The thread is entitled “Suggestions for the Weekend Film”, not “Links to Infringing Copies of Copyrighted Works That Neither You or I Have Paid For, or Have Licensed from the Copyright Holder”.
I assumed when I first saw this thread that you, and others, would suggest, and subsequently discuss the merits of, movies to watch at the weekend. At some point, you decided to start linking to, or embedding, infringing copies of copyrighted works. Most people don’t get too worked up about a embed of a movie trailer that someone other than the director(s), producer(s) or studio responsible has shoved up on YouTube. Most community managers do get worked up when forum members start putting up embeds of entire movies.
I personally have no problems with this thread being chock full of movie discussion, in fact, I’d welcome it, due to my movie buffness. I personally have a lot of problems with dodgy YouTube embeds and torrent links being posted, since that potentially endangers both the poster, the forum, and the people who run the forum; you know, the people who make the podcast you listen to. I obviously have no authority over what you can, and can’t do, since I’m not an admin, but I believe I have enough moral standing to berate due to a) my long tenure as a
beloved tolerated member of both this community and the LUGradio community before it, and b) that one line of text at the bottom of each page: don’t be a dick. I’m not saying you are a dick, just that you are exhibiting dickish behaviour in your infringing posts. Please stop that.
There’s a marked difference between “sharing” and “copyright infringement”.
I apologise if that’s the impression you get. I just enjoy a full-throated discussion about stuff. Is this a five minute argument, or the full half hour?
If we’re waving hands around and pointing fingers at things, it was Aq who first pulled you up for linking directly to copyright infringing material, not I. You are the one who continued to link directly to copyright infringing material, and you’re implying something along the lines of “and I would’ve gotten away with it, if it weren’t for you pesky kids”, and that’s what I give a shit about.
Share away, just don’t link to something that is illegal.