertaining some attention seeking teenagers some more..

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We really ought to stop giving young lads like Ulb over here the attention they so desperately crave at the expense of others.

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4 minutes ago, Drakensang said:

We really ought to stop giving young lads like Ulb over here the attention they so desperately crave at the expense of others.

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you are the edgy forum user we need
but not the one we deserve

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@Ulb Staff is monitoring this thread. G3 policy is letting posts stand so everyone can form their own opinions on the writer(s). Also, closing threads usually leads to new ones being opened, especially if people are determined to agressively stir up trouble like the OP.

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I don't know about trouble, but the only thing I'm aggressively stirring up right now is the padlock on this one gate.

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Just for the record (again): while this is covered by general G3 policy in any case, I explicitly deny permission to anyone to host versions of my mods (SCS, Wheels of Prophecy, and - as current authorized maintainer - Ascension). 

I'm not going to bother asking this person to stop doing so, because you shouldn't feed trolls. Fortunately, most people in our community are reasonable human beings. 

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My approach to copyright is very simple - 1) no one is authorized to do anything with my works without my explicit agreement, 2) no one is authorized to enforce 1 or persecute for its breach on my behalf without my explicit agreement.

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In case anyone reading this topic doesn't understand why modders are being so outrageously protective of their work, here's some history.

This idea of a master collection of mod downloads is not a new one.  Modders have explained why they are against it many times before and aren't happy to repeat themselves.

Mirrors inevitably end up out of date even with the best intentions.

Players using outdated versions of mods will encounter bugs that have already been fixed, and show up on forums to report them.  This wastes the time of players and modders.

 

I don't think modders are being too unreasonable here.  You'll notice that nobody freaked out over people supplying links to mods that are temporarily offline because of the situation at SHS.

I'll leave you with the notice that CamDawg includes in his mods:

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The modding community for the Infinity Engine has been going strong for more than 10 years now, and is the culmination of thousands of unpaid modding hours by fellow fans of the game. Modders produce their best work and players get the best, well-supported mods when we all work together.

There are two big ways to upset this harmony. One is to claim someone else's work as your own. The second is to host and redistribute a mod without permission from the author(s).

Be kind to your fellow players and modders. Don't do either.

 

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Did you stop for a moment to think that Arthas could be fiercely protective of his comments? Instead of doing so, you've illegally deleted his comment and shown your immense hypocrisy. You've come undone, GeeThree. You've no ground to stand upon and I will share those ILLEGAL mega links with as many scoundrels as there are stars in the universe.

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1 hour ago, Arthas said:

Deleted. Let's not open a cesspool

Edited 1 hour ago by Arthas

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48 minutes ago, Drakensang said:

Did you stop for a moment to think that Arthas could be fiercely protective of his comments? Instead of doing so, you've illegally deleted his comment and shown your immense hypocrisy. You've come undone, GeeThree. You've no ground to stand upon and I will share those ILLEGAL mega links with as many scoundrels as there are stars in the universe.

Reading competence?

Hint: Arthas edited his own post.

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