Posted 27 July 2005 - 11:03 AM
That makes so much more sense.
Posted 27 July 2005 - 05:04 PM
I have to say I strongly agree with drx. It's much better to just make your own [hacking] guide if you know stuff.
Posted 27 July 2005 - 07:16 PM
Well, I dunno.
I'm not searching for credit, or anything. I just wanna help the community and promote Chaotix stuff. If I was looking for credit, I would've made a much bigger deal out of it.
Posted 28 July 2005 - 12:15 PM
The point is, you don't write your name in Nemesis' guides, and analogically, you don't write your name instead of the original founders' name.
Who the fuck cares if you discover something on your own, the person who discovered it first gets the credit. Imagine that someone comes into the community with eg. cracking the Nemesis' compression on his own. Does the compression method change its name to this guys name? No.
Stop stealing other people's hard work. It's what's hacking is all about. People hack stuff not for money, but for credit. For this 3 words saying 'cracked/discovered/found by (insert name here)'. Without that, hacking is pretty much dead. People have spent their nights, which they could've spent doing something else, hacking stuff. Think about it.
Posted 28 July 2005 - 12:24 PM
What are you talking about? Are you talking to me?
Sorry if I sound kinda ignorant, but I've already stated that I'm not looking for credit...
If I wanted credit, I would've made my own guide, but then, how many people would see it/use it all the time/have access to it whenever they wanted? Very few. So, please stop being such a jack*** to me...
If that wasn't directed at me, then I sincerely apologize and take back the previous statement.
Posted 03 August 2005 - 04:06 AM
Looks like I didn't see your post. If you feel bashed, sorry =P
Posted 03 August 2005 - 05:33 AM
Imagine that someone comes into the community with eg. cracking the Nemesis' compression on his own. Does the compression method change its name to this guys name? No.
Umm... If that's how it worked we'd call it LZ (or whatever variant thereof) compression, right? Someone knew the format before Nemesis. If you don't want someone else's name written on your guide, you don't make a wiki. If you don't mind, then you do.
Posted 03 August 2005 - 09:26 AM
It's different if someone decides for you. If someone puts his name on your work, then it's not your choice, is it? =P
Posted 03 August 2005 - 12:07 PM
e.g. If I suddenly pick up my copy of Nemesis' hacking guides and put my name on it, it doesn't make them mine, but he's likely not going to do anything about it, because he's not around. That doesn't make them mine, and it doesn't make it right.
Posted 04 August 2005 - 08:57 PM
All changes ever made to a Wiki page are preserved in the page history. If you want to see what a user wrote about something, open up the history and look for that user's name. On the same coin, if a user wants to prove that he wrote something, s/he can find that edit and link to it.
In short, nobody can put his name on your work when it's in a Wiki. They are allowed (and encouraged) to modify it if they have new or better information, but diffs (with associated names) are preserved for every edit made to that page.
Posted 04 August 2005 - 09:00 PM
And hey, if I want my name on something so badly, I can change it whenever the heck I want to have my name there.
-Written by LOSTGAME!!! GIVE HIM CREDIT FOR THIS POST!!1!!1!!11!
Posted 04 August 2005 - 09:31 PM
unofficial info traditionally goes by the most circulated name. Not who came up with it first.