Hmm. Kind of odd. I was cruising through the newsgroups, reading the various discussions going on and zooming off to various forums (N99, SimFreaks, etc.) and noticed an increase in the number of fights, quarrels and general animosity going on. I also did some searches on my name and site and things would come up that I’ve never seen before. So a couple of things. If you’re going to post a news item to a forum or copy a forum message that I wrote to another forum, please do it responsibily. Don’t take things out of context by just grabbing the juicy parts and do provide a link back to the original source. I think this should be some kind of golden rule for anything. Forums tend to get batty sometimes and people start throwing around words and insults as much as I would like to toss dwarves around as an olympic sport. Fevers run high. Names are tossed around and all the time there’s poor schmucks like myself that just wonder why I get email from people asking me about something I’ve never read or taken part in the conversation on. I really don’t have time to visit all the forums I’d like (and believe me I’d love to be a regular contributor to most of them) so please tread with caution when saying “… but Bil Simser says…”. And above all play nice with t’other children. It’s a great sandbox to be in as long as you don’t go ballistic at the first sign of trouble.
Okay, enough words to the wise. I’m a silly man anyways. Site updates continue (although you won’t see them for awhile) and I’m still getting around to emailing all the testers, updating the pages and getting software out the door. Just hang in there (or don’t, your choice) and all will be revealed. Thanks!