Post subject: Re: Concerning "leaks" Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 12:03 pm
Guru Beta Collector
Joined Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:34 am
I wouldn't mind if this became a rule so long as not following it isn't going to result with a smack of the (permanent) ban hammer. To me it seems a bit much to ban someone for claiming something is going to happen without any real evidence (a recent date came to mind as I wrote this LOL). Maybe a warning and topic lock would be appropriate?
I appreciate this being open for discussion and not forced upon us like the "no fake screenshots" rule that closed (and deleted?) the old BA windows concept thread.
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Post subject: Re: Concerning "leaks" Posted: Tue May 24, 2011 3:54 pm
Amateur Beta Collector
Joined Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:04 pm
Ahmed Jebara wrote:
Yeah, alot needed these Days.
I have suggestion: Why not creating "Unconfirmed Leaks" topic for all new people who have leak but not sure about if it's fake or not to post it there?
I like this idea. Disable thread creation in the New BETA/RTM section and start the "unconfirmed" thread. Mods can split legit releases into new threads. Then hopefully only legit news will be posted there.
Post subject: Re: Concerning "leaks" Posted: Tue May 24, 2011 8:22 pm
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Joined Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:46 pm
Favourite OS 6.2.7955
Also, I think you should ban the who post unconfirmed rumours in windows 8 threads, if people have no proof of a date; why should they assume/start off trash? It just causes the thread to go off topic.
It's like, Member A: It's going to be leaked on this day.
Member B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I: *Spreads*
Member,A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,Q,R,S,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z,0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9+ : Hey, where's the leak?
*Dishes out warnings and closes topic*
Next member decides to do the same LOL, it's an insane loop.
Post subject: Re: Concerning "leaks" Posted: Sat May 28, 2011 1:12 am
Joined Sat Feb 24, 2007 4:14 pm
Location United Kingdom
Favourite OS Server 2012
Leaks are rarely organised, you can assume that anyone announcing 'x' will be leaked on 'y' is probably lying.
Not since we had Release-a-Fortnight have we had a planned leak on BA to my knowledge. Someone simply makes the decision to leak, it gets uploaded to BA, sometimes through a private upload account, and as soon as the upload is verified as genuine, it gets released.
Post subject: Re: Concerning "leaks" Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:40 pm
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Joined Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:43 pm
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I Totally agree with this rule. It Simply makes every post more safe to users and For this forum in a more abrangent view. And it gives you more safety to dont get dismayed when downloading something big and seeming that there was nothing that you really wanted on it.