Quote from BakuMinerGuy
MDiyo was probably fed up to the back teeth about getting comments like, "Where are the books?" and, "Why can't I build a smeltery?" and, "My diamond pickaxe won't mine cobalt. What will?"
Granted, the fake download link was unnecessary. But even so, wouldn't you feel irritated if loads of people asked you questions about a depreciated version that you no longer support? Questions that have been answered at least twice, nonetheless.
To wrap it up...yes, the fake dl wasn't necessary. Maybe a great, big, blatantly obvious "depreciated" sign in bold, italicized, underlined, CAPITAL letters will do.
Yes, I understand WHY he took the previous versions down. But at a modder, you'll just have to learn to accept that. There are a lot of people on the Internet who aren't bright. You just need to sift through the idiots and find the people with actual questions.