A call for developer/moderator credibility
I know there\'s a good chance that this thread will be moved, modified or deleted, but on the rare chance that this thread will be able to exist here, I hope it will serve as a point of reference and a word of warning to those that may pose an opposing view to the vested interests here.
When you make a buying decision for a library, you not only license a product that breathes life into your creativity, but you also invest in the people that have produced that product. I believe that it is incumbent upon us to discuss not only the quality of sample libraries in this forum, but also the quality of the developers.
I thought I\'d take the \"saturation point\" that I\'ve reached and hopefully convert it into a constructive conversation about the level of conduct that we\'d like to see from the sample developers that participate in and moderate these forums. The ironic thing - is that I made a good faith effort to offer my opinion based on rational and reasoned opinions - at times in threads where I\'ve been dragged in by having my quotes copied to threads in other forums - or when I\'ve been subject to haranguing or other abuse by various parties, including Nick Phoenix, a developer and moderator of the EastWest forum.
The irony comes in when I offer my opinion, Nick sees fit to modify the post in order to denegrate me. To whit:
Later, Nick sees that he can\'t remove the edit timestamp from my post, and attempts to cover his tracks by later deleting the majority of the thread, including the above post. This of course has the side benefit of re-steering the discussion into another direction that allows him and his cronies to bolster their products and denegrate others. Click here for a ZIP file of the original thread that I archived before it could be deleted. Compare it to the thread that is there now and you may see what I mean.
Note: Out of deference to Gary Garritan, and by his specific request, I have removed a major section of my post. I personally believe that it is germane to the discussion, and bears witness to the organized process of personal defamation and commercial disparagement that is common practice by Nick Phoenix and his delegates. However, in order to keep the hordes of EastWest sycophants from causing even more injury, I have agreed to Garritan\'s request to remove the part of this thread that involves specific statements made about his products. My apologies to Gary Garritan for any inconvenience that my quotes from other NS threads may have caused.