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Hey everyone!

 

It has come to my attention that many people were coming across bookmarked/linked threads that led to a 'no permission' message. Let me take the time to clarify this for you.

 

As you may or may not have been aware, quite some time ago Kametsu was the victim of copyright trolls - we were forced to make a very difficult decision. Do we care more for keeping the download sections? Or do we prioritize the site and its members? Ultimately, to protect the site's members, we made the difficult decision to remove all the download sections from the site. Unfortunately, there was no right or wrong decision here, as there would have been highly negative consequences with either decision. We were stuck between a rock and a hard place with no other way out.

 

As it would turn out, though, the initial purge of those sections didn't exactly go as I planned. While the vast majority of those threads were indeed purged...what ended up happening in the end was, many of the old download threads were somehow missed in the initial round, and thus ended up "orphaned" when their parent forum/content they were attached to were purged. Thus, there were no longer any parent permissions to inherit - which resulted in the "No permission" message. Koby discovered this only recently and executed a more thorough cleanup, which now should correctly result in a "Not found" message instead.

 

This does not change anything - we are not in any position to "go back" to the way things were. We have instead asked repeatedly what sort of site you'd like to see Kametsu become. To that end, we are most certainly open to ideas as to format change.

 

That aside, please stop asking us about downloads. There's nothing we can tell you that hasn't already been said. We want to refocus the site, so if you have something constructive to contribute to that, you are more than welcome to send us a PM.

 

Thanks for taking the time to read and understand this. As we've said many times in the past, we know this is a heartbreaking thing, we didn't want to have to do it but there was just little alternative left. We care more about the site, and of course the people that make up its community, than any 'downloads'.

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Thank you for clarifying.  I was one of those asking about the downloads.  The way you have it now is fine for me.  Maybe members if they want downloads and find them somewhere else can post links to those places for the other members.

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On 8/13/2020 at 10:17 AM, sniper23 said:

Wait, weren't download sections removed already? Did you remove it when it was already removed?

@sniper23 yes, the sections were removed, but due to an error on my part, most (but not all) of the threads and posts within remained. I had incorrectly assumed that removing the sections would take all the threads and posts with it but this failed to occur. Since these threads/posts lost their parent forum, they also lost their permission sets, resulting in a default "deny all" when what should have been appearing is a "not found". Not even us admins could view them. We only became aware of it very recently when people began dropping us PMs asking what that was all about, and it was then that Koby discovered the issue and ran a more thorough cleanup, removing the orphaned threads properly this time.

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