ROMLOAD and IPS4MSX finally removed from MRC 
Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 23:15
At my request (almost a year ago) and some persuation MRC has finally removed ROMLOAD and IPS4MSX from their download database. The reason I wanted them offline were the following:
  1. The fine print of their policies became quite clear in a forum post posted on 30 June 2007:
    "...there's a reason they were drawn up the way they were: we get to do whatever the h00t we feel like. Basically the policies were written with a few things in mind.

    1) If you behave like a wanker we get to ban your ass.
    2) If we ban your ass because you're a wanker you don't get to delete your forum posts.
    3) If you dislike us because we're a bunch of wankers you don't get to delete your forum posts.
    4) If we ban your ass because you're a wanker you don't get to remove anything you submitted from the freeware downloads db.
    5) If you dislike us because we're a bunch of wankers you don't get to remove anything you submitted from the freeware downloads db.

    Well, basically, once you submit something to MRC it stays on MRC, even if you very much dislike us.
    "
  2. I never agreed on automatic updates for the new releases in the download database, and yet every time I released a new version of either of the programs it got updated there.
There was a referer block on the download files for a while, and MRC thought that was the actual reason and they interpreted it as such. If it was the actual reason I would've requested them removed before 30 June 2007.

During the e-mail correspondence, references were made to totally unrelated topics and me not replying on those particular parts seemed to be the main reason for the particularly persistent stalemate.
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