well I don't constantly check the download areas.
I do check ocationally but I really don't check something I know will be static for a few months.
At 04:11 a.m. 3/10/2010, you wrote:
Hi Bryan,
That's no great mystery. My downloads directories have always been
public. I often point people there when I have a game on the server,
but not an official link to the game. So apparently Hayri must
constantly keep an eye out for my server so that as soon as a file
shows up in my public downloads area he grabs it without waiting for
any official word from the developer.
This entire situation has definitely made me rethink my public
download area setup. I'm strongly thinking of moving my games to a
private area where snoopers won't be quite as eager to grab the files
before I can change my mind or make some sort of official
announcement that the files are ready for download. Leaving my new
releases  in a public area requires trust from the public to wait for
an official announcement etc, and in this case my trust was broken.
I now realise there are some people too impatient, too childish, to
wait for me to get the official word out one way or another. He just
assumed that was the final release and went for it and got burned for
it in the process. Frankly, I'm kind of glad it blue screened on him
as it serves him right for downloading a broken release before I could
fix/address the problem directly. I hope he and others have learned a
lesson I have good reason for not releasing an announcement until I'm
absolutely sure the game is stable enough for public release.

Cheers!

On 10/2/10, Bryan Peterson <bpeterson2...@cableone.net> wrote:
> Well I'm certainly glad I didn't download the file Hayri got all excited
> about. What I don't understand is how he even got access to it. But I look
> forward to the actual official Beta release.
> We are the Knights who saaaaay...Ni!

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