Massive updates on CheatMSX.com

by Hydragon on 30-07-2016, 23:11
Topic: Websites
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Hydragon updated his website www.cheatmsx.com. He managed to add a lot of new walkthroughs to the Walkthrough section, currently 41 guides in total for the MSX Community. 12 Map updates have been added as well.

He also added a forum, since MSXPosse.com went offline in the beginning of this year. The forum covers several default sections, which you can find on several forums, but also a section related to the website, in which users can submit and discuss the things they submit.

Last but not least, it seemed people had trouble using the webchat option on the website, since a flash policy problem occurred. This problem has been resolved so anyone is now able to join #msxdev at rizon using the webchat.

Do you know cheats or have you made anything that could be contributed to the website, feel free to contact Hydragon by e-mail ([email protected]) or sign up on the forum, to contribute your work there.

Relevant link: CheatMSX

Comments (15)

By Meits

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31-07-2016, 11:35

It's a good thing the site is accessible again with adblockers. But I don't agree with being linked to Earn money on short links stuff while downloading my submitted content. Please remove either one of them.
I know hosting a website can cost a few bucks, it costs me some € 15,- a year to have my own. I earn this back by working approximately one or two hours.

By tfh

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31-07-2016, 12:37

Great work on the site. Registered myself on the forums as well!

By mars2000you

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31-07-2016, 13:12

People annoyed by the 'short links' trick can add the Fix Url Redirect extension to Chrome. However, this extension needs to be disabled on some other sites, especially the Wayback Machine.

The ethical problem that Meits puts in the light is another thing. Personnally, I don't care for that as my maps are available on MSX Eggerland and MRC without 'short links' trick. Besides, I host several MSX sites for free as sub-sites on my own domain.

By hap

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31-07-2016, 14:40

Meits msx.org also gets ad revenue while hosting your content. oO

By Manuel

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31-07-2016, 16:25

(But no one is making any money with it though.)

By Meits

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31-07-2016, 17:39

My point is that these maps are not created for someone else to make money out of it on an irritating fashion.
I can live with a banner. Not with a redirect.
Point remains. Either remove the maps or remove the redirects.

By Hydragon

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01-08-2016, 19:53

Since Meits, didn't follow why it was actually implemented, I'll make it damn clear again! This redirect with a timer, has been integrated and remains integrated for now, yes people have to wait for the timer, to continue.
This for the very simple reason: Getting annoyed by website rippers!
If you have an adblocker running, nothing is in the way anyhow. Even on MRC where your maps are located, they "make money" with viglink and adsense.

By Meits

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01-08-2016, 20:02

My point remains. I don't want to have anything to do with external ad sites. You can find out more elegant ways to avoid people leaching your website.
You have no power in what a visitor does on those "make easy money websites". Neither do you have any power over what kind of nastiness those sites host.
It's up to you what to choose. You're free to map both games yourself ofcourse. Running Naked in a Field of Flowers

By Hydragon

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01-08-2016, 20:09

I've decided to remove the maps for now indeed. So your wish has been granted.

By Lord_Zett

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02-08-2016, 10:55

no war? aah. just back in nl and hoped for a new msx war.

By Meits

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02-08-2016, 11:39

Everything settled Wink

By Lord_Zett

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02-08-2016, 17:42

no frisian rage?

By Meits

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02-08-2016, 20:01

Dunno if this could be a side effect of doing business with those ad factories. I'm more of a fixer of damage than a researcher of the sources of evil. However it is evident that I'm suspicious to the complete advertising industry as loads of ransomware originates from that side of the net.
Hence why careful people without flash and with ad blockers suffer less infections.

By tfh

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03-08-2016, 10:17

No, that's not a side-effect of working with those add-factories.
I don't work with them at all, and the logs of my site are filled with this kind of attacks as well. But due to the fact I don't use forum software (or any other hackable stuff within my site) the attacks only fill up space in my logs, and that's it.
When using forum software (or any other external stuff), it's very import to make sure you use the most recent versions, set all security stuff and if possible, use non-standard locations.
Nothing to do with ad-factories... just scanners that check every website.

By Hydragon

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03-08-2016, 18:41

Meits wrote:

Dunno if this could be a side effect of doing business with those ad factories. I'm more of a fixer of damage than a researcher of the sources of evil. However it is evident that I'm suspicious to the complete advertising industry as loads of ransomware originates from that side of the net.
Hence why careful people without flash and with ad blockers suffer less infections.

That has nothing to do with the ads.
Just a user bot that joined the forum, and while i write this, it's being moderated.
Since it's a fresh forum, lots IP's to ban and so on.

It's running on latest forum software anyhow.