There are many good reasons for requiring registration to download the files. You're getting free access to the combined talents of some of the finest (and some of the not-so-finest) minds in the computer industry. Why is it wrong to expect you to register?
You aren't "forced" to do it. Nobody was standing behind you with a baseball bat making suggestive noises!
You are asked to do it, because it is a condition of the site: you can browse all of the articles, tips, questions, and forums all you want without registering. But to download files, or ask a question, or contribute to the site it asks for a small amount of information, which it promises not to use for nasty purposes. And the only "real" info it asks for is your email address, so we can talk to you if we need to.
Compare that to Facebook - where your searches are restricted unless you log in.
Or some technical sites where you have to log in to view the damn answers!
Or many shops, where you can't even find out the delivery charge without passing over your credit card details!
I think you are being a little over-sensitive...
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
Hello there. Today I could not find an appropriate forum for posting question regarding ffmpeg usage. I think a new forum named OpenSource Products or similar could be added for discussion on open source tools and libraries. Thanks for your thoughts.
This world is going to explode due to international politics, SOON.
It would be nice to have some sort of message saying that your message has been posted but is up for review in the moderation queue.
Seeing as there are currently some issues with it, I posted a reply to a message in the lounge, after returning to the lounge and not seeing my message I posted it again (after that I figured I'd check sugs & bugs forum).
I know it's only temporary and the current problem will be fixed soon enough, but even for those messages that really should go to the queue it might be good to see the reason why it's not visible in the forum yet.
Yes, the system is broken. If you are able to authorise messages then you can do it from a separate tab in your browser. If not then you will have to wait for one of us to do it for you. We need a special "wake up, Chris!" button on the home page.
If anyone wants to know where the positive points are going to match the negative points ... I am (and I guess other protectors are) getting a point for "posting a forum message" with everyone I push through ... I don't envy Chris sorting this one out !
It seems that I cannot post a message, at least in Spam & Abuse Watch forum, without being instantly flagged as spammer.
OriginalGriff had to pop my post out of the moderation queue. And my answer to him seems to have been moderated, also.
On my reputation page, there a 2 entries corresponding to both messages that have been moderated:
-1 Debator Post a General Forum Message (undo)
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