People of BlueGartr.
Some of you are wondering whats going on with the new rule, not allowing the linking of Music, movies, books, comics. This rule sadly had to be put in place because of the RIAA. BG and its servers hide behind a protective shield of poutine, keeping us safe from those who would try to bring us down. Such protection is foolproof. Mostly. But like the mighty Helms Deep, the dark ones found a crack and exploited it. While our mighty fortress did not fall, they did find a way to keep us from getting our hard earned ad revenue. After finding many a link and removing most of qalberts posts, we were able to restore our ads and get back to business however it required us to start the new policy of protecting ourselves in this manner.
This does not mean we want to do this, not at all, but the forums cost a significant amount of money to run, so unless some of you are secretly billionaires by day and crime fighting vigilantes by night, we have to take the dickhead route and ask you nicely not to post links to stuff. This means megaupload and similar file sharing sites are out of the question, even direct linking of items from your own personal stash. If it has the name of a music CD, a movie file, a book or a comic book, we have to ask you not to post it. That does not mean you cant send the link to people privately on PM or email, as we dont monitor that, they dont either. It doesnt mean you cant have your own private places you share such delights, lord knows the bulk of us do. It doesnt mean you cant talk about them or tell people where to get them without linking it directly. It just means we cant be as blatant as we were before, we have to be a little smarter than that.
This does not at all affect the random image threads or the fap threads, it has nothing to do with the anime discussion threads or any of the movie or music discussion threads. You can continue having discussions, posting pics, having all the cool things you did before, you just cant link directly to those things. For this we are sorry. There will be no bans for making a link, just a request to stop. You will however get an infraction if you keep doing it, then eventually banned if you are too stupid to listen.
Sincerely, the Administration and Moderation Staff.
who is in trouble
along with Senoska
Okay, the is the last time it will be clarified:
Posting direct download links are a NO. DO NOT PASS GO. DO NOT COLLECT $200
Posting to a stream of something? 100% a-ok because the website hosting the stream is responsible for the content.
Originally Posted by Blackice http://images.bluegartr.com/images/S...post-right.png YT, game streams, ect all are still ok. The only real no-no here is posting direct download links for TV, music, movies, anime, ect.
This has NOTHING to do with SOPA