Last year it was SEO spam.
This year it might be DVD rippers.
During the last couple of weeks, the Wesnoth.org forums have been constantly hit with a “new” kind of spam involving DVD ripping software, which may also involve some kind of scam as the linked site contains a Buy button, amongst other things. I’m not touching it further; not even with my 5 mt. pole.
You read me right. It’s not new in the literal sense of the word, since I have seen this shit hitting us before, albeit at a much slower rate. If I recall correctly, I have banned no less than 6 accounts in less than two weeks because of the current trend.
Many DVD users want to enjoy their favorite DVDs on their portable devices
Nobody whom I know would, in their sane minds, watch a friggin’ movie on a device with such low resolution and display size. We’re mainly talking of Apple’s iShit devices, of course. And I’m not going to get into how “illegal” or not it is to break those lovely DRM restrictions.
Since I’m in a lazy mood today, I’ll leave the research of the purpose of this shady “marketing campaign” to my readers and loyal fans.