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RE: Microsoft requests 'Cloning' Plus! scripts to be removed
What do you mean? a dll could be infected?
12-09-2009 11:19 PM
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RE: Microsoft requests 'Cloning' Plus! scripts to be removed
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What do you mean? a dll could be infected?
Nope, that additional files such as .exe ones can be expected :), which is why we reccomend you to download from a trusted source.
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12-09-2009 11:25 PM
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RE: Microsoft requests 'Cloning' Plus! scripts to be removed
Why not just PM the person who wrote the script? They most likely have the scripts laying around and should be trustworthy.
01-02-2010 11:55 AM
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RE: Microsoft requests 'Cloning' Plus! scripts to be removed
So, would Microsoft have a problem with someone, for example, hosting the scripts on a site in a text file? Allowing someone to compile it or stick it in the script editor themselves? They can control the distribution of such files from a software company but I doubt they could control the distribution of the source because it isn't really malicious.

My advice to any developers who have coded these scripts is to make them available in different ways via your own personal site or uploading them to development sites. You can even set up your own Google Site / Google Code area for free, so do that.

There's no reason why the developers have to comply with Microsoft.

How about an 'unofficial' Messenger Plus! Live Script Database?
01-03-2010 01:51 AM
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RE: Microsoft requests 'Cloning' Plus! scripts to be removed
No, Microsoft doesn't have the resources to hunt down all of the places these things are hosted at. They can't even keep their operating systems and office and stuff from being offered online, so I highly doubt they'd spend resources on hunting down a harmless little script like this :p.

IMO they just want to make sure it's not so easily available anymore, people who really want the script will find it no matter what.
01-03-2010 01:43 PM
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RE: Microsoft requests 'Cloning' Plus! scripts to be removed
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How about an 'unofficial' Messenger Plus! Live Script Database?
You can actually already find a lot of such unofficial databases on the web.

But a lot of them also contain copied scripts (that is: copied from the official DB, slightly changed and re-released, or re-released under a different 'author' name), not to mention there _are_ malicious scripts distributed in this way too. So, all in all, I would strongly discourage downloading scripts from such databases.
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01-04-2010 02:27 AM
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RE: Microsoft requests 'Cloning' Plus! scripts to be removed
I think you misunderstand Cookie :). By unofficial, I meant 'unofficial' with inverted commas there on purpose. The site in question would be controlled by someone like MenthiX or another trusted associated of the Messenger Plus! forum but not be the official source for any plugins, just the one that happens to have all of them there including the ones that Microsoft threw a hissy fit about.
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O.P. RE: Microsoft requests 'Cloning' Plus! scripts to be removed
...And once you do that somebody will ask for a DB which includes all the scripts we denied from the site ourselves for various other reasons :p. I won't do it. If somebody is looking for these scripts I suggest they contact the creators.

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RE: Microsoft requests 'Cloning' Plus! scripts to be removed
Any update on this?

And traxor's idea sounds pretty good (and legal as they are text files, not scripts)
03-03-2010 02:44 AM
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RE: Microsoft requests 'Cloning' Plus! scripts to be removed
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Any update on this?

And traxor's idea sounds pretty good (and legal as they are text files, not scripts)
See Menthix's post above yours. It won't happen.
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