Fun fact on that one! If it's in the rules, rules that you agree to abide by simply by posting here, then it doesn't matter what kind of value it does or doesn't have, them's the rules.Ultimate_Nova_X wrote:Links to piracy and encouragement/condoning of the act is one thing I can support not being allowed.
On the other hand, forbidding it to be talked about to the point as if it doesn't even exist has negative pragmatic value.
To that end, and this really should go without saying, someone could easily interpret a tolerated "day one pirate!!!!!" response as a form of encouragement, not to mention that even if it's someone else's product, if one company is allowing that kind of talk on their forums, it basically sends the message that they're cool with another company's stuff being pirated, which is just bad business.