You don't permit discussion, but perhaps you will permit correction
e.g.: a few weeks ago they have accused me of publishing modding tutorials at my site and replacing the credits of the original author with my name.
What they failed to tell was that the mentioned tutorial can be found at my Forum at SWAT Portal in its original form with credits to the original author. One of the T SP members just copy/pasted it from there to Star port and removed the original credits.
Was that done on purpose? Probably not, but it was enough reason to start throwing dirt at our Communities.
So, some realities.
1) At T.S.P the thread is this:
(yeah, tinyurl to get around a censorship )
I'm hoping that starts with what someone posted - a copy/paste job of something they found on Swat Portal, and attributed to Op
The tutorial on Swat Portal - posted by Op. No "credits" to author in sight...
Beginners tutorial - Freelancer Modding Tutorials - SWAT Portal
The actual original tutorial - by the original author.
So - original written by me (it isn't the only one that appears in this manner :D).
Now before anyone thinks this is about egos - it isn't. I don't care for credit - as I said in the T.S.P post, I was concerned someone appeared to be "re-writing history" by attributing someone's work to someone else...
As I said in my post on T.S.P at the time - I fully understand the contents were simply copy/pasted from the original LancersReactor - hence why no credit appears. It was a means of preserving knowledge (or useful beginner tutorials) at a time when nothing was certain! It was important to do so (in my eyes).
So why am I posting here? Because it is now being mis-represented and posted in a misleading manner as part of a bigger issue.
That, in my eyes, is utterly wrong. I am here to correct that.
So please do not make out that you have the correct credits on your forum. It is misleading, and utterly false - you do not. There is no indication either as to whom the author is, nor that it isn't you who wrote it. It is posted under your name after all... no mention of source, origin or anything else. People who read it will assume it is your work. Along with most tutorials there. Indeed, I can spot many many posts of mine - but with your name on them.
Do I care? No. I don't care. I certainly do NOT want you to waste time editing posts to say "originally written by:"!
But please don't mislead people in the arguments and other threads by making claims that are false about issues they bought up, and your correctness and how wrong they are Mainly because what you claim is utter fabrication in order to cast a different light on circumstances. That is very wrong indeed. I would continue pointing other misleading items in your post, but I'd be here all day - then I'd be banned, and my thread deleted...as usual
So hopefully this isn't so bad as to be insta-removed, but taken on board!
Oh my, T.S.P is censored How very mature