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TSR are at it again

So, GoS has been taken offline. Why? Someone at TSR wrote to their server, GoDaddy, and told them that GoS was redistributing copyrighted content. As per their procedures, GoDaddy has taken the site down for now. This kind of sucks for everyone at GoS, and yet again shows that those at TSR really have their heads firmly up their asses.

Information from jenfold's DW and nymphynymms's LJ. More here at PMBD too.

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jenfold_sims
Apr. 30th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
TSR seem to be having a slightly insane crackdown of sorts in the last few days. They've disabled direct linking to downloads so now all links to TSR redirect to their front page and they have started acting against picture hotlinkers with cheese, see this thread at PMBD:

http://phorum.mustnotbenamed.com/index.php/topic,1871.3225.html

They must have been lurking at GoS a lot recently as mediafire links in the TSR threads were dying very rapidly. I'm not sure what triggered the letter but like Nymphy and I have said Liegen and the mods are not prepared to roll over and die, GoS will be back soon.
simgarooop
Apr. 30th, 2010 06:24 pm (UTC)

I guess the lack of attention was affecting Thomas and Atwa, considering no one had mentioned anything about TSR since the massive information sharing wank from last year. No secrets, no discussions (well, except for the Newsea thing), it was as if they were gone for good (I wish!).

And considering that their specialty is to upset the Free-site side of the Sims community by targeting well known creators and forums, I am not surprised they did this.

I think they are doing this for attention and not because GOS were really affecting their sales. I wish that was the case, if course, but there are tons of people unaware that selling CC is illegal, so they stay within the EA-TSR circle and get their content from them. Man, are they missing some neat stuff!

(Anonymous)
May. 1st, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
I was having the same problem with TSR links taking me to their front page, but I discovered a way around it yesterday while using FireFox.

When you see a TSR link, right click on it and go to Copy Link Location. Then, paste the url in the browser window and click on the green arrow. You'll be able to go to the page you want at TSR. :)

(Thomas, it's so cute how you keep trying to foil us. *pat pat* However, like all your endeavors, it's made of FAIL).