Originally Posted by benzman
Wasn't aware of that. I guess you learn something every day.
At risk of displeasing certain people, said banned member seems to have learned a great deal since his 'problem' and has made peaceful and cooperative overtures. Whilst I have no problem with site rules per se, I might have a difficulty from the 'second chances' POV.
I emphasise, this implies no individual complaint or disregard of site rules, I just happen to think that a guy who didn't understand then... might have learned to understand now. FWIW, some kind of agreement might be reached?
I don't want to be political I just want what feels right.
OK you ask, what feels right?
For all of us to enjoy everything that is made/uploaded with old fashioned manners unless the originator is too much of a Diva.
Guys like Butch's and Pap21's (for example) team deserve their status because they (and others) do things that we can't. However to grant such approbriation and exclusivity to others who merely (I use the term advisedly) convert or modify is above and beyond. I have learned much in my years on here, almost enough to make my own mods from the bottom up. Is this from instruction and guidance? NO, my only help has been from one member who is as enthusiastic to share as I.
I get the distinct impression that 'those who can' refuse to teach in order to retain their position.
Maybe I am, maybe I'm not, but this grumpy old git can extend to a 'don't take advantage' kind of viewpoint. Yes you are talented, yes you are better educated but you are not necessarily more intelligent. Some of us might be able to understand with a hint or two. We might even be able to join with you in increasing enjoyment of the games. Face it brothers, it's the game that matters, not you. Just take satisfaction from teaching and sharing.
I believed that this site was the best for sharing, please prove me right.