A new rule regarding advertising.

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    A new rule regarding advertising.


    We've decided to implement a new rule regarding advertising. We've talked it over and we've decided that a lot of things that are advertised as "Free" are not technically free. We want to keep this true to it's word. When something is said to be free, it is supposed to be free. You should not have to make a payment with anything. Whether it's rep, registrations or vouches.

    We will now require people to stick to the root of that term. When you say something is free, that means you are not forcing registrations to your site on people. You are not forcing people to give a vouch. You are not forcing people to give you rep, etc.
    Free means free. All you should have on it is either the DIRECT download link, or the link to the material (Meaning either link to the download host or link to the freebie page). However, this rule does not apply to freebie contests requiring those to pick a number etc. Those are contests. If you make your program have all sorts of overlays telling them that its the free version and they need to upgrade and stuff, that is fine. Because that is on the program, not this site.

    This goes for User created Hacks, User created Programs, Freebies, accounts, etc.

    Anything that you put the free or freebie tag on, now will need to be free.

    Anything named free and has some sort of deception regarding obtaining it, will now be dealt with.

    We don't smile upon people tricking or using our members.




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    Maybe an addition note:
    If you fear you will no longer be able to advertise your paid work due to this regulation - Don't worry.

    We want to accomplish success for both sides here. The community and the coder.

    You as a coder have the option to release your work for free on D3Scene and spread the word about your product. Doing this can happen with for example some kind of watermark on your hack (getting display upon start or ingame or whatever) or even just the announcement within your thread that there is in fact another option with more features, better security or whatever comes to your mind.
    You're still free to do so.
    The community does then profit from free software and the only thing they have to 'pay' with is that there is some kind of 'advertisement' within the software provided.

    If you have any questions about this you're free to PM the staff and we will answer your questions asap.

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    This is OBVIOUSLY targeted at specific people.

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    If it was, we wouldn't have made it an announcement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyBody View Post
    This is OBVIOUSLY targeted at specific people.
    This is directed to those people in specific who do this. OBVIOUSLY.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyBody View Post
    This is OBVIOUSLY targeted at specific people.
    Usually when there is an announcement like this it's more of a bigger type issue, not "hey lets target like 2-3 people in this announcement" -.-
    There are many many occasions where this has come up and it's not just a few select members.

    Now to find a post of late, you have read to start this race!

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    Is there anyway I can report corrupted moderators?

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    Yeah, message me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zlitz View Post
    Is there anyway I can report corrupted moderators?
    You can always PM me, Matt or Tracky concerning these matters. We will treat things like these highly confidential and will reasonably consider your criticism.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jolinar View Post
    You can always PM me, Matt or Tracky concerning these matters. We will treat things like these highly confidential and will reasonably consider your criticism.
    I changed my mind, Dont worry..

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