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Oni Zyxer

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« on: 01-28-2003 12:44 »

I mean, it's so frowned apon when mentioned, what EXACTLY is the big deal? It's not like FOX are going to come and shut the board down, and a lot of people (myself included) are forced to download the new eps (I bought the S1 DVD's, and will buy the rest as they come out here). Stop being so uptight you prudes. (no offence)
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #1 on: 01-28-2003 12:59 »
« Last Edit on: 01-28-2003 12:59 »

For a start it is still illegal.

 
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Originally posted by Oni Zyxer:
It's not like FOX are going to come and shut the board down,
You 'd be surprised.

Edit: If we would opently discuss downloads, FOX would use any legal means to close Peel down.
Gocad

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« Reply #2 on: 01-28-2003 13:19 »

Sending C&Ds to Fanpages is a favorite sport at FOX.
Tweek

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« Reply #3 on: 01-28-2003 14:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Oni Zyxer:

...Stop being so uptight you prudes. (no offence)
PEEL isn't exactly prudish given some of the topics that are allowed  flirt  tongue
]PaulFSAC[

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« Reply #4 on: 01-28-2003 15:50 »

Not forgetting some of the PEEL names that you see posting, one comes to mind especially  tongue
aslate

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« Reply #5 on: 01-28-2003 15:53 »

One big reason is to stop people coming, asking how to download and leaving, it'd degenerate and no-one that really cares will post. Fry Online started with episode downloading on it, and that was one thing that as good as killed it, no-one cared and it was as good as blacklisted.
[-mArc-]

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« Reply #6 on: 01-28-2003 16:16 »

Besides what's been said already:

1. I do know that some parties having to do with Futurama do monitor peel now and then.
2. I'm the guy behind this board and I'll have to go by my local laws. I'm not willing to risk criminal or civil charges just so some people uninterested in the rest of peel can have their download talk. Offering links to illegal downloads has been judged as facilitating illegal behaviour and not deleting content I know is illegal has been judged as making it my content. Together that would mean that I could get into trouble for your posting if I saw such a link and didn't take care.
Really the most important part is what aslate said. I've seen boards being degraded to pure "where can I download" threads.
evan

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« Reply #7 on: 01-28-2003 16:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Oni Zyxer:
It's not like FOX are going to come and shut the board down...

Fox shut down nohomers.net for using Simpsons images, so I'm certain they'd try to get us for openly discussing episode downloading.

homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #8 on: 01-28-2003 16:56 »
« Last Edit on: 01-28-2003 16:56 »

*homer watches as this forum closes because of haveing a discusstion about non-episode downloading*
PCC Fred

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« Reply #9 on: 01-28-2003 18:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Oni Zyxer:
I mean, it's so frowned apon when mentioned, what EXACTLY is the big deal? It's not like FOX are going to come and shut the board down, and a lot of people (myself included) are forced to download the new eps (I bought the S1 DVD's, and will buy the rest as they come out here). Stop being so uptight you prudes. (no offence)

It IS a big deal, FOX CAN shut the board down, no-one's FORCING you to download eps, and I'm the only uptight person here.

Other than that, you make a persuasive argument.
aslate

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« Reply #10 on: 01-28-2003 18:32 »
« Last Edit on: 01-28-2003 18:32 »

Alot of PEELers do download episodes wether they live in the US and can't watch it due to American Football or they don't live in the US and it's the only way to see it. We just keep it seperate from PEEL.

EDIT: Just saying this to show that we may do it, but we did it before PEEL aswell as now. It shows that it's not us being uptight, but we just don't need to/want to talk about it. It won't generate much discussion.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #11 on: 01-28-2003 18:46 »

That still doesn't mean you're being forced to download episodes.  It's your own choice.
Ben

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« Reply #12 on: 01-28-2003 21:25 »

What's there to discuss, anyway?
McGrady

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« Reply #13 on: 01-29-2003 00:48 »

Fox shut down The Futurama Outlet for less.

Also, this is a private website that happens to be a message board, not a unregulated newsgroup.
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #14 on: 01-29-2003 00:59 »

fox shut down the Outlet?  I did not know that.  *scribbles down reason #2774 on the fox hate list*
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