QUOTE(bigby @ Nov 10 2011, 04:51 PM)
While I agree with some of the comments here regarding Rx's behaviour, I cannot completely condemn him.
The work he did (though it has been mentioned many times isn't on a par with what coders/porters do), is still a large part of Rx's life and something he felt proud of. He believes that this was taken from him and no matter what we tell him, he will not see that this isn't the case.
Sometimes we need to see things from the other persons perspective and how strongly they feel about something. From the countless comments that Rx has written, he obviously has real life issues that effects his behaviour. Although this does not excuse him for what he has done, I feel that this should be remembered.
I hope my comments do not anger any of my fellow comrades
but I felt so strongly that I needed to say how I felt about this sorry mess.
I have a final thought... Yes, what the coders/porters do is great and we would not enjoy our emulation without them. However, those that do not have the aptitude to code, does not make their contribution any less valid. They also put in many hours of their free time to help the community in whatever way they are able to, and their efforts should not be so quickly disregarded.
The difference here is... all we ever did was give him a home to host his work. We never changed it, deleted it, or anything. His time spent building the RX sets was preserved because of us running the website. Otherwise it would have died with the RX thread here, and the torrents that all died. We used our free time to build a website that he attempted to delete.
He didn't care about all the people that put time into the site, whether on the coding side, maintaining it, paying for it, uploading useful files to the FTP. He didn't care about anyone but himself.
The issue has always been that the name of the site, which he doesn't own, changed to something other than his name.
He said he did it because we got his thread closed here? I don't see any Admins of EmuXtras posting in that thread asking for it to be closed. Just because someone is a member of EmuXtras (Almost 3000 people are!) doesn't mean they have anything to do with the actual ownership of the site.
Nobody from our side ever said what he did wasn't an awesome accomplishment. In fact, everyone running the site was a former team member of his who helped build it all. I think he has been carrying on so long with this he doesn't even know why he is mad, other than to be mad.
In closing, I think RX and BP both need to read this and get help:What's Wrong With Them BothThis post has been edited by Pulsemasta: Nov 10 2011, 06:44 PM