At 7/27/03 12:01 PM, D0GMA wrote:
At 7/27/03 01:55 AM, gfoxcook wrote:
As I said, it took very little time to do. Wismty happened to ask on a day in which I had done up everyone's profiles. You've seen my spreadsheet (and took my teasing about it way too seriously) and know just how easy it was for me to have created it.
Christ almighty. Thanks for satisfying wismty, man, but with all respect, if you're going to upstage me, at least do it in your own topic, and not change this into the top 100 blammers list by D0GMA?
At 7/26/03 02:36 PM, D0GMA wrote:
At 7/26/03 02:19 PM, wismty wrote:
Ugg, why can't you just make a top. 100 list so that I can be in it!Here, this took like 5 minutes to reconfigure
Look, man. I knew you were teasing me when you "accused" me of just reordering your list, but things like that taken with all the other crap from last night, in addition to the fact that I was in a really shitty mood, led me to get fairly upset.
I'm not going to go count up the amount of complaints I got (and hell, spancker basically made 8 posts in this thread and the top 50 Protectors asking me to give him info, or put him on the list, or update it again real quick... and this was on Saturday morning... or at least it started then... hell, I believe YOU told him off more than I did when you snapped something about checking the stats in your topic to him).
So when I come on after sleeping all day in the evening (my sleep schedule is fucked, and I don't want to get into the shit going on in my real life) I was losing my patience with that as it was still going on, and then everyone else came in with more complaints.
Can you see where I was coming from?
In any event, I'm sorry for being in a pissy mood yesterday, but it wasn't entirely uncalled for, and if you look at this paragraph from me:
Seriously. A guy makes a protects list FOR HIMSELF in March, decides to share it with everyone in May, gets mostly good reviews, every now and then someone mentions that he should make a blam list, and when he finally does in July, he gets nothing but complaints about not being on it, or how many people it should have, or whether people not getting points should be shown in italics or bold or bullshit. I think I got one compliment from Crono- about it being a good list. Thank you, Crono-.
The rest of you? Just stop it. Jesus.
And then you look at your response to me, including that cherished ol' line "panties in a bunch"... anyway, I won't bother quoting all of it, because I think you overreacted to my overreactions just a bit, and I don't like neverending spirals of increasing overreaction. I'd rather nip it in the bud now.
But I do want to address one thing:
First, I know you wouldn't conscience simply using someone else's work and would have ground out a new list of your own in your own format, which you also apparently felt some overwhelming need to prove to me.
I didn't feel the need to prove anything to you. That long reply about how I made the list was for the benefit of every other human being on the planet who might stumble into the thread aside from you and me, so THEY would know how I made it.
You and I could joke all we want in e-mails about ripping each other off, and not mean it, and I'd be fine with that, but with all the crap going on, someone ELSE might have interpreted your comments as being TRUE. Capisce?
In summary, I wasn't freaking out about you thinking I copied your list, I was upset that other people might get that impression, other people who don't know you (or me) as well. And as such, I got defensive. Who wouldn't if they felt their reputation was on the line?
Second, you, in kind, are familiar enough with my thought process (check the mirror) that you should have understood that and read my posts in that light.
See the above.
I'm sorry it appeared to you that I was "hijacking" this thread. Had I been interested in doing so, I would have posted a top 50 Blammor thread back on Thursday. And yes, the thought crossed my mind; I chose not to act on it as I knew you would be.
And one last thing. If you reread my pissed off post once more, I think you'll notice that I didn't spend the entire thing yelling about you hijacking my thread, I made one comment about it being something you could update your own thread with (or make a new one, or whatever), and I was mostly upset because wismty made the accidental mistake of requesting the same thing that other people had, that being expanding the list/posting it more often, RIGHT after I made it. I don't seem to remember anyone EVER asking me to expand the top 50 protectors for some reason. I guess people really do care more about blams.
Anyway, point being, sometimes it feels (and I'm sure you can relate, with the work you put in on your list), like most people don't realise you're making something for fun, and it takes time and effort, and you're not exactly being paid for it or reimbursed with "extra exp" or anything by NG for it, and they start requesting more things. And it may be meant as a polite question, but it ends up sounding more and more like lists of demands from a publisher or something.
It's enough to make you wish you hadn't started posting your own private lists on the BBS. But then again, through 444 posts in the top 50 saves thread, I never had that feeling, so... if one person got some interest out of it, encouragement to get some more protects and not worry about blams so much, whatever... then it was worth this.
I thought WI/HT was about helping, not about protecting egos. Apologies to everyone else at whom Greg lashed out, as the catalyst for it was obviously my post.
it really wasn't. your post was an entirely different thing than all the other demands I perceived were being made on my time and effort.
Whether real or imagined, last night was already shitty enough for me that I got pissed off at some people here. Yep, that's right, I'm human, not just some robot who spits out top 50 lists. Go figure.