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Now who is really affected by this tool's supposed bad practice? We all know who it is, and we all know that we don't give a damn about those people here.
I'd hate to see HA spread bad practices. Where's the individual in there? E.g. HA fights against audiophile crap, how's this different? What next? An app that does fake lossless checks? Don't you think that it undermines the HA reputation of being a level-headed and a rare oasis of good info and practices? The question was/is that what kind of a place HA wants to be. Personally I don't care shit about this idiotic app.
Personally I surely don't like to see the HA forums to be used for spreading, promoting or improving (audio) tools to easen bad practices.
I'm quite sure that I know what tool you had in mind. It is the EAC log faking tool.
Suddenly people worry that HA might be called names in those communities? ...I don't really care, as long as it doesn't give HA a bad name in the general public.
And most of all it doesn't compromise EAC's functioning or André's work in any way. EAC doesn't become an unsecure ripper simply because someone replaced log editing in a text editor with automation. You have to think this thought about "reputation" all through: what you are saying is that EAC's sole reputation depends on people who use or promote the ripper as a tool for illegal file sharing! Which is non-sense.