I seen a insta**** thread

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by GeorgieAcevedo, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. GeorgieAcevedo macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2012
    New York City
    I just want to get something clear. Apps piracy it's already big enough. I'm already a iOS dev myself I don't support insta****

    But..... Do you guys really think blocking this kind of stuff from these forums will help stop apps piracy ?

    I'm no expert but I can pretty much be 100% sure it doesn't.

    Like I don't think a person that's willing to use this method to get apps will think "oh look macrumors doesn't support it so now I will not use it, I am going to buy my apps" yeah.... Sure.

    So what's the point... Someone explain, please.
  2. calvy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2007
    No it won't stop it. But it does keep macrumors out of hot water should the lawyers ever be called out.
  3. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    is anyone else confused about what this guy is on about?
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    Not allowing it doesn't hurt the cause
  5. Comeagain? macrumors 68020


    Feb 17, 2011
    Spokane, WA
    Go look in the wasteland for threads that have insta**** in the title.

    No, this doesn't stop piracy, but it can slow it down. If people don't know what they're doing, it's harder for them to do it. But mostly, it keeps MR safe if something but happens. And, as you say, you are a Dev, so why should we anger a fairly large demographic of the site? Devs are a great resource to the community.
  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    I doesn't stop piracy and I doubt MacRumors can even slow piracy down.

    MacRumors doesn't want the reputation of being a haven for piracy, warez, and cracks. I know they can be discussed without crossing that line, but it's easier to ban certain words and discussions outright than trying to get everyone to toe the line. Also, it can and does derail threads and cause arguments. All too often when piracy is mentioned there is much cleanup for us mods. I'm not trying to sound lazy, but past experience tells me that blocking certain piracy words and discussions is good for MR.

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