Hey! OK, so I recently got an infraction warning for a post I made. I'm not trying to argue against the infraction, cause I did post something wrong that I shouldn't have posted, but I'd like to ask about the way the mod who gave me the infraction reacted when I tried to discuss it with him.
First off, the warning was given permanently, and I don't think it should be permanent. I tend not to do things like this often, and just saying "now you're permanently marked" is a bit unfair, imo. I'd be open to something like "if you don't get into trouble for a couple of months, then I'll remove it", but imo what happened was a bit unfair, especially since I'm new to the forums (less than a week).
Secondly, the thing I asked about was "software piracy", to an extent (I'm not going to get into the specifics), which is wrong (I am anti-software piracy except in certain circumstances, also which I'm not going to get into but which this particular case falls under). In the forum I posted the thread in (in the Wine forum), there is a post that has been stickied that suggests using cracks with Wine. This was my PM to the mod who gave me the warning and his response, which I found particularly insulting. Perhaps someone could explain to me why such an insulting response was warranted.
[quote]Sorry I won't do it again...I never pirate software if I can avoid it except in special circumstances...I'd appreciate it if you could remove my warning, but also I suggest taking a look at the "Stuff I've learned about Wine" sticky, specifically the part where it suggests using cracks...I'm not quite sure how what I said is any different from that...[quote]
I am not going to say which mod this PM was made by because I don't want to create another issue, but I'd at least like an explanation as to why the fact that the mod and the poster of the sticky are friends was important and what the difference between a cracked program and a pirated program are (as I've always known cracks to be used to dodge CD keys or to enable no-CD for multiple installs), but I'm respecting his request of not messaging him again by asking it here. I'd also like to know if anyone else finds this response as insulting as I do, and why this mod thought this tone was warranted.I will not remove your warning and I don't appreciate you attempting to turn me against my friends who are involved with the post you mentioned.
Cracked executable files are not a means of piracy you should really learn what you are talking about before jumping to conculsions.
Do not message me again.
Again, I apologize for what I did and it was wrong etc., but I'd appreciate some help or explanation in this matter. Thanks