marktuson wrote:The forum supports sending mass-emails (I've been a sysop on a PHPBB forum myself and know the backend), so what's to prevent an actual community discussion from happening? I know that the truth can't be determined by argumentum ad pupulum, but for some important (or potentially important) issues, an email inviting members to join a discussion between X and Y times concerning how the 'fake' software should be disposed wouldn't be too bad an idea. At least it would help perpetuate the illusion of community spirit.
It isn't just the public community, but also the discussions in private. I myself was the first one to notify mrpijey about this issue after SomeGuy (Nathan Lineback) brought it up on another forum (WinWorld), and I just passed it along.
marktuson wrote:That first sentence kind of makes it sound like you and Andy are BA.
No, what he's saying is that he is the one running the FTP server.
There is a big difference here, and if he ever thought that he and Andy alone were BetaArchive as a whole, then he would have never relied on other members to help him verify the legitimacy of any such releases at all, would he?
marktuson wrote:This is why I stopped visiting BA very often. That's the attitude that seems to be reflected by the whole 'community' and on occasion it fills me with the urge to defecate.
And just what "attitude" are you talking about here? It's not like you
were the one being targeted with that "attitude" (as you call it) - that was a reply to another user, and yet you seem to take it as if you
were the one being addressed.
What I don't understand is why people complain about mrpijey running the FTP server? mrpijey has, if anything, worked miracles
for the FTP server, with more software preserved than ever before, so why people would complain
about it is beyond me...
Also, we're talking about the removal of a fake
release, one that was confirmed to be completely fake anyway; the question is now when we will receive the real Windows Premiere Edition.
I am not meaning this to be taken as anything personal against you, but I am simply explaining the reasons behind each and every of mrpijey's actions. mrpijey has done a lot, and I think that we need to respect his decisions, since remember that it is
, after all, his
FTP server. And it's all software anyway - it's not the end of the world if a release turns out fake and is removed from the FTP server for that reason.