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Author Topic: Why do people keep requesting DonationCoder license keys for Pokemon Go??  (Read 3713 times)

mouser

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For the past couple of months I've been getting a small but steady stream of people requesting DonationCoder license keys for "Pokemon Go".  It's baffling.
It seems that somewhere people are getting the idea that our license keys work for Pokemon Go.
Does anyone have any idea where this idea is coming from?
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That's one of the strangest things I've seen.  Where are you getting the requests?

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They are coming through this page:
https://www.donation...ermanent-license-key

Where people leave comments they can say why they are requesting a permanent key.  From October 2018 through April 2019, no less than 16 requests have mentioned why they need the license key for POKEMON GO.

People occasionally ask for a key for other things, but pokemon go is requested enough that I'm sure something is telling them to go to us for a key... Strange.

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@mouser:
...it seems that somewhere people are getting the idea that our license keys work for Pokemon Go.
Wait...you mean that DCF license keys don't work for Pokemon Go? Oops.

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Maybe they think Cody is a new Pokémon?

CODYCHU!

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*FacePalm* Oh god ^He's^ probably right...

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Someone needs to make an image of that now...

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I didn't know Pokemon Go needed a license key of any kind. Isn't it free?

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The previous page https://www.donation...ng/get-a-license-key already says
Get a License Key

This page will assist you in getting a permanent or temporary license key for the programs that we make.
(my emphasis) so it should be perfectly clear that a DC key is for DC programs...  <sigh>  Maybe you need to repeat the obvious on the "Request permanent Key" page https://www.donation...ermanent-license-key ?

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Good idea.  I have added it as the first sentence of the request permanent license key page.

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Here's what someone messaged me:

"I downloaded ispoofer for Pokémon Go from tweak-box. Upon entering the game you have 2 black menu bars (part of the hack) the left one when clicked asks for you to Subscribe Now and Activate. When clicking Activate it brings you to a in game page saying to enter your License key. In blue underneath the text box (where you would put you key) it says “Get a license key”. When you click it brings you to a page and that’s where I clicked a link that said to contact you guys for a free permanent license key. "

So I don't know if that app is sending people directly to our page, or merely sending them on a google search, which is generic enough that it happens to show our page as top link.  :tellme:
« Last Edit: May 10, 2019, 10:52 PM by mouser »

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Maybe you need to add a section to the license key page specifically mentioning that you don't provide license keys for Pokemon Go and perhaps also mention that DonationCoder doesn't support illegally obtaining/sharing license keys.

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I don't know if it's just me (based on my browsing history or other shit google tracks), but the search term "Get a license key" actually brings up DC as the top result.  Is this true for anybody else?

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Is this true for anybody else?
-Stephen66515 (May 10, 2019, 05:09 PM)

It is for me on DuckDuckGo.

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Hmph. Spoofing your location in Pokemon Go is also against their rules, and if caught your account is banned.
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Is this true for anybody else?
-Stephen66515 (May 10, 2019, 05:09 PM)

It is for me on DuckDuckGo.

Me too.  So maybe that's just doing a search?

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My calculation is, it is google search for "Get a License Key" text. Since the exact text is in our page "https://www.donation...ng/get-a-license-key" it is given high score and shows on top.

Changing text in our page will be wrong. As we do not know what next app will do a search on text and it may show Skrommel's page as top !

So we just have to reply politely that the license available here is for DC apps.

Regards,

Anand