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Old September 11, 2018, 12:20   #21
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If someone, like you, uses the phrase 'asshole' i personally consider that person obviously unable to handle criticism (which by the way was not directed to you). So do you think Nick cannot write for himself, or what reason motivates you to response to comments in that way?
Derakon or Nick being unable to handle criticism or not doesn't have anything to do with the level of social transgression that you made. I doubt that there is anyone that would consider your words to be anything less than utterly impolite and likewise most people would think less of you as a person for having committed such an act.

You were an asshole and deserved to have the approbation of other members of the community that were witness to what you did.

Derakon has acted with restraint and a great deal more patience than you have deserved.
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Old September 11, 2018, 12:31   #22
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Derakon has acted with restraint and a great deal more patience than you have deserved.
I would like to note that I found Nick's response saintly, and the same thing could be said of him also.

Are these forums actively moderated?
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Old September 11, 2018, 12:52   #23
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Are these forums actively moderated?
Well, I have moderator powers

To be perfectly honest, much as it annoys me sometimes, I prefer to hear the criticism. In this particular case, Tibarius did (IIRC) have some ideas which I incorporated into the new mage class. The way that class developed has disappointed him, though, and hearing that reminds me that any changes are going to annoy somebody.

When I took on this job, I made a conscious decision to have make my development process as public as possible, because I thought it would lead to better outcomes, and on the whole I think it has. But that's just my opinion.

So I'm planning to keep the development process pretty much the same because that works for me, and seems to be mostly working for most people. Maybe the next maintainer will undo a lot of what I do and go in a completely different direction. I'm just really glad to have the opportunity to work on this game that has given me such enjoyment.
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Old September 11, 2018, 14:24   #24
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I would like to note that I found Nick's response saintly, and the same thing could be said of him also.
Yes, totally agreed.
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Old September 11, 2018, 22:03   #25
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Nick, you probably never guessed that taking on being Angband maintainer would lead to canonization. While I don't always agree with all the changes, I wholeheartedly endorse your application to sainthood!
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Old September 12, 2018, 03:19   #26
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Nick, you probably never guessed that taking on being Angband maintainer would lead to canonization. While I don't always agree with all the changes, I wholeheartedly endorse your application to sainthood!
Isn't Saint Nick already in the game as Father Christmas?
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