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    Post An open letter to pirates…

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    Attn: Pirates

    Here at wiihacks.com we understand that piracy exists in regards to the wii. We understand that there are users out there who use the methods on this site for illegal purposes. We even understand that times are tough on a lot of people, and some may see these guides are free liberty to save money. Yet somehow, I feel it needs to be said AGAIN that this site does not support, nor condone piracy of any kind. To make a post on these forums, you must accept the rules that govern the site, which includes not asking for assistance regarding piracy.

    Alas, I have gotten to the point that when I check the backlog of posts in the newbie section, I make sure to open any thread that has the locked symbol on it, because I become curious why it was locked. I wish I could say the ratio was 1:1 with piracy to YAT, but it seems more like 3:1 lately, especially with the release of Metroid: other M last week. I may be but a lowly “new member”, but I see a lot on this site, and this needs to be mentioned in my humble opinion.

    I know many pirates have their own rationale for why they do it, and I’m not going to list them incase you don’t have any “good” reasons of your own, but you must remember that piracy is illegal for a reason. In this day and age of videos being pulled down for using too much copyrighted material for it to be fair use, no one here wants to lose this wonderful community that we build here because of piracy.

    For now at least, what we do to our consoles is protected, and we love it. We are not here for you to have all of your pirate work done for you, in fact, that’s what failtube is for. Before asking for help here with your pirated material, follow a fail tube video and see what happens, because you get what you pay for.

    Thank you for your time…

    Summer Syn, “new member” of the wiihacks.com community.
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    Excellent post summersyn...


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    Excellent post indeed.
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    Nice post

    Quote Originally Posted by summersyn View Post
    Before asking for help here with your pirated material, follow a fail tube video and see what happens, because you get what you pay for.
    Yay for failtube piracy! (as that'll fail :P)
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    Great summersyn.

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    Inspiring rant and such...but I honestly doubt this will make anyone rejoice..

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    Can I play Devils advocate please - But this is all said in the Forum Rules
    2. Piracy and cheating is neither condoned nor supported by WiiHacks. WiiHacks resources and activities support the precepts of “fair use” of the games purchased by our members.

    a) Asking for or providing information, assistance, sources for, or direct provision of pirated materials, theft, or other illegal activities violate site rules.
    b) There are to be no links to sites that directly provide illegal or pirated material. Members are not to directly provide material or links that provide material in violation of copyright to others using the communications resources of the WiiHacks.com site. Such material includes, but is not limited to, commercially available Wii game ISOs and WiiWare and Virtual Console games. As a copy of the Wii's NAND may have copyrighted downloadable content, a link to a NAND copy may only be posted if specifically requested by site staff in the Brick Forum.
    c) To assist our members in making backup copies of their legally purchased games, members are allowed to identify and provide links to sites that list or track sources of game ISOs. Links to open source material are allowed.
    d) WiiHacks does not provide support for game cheating or cheat codes. Do not request or provide cheat codes or assistance in game cheating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by narse1979 View Post
    Can I play Devils advocate please - But this is all said in the Forum Rules
    Frankly, this is the heart of my point. Since apparently one time posters don't actually read these rules (these being the same people who post for help before making an intro) I thought having a thread like this MIGHT catch some eyes, with the work pirate in the title, but alas it probably wont anyway. I wanted to get reactions to it anyway, but I also wanted to get it off of my chest, as I thought this up while trying to sleep last night (not that I think about piracy while trying to sleep, I wasn't feeling well and my mind wandered).
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    It will get buried soon enough unless made a sticky.

    (not that I think about piracy while trying to sleep)
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    Last edited by narse1979; 09-06-2010 at 01:02 PM.


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    Thank you for posting your opinion in support of our site rules, summersyn. While, your post may do little to deter new members who fail to read the rules before running all about the site posting, your contribution to the efforts of all the ethical staff and members concerned for the safety of this site are appreciated.

    It was interesting, in light of the number of rule violators and pirates that flame and insult the staff attempting to maintain order on this site, that a past survey of our members showed that the majority favored stronger enforcement of the rules and not less. Thank you for trying to help.

    May I also suggest that you Blog your post? You have the requisite number of posts to allow creation of a Blog. Let me know if you are denied-the screening tool is not always reliable.
    Last edited by Gen3SF; 09-06-2010 at 01:06 PM.

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