I don't want to see another post about Machinae Supremacy beta songs on this forum. Obviously we can't stop you from distributing these files, but they are unfinished songs that were never supposed to be heard by anyone. I've ignored this for a long time seeing as we don't really want to meddle in the fans' affairs, but seriously, the beta shit and "i have more files than you" thing is getting out of hand.
I'll try to explain this so that you can see it from my point of view.
We don't ask for much. We don't even ask that you buy our music. We support filesharing and we care more about our music being heard than it being bought or sold. But we do ask that what you distribute is complete works and not something less-than-finished.
Someone might say "but the beta is better because it has no vocals", or something like that... Thank you. Fuck you, too.
We get that you think it's neat to find something like that and maybe comparing, etc. But it offends us, to be honest. We don't like it, and it makes this entire musicmaking thing less fun. It's like an itch that annoys and frustrates. And I don't want new fans who discover these forums to be distracted by this crap. Let people care about the real songs before they get file-mania and beta-craze fucked into their mouths.
But the betas are out there. Sure, too late. And it's not the end of the world, I know. But we can chose to disqualify that subject on this, our OFFICIAL forum. And this is what I'm doing now. I've instructed the moderators to remove posts about betas and such from now on. I'm sorry for the room 101-session, people. But it's the first and likely the only time I'll ever do this.