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Links to hacks?

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  • Started 8 years ago by BobJam
  • Latest reply from Scott
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If you look at this thread: you'll see that the last few posts deal with links to hacks. That got WAY off topic there, so I thought it would be good to start a new topic on this issue.

So, are links to hacks something that's cause for Mods to delete?? It is on most forums, primarily because it can get the forum owner in legal hot water with a pissed off product producer for circumventing their design. I can certainly understand that reasoning. Just wondering what the "rule" is here.

And, BTW, even if the hack is listed on a trustworthy rated (SA and WOT, for example) site, a hack is a hack. Not that I haven't used a few myself, but posting a link to one can be . . . well . . . against the site rules.

So again, what is the "rule", or guideline, here?


Posted 8 years ago
Posts: 2815

i think that reg hack can be acceptable for certain things as long as it does not break the rights of the product

Posted 8 years ago
Posts: 5618

jack is right, it's cracks that aren't tolerated.

Posted 8 years ago

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