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    [Updated] Announcement Concerning Recent Topics.

    Hello,

    This following message could be considered many things including as an announcement, or warning to those that interpret it. With the Free-To-Try model not being mandatory and the on-going reaction being that of people being displeased to the point of planning to rebel against the system via this forum. I'm here informing you that there will be no insurgency type behavior going on here at OUYAForum once those developers start appearing. We've encountered trouble in the past when members started posting continuous destructive criticism towards various developers along with generally being disrespectful and we're certainly not going to allow it in the present via some sort of self-righteous mission to do what you think is right.

    Furthermore, there's no reason why someone has to come to this forum and be disenfranchised because of how they released their project on Discover. Everybody here is a member in one way or another and falls under the same rules with no exceptions so the rule of thumb here is to treat everybody equally with respect. This forum is very unique because it opens a two-way tunnel for a lot of consumers and developers to openly communicate with each other in a way that's not normally found in other communities. OUYA still doesn't have a mass audience yet and this forum is sort of like a safe-haven for developers and consumers of all kinds to come congregate to help with the issue so don't contribute to the opposite.

    Continuing on, that's not to say that you should be what's normally called a "fanboy/fangirl" either. Giving developers proper constructive criticism such as explaining why you think what they particularly did with something isn't the best way and all those other things is encouraged. There's also the common knowledge that this is still the internet we're all communicating on and developers must take into consideration that they won't always come across waves of undying praise when they post their projects on here so they must be open to constructive criticism. All the developers will have to learn to utilize a sort of "thick-skin" because of this fact and must make note that everybody is different and in turn will not always agree on everything.

    Lastly, this move is not a popular one and despite that OUYA Incorporate is trying it's hardest to still appease the two parties involved which is consumers and developers. There's your part to play in all of this too which is to try as well and if you can't bring yourself to say something nice when a developer without a demo comes in and post then follow this age old rule: If you can't say anything nice then don't say anything at all. One final thing I want to address is another controversial move to some and that's the OUYA Everywhere initiative. We're most likely going to make some alterations to the forum to accommodate these new members from other platforms and we expect everybody to treat them as they were our own kind.


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    Announcement Concerning Application Package Files & Their Distribution On OUYAForum.

    Hello,

    This following message could be considered many things including as an announcement, or warning to those that interpret it like the post before it. I had previously informed all of you here that any behavior against the interest of developers who have gone premium wouldn't be met with approval by OUYAForum Staff. This includes berating them for not having a demo, disenfranchising them, and disparaging them in general amongst other things. This is something you all know already but there seems to be one other thing that goes against their interest and that's the fact that people are posting links to application package files that don't contain demos from various sources if their game or application has gone premium after the policy change. This is considered piracy by us, official OUYA Incorporate Staff, and the developers who developed those game or applications.

    Furthermore, giving out hints as to where people can find these application package files, using websites to anonymize your links, and anything else to still go about the distribution of these kinds of files will not be permitted. Our blue named friends are our family as much as you like to think they're against the consumer base with this whole policy change. Doing what OUYAForum Staff has seen is like spreading around someone's credit card number that belongs to a regular John Doe and putting yourself in the shoe's of others will give you the perspective as to why we no longer allow such distribution on here. All you need to do is ask other members their thoughts on the premium content and search YouTube for videos from people like Jeremy Peeples and Otakupunk. No reason to turn this website into an black-market when there's no excuse as to why you all can't do simple, painless steps to acquire enough information for yourselves without having to resort to what is considered piracy.

    Lastly, OUYAForum.com follows similar guidelines to the company we all know and support which means that doing something they wouldn't like is doing something we wouldn't permit so it's good to take this into account for future reference.


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    Hello,

    This following message could be considered many things including as an announcement, or warning to those that interpret it like the posts before it. Over the course of OUYAForum's life, we, the OUYAForum Staff, have encountered a lot of baseless hostility. One of these that we've encountered the most is when people think we're OUYA Incorporate employees and owe whomever is making the baseless accusation in the first place nothing but undying help, support, and worship. A lot of this confusion was exacerbated because OUYAForum.com is listed on OUYA.tv which is OUYA Incorporation's website. This may come off as common sense to most of you, but this is the number one unofficial fan forum for the OUYA console which means we're not official in any capacity.

    Continuing on, we're the biggest forum for the OUYA console and as such we have OUYA Incorporate employees here daily which are dubbed OUYA Representatives. These individuals have taken the time out of their busy schedule's to come visit this place and offer support, if not also shoot the breeze with members of this forum. However, some people even think that they should worship anyone because of some absurd reason. As said in the rules:

    OUYA Representatives are here to help. No one is making them be here, so we ask that you give a large amount of respect to any & all OUYA employees and representatives that post here. Their personal motives, comments and actions are not endorsed by OUYA themselves and thus should be taken as such. All personal requests (support, shipping, etc.) should continue to be submitted via the appropriate channels, as any single OUYA individual may not be able to speak to your request directly.
    In conclusion, we're not going to accept disrespect of any kind towards us, or the actual OUYA Incorporate employees like we did before. It has finally crossed the line from a monthly occurrence to almost weekly when new members sign up & start throwing their inflated weight around. OUYAForum Staff has always handled problems related to this very seriously, but instantaneous permanent bans from OUYAForum.com will start being issued if more of this is seen after this post's date.


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