I have an announcement to make!
I have contacted ModDB with your issues and concerns over downloads, asking for a resolution.
I am now a ModDB downloads admin. I shall have full authority over any and all Minecraft downloads that are uploaded here. I can intercept them, right at approval stage!
this is a very special case, and a very special privilege. it is a bit of a workaround, but it works. and all to ensure the users (you!) get the best possible experience out of this page.
so, downloads are now open! all at the expense of my updates list, but it's a small sacrifice ;P
this has not loosened download rules at all. I, and you, will still need to stick by them. it just allows me to intercept them, before you all see them.
this has not given me control of things like mod profiles, video interception and copycat game removal. I cannot open videos due to this. I am a download admin, not an admin-admin. so, please do report blatant piracy profiles for the higher-ups to deal with, as I myself shall do, and delete piracy downloads from the profiles
so, downloads are now open, and should now be more streamlined management-wise!