I still think its strange to prohibit talking about cracking/hacking etc. If somebody really wants to learn that he wont be put off by some forum rules and knowing the "dark side" of coding does help to make you a better programmer even when you dont write viruses yourself.
I understand the reasoning why its forbidden but dont you see my point?
Now its like that people who want to write viruses do it anyway and people that dont want to do it are kept in the dark forever. The knowledge on virus tricks always helps you, even if you dont want to do "evil" things with it.
There is a second reason: Some of the members here access the board from work. Websites that have "cracking" content is sometimes black-listed by the nanny-state proxyservers that companies use to prevent "web misuse".
Compilers can produce warnings - make the compiler programmers happy: Use them!
Please don't PM me for help - and no, I don't do help over instant messengers.
Further, it's often illegal to help in aiding people who do bad things.
And to further the point, some people simply don't want anything to do with people who do bad things.
Those are 2 more good reasons why the rule exists.
So again, if you provide that your case is a legitimate one, those "forbidden" techniques doesn't become "forbidden" anymore if the moderators deem it fit to discuss.