I'm ranting against sourceforge.net because I think their design sucks, and is inefficient for the new visitor. There are many other websites I think suck just as bad or worse, but right now I'm angry at sourceforge.
I think the check sum is so important that it should be located right next to the download button. Instead of hidden away behind some icon. I had to hunt for the directory of uploaded to files to even find that icon. Here is the You are not allowed to view links.
. You will find a huge download button and you can even pick which one from a list below. But NO Hash Sums! But if you click on the Files tab, and then click on 1-19.3.1 (Lucky 13 V2) and then the "i" icon. Your telling me that isn't a lot of unnecessary clicking? It only takes two clicks to download the ISO and it's straightforward. But requires 3 clicks and is not straightforward to find the hash sums. In my opinion the files page should be completely eliminated, and put right in bottom list on the main page.
I never thought about it in the way CwF mentions. But it is true that several distros that I use put the hash sums in an uploaded txt file. I have no issues with that method. The main point I'm trying to make is the new user or a user that doesn't visit that site often, shouldn't haft to hunt around the website to find the hash sums.
I also felt like they were trying to make look stupid because I did everything correctly. I looked around, and then I did a search, and then I wrote my post. Then I went back and found the stupid sums! And it is only because they hid them away behind a bunch of clicking and behind an icon that isn't even labeled unless you hold your mouse over it and then it says "View Details" I just assumed that might be the hash sums.