Long time, no see. I thought I'd come and help you out again, and rid the world of these people. Let's make the internet a better place. As it has been a while, I would also like to know what our stance is on map reposts as well.
I've been looking for mods recently, and I saw that one of the most common thing I'll find when looking for a mod is a review by PopularMMOs. Upon looking in the description for a link to a mod, and almost every time, it has resulted in a link to his own website, which had advertisements. Upon visiting this link, it did give the link to the main forum post, but is this addition of a middle man against what we stand for? I wish to clarify that I am fine with mod reviews, but most give a direct link.
I'd like someone to check minecraftsix [dot] com if it's a clean site or not. I've seen this site posting reviews about my resource pack and content from other people I follow and help. They still post a link to the download page, not directly to the downloadable content itself.
I'm not exactly sure what you mean by the downloads thing. Do they link to your downloads page, and do they bypass any ad.fly's, or use their own. I've dealt with minecraftsix before, so if you need it rectifying, ask me. However, I would imagine that they are okay.
I;ll be honest, I'm not too experienced with plugins, so I can't be of too much help there. Perhaps there is another person on this thread that might be able to help. If it is an installer, it is difficult to know what download it uses, but it can depend on the website you're using. Plus, it could be installing adware/malware, or just simply stuff you don't want.
what if i made a mod and they put it on these sites can i report them? cause i want to start making mods but not for money and id rather not have my mods reposted by others.
In the event that that happened, you could file a DMCA takedown request, or contact them directly. In case you didn't know, if successful, the takedown should remove them from appearing on google searches (if my understanding is correct). To be honest, other than that there's not much you can really do. You can always threaten legal action, but they're unlikely to take it seriously, as such a move would cost more than it would get you.
Another thing you could do is mention it to us, and we can assist you. If we can't stop them from reposting it, then we can at least make it so that they don't get any traffic. We can also talk to them for you if you need, as some people (myself included) have had experience in stopping sites from reposting.
Well it's been a while since I was on here, but I thought I'd give a visit.
Having read the comment about the lack of support from more well known modders, I think that we should actually attempt to get more well known modders, and possibly even some youtubers in our ranks. Whilst we have a relatively large support base, it is mainly comprised of people that play modded games, or less well known modders, which means that we don't have such a large recruitment pool.
How we would go about recruitment I don't know, but if we got some more modders in, then it could give us a large boost to our numbers, and help us to eradicate reposters.
I suppose I'll get back onto shutting down some reposters myself.
I frequently check up on this post, but often have nothing valuable to contribute, so don't usually speak. Pls given my busy schecdule at the moment, I'm not making mods a lot, nor am I checking up on here as often.
I was just thinking, we have many, many modders in this movement, but I think that to make it more well known and accelerate our actions, we should try to get some mod reviewers or some people that play modded games to join us. Please inform me of any that we already have within our ranks.
Likely their forums. Same with Gamespot, they don't stop reposts.
That's a good policy to have. If they allow their website to host reposts, and do nothing about it, then they should be held equally responsible for the repost. That being said, it all really depends on the size of the forums, and the staff that moderates it. It's somewhat unreasonable to expect a group of 5-10 people to dredge through thousands of threads, just looking for one breach of intellectual property. Nevertheless, I think it should be our responsibility to inform such staff of a breach of intellectual property, in the event that we find one. There's no point complaining that something's broken when you're refusing to fix it.
No, we sorted them out a while back. Still, I'd recommend manual installation anyway because most mod forum pages have details on how to install, and it tends to be a bit safer because while Skydaz is okay, you can never be too cautious.