Download Bots ??

True or false

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 by neone6 | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

I´ve heard a rumour That there are something called  a "download-Bot" Is it true that some use it 2 get more downloads ?? I can´t believe it !! CHEATING ! As PO said " I´m Pissed off " ( If true )  

Edit: I can´t comment on this (my own) post anymore for unknown reason so I just want to say: Read ALL Thanx -Andrew

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WebGizmos
Reply #1 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 10:54 AM

So...your pissed off that someone is getting more than one download at a time?   

Philly0381
Reply #2 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:10 AM

Oh boy.......

neone6
Reply #3 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:13 AM

WebGizmos
So...your pissed off that someone is getting more than one download at a time?   
Eeehhh... Gizmo I don´t follow...or you didnt. -If there are some sort of program that download your stuff to make you look better than the rest I think it´s cheating. Isnt that obvious

ZubaZ
Reply #4 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:18 AM

neone6
If there are some sort of program that download your stuff to make you look better than the rest I think it´s cheating. Isnt that obvious
It's only cheating if it's a game; if there are winners and losers and prizes adn such. Right?

Island Dog
Reply #5 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:20 AM

We take steps to prevent things like that.  These "rumors" are usually started by one person who has something against another skinner.  

My advice:  Don't worry about nonsense like this.

 

neone6
Reply #6 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:21 AM

Philly0381
Oh boy.......
? -Is this a delicate matter ??

neone6
Reply #7 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:23 AM

Zubaz



Quoting neone6,
reply 3
If there are some sort of program that download your stuff to make you look better than the rest I think it´s cheating. Isnt that obvious It's only cheating if it's a game; if there are winners and losers and prizes adn such. Right?

Isnt the Honor some sort of Prize/winning don´t you think ?

WebGizmos
Reply #8 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:23 AM

neone6
Eeehhh... Gizmo I don´t follow...or you didnt

Apparently clueless here.

Philly0381
Reply #9 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:26 AM

Zubaz
If there are some sort of program that download your stuff to make you look better than the rest I think it´s cheating.

What makes a skin look better than the rest is the time and effort put in by the skinner.  How many times a skin has been downloaded doesn't enter in my decision as to whether or not I like a skin.  Would I use it on my desktop is what I use as a guideline.

Snowman
Reply #10 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:27 AM

The best way to get many downloads = do some proper quality work.

Besides that.... neone6, that "rumour" is ancient. Some years ago 'someone' exploited a site-loophole and cheated him/herself to a hell of a lot of downloads. Which is childish and pathetic. You win NOTHING by getting loads of downloads. It's not a competition.

The loophole was plugged up, so now all you get is nothing. One user = one download count. Same user tries again = no download count.
Our coding pigeons are clever.

neone6
Reply #11 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:41 AM

Ofcourse It´s a sort of competition... If it wasnt then why the stars and the downloadcount... As you said Snowman, It´s a thing of the past and it doesnt happen anymore. I believe you !! BUT Just for the record -I hereby STATE -If The download-count is somehow unfair due to tampering by users then it´s cheating ! ´nuff said.

Hankers
Reply #12 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:49 AM

Hankers goes looking for the WORF gif.

Snowman
Reply #13 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:52 AM

neone6
BUT Just for the record -I hereby STATE -If The download-count is somehow unfair due to tampering by users then it´s cheating ! ´nuff said.

What about before you mentioned it?
It wasn't cheating then??

Dang..... the kid's got high thought about himself....

neone6
Reply #14 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:54 AM

Hankers
Hankers goes looking for the WORF gif.

Philly0381
Reply #15 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:54 AM

I have found that in life more things are done because folks like to do it rather than because it's a competition.

neone6
Reply #16 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:55 AM

Snowman



Quoting neone6,
reply 11
BUT Just for the record -I hereby STATE -If The download-count is somehow unfair due to tampering by users then it´s cheating ! ´nuff said.


What about before you mentioned it?
It wasn't cheating then??
I didnt think someone DID !

RedneckDude
Reply #17 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 11:58 AM

Here ya go Hankers.

neone6
Reply #18 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 12:01 PM

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Snowman


Dang..... the kid's got high thought about himself....
I don´t get it... common sense says it´s a good thing to adress this matter and I get that from you Snowman ???

MadDeez
Reply #19 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 12:14 PM

wow. we (the old folks around here) know who had the "download bot" and/or updated skins almost daily. it happened years ago. it is not a recent happening.

as for skinning being a competition, .......... it isn't now nor has it ever been except for the gui's of years past. if all you're after is so-called glory through a download count, you're skinning for the wrong reasons. i've never seen mike, tim, john, renato, or any others of their caliber complaining about download counts.

neone6
Reply #20 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 12:29 PM

I like when people like my stuff... If you say you don´t care what people think of your work, I don´t believe you.

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