Hey Kendrick? Do you see the twisted bent of his p.o.v. too, though?
I am a member of a few forums he is a member of also.
Ergo, in his mind, I was/am obligated to give him a copy!
And to think I held up ps2-scene.org as an example of a great forum, even here.
Let's say I helped you out with hardware issues you were having here over a period of time then just showed up in your IM box one day asking for ROMs. I'm telling you that is exactly the slant this guy had on the whole situation. I didn't know him, he didn't help me with information ever at any time that I know of, he'd just seen me post there (and here), and when I refused to heed the Call of Juarez (also an actual video game name, ay ay ay) he asked and I quote, "are you one of those who lurks and takes information, or one who contributes?" He was literally comparing my reading the forums with forking over a disc I'd shelled out fifty bucks for.
ps2-scene has been invaluable for information in general but not thanks to his ilk who post links to their own faqs and walkthroughs, incomplete, in broken English, with missing images and vast bits of instructions that assume knowledge or simply outright omit several steps. So I didn't at all feel sorry for him. I'm a better contributor at better forums, like this one, ars technica (where I subscribe to the tune of $50 a year, not contribute?), xlr8yourmac.com, insidemacgames.com, strangedogs.com (video card flashing forum), and shacknews.com--but no matter how much "help" I get from a forum, it's not going to make me feel justified opening up the floodgates of Juarez to that sort. Make no mistake, this dude felt he was owed something, and not by way of the software company, by yours truly.