by John.Wilkinson - 8/22/08 8:58 AM
In Reply to: Flash problem by DmSetup
Our policy is that we do not permit direct links to executables or scripts unless they come from a known, trusted source like Microsoft, TrendMicro, etc. I am not familiar with DmSetup, and the 1,980 results from a Google search showed mostly foreign languages, self-referencing posts, and comments from anonymous individuals who have yet to master the art of forming complete sentences. And from the descriptions I read, the IRC channel consists primarily of anonymous volunteers, not known-reputable security experts. Thus, DmSetup does not automatically receive our trust/respect.
Secondly, the links you posted are on an unknown third-party website. acsparis.com requires a login, the acsparis.com/downloads cannot be found, and Google found nothing except the site itself, your post, and several cases of spam. Nothing immediately indicates it's controlled by the DmSetup volunteers, or that the "Chip" that submitted the content is legitimate. And since the content could, presumably, be changed at any time, us reviewing it now does not mean it would still be legitimate later. Thus, unless we trust the source, it just won't stick.
Finally, the forum policies prohibit self-promotion. Now that you've revealed you run the group, and drudged up this 2-year-old thread to recommend your own site/work, when it's not relevant to the discussion in the first place, there's a secondary reason for removal.
You can post recommendations for your own services elsewhere, but I suggest that you:
1.) Read the site's/forums's policies/TOS before posting.
2.) Read the discussion to ensure what you're posting is actually relevant.
3.) Read the date of submission to avoid helping a ghost of years past.
That will help you avoid looking like a noob.
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