This is a tiny flame I guess (maybe even a spark), however:
samtron, you are an idiot. its not that i mind getting banned (sort of), its the fact of two things:
1. giving out the information can hold x-s accountable for distributing or allowing the distribution of information on where to get illegal files, this is bad for them and can cause them to be shut down (real bad, like i-come-to-your-house-and-slay-you-for-it bad )
2. it will cause places that host the files to be shut down.
What is the pseudo-secrecy about xbins?
Almost * everyone knows about xbins. This includes would be "shut-er down-ers", and I am sure M$ knows it is there as well. I mean, it is the largest single location for all things non-M$ Xbox related. In fact, it is stickied in the Newbie FAQ Xbins FAQ
, so what makes you think it is doing less to incriminate xbox-scene there than it would be in a standard post reply?
Is this one of those things that people like to be secretive about just to be secretive about? Does it give them a feeling of power in their otherwise powerless lives?
To me it really seems, keep in mind this is not indicative to all, that people who are members of internet forums are really quite secretive and stuck up with their information. This is not just true here at xbox-scene, but scattered amongst all groups fairly equally. Why? I mean, I understand someone not doing ANY research can anger people who had done their fair share when they were a newbie, but for the most part, a lot of you guys are asses for the sake of being asses. This seems really to show it ugly head in forums like this. Most people do not act like this in real life - just their "forum posting life".
I think a research paper is in order to find out why this is like this.